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    Gmail tries out antiphishing tools

    http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-5...=zdfd.newsfeed

    When a Gmail user opens a suspected phishing message, the software displays a large red dialog box stating: "Warning: This message may not be from whom it claims to be. Beware of following any links in it or of providing the sender with any personal information." The service also provides a hyperlink to information on Gmail's help pages about e-mail fraud.
    This will lead to questions from users like "I have a large red dialog box stating: "Warning: This message may not be from whom it claims to be. Beware of following any links in it or of providing the sender with any personal information." What do I do?
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    A good start

    A good start for the ANTI-PHISHING strategy but how do Gmail determines which is which (PHISHING AND NOT)? I missed that part.


    The service also provides a hyperlink to information on Gmail's help pages about e-mail fraud.
    - Can some Gmail user give me a link on this one (can't find it yet in the Gmail help center). I've never used Gmail, waiting for an invite, but I just want to know more about this feature. Well, I guess I'll pass by the site anyway.

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    Ah, found it! - http://gmail.google.com/support/bin/...e=f&ctx=search
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    I have 50 gmail invitations.. give me your id and I will send it to you.
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    Arrow Thanks anyways!

    viruss,
    I have 50 gmail invitations.. give me your id and I will send it to you.
    I'd just received one invite today and already made an account. Thanks anyways!

    Cheeers!

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    So how long until phishing attacks include a copy of that big red box with a link of their own?

    In fact... gotta go, much to be done.

    cheers,

    catch

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    PHISHY?!

    catch,

    Sounds phishy to me? More important than when is where (Morpheus - LoLz).

    Really, it is just a matter of how. If the phishers found ways in life, it will happen.

    The question still lies on one thing that I think, how do Gmail determines if a new phisher's mail do actually attempt to phish (using a new phising website) ? IF ALL THE DETAILS ARE NEW, I MEAN NEVER BEEN DISCOVERED YET? The first couple of victims will still fall on it, especially if [again], unaware of such stupid phishing schemes. Just a thought.

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    Re: PHISHY?!

    Originally posted here by scratchONtheBOX
    The first couple of victims will still fall on it, especially if [again], unaware of such stupid phishing schemes.
    There will always be a few unfourtunates that will be victimized, but this is necesary in positvely identifying that particular email as a phishing attack. This is how it is with most computer problems, we cant really use anything except a reactive strategy at present.
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