Should I start to worry about identity-theft/phishing?
February 24, 2013 3:25 AM Subscribe
I recently started in a new job and got a used laptop for my desk. I have utilized this with my Chrome/ Google account. Then, after a few weeks, I got a warning in gmail, telling me that a foreign state might be trying to hack my account or computer. My question is, should I start to worry about being tageted by hackers? Or is the alert from google and the phishing attempts a coincidence?
posted by Nightly to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
After a few days, the same message appeared when I logged into gmail from my home computer (both running Win 7 and synched on my google account). So I have now turned on two-step confirmation for my gmail-account.
I also have my own company with its own non-google email. Here I was shocked to see how many phishing emails I've been getting lately. Often two of the same kind with a small time interval of a few minutes.
I also use a Windows Phone 8 synched with my google account, but I have now utilized secondary passwords for apps.
My question is, should I start to worry about being tageted by hackers? Or is the alert from google and the phishing attempts a coincidence?