Are You Likely to Fall For a Phishing Scam? Google Thinks So.

Think you can distinguish a fake email from the real deal? Sorry to disappoint, but Google’s recent study says otherwise. Google, in conjunction with the University of California, San Diego, found that sophisticated, manual phishing attempts allow hackers to successfully takeover a Gmail account a staggering 45 percent of the time.

While this statistic may be a bit mind-boggling, let’s take a few steps back to uncover what phishing is and how can you spot it. Continue reading