Gmail to detect “suspicious” account activity

by admin March 24, 2010 at 8:18 pm

Google has introduced a new feature to notify Gmail users of potentially “suspicious” account login activity.

“If it looks like something unusual is going on with your account, we’ll alert you by posting a warning message saying, ‘Warning: We believe your account was last accessed from…’ along with the geographic region that we can best associate with the access,” engineering director Pavni Diwanji explained in a blog post.

According to Diwanji, Google’s automated system will display a warning message only after matching the relevant IP address to a broad geographical location.

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