Gmail Security Breech?

Discussion in 'Computers & IT' started by BEARitone, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. BEARitone

    BEARitone Member
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    Hello,

    So this morning I work up and noticed on my phone that I was logged out of gmail. Upon trying to log back in I find that my password has changed. When I get logged back in I see that an email was attempted to be sent with a shortened url to the 11 more recent email addressees used. However Gmail noticed it was suspicious behavior and blocked them from being sent out.

    I scrambled to trend micro but it found nothing except suspicious cookies. I actually have a friend who's wife had the same thing happen. I had no interaction with her so I believe these are separate instances. I am very careful about what I do on the internet and I really normally don't ever get viruses or anything like that.


    So I figured with people pretty into Google I would check here to see whats going on. Has anyone heard anything about any security flaws or anything? I don't see any news about it.

    What else should I do to protect myself?
     

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  2. vandyblackandgold

    vandyblackandgold Well-Known Member
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    sounds to me like you just got hacked.
     
  3. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice
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    Agreed.


    Get yourself a good password (not a pet's name). Be sure to include letters (upper and lowercase), numbers, characters... the longer the better.
    Don't use the same password for more than one place.
    Be EXTREMELY careful with where you sign up for things or enter ANY personal information.
     
  4. DKYang

    DKYang Well-Known Member
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    There are plenty of password generators on the internet. Use the ones that allow you to choose how many characters and what type of characters to use. I use them most of the time since I'm too lazy and probably gonna make my own when I'm bored.

    If you don't have a key logger on your computer, then it was just easy to guess.
     
  5. smiller102993

    smiller102993 New Member
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    Make sure your security question isn't something someone could find out the answer to by looking at a social network profile or basic research.
     

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