Friday, September 2, 2016

Welcome back - Gmail attacks

Welcome back to the 2016-2017 School year!

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We've experienced a disruption in gmail with some "bad" emails circulating with links to gather your username and password. This happens more and more frequently. Google is very concerned about security and your identity. The tech dept. at ESU 4 is as well.

With that, Google has implemented some new features on your account. I encourage you to click the link below and read the security warnings that google has implemented. You do not need to know the technical terms (SPF, DKIM) as we have implemented those on our domain. 

The big part is the notification of a question mark (?) instead of the user's profile as well as a possible warning message.

Please take these warnings seriously if you notice them as it will help you with identifying suspicious emails.
Here is the article for your review: