There are parties out there who simply wish to access your account in any way possible, governments included. Now Google will clearly alert you as to when the company detects that accounts may be in danger from state-funded hackers.

The search giant first kicked off the alert system back in 2012, but the message to notify consumers was a simple bar just under the top navigation menu. This will be replaced by a new alert.

Google Hacking Warning

The new banner will not only present a clearer message, it will also provide details as to how consumers can better protect their accounts, including setting up two-factor authentication. It's a positive change and one we're sure those who may be affected should be able to notice when browsing online.Google