New Gmail account security alert warns of Government attacks

Posted by Christin on March 31, 2016

Google announced on Thursday that it has expanded it’s Safe Browsing alerts to inform Gmail users of the possibility their Gmail account may have been subject to suspicious government activity. In 2012, Gmail began alerting users if there was a risk of state-sponsored attacks by including the information in a top-page banner. However, users will now see a full-page alert with more detailed information and options to beef up their security if they feel they are, indeed, being targeted. Image: Google Unfortunately, Google admits there is a chance some alerts may be triggered incorrectly or may in fact be false alarms. However, Google is not releasing how these alerts are identifying malicious government-sponsored gmail security intrusions in order to protect their methods for identifying them. Thankfully, Google has estimated that fewer than 0.1% of all Gmail accounts will be subject to these security alerts. Google ads that most of these users seem to be journalists, activists, and policy-makers.

The Better Than Ultimate Guide To Gmail

Posted by Jason Ephraim on March 25, 2016

Gmail is an amazing tool. But, chances are good you have only scratched the surface of how amazingly powerful a tool it can be. In this guide, we are going to show you the very best Gmail tricks, hacks, and tips we’ve been able to scour from across dozens of top sources including Hubspot, Mashable, and more. Want to turn your Gmail into a productivity powerhouse? Maybe you need help managing your email leads? Need to make sure your Gmail account is as secure as possible? Are you trying to become more organized? Do you want to make using your inbox faster? We’ve got you covered: Index – The Better than Ultimate Guide to Gmail 1. Create and link tasks with emails 2. Schedule meetings inside Gmail 3. Add Trello boards to your Gmail 4. Verify Authenticate Senders 5. Find out what Emails are being tracked 6. How to delete sent emails with Gmail 7. Find Out Who Gave Out Your Email Address 8. How to use Gmail offline 9. Turn Gmail group emails into chat conversations (mobile only until April 2016) 10. Turn Emails into chats with real people, and ignore other messages (mobile only) 11. Tinder-ize your Gmail inbox (mobile only) 12. How to preview any email without opening it 13. Share Gmail labels with other Gmail users 14. Canned Responses 15. Save Email attachments in Google Drive 16. Snooze Gmail messages and conversations for later 17. Get your contact’s social profiles, job titles, company details, and more 18. How to send emails from different addresses (even…

The Top 10 Holiday Internet Security Tips You Need To Know

Posted by Jason Ephraim on November 26, 2015

With the holiday season, and some of the world’s biggest online shopping days, fast approaching, we wanted to take a minute to help you better protect yourself online. It’s an unfortunate fact that as you email friends and family, or buy gifts from online retailers, you can also unintentionally expose your sensitive information and  devices to hackers and scammers. That is why we collected this list of the top 10 internet security tips that you can use to ensure you have a happy holiday season, free from things like: Viruses Identity Theft Fraud And more 1. Always Check For a Secure Connection Before Entering Payment You should never enter details like your credit card, social security number, or anything beyond your name or email if the connection is not secured. If you are ever prompted for sensitive details including credit card numbers or your address, simply check the address of the page. If it is secure, you will see the URL preceded by “HTTPS://” with the “S” indicating “Secure”. Your browser may also use a shield or lock symbol in the same address bar. If the page does not appear to be a secured connection, do not enter your information. 2. Never Enter Information In A Popup This can be confusing, given that many sites use what are called “modal windows” for prompting users. For instance, you may come across sites that activate a modal window asking you to log in. These are not popups. Why? because they are a…