Gmail Alerts Users of Possible Hacking Attempts

Thursday Mar 25th 2010 by Datamation.com Staff
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Geolocation feature warns users if their e-mail account has been recently accessed from a different country.

PC Magazine: Recently, cybercriminals have been running a new type of scam that uses social networks to trick victims into sending them money. They hack into a user's e-mail account and then send that person's contacts messages asking for money.

Now Google has added a new Gmail feature that makes this type of scam more difficult. If your account has been recently accessed from a different country, Gmail will give you a warning message.

"Keep in mind that these notifications are meant to alert you of suspicious activity but are not a replacement for account security best practices," said the company.

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