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Phishing Email

Liam W

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I actually believed this, I even changed my password because of it (I didn't follow the links in the email though).

This is just to warn you to watch out... I can't believe I believed it. I'm normally careful :/

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Most services, such as Facebook, will let you know via e-mail if someone has tried to access your account from an unrecognizable location or device, so it's important to know when the e-mail's real and when it's not. In this case, it wasn't a legitimate e-mail.


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Well, you can check by the Last Activity - Details link at the bottom of the Gmail page.

And... Gmail know your name, why they call you "Hi email address"? :D

Liam W

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OK, maybe some parts should have been obvious, but you try reading it on a phone after purchasing a second hand computer which could have come with spyware.

Anyway, it was time to change my password. I've had the same one for a while now.


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I reenabled that yes. I had to disable it previously due to the use of an app which I invariably deleted due to my use of ROMs.
You don't need to disable Google's 2-step authentication for apps/devices that require a Gmail login but can't receive the confirmation code. Just create a custom app password for them.


That is how, for example, I have my Synology home SAN sending me email alerts using Gmail.

OSS 117

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You'll know when there's a legitimate warning. When you login it'll show a large red banner at the top which when you click X on will ask you to use a new password. It happened to a BS account I had and hadn't signed in for 7 years... My attempt was from somewhere in the UK. Google must sense a login pattern and won't complete a session login even if the password is correct.


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There's one infallible solution. Never click on links in emails.
Unless you trust them, of course, and know exactly who they're from (e.g., I have it set up to get e-mails of new videos from some of the channels I'm subscribed to on YouTube).