If you have a Google account, few things are more disconcerting than getting a notice that an unfamiliar device just got access… especially when you only got the notice while checking your email considerably later. You might not miss that vital heads-up after today, though. Google isintroducing native Android notifications that pop up whenever a new device accesses your account, giving you a chance to change your password before an intruder goes on a shopping spree using your credentials. If you’re ever suspicious, it takes one tap to review what happened.
The feature is rolling out gradually, and Google notes that it make take over two weeks for some people to see the change. Whenever it does arrive, it should provide a useful safeguard against data breaches and the surprise bills that frequently follow.