Same here. Had gmail and the same password since 2005 !I have never been gmail hacked until I got this Droid a few weeks ago. Coincidence?
Chances are the ip address you logged from serbia was just someone using an ip blocker...also it isn't hard to crack a password with the right software. Password dictionary and brute force attacks just take time but they will eventually crack it. Its always suggested to make a password with at least 8 letters and a couple characters in the middle and random uppercase letters. Also try using something that isn't in the english dictionary.
OG Droid since 12/09
The Gmail Help forum is beginning to see more account hacked activity. Report this to firstname.lastname@example.org, provide as much information as you can. Especially your phone model, OS version and provider.
If your account has been compromised/hacked/stolen you will need to check and fix at least all of the following settings.
But first you need to check the bottom of the Inbox and make sure your account is not open at any other locations. If it shows additional locations, open the Details window and "Sign out all other sessions".
Settings -> Accounts and Import -> Google Account Settings -> Change Password [pick a new secure password]
Settings -> Accounts and Import -> Google Account Settings -> Change Password Recovery Options [verify secret question, SMS and recovery e-mail address]
Settings -> General -> Signature [make sure nothing as been added]
Settings -> General -> Vacation Responder [make sure it's disabled and empty]
Settings -> Accounts and Import -> Send Mail As [make sure it is using your correct e-mail address]
Settings -> Filters [no filters that forward or delete e-mail]
Settings -> Forwarding and POP/IMAP -> Forwarding [disabled or correct address]
Settings -> Forwarding and POP/IMAP -> POP Download [disabled]
Settings -> Forwarding and POP/IMAP -> IMAP Access [disabled]
Keeping account secure: https://mail.google.com/support/bin/...n&answer=46526
Protecting your account: https://mail.google.com/support/bin/...n&answer=29407
More account security info: http://www.google.com/help/security/
If your account is compromised: http://mail.google.com/support/bin/a...n&answer=50270
Someone using your address: http://mail.google.com/support/bin/a...n&answer=50200
Google Employee comments: http://www.google.com/support/forum/...hl=en&start=70
Last edited by Zandog; 04-13-2010 at 11:40 AM.
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Tag for further reading. I never had a password issue until after I got my droid.
Better get working on my tin-foil hat ;-)
Wow, this thread is kind of scary to see. Like others, I have had my gmail account for ~5.5 years, never had ANY account of mine ever hacked, and 4 days ago my gmail account was hacked. I caught it a minute after it started but 30 spam emails had already been sent out. In terms of droid usage I only connect to 1 wifi network(home) and use 3g for everything else.
Ill be following this thread with interest to see if many more people are having this problem.
Try not associating the fact that your Gmail account got hacked and that you have a Droid. I don't think this has anything to do with the fact that you have a Droid, but the fact that somebody has your password.
The reason why there has been numerous Gmail accounts being hacked recently, might be because of the fact that Android/Google phones have been selling more and they require you to create a GMail account