Why Gmail and Linkedin says there is an intrusion on my profiles when freedome is activated ?
F-secure Freedome, OS Microsoft 8, Firefox browser or Thunderbird mail manager.
It's the second time gmail freezes my account and aks for a second identification (code by sms or on an email adress) saying someone in the USA "knows my password".
The date and time given correspond to my own attempt.
The main question is: why this occurs ?
The second one -pure curiosity- is why in the US when my localisation is in Europe ?..
Thanks for updating us.
As far as I checked with our product team, they suggest it might be based on our IP address and other factors as well. Google is not relying on the standard geolocation data; rather seems to be making their own assumptions of the location.
Google has also been showing CAPTCHA checks to Freedome users often now. Our guess is that they’re seeing lots of traffic coming from our IP addresses for the various users, who have registered their Google accounts in totally different places (and that Google has normally seen them coming from a different location when they’re not using Freedome). They want to confirm the user that no one is trying to abuse them.5 Like