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  1. Posts : 19,498
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #1

    Is this legit ?


    Just got this e-mail ostensibly from Google.
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    I didn't try to log in from any other device.

    Is this legit ?-image.png
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  2. Posts : 10,715
    Windows 11 Workstation x64
       #2

    Without hovering over the Yes/no links to see the url there is no way of telling from the pictures.

    Just go to the following page and check for security events - Security Checkup
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  3. Posts : 19,498
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Is this legit ?-image.png

    Near Vietnam ? WTH ?
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  4. Posts : 10,715
    Windows 11 Workstation x64
       #4

    If you haven't already you should turn on two-factor authentication.
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  5. Posts : 19,498
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       #5

    z3r010 said:
    If you haven't already you should turn on two-factor authentication.
    Never did that, how and what are ramifications, do I need to enter two passwords every time ?
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  6. Posts : 10,715
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       #6

    Every time you access with a new browser or unrecognised device you need to enter a secondary 2FA code, you can either use a texted code to your phone, an authenticator app (I recommend Authy) or a hardware solution such as a yubikey, once authenticated it remembers the browser/device so you will not need to authenticate again unless there has been a big change.
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  7. Posts : 19,498
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    z3r010 said:
    Every time you access with a new browser or unrecognised device you need to enter a secondary 2FA code, you can either use a texted code to your phone, an authenticator app (I recommend Authy) or a hardware solution such as a yubikey, once authenticated it remembers the browser/device so you will not need to authenticate again unless there has been a big change.
    I just changed my password and will look into the rest.
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  8. Posts : 10,715
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  9. Posts : 19,498
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       #9

    Switched to FF in the Insider version on same computer and it asked me if it was me, confirmed with new password so it must have been legit. TNX.
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  10. Posts : 1,291
    Windows 10
       #10

    I usually get those alerts on using VPNs , as now both Google and Microsoft applied a measure of security to only allow password access to same country , but if you are travelling over you need to do an authentication from an already authorized device they have its mac address stored , in case of VPNs some of these block or change your mac address and country along your ip so may fire such alerts .

    If you are not using one then yes , some cutie in Vietnam has your password some how . They can steal it with ease from android phones via cover up apps so you might want to review your apps .
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