Gmail

Hacking

Venezuela’s Government Appears To Be Trying to Hack Activists With Phishing Pages

Security researchers and activists exposed a brazen attempt to steal Venezuelan usernames and passwords for popular email and social media websites such as Gmail, Facebook, Microsoft Live, and Twitter.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.15.19
Hacking

Google Made a Quiz to See if You Can Identify Phishing Emails

Alphabet’s Jigsaw has a new quiz to test your ability to distinguish phishing emails from regular, benevolent ones.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.22.19
cybersecurity

How Hackers Bypass Gmail 2FA at Scale

A new Amnesty International report goes into some of the technical details around how hackers can automatically phish two-factor authentication tokens sent to phones.
Joseph Cox
12.19.18
Internet Insecurity

Google’s Own Email Filters Flag Google’s Party Invite as Malicious

A cybersecurity reporter says his own Google-provided email app flagged an email about a Google party because it included content “typically used to steal personal information.”
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.12.18
cybersecurity

How to Tell if Your Account Has Been Hacked

How to check if your Gmail, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other accounts have been hacked.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.16.18
Port Out Scam

How to Protect Yourself From SIM Swapping Hacks

Here’s a guide on how to prevent and protect yourself against the threat of hackers taking over your phone number and going after your online accounts.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.17.18
tech

How to See Which Apps Can Read Your Gmail

Third party app developers read user emails, the Wall Street Journal reported, raising questions about Google’s oversight.
Jordan Pearson
7.3.18
on the clock

Google Is Saving Its Own Time, Not Yours

Algorithmic guessing misses what makes us human.
S.A. Applin
5.15.18
Google

Gmail's 'Self Destruct' Feature Will Probably Be Used to Illegally Destroy Government Records

Activists have asked Google to disable the feature on government accounts.
Mack DeGeurin
5.4.18
E-Mails

The Best Way to Manage Email Is With Pen and Paper

If email is a to-do list someone else writes for you, might as well just write down the ones you actually need to respond to.
Jason Koebler
4.26.18
circle back

The New Gmail Update Will Not Fix Your Nightmare Life

The new Gmail update is great. The only problem is that you're still going to get a lot of emails.
Emanuel Maiberg
4.25.18
Internet Insecurity

Google’s Confusing Gmail Security Alert Looks Exactly Like a Phishing Attempt

Security researchers say the legitimate email is training people to have bad email hygiene.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.16.18
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