Today I ran across an article where they pointed out that apparently agrees. :)
I collected all his tweets into a story on Storify.
I didn't alter that AT ALL. That is exactly as it appeared in ALL of the spam I have received over the last several months. This is APP. DEVELOPER. MAGAZINE.
Back when Gmail was merely a rumor and accounts were given by invitation only, I signed up using my old yahoo.com email address to get notified when it became available.
I got my gmail account shortly after that, and have logged in hundreds -- nay, THOUSANDS -- of times since then on gmail, google+, and google in general. And YouTube.
Last night at 11:40 pm, I connected to my gmail to check my email -- which I do many, many, many times every day from three or sometimes four different computers.
But THIS particular login prompted this:
Your Google Account email@example.com was just used to sign in on Mac. [The Mac I've had since August, 2009]
Don't recognize this activity? [Well, yeah.]
Review your recently used devices now.. [Not necessary.]
Why are we sending this? [I look forward to your answer!] We take security very seriously [Well, obviously NOT, or I would have gotten many of these emails.] and we want to keep you in the loop on important actions in your account.
We were unable to determine whether you have used this browser or device with your account before. [You mean like at least 12 times every day for the past 6 years? I can see where that would be very confusing.] This can happen when you sign in for the first time on a new computer [Nope], phone [Nope] or browser [Nope!], when you use your browser's incognito or private browsing mode [Nope] or clear your cookies [Nope], or when somebody else is accessing your account. [And NOPE!]
The Google Accounts team
You're turning into Microsoft. Stop that.
Shows you what I know. :)
Gary D. Henderson is a speculative fiction writer living in the Atlanta, Georgia area. When he’s not writing, he’s writing. Code, that is. With over twenty years of experience in the software design industry, he currently wrangles wild software for, as they say, a “major healthcare company.”
In his copious spare time, Gary attends writers groups in the Atlanta area, reads, instantly caters to his feline overlord's every whim, and helps slay the occasional dragon or marauding horde of orcs.
No, he will not fix your computer.