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Google Change Password Message

#1 Post by silverscreenselect » Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:47 am

I got a text message in the middle of the night from Google as well as an email from them telling me:
Google has become aware that someone else knows your password, and we've taken steps to protect your account. Please sign back into your account now and choose a new password to secure your account.
I know enough not to click on links in emails like that so I went to Google directly and verified that. I actually rarely use my Google account since I don't have a gmail email. But I did change the password and then did a password security check, and it indicated that five of my passwords had been compromised (it didn't say when). Two of those were for my ATT email and yahoo account, which were linked, so I changed those. One was for the WWTBAM bored???? and I changed that. One was for my wife's Linkedin account (which she never uses), which I set up for her using her ATT email (which she never uses either). I'll have to change that from her computer later today. Finally, there was an all-number IP address, which is apparently the address for a private network that may be connected to my router. I've never set that up (it still has the dummy password), and when I tried to enter the numerical IP address, I got an error message saying that it took too long to reach the site. I'm not sure if I need to do anything with that or not and if I do, what I'm supposed to do.
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Re: Google Change Password Message

#2 Post by Bob Juch » Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:28 am

silverscreenselect wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:47 am
I got a text message in the middle of the night from Google as well as an email from them telling me:
Google has become aware that someone else knows your password, and we've taken steps to protect your account. Please sign back into your account now and choose a new password to secure your account.
I know enough not to click on links in emails like that so I went to Google directly and verified that. I actually rarely use my Google account since I don't have a gmail email. But I did change the password and then did a password security check, and it indicated that five of my passwords had been compromised (it didn't say when). Two of those were for my ATT email and yahoo account, which were linked, so I changed those. One was for the WWTBAM bored???? and I changed that. One was for my wife's Linkedin account (which she never uses), which I set up for her using her ATT email (which she never uses either). I'll have to change that from her computer later today. Finally, there was an all-number IP address, which is apparently the address for a private network that may be connected to my router. I've never set that up (it still has the dummy password), and when I tried to enter the numerical IP address, I got an error message saying that it took too long to reach the site. I'm not sure if I need to do anything with that or not and if I do, what I'm supposed to do.
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Re: Google Change Password Message

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