Google to Issue GMail Suspicious Activity Warnings

Google has added a nifty new security feature to warn GMail users when there are suspicious log-ins to their e-mail accounts.The feature, now being rolled into Firefox and Internet Explorer, will flag GMail log-ins from multiple locations and flash the following warning to an affected user:

Google has added a nifty new security feature to warn GMail users when there are suspicious log-ins to their e-mail accounts.

The feature, now being rolled into Firefox and Internet Explorer, will flag GMail log-ins from multiple locations and flash the following warning to an affected user:

“Warning: We believe your account was last accessed from…[location and IP address]”

According to GMail engineer Erwin D’Souza, GMail will also provide more details on logins in an account activity window. This window provides a look at all GMail log-in activity over a recent time period and lets the user know whether the account was accessed by a regular Web browser, a mobile device, or via POP3 or IMAP.

It also provides a quick glance at the user’s current IP address to help match up against possible suspicious log-ins.

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  • ignitor on

    Very nifty indeed! :) 

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