How do I know if this hack warning from gmail is authentic?
October 12, 2013 12:18 AM Subscribe
Tonight I got this email:
"Someone recently used your password to try to sign in to your Google Account email@example.com. This person was using an application such as an email client or mobile device.
We prevented the sign-in attempt in case this was a hijacker trying to access your account. Please review the details of the sign-in attempt:
Saturday, October 12, 2013 5:50:42 AM UTC
IP Address: #####
Location: Kusatsu, Shiga Prefecture, Japan
If you do not recognize this sign-in attempt, someone else might be trying to access your account. You should sign in to your account and reset your password immediately."
It had a link to what looks like a real Google Help Center page which talks about two-step verification.
Has anyone ever had an email like this? How do I tell if it's authentic? Has anyone ever used this two-step verification process as outlined on the alleged help center page?
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