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What To Do If You Clicked The Google Doc

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Warning: Don’t click any of the many shared Google Docs you’ve received today (May 10, 2017). A virus is masquerading itself as a legitimate Google Docs link, and it has no warnings from Google about its validity right now. It’s very easy to mistake it for authentic.

If you did click any of the docs, don’t burn your computer. Follow these simple steps to secure your account.

  1. Remove the authenticated service from your Google account here. If you see Google Docs listed, delete it. This is an imposter. Google Docs already has access to your Google Account and doesn’t need it specified here.

  2. UPDATE: Google officially announced it is investigating this phishing scam. It asks you report your messages as phishing within Gmail.
  3. Our friendly web team also recommends changing your password immediately, and being mindful of any password reset links you may see for a few minutes.

Big shoutout to our web team for keeping us safe amid the chaos. Literally the best place for this to happen to an account is within their knowledgable reach. Read Sam’s full post about the virus. Then keep up with the Twitter jokes.

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