Google introduced a new security feature for Gmail. This new feature will notify users if a suspicious login activity is detected on their account. The notification will say something like this, “Warning: We believe your account was last accessed from…”
Pavni Diwanji, engineer director, explained further on the Gmail blog:
“To determine when to display this message, our automated system matches the relevant IP address, logged per the Gmail privacy policy, to a broad geographical location. While we don’t have the capability to determine the specific location from which an account is accessed, a login appearing to come from one country and occurring a few hours after a login from another country may trigger an alert.”
“By clicking on the “Details” link next to the message, you’ll see the last account activity window that you’re used to, along with the most recent access points.”
Users can also change their passwords from the same window or they can click “dismiss” to insure the login activity was legitimate.