gtalkphish2Gmail and Google Talk users be warned, the service is under a phishing attack.

The image to the right (provided by Adam Ostrow of Mashable) shows the message people using Gmail and Google Talk have been receiving for the past few hours.  When you click on the link, you are taken to a site (pictured below) named ViddyHo.  The site asks for you to log in with yoru Google credentials to view the video your friend is supposedly sharing with you.  Instead, what you are doing is giving your username and password to a third-party who then spams your entire Google contact list with the same message to get more people to go to their site and do the same.

Back in January we reported on a phishing attack on Twitter that was using a similar method, and again we must warn you that you should never give your login credentials for any service to any site that is unkwown to you.  If you receive a message like the one shown here, ask the person what the video is before you click on it, and even if you should click through, never give your login credentials!  If something like this does ever happen to you, make sure to change your password immediately upon discovering it.

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