Recently, many users in various parts of the world have reported on social networks that their accounts in Google services were automatically logged out. The company was quick to acknowledge the problem, but so far has not indicated the cause.
Beware! Google Is Unexpectedly Signing People Out Of Their Accounts
Many users in various parts of the world reported on social networks that their accounts in Google services were logged out. The company was quick to acknowledge the problem, but so far has not indicated the cause.
It is normal to have automatic logoff from time to time, especially in email accounts. But the reports point out that the problem has happened with various services and platforms: Gmail, YouTube, Maps, Chrome, Chromecast, Android, among others. Even, the corporate accounts were also affected.
What most caused concern was a warning that the disconnection occurred because of a change in the account, which made many people think of an invasion. But on Twitter, the tech giant Google said there were no security issues with the accounts.
We know some of you had issues signing in today. Please try again now. Rest easy — your account's security was not affected.
— Google (@Google) February 24, 2017
Some have associated disconnection with the serious flaw that hit Cloudflare, but, at least so far, there is nothing to prove the relationship between the two issues. Everything indicates that it was just a coincidence: the two cases were in evidence at almost the same time.
If Google has already discovered the issue, simply it will choose not to reveal. In the help pages, the company says it is investigating the problem but points out that there is no indication that the cause occurs due to any security failure or flaw. Apparently, it was just a bug. Just sign in again, and everything will be resolved.
In the same warning, the company warns that users who use 2-step verification may have delays in receiving SMS with the activation code. If this thing happened with you, then the company suggests using the backup codes option.