I don’t know about you, but I am constantly logging in to a computer (depending on the classroom I’m in that period) and when I get back to my own room I can’t remember if I logged off in the other room or not. I’m pretty sure that it’s because my brain is full of REALLY useful information, and certainly not because I’m getting old :). Google has a great security feature that will allow you to log out of a session remotely! You can also use this feature to see where your Google account is being accessed if you’re worried that someone else has your password (if you have any concerns at all about someone having accessed your password, you should change it immediately).
First, log in to your Google account, navigate to the gmail app, and in the bottom right corner of the window, find the “details” link. This feature is still available if your school doesn’t yet use the gmail feature in GAFE.
Here’s the new window that will open, it shows all the information about the activity on this mail account, including where (by ip address) the account was accessed from, time and date.
To log off of all other sessions, simply click the “Sign out all other sessions” button. Your window will change and say “Successfully signed out all other sessions.” Now you can be sure that even if you forgot to log out when you were in the library, you can still log out from wherever you are now. Remember to change your password if you have any concerns about someone using your account without permission!
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