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From: Konstantin Ryabitsev <>
To: Geert Uytterhoeven <>
Subject: Re: Gmail (was: Re: lore+lei: part 2, now with IMAP)
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2021 16:46:41 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20211115214641.lxo5zhttrqq6mx2z@nitro.local> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Mon, Nov 15, 2021 at 07:34:00PM +0100, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> On a related subject, I am using Gmail for email (e.g. patch review),
> but not for actual patch submission (git send-email through my ISP's
> SMTP server). I do have app passwords set up for git send-email on
> my laptop (if I ever need to send patches while on the road, barely
> used so far) and for backing up email using getmail.
> Recently I received an email from Google that my account may be "at
> greater risk of targeted attack", and that they recommend enrolling
> into Google's strongest account security offering, the Advanced
> Protection Program.  Apparently this makes use of a hardware token,
> the Titan Security Key. 

Well, I'm sure they wouldn't mind if you paid them money for a "Titan Security
key", but it's really just a rebranded Chinese-made U2F token and, as such,
not any different from any other U2F security key. You can get one from
Nitrokey ( or SoloKeys ( I *do* recommend using a
hardware token for your Google account, seeing as it's increasingly tied to so
much of our online identity.

> I have no idea what kind of criteria are
> used to reach out to people (might be people involved with important
> FLOSS projects, who knows? ;-), but the other family members haven't
> received this.

It's anyone's guess, but it's probably based on analyzing various account
dumps a-la or Mozilla's Firefox Monitor. It doesn't
necessarily mean that you have anything in particular to worry about.

Best regards,

  reply	other threads:[~2021-11-15 22:58 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-11-12 19:13 lore+lei: part 2, now with IMAP Konstantin Ryabitsev
2021-11-15 18:34 ` Gmail (was: Re: lore+lei: part 2, now with IMAP) Geert Uytterhoeven
2021-11-15 21:46   ` Konstantin Ryabitsev [this message]
2021-11-16  8:01     ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2021-11-16  8:04       ` Drew DeVault
2021-11-16  8:26         ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2021-11-16  8:29           ` Drew DeVault
2021-11-16 13:49             ` Konstantin Ryabitsev
2021-11-16 13:51               ` Drew DeVault
2021-11-16 14:04                 ` Konstantin Ryabitsev
2021-11-16 13:35       ` Konstantin Ryabitsev
2021-11-16 12:18     ` Han-Wen Nienhuys
2021-11-22 14:37 ` lore+lei: part 2, now with IMAP Jani Nikula
2021-11-22 15:07   ` Konstantin Ryabitsev

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