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Someone accessed my Gmail from my own IP. What to do?

  1. #11


    Yellow Belly
    Posts : 178
    Windows 8.1 with Bing x64


    I'm running out of ideas and knowledge here. You don't need to kill your Google account, just thinking, just reset your phone and put your account details back in and resync to your apps ...that's possible isn't it?

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  2. #12


    Georgia
    Posts : 110
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 / Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Dual Boot


    Quote Originally Posted by kmint View Post
    That is why I wonder if the breach has come from Android, maybe from some trojan.
    Could very well be, after all Androids are the most susceptible to things like that out of all the hand held devices out on the market.

    GMail does offer a free service where it will call or text your phone (cell or landline) if they see a login to your account from an unknown device or IP address which you must reply a nay or yay, if nay the connection is shut down and access denied, after you get this straight if you don't use it you may ought to think about it.

    Also if you are getting apps from the Google Play Store, be aware that it in itself is a swamp of malware, could very well be you picked up whatever you may have from there.

    Android Security: 8 Signs Hackers Own Your Smartphone

    My advice to you (and anyone that owns an Android device) would be to drop the Android and go with something else, Androids whether they be tablets or phones have just too many security flaws and are very easily hacked. This is why if you go to a store, out of all the tablet devices Androids are now among the cheapest ..... at least they are in my area. They were cool when they first arrived on the scene but IMO you could not pay me to own one.
    Last edited by edee; 23 Jan 2015 at 11:53.
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  3. #13


    Madrid, Spain
    Posts : 228
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Thanks edee.

    Look at Apple and the porn pics hacked from the celebrities. Huge.

    And Windows Phone doesn't have many features and apps that Android does. Plus it is Microsoft Windows. King of the world of viruses and proud to be.

    I just prefer to stay with Android because it has more things than the others. Things that I really use and value.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 115
    Windows 10 Pro + 8.1 pro and 7 Utimate


    If I were you I would get rid of the Chinese Browser and then change both of your gmail passwords I don't know what would posses you to install a Chinese browser if you live in Madrid. If I ever ended up with a computer with a Chinese browser installed I would format it and reinstall Windows, You do realize that the Chinese government monitors all traffic that goes over the web
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  5. #15


    Joisey
    Posts : 315
    Windows 8.1 consumer 64 bit


    In addition to the advice above:

    - Make sure your wireless router is set to use WPA or WPA2 security, not WEP, which is faulty and easily cracked.

    - On google, set your google account to use 2 step authentication, which uses a cell phone app, phone call or text message to provide another layer of security. Just google for "Google 2-Step Verification" to set it up.
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  6. #16


    Madrid, Spain
    Posts : 228
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by sml156 View Post
    If I were you I would get rid of the Chinese Browser and then change both of your gmail passwords I don't know what would posses you to install a Chinese browser if you live in Madrid. If I ever ended up with a computer with a Chinese browser installed I would format it and reinstall Windows, You do realize that the Chinese government monitors all traffic that goes over the web
    It's the US government monitoring all of us, and that is not even speculation, that's confirmed by Microsoft, Google, Apple, etc.

    The Chinese browser is Chromium with extra handy features, that's why I used it. It is actually much better than chrome.

    Now, my hard disk made a brutal noise lately and I was about to send it to repair, but I uninstalled the Chinese browser and the noise is gone by now. If it doesn't return I'll be officially thinking that that Chinese browser is communist spyware with hardware destruction capabilities.
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  7. #17


    Madrid, Spain
    Posts : 228
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by mikeytg View Post
    In addition to the advice above:

    - Make sure your wireless router is set to use WPA or WPA2 security, not WEP, which is faulty and easily cracked.

    - On google, set your google account to use 2 step authentication, which uses a cell phone app, phone call or text message to provide another layer of security. Just google for "Google 2-Step Verification" to set it up.
    I use WPA2- AES.

    The 2 steps thing I tried it long ago when Google first introduced and quit it soon. It's really annoying to do that all the time. To me, at least.

    Many thanks.
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  8. #18


    Georgia
    Posts : 110
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 / Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Dual Boot


    Quote Originally Posted by kmint View Post
    And Windows Phone doesn't have many features and apps that Android does. Plus it is Microsoft Windows. King of the world of viruses and proud to be.
    In the very near future you will be able to run Android apps on Windows Phones.
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  9. #19


    Joisey
    Posts : 315
    Windows 8.1 consumer 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by kmint View Post

    The 2 steps thing I tried it long ago when Google first introduced and quit it soon. It's really annoying to do that all the time. To me, at least.

    Many thanks.
    You can "trust" your computer and devices so that you don't have to enter it all the time. Then you only need it on strange computers and it will leave scallywags who somehow get your password out in the cold.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 23
    Windows 8.1


    Secondary Authentication?
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