iCloud password and Gmail password?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by pixep0p, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. pixep0p macrumors newbie

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    Used my gmail email to open an iCloud account, but never opened an iCloud email. I suspect that someone has my iCloud password; will they be able to open my gmail email? Gmail account is protected with 2-step verification. Thanks
     
  2. pmontanarella macrumors 6502

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    How about simply changing your Apple ID and Google Account passwords just to be sure?
     
  3. pixep0p thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Already changed them both, but I just realized that this person may have had my password for over a month. I know it sounds stupid but can anyone please answer?
     
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    After you changed the password they have no way to access your email; because you had 2-step verification enable it is also likely they didn't have access to it before but there's no way to guarantee that. Your might want to check for suspicious activity (Sent Emails) from your Gmail account to make sure.
     
  5. pixep0p thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nothing in my sent mail, and recent activity doesn't show anything either, but it only shows activity this year. My account may have been compromised some time in Mid-November. How else can I check?
     
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    I changed my password to my Gmail around 10 days after my iCloud account may have been compromised. Also, on the settings part of my iPhone, mail was not "turned on" in the Settings part of my iCloud. Does this mean that my iCloud never backed up my Gmail?
     
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    What do you mean "backed up"?
     
  9. pixep0p thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Never saved my emails or put it in the cloud. Under my iPhone's Settings -> iCloud, my "Mail", the dot is not pushed to the right (green) and instead remains on the left and is gray. Does that mean that my iCloud does not have access to Gmail, and therefore was not able to be hacked by a user with my iCloud password?
     
  10. pmontanarella macrumors 6502

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    Gmail and iCloud are two completely separate services. The Mail option in iCloud Settings is to set up iCloud email, doesn't have anything to do with Gmail. There is no way, unless the passwords are the same, for someone with your iCloud password to gain entry to your Gmail account.
     
  11. pixep0p thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Then why were you saying earlier that someone with my iCloud password may have access to my Gmail account? Even with 2 step verification
     
  12. pmontanarella macrumors 6502

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    I assumed the two passwords were the same, however if they are not then there's nothing to be worried about.
     
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    Okay. Thank you!
     

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