Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Gmail hacked - by our communist allies? A reminder of how to protect yourself.

Google says malware and phishing scams based in Jinan, China (they're still communist, no?) were used in an attempt to hijack Gmail accounts used by US government officials and others. 

According to Google:
Through the strength of our cloud-based security and abuse detection systems*, we recently uncovered a campaign to collect user passwords, likely through phishing. This campaign, which appears to originate from Jinan, China, affected what seem to be the personal Gmail accounts of hundreds of users including, among others, senior U.S. government officials, Chinese political activists, officials in several Asian countries (predominantly South Korea), military personnel and journalists.
Here's the important part of this - how to add protection to your account if you're a Gmail (Google Apps) user. 

And here is the official Google take on this: Official Google Blog: Ensuring your information is safe online

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