Billions of Gmail users urged to click hidden ‘security check up’ button – it could save you from bank emptying misery

It’s important to stay on top of your internet security as cyber thieves are constantly looking for new ways to loot your accounts.

come into yours gmail would be a honeypot for scammers, with access to your personal information and the ability to break into other accounts.

Scroll to the bottom of your Gmail account to view account activity


Scroll to the bottom of your Gmail account to view account activity

But how do you know if someone is logged into your Gmail account?

Normally, you should receive a sign-in notification from Google.

If you want extra peace of mind that no one is lurking, there is another option worth checking out.

Little do most users realize that there’s a clever tool at the bottom of your Gmail account on the desktop.

It shows if your account is open in a different location than the one you are currently using.

Chances are, at least one other device is listed: your iPhone or Android smartphone.

If this is indeed the case, it will say “Open in X other locations” with a “Details” link.

Accounts that you aren’t logged into anywhere else will only show the “Details” link, meaning you’re currently in the clear.

However, you can click this link for even more useful information.

It opens the activity log of the Gmail account.

From here you can see all recent account login activity, device type and location.

If you see an unknown country or something else that doesn’t look right, you may want to reset your password.

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Alley Einstein

Alley Einstein is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Alley Einstein joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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