The Google Phish Hack And What You Should Do To Protect Your Data Security

Issue #147

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Google docs hacked?    Google Hacked?   Not really, but here is what you need to know.

  1. Get an email from someone asking you to open a Google doc that you didn’t expect?  Delete it now.
  2. If you did open it and you granted permission to the spammer, go immediately to your Google application permission page and revoke permission to “google docs” and while you are there revoke permission from any apps you don’t recognize or need.
  3. Set up 2-factor authentication on any accounts where you can.   I have it set up for every service I use:  Google, Twitter Facebook, Dropbox, Evernote, and many others.
  4. Consider purchasing a 2nd-factor physical device like YubiKey.

Articles I’m sharing with you this week include:

  • The Oatmeal on why attempting to use facts to change people’s minds is a waste of time.  One of the best pieces I’ve seen on this important issue.
  • Facebook starts to crack down on fake profiles.  If you manage facebook pages with a fake profile, you may want to change that now.


  • Kraft Mac and Cheese for the win.


  • All you need to know about the Google phishing attack.
  • All you need to know about 2-factor authentication.
  • YubiKey.

Thank you,

Shaun Dakin – Dakin Associates

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