are you too smart to fall for an online scam? take the google quiz that tests users' ability to spot phishing emails - smart

by:ITATOUCH     2019-08-12
are you too smart to fall for an online scam? take the google quiz that tests users\' ability to spot phishing emails  -  smart
Phishing attacks are one of the most common threats to the security of Internet users.
So Google hopes to help prevent you from being cheated by hackers through the new phishing quiz developed by the company's technology incubator, jisaw. The eight-
The question quiz allows users to go through many phishing scenarios and test if they can tell if the hypothetical attack is true.
Scrolling down videoGoogle's high-tech incubation, jigsaw puzzle, created a quiz that lets users pass through some phishing scenes and test if they can have millions of people click on fake links in phishing emails every day, to determine whether the hypothetical attack is true.
Jigsaw explains in a blog post that this information is intended to steal your password or let you download malware.
That's why we created a quiz to help you learn how to better discover phishing emails, along with the latest tips and techniques.
Jigsaw says it creates quizzes based on real phishing attempts and research on the "latest technology" deployed by hackers.
After the user registers with their name and email-
Neither of these must be true.
They present a series of examples of phishing.
For each slide, the user can choose between two buttons-
"Fishing" or "legal" if they think the email is true ".
Google will then tell you whether your choice is correct or not.
It also tells users why they use a series of pop-
Ups on screen.
In the case of phishing mail, many of the same strategies have been used multiple times.
For example, suppose a hacker might hide a phishing link in an email that directs a user to a malicious version of Google Drive.
Users can judge that this is a phishing attack by noticing that the link starts with "htt" instead of "https.
It also links to a drive with the URL--google.
This is not correct.
In another case, the sender's email address may look strange after a careful check.
A question in the quiz tells the user that they have received a new fax message.
However, it is from "efacks" if the user looks at the email address ".
Instead of "E-Fax ". com.
"The actual hacker has been using this trick to subtly misspell the sender's email or URL so that the user can mistake it for something that is real.
Thanks to technologies such as machine learning, email services such as Gmail are increasingly able to detect these emails before they reach your inbox.
But hackers have become more sophisticated in recent years, which requires internet users to be more careful when clicking on links in emails or downloading attachments.
Almost anyone can be the prey of phishing mail.
As this Daily Mail proves.
Com Reporter only 6 questions in the test is correct.
Jigsaw even used a real Web fishing scene to help it develop examples for testing.
On 2016, Hillary Clinton's campaign manager, John Podesta, received a phishing email from Russian hackers to give them access to him.
On 2017, Google suffered a real phishing attack, with nearly 1 million users unknowingly clicking on a link in an email sent to a malicious Google Doc site.
To prevent such incidents from happening in the future, Jigsaw recommends that the user have two
Factor authentication is enabled, which requires users to enter a password and security verification code every time they log in.
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