Google Vulnerability Trouble for Gmail Users

A vulnerability within are being used by hackers to steal contacts and incoming emails from Gmail Accounts – according to ZDNet

According to a security analyzer, Chris Gatford:

Attackers could compromise a Gmail account–using a cross-site scripting vulnerability–if the victim is logged in and clicks on a malicious link. From that moment, the attacker can take over the session cookies for Gmail and subsequently forward all the account’s messages to a POP account.

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Fighting Phire with Phire – Online Phising Scams

Researchers at the Carnegie Mellon University suggests that those who were tricked by a spoor email are the ones who are onestly ready to learn their lesson about “Phishing” scams.

Online Phishing scams are becoming more common by the minute because of it’s potential of gaining a lot of money if a wealthy target is suckered in. According to Lorrie Cranor (associate research professor of computer science) most phishing attacks are successful because of the fact that many people ignore educational materials that may help them to detect and deter such online scams.

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