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Protecting users from look-alike accounts

Gmail recently started accepting mail (and calendar invitations) with non-Latin characters. A lot of fraudulent emails use non-Latin characters as a way to fool users. Google is on top of these security issues, however, and is now throwing away some mail with non-Latin characters. the Unicode community has identified suspicious combinations of letters that could […]

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Images in the subject line

I’ve seen this trick used by a few senders recently, with varying effectiveness. Where do they get these pictures? While you can scatter any images you like across the body of your message, the subject line is limited to just text. But “text” is more than just “a, b, c” – using RFC 2047 encoding you can […]

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