Google: Hackers Backed By A Government May Be Trying To Steal Your Password
Google begins to send reporters and professor’s alert messages to prevent a government supporting hackers could target their recent internet and corporate accounts.
Currently, many political and media personalities worldwide are the target of massive operation on internet piracy, as mentioned here.
This is how Google displays a warning message (see image above) persons likely to be targets, when they log into their Google accounts. The warning banner appears as: “Hackers backed by a government may be trying to steal your password”.
The Post Google Confirms That He Says
If you received this warning is that we suspect that your account or your computer was hacked by order of a government over the past month.
Google continues his post explaining why it displays such a warning to some people:
We regularly receive reports from users and our own designed systems, among others, to monitor suspicious login attempts. You’ve probably received emails containing dangerous attachments, or links to malware or fake Web sites designed to steal your passwords or other personal information.
For example it is common for hackers send harmful PDF files, Office documents, or RAR files.
to protect users, we cannot share specific information on when or how we detected specific attacks. Google internal systems have not been compromised.
The warning Gmail includes personalized advice to improve your security based on current settings for your account and browser. It will appear again in some time to remind you to take the action recommended to further secure your account.
You can then disable it. If it appears again a few weeks or months later, is that we have detected a new activity threatening your account.
Google’s Safety Tips
The parameter check tool Google security guide you through a series of steps to limit the risk of damage to your account. To better secure your account and computer, and to keep a step ahead of the pirates, take the following additional measures:
Always Use Updated Software: This instruction applies particularly to your browser, your operating system, your plug-ins, as well as your office software.
Enable Two-Step Verification In Gmail: This feature is to send a second password on your phone.
Install Google Authenticator: If you have enabled two-step verification, Google strongly recommends installing further Authenticator app, where you can receive the codes when you do not have an Internet connection or a mobile phone plan.
Set Up A Security Key In Gmail: This is a USB key that can also function via Bluetooth or NFC.
Install The Extension Password Warning In Chrome: This Chrome extension Free and Open Source tries to alert you when you reuse your password or enter it on a counterfeit login page.