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7 Tips to Fight Gmail Phishing Attacks

Popular email platforms like Gmail are prime phishing targets. Admins can adopt these steps to keep attackers at bay.
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Require Two-Step Verification

G Suite admins can enforce 2-step verification (2SV), one of the most effective ways to prevent unauthorized account access, explain Nicolas Kardas, product manager for Gmail Security, and Sam Lugani, who works with security product marketing for G Suite.

Employers can decrease the risk of a successful phishing attack by mandating everyone provide additional proof of identity when they sign in. Verification codes can be sent via mobile app alert, text, or voice call.

"It's well-established that passwords are necessary but not sufficient in protecting accounts," says Risher. A password should not be sufficient to make considerable changes on enterprise systems, and there should be several authentication checks to ensure hackers can't get access to data.

Administrators can also enforce authentication at the hardware level with security keys, which cut the risk of stolen credentials being used to compromise an account. Each security key sends an encrypted signature and only works with authorized websites. Admins can deploy and monitor keys directly from the admin console.

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Thank you for providing such an useful tips to fight with Gmail Phishing Attacks. It really helpful for us to avoiding this type of attack & make our account secure. If still you are facing this issue after using this above tips, then i would like to suggest you to make a contact with Gmail Password Reset Team.

 

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