Fight Against Phishing

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Are you looking for an extra reassurance to keep away from phishing problems? Phishing messages are spam mails that betray recipients and often get access to their personal information. These fraudulent messages that arise in our inbox may often look like official mails, and can often make people respond to them, along with their personal information.

An extra assurance before clicking through to your PayPal account, that’s what the new "Authentication icon for verified senders" feature of Gmail Labs facilitate. Gmail has taken firm steps to protect its users from fake eBay and PayPal email. Just turn on "Authentication icon for verified senders”, which can be found from the Labs tab under Settings and if an email comes from a "super-trustworthy" source, the Gmail account will contain a little key icon at the side of the sender.

According to Google  " "Super-trustworthy" means: (1) the sender, usually a financial institution, is a target of phishers, (2) all of the
sender's email is authenticated with DKIM (Domain Keys Identified Mail), and (3) Gmail rejects any fake messages that claim to come from this sender, but actually don't.”

At present the feature is limited to eBay and PayPal, but more options will be added in future.

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