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Phishing emails aim at Google Login, careful with file attachments
Currently it seems once again to be a wave of phishing attacks, which aims to get to the Google logins of the victims. About hijacked mail accounts mails are sent to friends, who include a file that is in Google Drive should save (Gmail can save files by default in Google Drive). If you try this, you will be lured to a fake login page, where you will then enter your access. Did the attacker access these, they also have access to all Google services as these are handled by the same login.
The fake login page is well done and will be hosted together with SSL encryption on Google. A little tip: If you are one receives an email in Gmail from Google already logged in (Captain Obvious), open a new shell to save a file in Google Drive is not necessary. Keep your eyes peeled when you suddenly shall enter your personal login to save a file. One login for all services is convenient, but can also lead to bigger problems if the login data then fall into the wrong hands.
As Peter correctly observes in the comments: Anyone who uses Google 2-factor authentication , should be on the safe side, because you can not get into the account without the randomly generated code.
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