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Google now has a much better way to alert you to critical security issues

October 8, 2020

Via: Mashable

If someone’s hacking into your account, getting an email about it might not do much good; by the time you read it, the damage may already be done.

To combat the issue, Google is launching in-app security alerts for critical issues with Google accounts.

When Google detects a security issue with your account – such as someone logging in from an unknown device – it will display an alert in the app you’re currently using, such as Gmail. You’ll see a red “!” next to your profile picture in the upper right corner, and when you click on it, you’ll get a warning about a security issue and a prompt to resolve it.

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