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Old 15-04-2021, 11:01   #16
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Re: Google password warning

ignore all that google failed me

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If you trust that site, and it doesn't have any breach of its own !
The site you are replying to at the worst would add your email to a list it does not ask for passwords

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The header looks perfect (accounts.google.com), and instead of clicking on the link, I typed it in and arrived on the acccounts.google.com page.

But I can't go any further as I have no google password. So it's all a bit moot.
if you did want to see where it actually goes you could test it in a sand box of some type either sandboxie or Windows Sandbox if you are running 10 Pro.

I often play with stuff to see what it is actually trying to do often in a VM or Sandbox but I do have an old machine I do it on that does nothing else
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Indeed.....I wouldnt wanna put ANY valid info in any of those!!

Only thing you supply when using the Have I Been Pwned website is the email address to lookup, that's all you can do!
(Apart from the latest Facebook one where there were more phone numbers, and it's only that Facebook breach that has phone numbers recorded)


It then returns a list of any breaches that email address was found in.
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Re: Google password warning

I contacted google directly and asked if the email warning was genuine.

"Yes, we detected a leak of emails and passwords from a few servers not related to google. It is highly recommended that you visit each site in the report and change your password".

I was given a hint at to what the account password was, and from that I realised it was made by our son. Obvious from his choice or words. Luckily he had it written down from 4 years ago!!

So I checked the list of compromised passwords, and they are mostly on sites I haven't been on for at least a couple of years. None of them would have any financial or personal details on them, but I'll plod through the list of 13 and change passwords IF I can remember what the present ones are!

So mystery solved, but I still wonder how google got all the info?
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I contacted google directly and asked if the email warning was genuine.

"Yes, we detected a leak of emails and passwords from a few servers not related to google. It is highly recommended that you visit each site in the report and change your password".

I was given a hint at to what the account password was, and from that I realised it was made by our son. Obvious from his choice or words. Luckily he had it written down from 4 years ago!!

So I checked the list of compromised passwords, and they are mostly on sites I haven't been on for at least a couple of years. None of them would have any financial or personal details on them, but I'll plod through the list of 13 and change passwords IF I can remember what the present ones are!

So mystery solved, but I still wonder how google got all the info?
Because that is their main line of business - data.
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Because that is their main line of business - data.
worth a bloody fortune too
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