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bitdefender.com

Don’t have your account hijacked. Secure your online accounts with more than a password, says Google

Research published at the end of last week argues that the typical user can significantly harden the security of their online accounts by linking a recovery phone number that can send an alert if there is suspicious activity on the account.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Google is bringing AMP to email

We need to keep an eye on this. Making email “richer” in terms of features has always brought new security challenges.


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tripwire.com

Less than 10% of Gmail users have enabled two-factor authentication

Don’t make life easy for account hackers. Defend your online accounts with two-step verification.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.


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‘Phish for the Future’ spearphishing campaign set digital civil liberty activists in its sights

One attack masqueraded as a YouTube comment to a legitimate video uploaded by the targe. Another posed as the target’s husband under the pretense of sharing family photos.

David Bisson reports.


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welivesecurity.com

Gmail now warns iOS users about suspicious links, in fight against phishing threats

Stop! Should you really be clicking on that link you just received in your email?

Gmail’s iOS app is now offering some additional safety nets for the unwary.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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welivesecurity.com

In ongoing phishing fight, Google to delay delivery of suspicious messages to enterprise Gmail customers

How well Google protects its business customers impacts all of us – whether we have personally chosen to be users of Google’s services or not.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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tripwire.com

‘Google Docs’ worm ransacks Gmail users’ contact lists – what you need to know

You may well be one of the millions of internet users who received a dangerous email offering to share a Google Docs file with you.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.


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Smashing Security #014: Protecting webmail

What can you do to better protect your online email accounts?

In this special edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast, regular hosts Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined by special guest Paul Ducklin, share tips on how to better defend your Gmail/Yahoo/Hotmail/Outlook/etc account.


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This is the email that hacked Hillary Clinton’s campaign chief

The truth is that the breach of John Podesta’s email did not require sophisticated hacking skills. It just depended on the right combination of human error and carelessness.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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welivesecurity.com

Nude celebrity photo hacker sentenced to 18 months in prison

At least 50 celebrity Apple iCloud accounts and 72 Gmail inboxes were broken into by 36-year old Ryan Collins, whose victims included Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst, Avril Lavigne, Kate Hudson, and Rihanna.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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Hackers hit White House staffer’s Gmail account, raises security concerns by leaking sensitive emails

A scan seemingly of Michelle Obama’s passport is amongst the haul of leaked information.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Some security advice for Colin Powell to better protect his Gmail account

Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell has had his personal Gmail account hacked.

Which is kind of embarrassing… Here’s what people should do to better protect their email accounts.


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How to better protect your Google account with Two-Step Verification (2SV)

If you don’t enable two-step verification on your Google account, you might be making it easier for hackers to break in.

David Bisson’s step-by-step guide explains how to enable the feature and better protect your account.


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Gmail is warning (incorrectly) that my newsletter is suspicious

Thanks to those folks who have been in touch today and last Friday, letting me know that Gmail was flagging my daily “GCHQ” newsletter as suspicious.

It looks like Gmail is false alarming because I talked about lotteries… damn! did it again…


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How to hack into an email account, just by knowing your victim’s mobile number

Symantec has issued a warning about a successful scam being perpetrated against users of webmail services such as Gmail, Outlook and Yahoo.


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Gmail access remains elusive for computer users in China

It’s not good news if you’re in China and need access to your Gmail email account. You’re still blocked.


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