INTERNET SEARCH GIANT Google has added some rudimentary geolocation technology to thwart Gmail hackers.
Pavni Diwanji, engineering director at Google, blogged that your Gmail account will automatically notify you if there's any suspicious activity.
Gmail will try to resolve the IP address of potential hackers to a geographic location and present a log-in history. If there is something funny going on, Google will post a warning and a geographic estimation of where the hack is from. Users can then change their log-in details.
The technology doesn't have the power to determine exactly where you're being hacked from and Google says it should not be used a replacement for sensible practice.
"While we don't have the capability to determine the specific location from which an account is accessed, a login appearing to come from one country and occurring a few hours after a login from another country may trigger an alert. Keep in mind that these notifications are meant to alert you of suspicious activity but are not a replacement for account security best practices," it said.
This feature is being road tested in Gmail but Google wants to roll it out on Google Apps, too. µ
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