Jul 09, 2008
Gmail helps Fight phishing with eBay and PayPal
Remember my post about Phishing Awareness
? Recently Gmail announced
they are teaming up with eBay and Paypal to help protect Gmail users from phishing scams.
Now any email that claims to come from “paypal.com” or “ebay.com” (and their international versions) is authenticated by Gmail and — here comes the important part — rejected if it fails to verify as actually coming from PayPal or eBay. That’s right: you won’t even see the phishing message in your spam folder. Gmail just won’t accept it at all.
As a Gmail user, as well as a PayPal and eBay user, this is good news.