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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by dan330, Oct 11, 2014.

  1. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter

    today out of the blue...

    my phone says...
    "Re-type Password"
    it has my google account name listed and waiting for password.

    I went into phone setup...and google account ...
    it currently has a sync issue.. failed sync.

    so.. is it normal to randomly ask for password? confirmation.
    or is it a spyware.. trying to fish for my password????

    FYI: I have a Note3 on ATT... totally stock.
     



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  2. Hi,I had similar problem,don't type password yet. Contact me for details. I have questions for you. Mine was malware,had to factory reset!
     
  3. I had a problem like that,and had to factory reset.contact me ASAP. DON'T type password till sure.
     
  4. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Android Expert

    I sometimes get a 'triangle icon' in my notification tray asking for my Google or Facebook password and 90% of the time it was because I signed in on another device and it got flagged as an unauthorized sign on attempt. sync to Gmail or Facebook would fail in either case until it was resolved.

    Most recently it happened when I set up my flip phone's email app to sync my Gmail and Google flagged it as an attempted hack and i'm still seeing the red bar on YouTube asking me if it was me who tried to sign in on an 'unauthorized' device. I hear in a few weeks it goes away on its own but it is annoying. so sick of companies trying to protect me from myself.
     
  5. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter


    how do you make sure?

    I have not setup any new accounts.. I only log on in the same devices, nothing new. the Triangle notice is came up out of nowhere for no reason.
     
  6. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Android Expert

    I think it's legit. I would bet Google thought someone has signed into your account without your knowledge and wants to verify that. that's what it did when I used my flip phone to access my Gmail--it failed and then I got triangle alerts asking to verify my account password or change it on all my Android devices. it's bloody annoying and I think it's my decision to log into whatever device I feel the need to access my Google account with.

    the strange thing is that it didn't happen because I entered my password wrong. I entered it correctly and all of a sudden BAM! your account has been hacked!
     
  7. Hi, if you are not experiencing a lock screen asking only for your password then you should find out how to connect your other devices to your google account.

    What I had was similar to simplelocker, the native android screen ONLY asking for my password would reappear every five seconds when I switched screens or apps. It was giving me a Gmail message and a internally generated message in notification drawer and would reappear instantly as fast as I would clear them. I was very limited on where I could go on the the phone because I was being blocked by that screen demanding only my password. Normally,my picture and user name on standard Google signin would ask for me to sign in,but my browser automatically fills that in,so I just hit the login button.

    When mine happened,I had already been signed in,because I was setting up two factor account protection. I had just finished,ands then that black screen with blue script asked for my password,and the strange thing is,that on my account logging record shows no IP address for that particular function. It shows my earlier one only minutes before,and always showed when I signed in from chrome ,and native browser too. But no location for that 2 step initiation.
     
  8. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter

    my phone seems to be ok... unless I want to go to internet browser...
    the notification for password comes up every 3 secs.

    and randomly every so often.... looks like my phone is trying to sync the google account .. but it cant without password.
     
  9. Dan 330, What does page look like that asks for password? And are you getting other notices for password?
     
  10. Dan 330,

    You could try opening settings/ apps/ all/ then open the one for your browser/ clear cache/ clear data/ and if that don't clear it/ try disabling it/ then re- enable.
     
  11. Dan 330,

    Make sure you have your bookmarks backed up and any other things like browser accounts user names & passwords.
     
  12. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter


    I did this.. and when I tried to restart it..
    chrome asked me to accept it policies to use. then it asked for my google account to sign in.. so it can keep tabs on my usage.. of course.

    so.. I am feeling like the Notification to re-enter my password is not malware.
    1. maybe google is confirming it randomly.
    2. I accidently with fingers in my pocket (or whatever) messed it up. (kind of hard to believe)
    3. the phone screwd up.. and lost the password.. a bug?
     
  13. What browser are you having this on ?
    how new is your phone? Jellybeen,or kitkat?
    have you ever set up a Google account?
     
  14. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Android Expert

    I still think that Google is attempting to prevent an unauthorized sign on attempt (so much as having two devices syncing the same Google account is enough to cause this) and has made sync impossible on all connected devices until the owner of the account can verify his/her sign-on attempt. in which case the triangle and notification will go away and everything goes back to normal. you might have to deal with a orange/red bar saying 'Google prevented a possible unauthorized sign on attempt from an unknown device was it you? ' for a few days though if you go to Google's website or the desktop version of YouTube.
     
  15. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter

    update...

    on my PC.. google site logged me off.. and said there was some odd activities on my account and it made me change my password. which I did.

    I tried to use my old password on my phone, in that notice. it did not work.
    I am still not logged on to my phone's google account.
    strange that my Google Voice app on the phone started to let me in. I can see and read new messages... cant respond.

    I think it is legit
     
  16. Hi Dan,

    Maybe you could go to your carrier store and let them have a look at it. I assume you did a reboot,by turning off,and then back on. Also,you could download another browser like Google Chrome, or Firefox. Without knowing more I cannot help much. But if you can disable browser,and the problem is confined their,you can figure it out eventually.
     
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