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However, as revealed by Symantec, scammers are getting more sophisticated and clever. They have devised a new phishing trick that makes use of an authentic domain name used by Google and Gmail. What does this mean? Well, it means you should be more wary, you should not rely on one sign to identify a fake phishing email. Look for many tell-tale signs. In this case, most people would easily be tricked into signing on a fake page because the domain is authentic.
|Google Drive Login Phishing Page That Looks Real|
One of the scams reported by Gmail users is when a scammer claiming to be a Google representative calls you to send your credit card or payment in order to fix your account issues. After getting hold of your number (from the internet or telephone directory), they will call you, telling you that your Gmail account has been hacked or compromised.
Do you live in a remote area without cellular network coverage? Do you wish to run your own cellphone network but you are inhibited by the high costs of equipment and installation? Is your network service provider unreliable, do you think data, SMS and Voice Call should be affordable? If you fall into one of these groups, then you might be happy to know that there is a startup which is providing a cellular network in a box. All you need to do is buy the box, set up your rates, hook the box up a tree or pole, dish out SIM cards and you are ready to go.
In Indonesia, the Endaga box has been installed in a small town called Papua. The box is owned by a local school, and up to now, over 400 people have bought SIM cards to get connected to the only cellular network in town. Before Endaga, school teachers and other locals had to travel 4 hours out of town just to get access to the major network. The Endaga network service in Papua makes use of a satellite backhaul connection. Depending on the type of network infrastructure setup in your country, a different type of backhaulconnection might be required, i.e. fiber, copper or microwave options.
The FIDO U2F USB Security Key is a new method to protect your Gmail account from phishing and hacking. If you are security conscious, then you should know about the 2-Step Verification method that makes use of your mobile phone SMS or Voice Call to access one-time passwords for logging into your Gmail account. Two-Step Verification by mobile phone adds an extra wall of security that blocks malicious attacks which have managed to penetrate the outer wall. This outer wall is your password. If your password has been cracked or intercepted by hackers, they can easily log into your Google account if there is no second wall to block the attempt. That’s the reason why you need to enable 2-Step Verification on your account.
The FIDO U2F USB Key is just another method for 2-Step verification or authentification, but it differs from mobile phone verification in that it is a physical device, a USB drive that is inserted on your laptop or computer to protect your account. As you would expect, this device only works on computers, it won’t work on mobile devices because they don’t have USB ports.
To use the USB security key, simply insert the device on your computer before you log into gmail.At the present moment, the USB device can only be used with the Chrome browser because currently, it is the only browser that supports the FIDO U2F security login system.
One weakness of the password sign in or mobile code verification is that you can be tricked into logging on a fake phishing website that pretends to be Google.com, thus giving away your security codes to a hacker. With the Gmail USB login device, it is impossible to sign into a fake site or URL that pretends to be Google.
The Gmail USB Login Key is supplied by U2F vendors, and manufactured by companies such as Yubico, it does not only work on Google but it can work with any website that supports the FIDO U2F login system.
You can get the USB Key on Amazon
Encrypt and Save Your Gmail Login Passwords with Roboform Password Manager – Log Into Multiple Accounts at Once
Nowadays it is not surprising to find that an average person owns multiple accounts on different websites like Gmail, Yahoo, Facebook, MSNBC, Microsoft and Twitter. These are large websites that many people are a part of, but it does not stop here. Most probably, you are also an owner of personal online accounts at Verizon, AT and T, Amazon, Walmart, Expedia, Tripadvisor, CitiBank, HSBC, Macy, Comcast, American Airlines, Apple, Costco, Starbucks and hundreds of other accounts for paying online bills.
It is important to note that we are not talking about built-in Password Managers found on web browsers like Firefox, Internet Explorer and Chrome. These are basic password managers which lack a lot of essential features needed to protect your online account. Let’s look at the weaknesses of these browser-based password managers:
– They can’t encrypt your password (except Firefox), meaning that anybody who accesses your computer can view them.
– They store your password on your computer or browser, posing a risk of being found by anyone who uses your computer.
– They can’t generate random pass codes also known as one-time passwords or disposable passwords.
– They can’t protect your password outside of the browser or computer in which they are activated.
– They don’t have an option to store your encrypted password in a secure cloud server.
– They are not effective against cookie hijacking malware.
– They don’t work on cross platforms and can’t sync with different devices.
What a basic browser password manager can’t do, Roboform can do, many times better and more. Roboform is not a basic password manager but a dedicated password manager. It is not a browser-based password manager but a cloud-based encryption technology.It can encrypt your passwords, generate random passcodes, protect your password anywhere in the world, on any computer that you are logging in. It works on all popular platforms. It prevents any sniffing of your saved passwords because it automatically logs you into all your accounts with a Master Password. All you need to remember is your Master Password for logging into your online accounts. You can log into 101 accounts at once by clicking a button.
Besides using Gmail Themes, you can also use your own custom photos as backgrounds and share them with your friends. There are hundreds of themes to choose from the Gmail theme gallery but if you want to personalize your email, it is a good idea to upload your own pictures.
To personalize your Gmail background with your own photo, you must upload an image from your computer or smartphone.Click [Upload photo], select the image and instantly, your photo will become your Gmail background.