You may not have paid much attention to it before, but the symbol just to the left of the website address gives you an indication of just how secure a particular site is. In previous versions of Chrome, this symbol might have been a green lock, a yellow warning triangle, or a lock with a red X on it. In January 2017, Google began to place more accurate icons in the address bar. Secure sites are marked with a green lock and the word “Secure.” Unsecured sites will still employ the neutral icon, but with the words, “Not Secure” next to it.
Add popular URL shortening service Bitly to the list of security issues that have popped up lately. Today, on their company blog, Bitly CEO Mark Josephson outlined that they have “reason to believe that Bitly account credentials have been compromised; specifically, users’ email addresses, encrypted passwords, API keys and Oauth tokens.” (emphasis Josephson’s). There hasn’t been evidence that accounts have been accessed, but
Regardless of the layers of security in place, these layers of security are no match sometimes for the human factor. Even an employee of a technology company can be fooled into believing that an email attachment is genuine. And that’s just what happened. An email made it through our multiple layers of protection.