Phishing gmail account

What’s Phishing?

Phishing is usually done through Gmail, ads, or sites that look similar to sites you already used. For example, someone who is phishing might send you an email that looks like it’s from your bank so that you will give them information about your bank account.

A Phishing attack happens when someone tries to trick you into sharing personal information online.

Phishing emails or sites might ask for:

Usernames and passwords, including password changes.

Social Security numbers.

Bank account numbers.

PINS(Personal Identification Numbers)

Credit Card numbers.

Your Birthday.

Avoid Phishing Gmail Attacks

Be careful anytime you get an email from a site asking for personal information. If you get this type of email:

  1.  Don’t click any links or provide personal information until you have confirmed the email is real.
  2. If the sender has a Gmail address, report the Gmail abuse to Google.
  3. Gmail won’t ever ask you for personal information, like your password, over email.
  4. You get an email that looks suspicious, here are a few things to check for:
  5. Check that the email address and the sender name match.
  6. Check if the email is authenticated.

Hover over any links before you click on them. If the URL of the link doesn’t match the description of the link. It might be leading you to a phishing site.

Check the message headers to make sure the header isn’t showing an incorrect name.

As a G Suite administrator, You can protect incoming mail against Phishing and from Harmful software. The email containing personal health information, or PHI, must be encrypted. This is not a standard feature of Gmail or Google Apps for Work. But Google does offer email encryption for paid users of G Suite.

The Security settings for G Suite Phishing are.

Attachments-Protection against suspicious attachments and scripts from untrusted senders. Includes protection against attachments types that are uncommon for your domain-these can be used to spread malware.

Links and External images-Identify links behind short URLs, scan linked images for malicious content and display a warning when you click links to untrusted domains.

With these advanced settings, You can.

Automatically turn on and apply future recommended settings. This ensures maximum protection for email and attachments for your domain.

Provide the strongest level for protection for a domain or organized unit by turning on all security options.

Customize security settings by checking only the options you want to turn on. Unchecking all options turns off all advanced security settings for the domain or organizational unit.

Specify an action for each security option you turn on. If you don’t select an action, The default action is applied to the security option.

Conclusion:

How to detect and avoid phishing attacks? Beware of phishing now! Can you spot a Phish? Let’s get in touch to know more details of phishing attacks and how it can be detected and avoided.

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