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Google account hacked? Here's how to protect yourself from suspicious activity | Security

Google allows you to check suspicious logins and account activity so that the user can avoid hacking and take necessary security measures, such as changing the password. The privacy tool is only available through the browser and provides detailed data about account logins such as device, time, date, IP address and registered location.

Upon detecting an invasion, the user can then change the password. In this way, suspicious accesses are dropped and only the login registered on the computer with the new password is active. Here's how to check for suspicious hits on your Google account.

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Tutorial shows how to check for suspicious hits on your Google account Photo: Zngara Lofrano / TechTudoTutorial shows how to check for suspicious hits on your Google account Photo: Zngara Lofrano / TechTudo

Tutorial shows how to check for suspicious hits on your Google account Photo: Zngara Lofrano / TechTudo

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Step 1. Go to Google in the browser and open the menu in the upper right corner. Then select the "Account" option;

Sign in to your Google Account from the search menu Photo: Reproduo / TechTudoSign in to your Google Account from the search menu Photo: Reproduo / TechTudo

Sign in to your Google Account from the search menu Photo: Reproduo / TechTudo

Step 2. If you are not logged in to your Google account, press the "Sign in" button. If already connected, skip to step 4 of the tutorial;

When to log in to a Google account to view the service's security page Photo: Reproduction / Marvin CostaWhen to log in to a Google account to view the service's security page Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

When to log in to a Google account to view the service's security page Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Step 3. Enter your password and select the "Next" option;

Login screen to access management services for a Google Photo account: Playback / Marvin CostaLogin screen to access management services for a Google Photo account: Playback / Marvin Costa

Login screen to access management services for a Google Photo account: Playback / Marvin Costa

Step 4. Access the "Security" section from the available options in the left corner of the screen;

By accessing the security settings of a Google Photo account: Playback / Marvin CostaBy accessing the security settings of a Google Photo account: Playback / Marvin Costa

By accessing the security settings of a Google Photo account: Playback / Marvin Costa

Step 5. Under "Recent Security Events," check out a summary of recent hits on your account. For more details, select the option "Review security events";

Option to review security events in a Google account Photo: Reproduo / Marvin CostaOption to review security events in a Google account Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Option to review security events in a Google account Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 6. Select one of the security events to see all access details on your account registered by the tool;

When to check details about a security event registered to a Google Account Photo: Reproduo / Marvin CostaWhen to check details about a security event registered to a Google Account Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

When to check details about a security event registered to a Google Account Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 7. Check the device, date, time, location, IP address and the point on the map that indicates the city of access made to your account. If you find any activity that was not performed by you, go to the option "Protect your account";

Details about a security event logged to a Google Account Photo: Reproduo / Marvin CostaDetails about a security event logged to a Google Account Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Details about a security event logged to a Google Account Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 8. Upon finding a suspicious access Google suggests changing the password. The procedure can be started from the "Change Password" option.

Prompt for password change after verifying suspicious access on a Google Account Photo: Play / Marvin CostaPrompt for password change after verifying suspicious access on a Google Account Photo: Play / Marvin Costa

Prompt for password change after verifying suspicious access on a Google Account Photo: Play / Marvin Costa

Use the hint to check all suspicious accesses and prevent intrusions into your Google account.

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