Phishing is an attempt by “bad guys” to acquire information from a person by pretending to be a known, trusted entity. These phishers can pretend to be your boss, your bank, the IRS, etc. and will try to acquire your usernames, passwords, credit card information, or other personal data.
You can protect yourself from these phishing attempts by checking several things in the email and stying vigilant. PhishBlock helps by automating some of the checking and alerting you to any irregularities. It:
Currently the extension only works with Gmail.