Android Phones and Gmail Hacking?

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  1. caribouranch

    caribouranch New Member
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    I've seen quite a few people with this problem lately, and I just wanted to say that I've had my current Gmail account for quite a while now, with no issues at all. HOWEVER, I recently upgrade to a Droid 2 four days ago, and the same day, I had a "suspicious activity" alert in my Gmail account. I am in Oregon, and Gmail reported that someone accessed my account from the IP address 69.10.177.138. I looked this up online, and it looks to be located in San Francisco, California. I immediately changed my password, and signed out any other sessions that might be accessing my Gmail account. However, I'm still a bit worried about using my Gmail account on my Droid phone now because of this. The reason is, a while ago I had a Droid Eris, and the Gmail account that I used for that one got hacked to as well, except for they changed my password so I actually had to recover my account. So, the odds of this happening twice each time I set up a new Droid phone concerns me. I'm just wondering if anyone else has had this issue, or is Google aware of it? And also, I guess, "why" is it happening? I only use my Gmail account on my Mac through my Mail program, and I have anti-virus scanners, and I don't have the same password for any websites either. So, I'm pretty paranoid about not giving out my password. LOL.

    Any ideas?

    For now, I am just going to factory reset my Droid 2 and put a different Gmail account on it (one I've created just for the Droid 2 itself).
     

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  2. Rachel A

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    I guess you have a Motoroloa Droid or the like perhaps?

    Here's the IP details:

    #
    # The following results may also be obtained via:
    # http://whois.arin.net/rest/nets;q=69.10.177.138?showDetails=true&showARIN=false
    #

    NetRange: 69.10.176.0 - 69.10.191.255
    CIDR: 69.10.176.0/20
    OriginAS:
    NetName: MOTOROLA-BLUR
    NetHandle: NET-69-10-176-0-1
    Parent: NET-69-0-0-0-0
    NetType: Direct Assignment
    RegDate: 2010-04-01
    Updated: 2010-04-01
    Ref: http://whois.arin.net/rest/net/NET-69-10-176-0-1

    OrgName: Motorola Inc
    OrgId: MOTOR-34
    Address: 809 11th Ave
    City: Sunnyvale
    StateProv: CA
    PostalCode: 94089
    Country: US
    RegDate: 2009-05-04
    Updated: 2010-03-11
    Ref: http://whois.arin.net/rest/org/MOTOR-34

    OrgNOCHandle: MBN9-ARIN
    OrgNOCName: Motorola BLUR NOC
    OrgNOCPhone: +1-408-541-6880
    OrgNOCEmail: [Email Removed]
    OrgNOCRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/MBN9-ARIN

    OrgTechHandle: DKE141-ARIN
    OrgTechName: Kekai, Daniel
    OrgTechPhone: +1-408-541-6825
    OrgTechEmail: [Email Removed]
    OrgTechRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/DKE141-ARIN

    OrgAbuseHandle: CBE159-ARIN
    OrgAbuseName: Beck, Chris
    OrgAbusePhone: +1-408-541-6752
    OrgAbuseEmail: [Email Removed]
    OrgAbuseRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/CBE159-ARIN

    RTechHandle: DKE141-ARIN
    RTechName: Kekai, Daniel
    RTechPhone: +1-408-541-6825
    RTechEmail: [Email Removed]
    RTechRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/DKE141-ARIN

    #
    # ARIN WHOIS data and services are subject to the Terms of Use
    # available at: https://www.arin.net/whois_tou.html
    #


    Read more: http://www.whatismyip.com/tools/ip-whois-lookup.asp#ixzz105ehH7pX


    Guess it may be MotoBlur getting the email on your behalf?

    R
     
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  3. caribouranch

    caribouranch New Member
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    I have a Droid 2. Does it pull email from that IP address every time I get mail? Because, Gmail also lists IMAP (which is my Mac) and Mobile IP addresses (which I thought was my Droid). But the Mobile IP address is different than the one I posted. :(
     
  4. Rachel A

    Rachel A Well-Known Member
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    For that I'd have to defer to a fellow Motorola Droid user to comment on ('m an HTC fanatic myself).

    However on the plus side I think your account details are safe (at least, for now!)

    Rachel
     
  5. AndroidSPCS

    AndroidSPCS Well-Known Member
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    What is the ip address of your phone? Gmail reports the mobile iP address of the phone, which can be based any where depending on your carrier / phone.

    Also, any 3rd party apps, ie email apps that you're using?
     
  6. caribouranch

    caribouranch New Member
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    my phone ip address is 70.196.5.93.

    all I am using is the Gmail email application on the Droid 2.

    that's why I was wondering about the 69.10.177.138 address.
     
  7. Rachel A

    Rachel A Well-Known Member
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    Given though that the Organizational Name behind the IP is "Motorola Blur" I'd think it fair to assume that it might be how stock Blur works.

    However not having a Motorola myself I can't comment, only observe.

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