There was a time when that little padlock icon meant something.
Sadly, it would appear those days are now behind us. According to a recent article by security guru Brian Krebs, the number of phishing sites that appear to be “secure” is almost half! Continue reading Padlock = ?
Bogus emails are a pain.There is constantly a barrage of scumbags hoping to gain access to your private accounts. They use legitimate looking emails to lure the unsuspecting into a bogus website- once again, very legitimate looking- in the hopes you will enter your login or personal information. It’s called “phishing.” Fake eBay and Paypal messages are a favorite of these scammers.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could report these assholes?
Now you can.
Just as Gmail offers special tools for declaring a message is spam- there is an option available specifically for these bogus phishing scams.
Using the “Report Phishing” option (see image) will report the sender, content and network particulars to Google. While it ain’t the FBI it does serve to blacklist the bad people and stop this especially malicious spam before it spreads.
Every time we report spam or phishing with these tools it makes the world a better place. Even if just a little bit.