New Security Warning Issued For Google's 1.5 Billion Gmail And Calendar Users

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New Security Warning Issued For Google's 1.5 Billion Gmail And Calendar Users

Postby FlyingPenguin » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:49 am

Short story: It's a sophisticated phishing scam. Someone can send you an email to your Gmail account with a Calendar invitation attached. If you have "auto add invites" turned on then you would get a calendar invite added with a malicious link in it. It's targeted at Android phones, but it's a function of your Google account and works that way by design.

Best to turn this off if you don't need it. You need to disable it in the Gmail web control panel so go to Gmail.com, login in, then click on the Gear icon then Settings > Event Setting > Automatically add invitations = no.

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Re: New Security Warning Issued For Google's 1.5 Billion Gmail And Calendar Users

Postby b-man1 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:33 pm

Thanks for the heads up. One correction, you need to sign in to your Google Calendar, then Settings > Event Settings. I was looking for it in Gmail, but it wasn't there. :)

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Re: New Security Warning Issued For Google's 1.5 Billion Gmail And Calendar Users

Postby psypher » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:43 pm

I had to go through Calendar, I didn't see any Event Settings from gmail.com settings.

calendar.google.com -> Settings -> Event Settings -> Automatically add events from Gmail to my calendar (it's under Events from Gmail)


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