Who's Been Viewing Your Gmail

This tip is provided by Laura Calloway with the Alabama State Bar Practice Management Assistance Program.

There's been a lot of buzz lately about Gmail flaws and hacks. If you're curious about whether someone has been able to gain access to your account without your knowledge, Gmail has a feature which can help you find out. Once you're signed in, at the bottom of the page you'll find a lot of fine print. Beneath where it indicates how much of your allotted storage space you're currently using, you'll see a line that gives the time and IP address of your last account activity. Click on the "Details" link, and you'll be taken to a window showing the last several times anyone signed in to your account, how (Browser, mobile, POP3, etc.), the IP address, and the time. It will also tell you whether there is concurrent activity. There's also a button to allow you to close any concurrent sessions and link to allow you to change your password immediately. Whether or not your account has been compromised, isn't it time to change to a strong password now?