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Siderophore
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2010
3335 posts

Is my password compromised?

Got this email:

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Someone recently tried to use an application to sign in to your Google Account - xxxxxxxx@gmail.com. We prevented the sign-in attempt in case this was a hijacker trying to access your account. Please review the details of the sign-in attempt:

Thursday, January 3, 2013 5:51:23 AM UTC
IP Address: 114.97.72.85
Location: Hefei, Anhui, China

If you do not recognize this sign-in attempt, someone else might be trying to access your account. You should sign in to your account and reset your password immediately. Find out how at LINK

If this was you, and you want to give this application access to your account, complete the troubleshooting steps listed at LINK

Note: This email address cannot accept replies.

Sincerely,
The Google Accounts Team


Does this mean someone has my password and it was only blocked because of the "odd" IP or did someone just make a bunch of attempts to get in


brass2mouth
LSU Fan
Member since Jul 2007
14052 posts

re: Is my password compromised?
I got the same email once before, turns out it was something with my email on my phone that was causing the flag.


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Iona Fan Man
Iona Fan
Member since Jan 2006
27462 posts

re: Is my password compromised?
fishing email?

say they are Google, confirm password screen, then they have your password


Siderophore
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2010
3335 posts

re: Is my password compromised?
It's legit.

Do not reply to this email, links check out, and the origin email as well.


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htcthc321
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2010
280 posts

re: Is my password compromised?
I got the same email a couple days ago. Only thing different was the IP address was based in Chile.


Scoop
LSU Fan
Ecuador
Member since Sep 2005
29025 posts
Online

re: Is my password compromised?
I got it a couple of weeks ago. Canada was the origin. I have a pretty strong password so looks like they failed. Google made me change my password, anyway.


Siderophore
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2010
3335 posts

re: Is my password compromised?
My concern is I have a lot of password overlap, but I don't want to change 20 different ones needlessly.

My finance related passwords overlap too, but are different than the general ones.


gmrkr5
LSU Fan
BR
Member since Jul 2009
9984 posts

re: Is my password compromised?
it can be hard to tell, but does it appear that the email is really from google? i'd go ahead and change passwords regardless


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1984Tiger
LSU Fan
North Carolina
Member since Apr 2006
5529 posts

re: Is my password compromised?
ignore the email, but go to your gmail and change your password there. I would not do anything through those links.


JAB528
LSU Fan
The Mexican Ocean
Member since Jun 2012
15046 posts

re: Is my password compromised?
that seems like legit email.


gmrkr5
LSU Fan
BR
Member since Jul 2009
9984 posts

re: Is my password compromised?
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ignore the email, but go to your gmail and change your password there. I would not do anything through those links.


this^^^

even if it looks legit


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wish i was tebow
Arizona Fan
The Golf Board
Member since Feb 2009
43185 posts

re: Is my password compromised?
What's ur password and ill tell you if it's compromised


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castorinho
Oklahoma Fan
13623 posts
Member since Nov 2010
29984 posts

re: Is my password compromised?
As long as they don't ask you to reply with name, number, bank account, SSN it's legit.


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Scoop
LSU Fan
Ecuador
Member since Sep 2005
29025 posts
Online

re: Is my password compromised?
quote:

that seems like legit email.


The email is legit. For sure.

I read it and wasn't going to hit the links in a million years but the next day I went to sign in to Google Docs and it prompted me to change my password with the same explanation.

It is without a doubt legit and not phishing.


longtymefirsttyme
LSU Fan
baton rouge
Member since Feb 2007
528 posts

re: Is my password compromised?
I got the same email and changed my password trough the links. Seem legit but I went to google independent of the email links and changes it again. Although there was a notice on the google page saying my account was tampered with.

Google must have gotten hacked into


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white perch
Louisville Fan
the bright, happy side of hell
Member since Apr 2012
3405 posts

re: Is my password compromised?
Prolly


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