Do not download any crack, hacker tool, or app that claims it can crack a GMail password, despite the promise of your being able to get back into your email account. The tools that are currently circulating on illicit download and torrent sites are all illegal and will compromise your computer.
If you haven’t yet forgotten your Google Mail password, now is the time to add a secondary email address to your account, to set your password reminder data, so that you can retrieve it when you inevitably do.
While I was writing this short post I learned that various bloggers have seen their sites “disabled” by Google and are currently investigating the probably unrelated issue. It’s worth pointing out that if you rely on Google Mail (and or Google Docs) for your business/life be sure to have a backup plan for if/when it becomes compromised or you get locked out by a Google glitch.
Google Mail related articles
- Google Attackers Gained Access to Computer Code (online.wsj.com)
- Google’s User Password System was Hacked (patspapers.com)
- Solved: Gmail, iPad, iPhone, and multiple from addresses (modernerd.com)