Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Daveski17, Jan 9, 2023.
Anyone heard anything?
Seriously they've been hacked. My chrome
Maybe it's just a limited amount of Google accounts that have been hacked.
Even though I rarely use Gmail, I do have an account and did just sign into it no problem.
OK thanks for the info .
My Macbook is useable again. Definitely a relief!
A lot of reports.
My two Chromebooks are still technically toast. The never sent the 2FA text. Maybe tomorrow.
All 5 of my gmail accounts are ok, thankfully.
I still can't access my Chromebooks. I'll give the 2FA another go. But if they never send the text I can't do anything.
Despite the reports on Twitter I also tend to think that it affects a limited amount of Google accounts. While the number of reports on Twitter may seem large they represent only a fraction of Google accounts on the global scale. Otherwise info about hacked/leaked Google accounts would fill the headlines. Time will tell.
The big G said none of my passwords were ever compromised.
It seems like it, because I didn't read anything about it on the major newssites.
Wow, I didn't know you could not access your Chromebook if there are problems with your Google Account, so you can't work locally?
I don't know what's going on. They're basically paperweights now. If I could get past the login I could probably power wash. Everything is not OK at Google obviously.
Since this isn't being reported on any tech sites I have to wonder if someone else was hacked that possibly used the same or similar credentials and they are using them to hijack google accounts.
...or maybe one of those "Sign in with Google" prompts that may have been fake and people entered their credentials into it.
Who knows? It's a mystery to me.
The twitter search may be misleading.
Search twitter at any time of year and you'll see lots of reports of hacked google accounts.
Something is definitely amiss. Today I opened my online banking website which requires secondary verification - I requested the code be sent to my Google email account, which is on Thunderbird. This has always worked, but today the verification code would not show up in my inbox - I requested a second verification code - it too did not appear. I had to select 'send unsent messages' to get them to transmit. Both showed up.
This sounds more like a Google server issue to me rather than a hack.
Recently there were Deezer and LastPass leaked crendentials, it could be something related.
Thanks to this thread I finally changed the master passwords for all my cloud services which I wanted to do already a long time ago but I kept putting it off. Thanks @Daveski17 for this thread
Good point! Could be related.
I keep having that, although sometimes I can use a card reader.
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