Warning: Highly Effective Gmail Phishing Technique Being Exploited – impact is high

There is a lot of hoax info floating through cyber space. Saba News received an important warning from our security service about a new, highly effective phishing technique targeting Gmail and other services.  Over the past few weeks there have been reports of experienced technical users being hit by this, so we thought we should share this info with you.

Check out this link https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2017/01/gmail-phishing-data-uri/?utm_source=list&utm_campaign=011217&utm_medium=email

Yes, this is a safe link to our security service provider.

How to check if your account is already compromised?

There is no sure way to check if your account has been compromised. If in doubt, change your password immediately. Changing your password every few months is good practice in general.

There is a trustworthy site run by Troy Hunt who is a well known security researcher where you can check if any of your email accounts have been part of a data leak. Troy’s site is https://haveibeenpwned.com/ and it is well known in security circles. Simply enter your email address and hit the button.

Troy aggregates data leaks into a database and gives you a way to look up your own email in that database to see if you have been part of a data breach. He also does a good job of actually verifying the data breaches he is sent.

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