Mrs Clu-blog received an email yesterday purporting to come from the Gmail security team. If she had been bleary-eyed from the May Day morning festivities in Oxford then perhaps she would have clicked on the link without considering the consequences, but thankfully she thought twice.
The email reads:
From: Gmail Security Team <[email protected]>
Subject: Secure Your Gmail Account
We have initiated verification on your email address.
Verifying your email address ensures that you can securely retrieve your account information if your password is lost or stolen. You must verify your email address before you can use it on Gmail services that require an email address.
To complete verification, click on the link below:
CLICK HERE TO SECURE YOUR GMAIL
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.