Categories: Learn tips and tricks :

Recent suspicious account activity

Showing 1-3 of 3 messages
Recent suspicious account activity h4cked4ccount 6/16/11 12:44 AM
On Jun 12 I logged into Gmail and found a notice that there may be suspicious account activity on my account. Upon checking the access logs, there was only one suspicious entry on Jun 8 from "United States (NJ) (" with an unknown access type. I promptly changed my password and there have been no other suspicious log in attempts that I am aware of other than on Jun 8.

Over the past few days of looking around, I haven't noticed any changes in Gmail (no noticeable deleted messages, no sent messages, no changes to forwarding/pop settings).

Notably, I did start using an iPad on Jun 8 and I may have used the "Aim for iPad" app on either Jun 8 or 9 (I can't remember exactly which day). That is the only connection I can see with AOL. I use wifi for the ipad and when I check mail on it, it shows up as IMAP with my home IP.

1. What does this unknown access type mean and could it have been a false positive?
2. Could the aim for ipad have caused the suspicious activity?
3. How come it took google 4 days to start notifying me of suspicious activity? Is this unusual?
4. Is there anything else I should do? I am concerned because there was some sensitive private information in my account on that day.

Thanks in advance.

Edit: I used Aim for iPad to log into GTalk (for those of you wondering how using aim for ipad could have affected a gmail account
This message has been hidden because it was flagged for abuse.
Re: Recent suspicious account activity williamkehl 6/19/11 4:57 PM
same exact thing just happened to me, from the same ip above, after connecting aim with my gchat account on my new ipad. definitely a false positive, please fix this google!