Gmail Amps Up Phishing Protection

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Jun. 15 2013, Updated 3:08 p.m. ET

Google is teaming up with eBay and Paypal to help protect Gmail users from phishing scams.

The web-based mail service will now authenticate any e-mails coming from paypal.com or ebay.com. The move is an effort to combat the large number of spoofed messages that appear to originate from those domains. Now, any e-mails claiming to come from Paypal or eBay that don’t check out won’t even make it into your inbox.

The authentication process will use DomainKeys and DKIM technology to confirm legit messages. Google says it’s been testing the process for a few weeks already.

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