by Michael Ellna, 9to5Spot
Gmail is one of the largest free emails network available in 74 different languages. According to an estimate in our surrounding 1 in 7 people are using Gmail. But there is something alarming for the Gmail users. According to the Wall Street Journal some third-party creators were spying on the Gmail users data. They were collecting information from the Gmail accounts. It is something that makes you worried about your confidential data.
Continue reading Some useful Gmail settings you wish you knew sooner
by Jai Vijayan, Dark Reading
None of the usual browser indicators of fraudulent websites are present in this method of phishing
One of the best ways to tell if a website that is asking for your username and password is genuine or not is to look at the address bar in your browser that points to the site’s true origin. But sometimes that simple precaution isn’t enough.
A case in point is a dangerous phishing technique targeting Gmail users that first surfaced about one year ago but has begun gaining steam in recent weeks. Continue reading Dangerous New Gmail Phishing Attack Gaining Steam
by Mark Wilson, betanews
A student and security researcher from Pakistan has found a serious issue with Gmail that makes it possible for a hacker to take over any email address.
The vulnerability relates to the way Google handles the linking of a primary Gmail account to another email address for the purposes of message forwarding. In just a few steps it was — before Google fixed the problem — possible to take over ownership of an email address by tricking the system into sending out the necessary verification code. Continue reading Hacker discovers Gmail vulnerability that leaves any account open to compromise