Baby Boomers and the Interwebz.
Dear John and other people who have been living under a rock, Google wouldn’t send you an email called, “Someone has your password.” Likely it would be a message about a possible breach or some urgency about changing your password but they wouldn’t send you something like this.
And never, EVER EVER EVER click a link in an email, especially if it’s one you don’t recognize.
Okay – is this a copy of the phishing email to Podesta on March 19? pic.twitter.com/1jqUvafUpk
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) October 28, 2016
A bit.ly link for you to click to change your password.
John, don’t be stupid.
Couldn’t someone in Homeland Security or the NSA or one of those other fancy Federal agencies have taken some time to tell these people the do’s and don’t of being online? *smh*
@jamiedupree Actually, wait, I didn't see the bit.ly link. (and I ain't gonna fire it up to see!) Could be the phish, yeah.
— JDLand (@JDLand) October 28, 2016
Typically most people are apprehensive to click a bit.ly link from someone they KNOW, let alone some odd email from Google telling you someone has your password.
*don’t click it*
— Kyle Wilson (@nosliwelyk) October 28, 2016
Yikes. Shocked Kyle clicked it … hope he didn’t have anything signed in or important in that browser or app.
— SETH WEATHERS (@sethweathers) October 28, 2016
Surely Podesta is like, “NOW YOU TELL ME.”
@jamiedupree Looks like 'that sort of thing',
I would have assumed it would have involved a prince from Kenya.
— DavoNYCee (@DavoNyCee) October 28, 2016
A prince from Kenya with millions of dollars to send you but you must send him your routing and checking account numbers.
Or some hot Kenyan Princess who is looking to get married to an American man so he can help her spend her billions.
@jamiedupree it certainly looks like one and anyone who clicks on something in an email like this is not smart. Go straight to source.
— Chris Ferguson (@AtlFerg3) October 28, 2016
And there ya’ have it … it’s not smart to click things you don’t recognize.
However Podesta probably wouldn’t understand what it means to go to the source so maybe just leave it at DON’T CLICK THAT, STUPID!