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Get Alerts for Suspicious Google Account Activity On Your Smartphone

Google offers a service that could save you a whole lot of trouble. It’s the ability to get notifications of suspicious activity on your Google account, straight to your smartphone. Here’s how to use it.

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First, go to the Security area of your Google account settings, by clicking here. Once there, scroll down to Notifications.

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Now, check the two boxes under Phone, for Password change and Suspicious login attempt. You’ll need to re-enter your password, then to verify your phone number (if it’s not already verified), using a simple code, sent via SMS to it.

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Once that’s done, you’ll be taken back to the previous page, and the notifications will be activated.

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That means that every time there’s a suspicious login attempt, or somebody (hopefully you) tries to change your password, you’ll know instantly, even without a computer around.

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