Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Google Gmail Users Get Alert if Accounts Compromised

Brian Prince writes on eWeek:

Google is adding a new alert system to Gmail to warn users if their account may have been compromised.

The feature is being rolled out today, and is meant to offer users an additional layer of protection for Gmail users via an automated system that flags suspicious activity and generates a red alert.

“It will be a sort of a bright red message that will say “warning (we believe) your account was recently accessed from” and then a geographic location and a button to click to see recent accesses of the account with information about them like...what was the IP it came from, when did it happen, where in the world do we think they were from (and) highlighting in red the ones that were bad or suspicious to us,” explained Will Cathcart, product manager at Google, in an interview with eWEEK.

More here.


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