These phishers and hackers are getting smarter and smarter. But this one takes the cake. There is a phishing scheme that even tech-savvy email users are falling for. It’s the GMail Phishing Scheme: consumer beware!
So this is how it works. The phisher sends an email to your account. Also, the email could come from a previous victim. Furthermore, you probably know the previous victim. Then, you get an image to click on. If you click on, they’ll have you sign in your account. They compromise your Gmail account when you sign into this phony account. Then, they’ll have full control of your email, and the info that comes with them.
But there are ways to protect yourself from this GMail Phishing Scheme. Watch your location bar! The phishers use ‘data URI’. If you see a lot of text at the web addresses’ beginning, then that’s a bad sign. That is what opens the fake tab, so that you type in and give the hackers your name and password. There should be NO extra text! But if they did get you already, change your username and password immediately! The stronger the password, the better. Check login activity on your Gmail account. Make sure you’re the one who is conducting the activity. Cyber security experts say double authentication is a good idea.
We here at Geek Choice commit ourselves not only to fighting hack attacks, but preventing them. One way to prevent attacks is to inform you of what the hackers are up to. In computer repair, we’ve seen it all. And in our Boston computer service shop, we’ve fixed it all. Yes, that includes laptops fixed. But how can we fix these things if you don’t know about them? It’s good to arm yourself with information to combat such attacks. This is how to stop things like the GMail phishing scheme from happening in the first place. Knowledge is power. Don’t you agree?
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