I had a google suspicious activity warning four days ago triggered by logging in from a location I don't use often. I accepted the offer to view the activity and acknowledged that I recognized it. This normally makes the warning go away.
However in this instance every time I log back in over the last four days, I get a red warning bar at the top of a signed-in google page.
When I click
Review your recent activity I get the critical security alert box grayed out with a white box over it saying "You've already replied that you recognize this activity" followed by two options
Change reply and
Of course I click "OK" every time because I do not want to change my reply and risk the possibility of locking my account.
QUESTION: Does this behavior indicate that there is a further security issue that I'm unaware of? What would happen if I instead clicked
Change reply? Right now I have two-factor turned off so I'm very concerned about getting locked out. Are there any further problems that I could look for somehow?
- macOS & Chrome incognito mode
I should note that in the last weeks I received two dialogues from google when initiating a search, to verify that I was not a robot, due to "unusual traffic from (my) computer network". (also shown below)
That happened at a shared WiFi connection using a DSL line.
Does this mean that for certain there is a Mac somewhere that's been logged in to my google account for 164 days without me knowing it? I haven't ever knowingly logged in on any other computer than my own computer.
I don't know how to check if this device is real or not.
However if I go to https://myaccount.google.com/security I only see one device: