'State-Sponsored Attackers' Are Attacking My Gmail Account

So I signed into Gmail this afternoon and I got this very distressing message:

gmail attack

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Now it doesn’t specify China, but they are known to be big proponents of “state-sponsored” attacks on journalists’ email accounts and I have been writing a lot more about China recently.

Luckily Google provides some advice on what to do next and how to increase your security:

  • Watch out about where you sign in to Google and look out for fake sign-in pages. They also have tips for a safe password.
  • Make sure to use up-to-date software, and they use this to plug the Chrome browser, which “has an auto-updating security feature to reduce the risk associated with running out-of-date software.”
  • Enable Google’s 2-step verification, which sends a second password to your phone when you sign in. Annoying but safe.

Incidentally, these are the China stories I’ve written recently:

  • CHINESE STATE NEWSPAPER: Corruption Is Here To Stay And The Public Should Get Used To It
  • This Chart Shows How Insanely Fast Chinese Censors Can Take Something Off The Internet
  • The Incredible Story Of How A Blind Chinese Lawyer Became An International Incident
  • Violent Politics In China Continue To Get Spotlight As Blind Lawyer Makes Daring Escape From House Arrest
  • Bo Xilai Could Have Gotten Away With Murder
  • Why The Bo Xilai Corruption And Murder Scandal Is A Big Deal For China
  • Crazy Pictures From A Chinese Gangster’s Cell Phone
  • Big Mac Index Shows Just How Ridiculously Expensive Chinese Tourist Attractions Really Are
  • Youku And Tudou Are Gearing Up For A Court Battle That Could revolutionise Chinese IP Law
  • A Day In The Life Of China’s Star 11-Year-Old Golfer Ada Li
  • Take A Look Inside The Coolest Junk Shop In Beijing
  • 8 Risks Of Investing In Chinese Companies
  • Is China Really About To Clamp Down On The Corporate Structure Used For Big American IPOs?

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