In a continuation of its series of posts on Internet security, Google on Tuesday warned its users about phishing attacks.
Google engineer Ian Fette in a blog post
explains that phishing is pretty simple: "Someone masquerades as
someone else in an effort to fool you into sharing personal or other
sensitive information with them," he says. "Phishers can masquerade as
just about anyone, including banks, e-mail and application providers,
online merchants, online payment services, and even governments."
Fette acknowledges that while some phishing attacks are
obvious, many are not. "That fake e-mail from 'your bank' can look very
real; the bogus 'login page' you're redirected to can seem completely
legitimate," he cautions.
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