"Google shuts down a big security problem"
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Google shuts down a big security problem
Google shut down a big security problem.
It seems that if it's a day that ends in the word "day", there's some kind of new scam happening.
On May 3rd a phishing scam tried to get people to give up access to their Google accounts.
Here's how the scam worked as detailed by Reddit user Jakesteam.
He received an email about a shared Google doc.
When he clicked the link He was taken to a real Google account selection screen.
Then he was asked to allow Google Docs access to his account.
Upon clicking Google Docs it showed it was published by a random Gmail account.
The holder of that random account would have access to the infected account.
Google says it has shut down the scam in a series of tweets the company says it has disabled the offending accounts.
Removed fake pages and pushed updates through safe browsing.
In the statement Google said the scam affected fewer than 0.1 % of Gmail users.
If you wanna to see which apps have access to your account, you can visit Google security checkup.
For more information check out Cnet.com.
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