Gmail Phishing Protection

   Google recently updated its Gmail product to provide additional information that may protect against phishing {Chapter 14 Security+ 3ed}.

   Gmail now automatically displays more information about the origin of e-mail messages so users can make informed decisions regarding the sender's identity and decide if the message is from a legitimate source.  When Gmail users receive a message from a sender who is not already listed in their Gmail contacts then the header displays both the sender’s and their full e-mail address.  For example, the message would appear as "John Doe - john@x.com".  If the e-mail was sent on behalf of a third party, then that is also displayed as "John Doe - john@x.com via hotmail.com".  In addition, if Gmail considers the message to be potentially threatening it will display the warning, "This message may not have been sent by:". 

  For more information see http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/protect-yourself-from-scams-by-knowing.html.

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