Google GMail changes icon display for unauthenticated senders to help prevent whaling and phishing

Raza Rizvi

Google has just announced a change to the display by Gmail of the sender icon/picture for unauthenticated senders.

Back in July I wrote an article (Going phishing for whales? A cautionary tale (tail!)) that gave a real-world example of a company that had suffered financial loss through a successful whaling/phishing email thread.

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