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Google Widens Warnings about State-Sponsored Attacks

Google has widened the scope of a campaign designed to warn users when their computers or accounts might be compromised by possible state-sponsored attacks. A warning will be sent to Gmail, Google, and Chrome users: Warning: “We believe state-sponsored attackers may be attempting to compromise your account or computer.” The Google information-security team reportedly obtained additional information about state-sponsored attack methods and the countries using them since June, when it started the awareness campaign. Google suggests that users who receive the warning should change their account passwords, activate Google’s two-step authentication service, and make sure their software is up-to-date. (The New York Times)(PC Magazine)(Google)

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