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02 July 2012

Hijacked Google Account...Almost

I came close to having my google account hijacked today from a phishing attempt. I am quite careful and smart when it comes to these type of attacks. I let my guard down in this instance. I was extremely sleepy and after some Googling it looked legitimate so I clicked on the link to reject the request. My Google Chrome browser should have informed me that it was a suspected phishing site, but clearly it wasn't identified quick enough.

Looks Legitimate, even the favicon.

This is what was sent to me via email:


Your Request to grant <> access to read, delete and send mail on your behalf.

To learn more about why you might have received this message, please

Please do not respond to this message. If you'd like to contact the Gmail Team, please log in to your Gmail account and click 'Help'. 

Little did I realise that they didn't link to at all but they were masked, a simple hover of the link would have told me so:

I should have looked at what email address it was sent from: accounts-noreply <>. Last time I checked google was with two O's. I am also lucky to have different passwords for all my online accounts (I use 1password). If you have the same password for many of your different online accounts you would be screwed. Luckly I was able to change my password immediately and anyone who was stung please change your password ASAP. I have also moved to a much secure option. Having Google Two-Step verification. In a nutshell this means I have separate google generated passwords with each non browser app I have. Not only would hackers need to get your password, they would also need my phone to do so. This is a much secure option. It does take some setting up, but it is all in the name of security and it is worth it.

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