[IRPCoalition] [bestbits] NOTE - DO NOT OPEN link from Gene's email

Carolina Rossini carolina.rossini at gmail.com
Mon Feb 1 18:33:14 EET 2016

I agree :-)

On Mon, Feb 1, 2016 at 11:31 AM, Veni Markovski <veni at veni.com> wrote:
> Thanks, Carolina.
> I'd like to add one correction to your steps.
> Step 3 should not be optional, but mandatory! All people, using someone else
> email services (Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.) should by default use 2-factor
> authentication. It could be through SMS (text message) to your phone, or
> through using the Google Authenticator, etc.
> As for the filters - check if someone has not authorized a third party to be
> able to send addresses as if from you (I have helped a diplomat at the UN
> deal with exactly that kind of problem), and also they may forward all your
> incoming mail, and then delete it, so that you won't be able to see that
> something is wrong.
> On 02/01/16 11:24, Carolina Rossini wrote:
> Gene's email got compromised this morning. We have fixed it already.
> But please, DO NOT open the link to the google doc.
> If you have opened it already, take the following steps ASAP:
> * Change your google password
> * Make sure you have a phone number listed on your Google account
> * Optionally, (but heavily recommended!) enable Two-factor
> authentication, which will text you to confirm any suspicious logins.
> * In addition, please check your filter settings. Sometimes fishers
> change your settings to hide the emails they sent from your account.
> Best and sorry for any inconvenience.
> Carolina
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Carolina Rossini
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