Google tells Iranian users to check if their Gmail accounts have been hacked

Graham Cluley
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Google is advising *all* its users in Iran to change their Gmail passwords, and check that their Google accounts have not been compromised.

In a blog post, Google said that it was directly contacting users in Iran who may have been hit by a man-in-the-middle attack.

As you’ve no doubt been reading on Naked Security, the threat emerged after disgraced Dutch SSL certificate authority DigiNotar was compromised.

As Google, correctly points out – it’s not just a question of changing…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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