I signed into my Google account and see that there is this Linux that last synchronised recently under "recently used devices".

I have no clue what this is. I don't remember using any Linux or doing any syncing with my Google.

Is this likely a hacker?

  • Did you read the instructions under Check for suspicious activity? – user79865 Jul 12 '15 at 22:30
  • yes please use the google help forums. This does not mean you can not ask questions about google here. But perhaps just check google and then post here. Thank you! You can also call a google help number and get a real person to talk to. {from personal experience calling them is really helpfull} – ethan figliola Jul 12 '15 at 22:58

If you don't recognize an activity record in your account you should immediately change the account password.

From the below reference,

If you believe your account has been compromised, please follow the steps to secure your account.


Detecting suspicious activity on your account -Accounts Help


Follow these easy steps:

  1. in footer you will see your IP address with a "details" link. Open the link and kill all other web sessions

    killing sessions

  2. Change your password: Changing Gmail password

  3. Enable 2 step verification: Gmail two step verification

  4. Check all recovery options such as email and phone number

  • The IP address and details link is displayed in all the Gmail views in the web; there is no need to change the view. – Rubén Jul 13 '15 at 12:32
  • @Rubén , yah you right , thanks – N3TC4T Jul 13 '15 at 16:58

Had the same issue, figured out this Linux device is my SMARTtv, on which I have signed in or given access to my google Account, Via TV App on my Mobile.

I made sure it is by checking the Mobile App install Date&Time on my Mobile vs. New Device signed in Date&Time (1st Sign in). MATCHES !!!


I've recently been concerned about this. If you're logged in to YouTube on a SkyQ box, this logs as a Linux machine with an image of a Laptop in your Google Account. I just kicked it out, logged it back in to YouTube and the same Linux machine reappeared.

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