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Google Account Hacked

MI5
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Just a word of warning to anyone with a Google account.

 

At 10.45 last night I received a login code from Google (2 step verification process). Shortly after I was emailed to say that Google had blocked suspicious activity on my account. looking into it further  I could see that someone from an ip address that was registered in Georgia, USA had attempted to log in to my account.

 

This could have been a genuine mistake by someone trying to log into their account or it could have been malicious, but without the 2 step verification it could have been quite serious!

 

I urge anyone who uses Google to take advantage of the excellent built in security they offer and set up 2 step verification on your account, just in case......

I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

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MI5
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Indeed they will, however, it's not GMail that isn't supported, it's the version of android you are running. Once the phone is verified any other apps will run OK.
I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

Currently using:
OnePlus 6 (O2 & Sfr), Z3 Tablet (Three UK), iPhone 8+ (EE)

Bambino
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Yes I understand. It's just that it was Gmail that I was unable to put my password into until I used the Application Specific Password. 

I DO NOT WORK FOR O2



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