Went to send an email this morning using my Thunderbird email program. Been using it on this same computer for a decade or so. Used my Google Gmail account that is my sort of default these days.
Got a security alert. Had to go downstairs, get my phone, tap the button that said "Is it you?". OK. Fair enough. I then got six emails from Google to two different email addresses telling me that someone had tried to sign in to my Google account from Windows. Six!
Then I got another Push notification on my phone to tell me the same thing and now a seventh email from Google suggesting that I update my Google to confirm the account on my "new Windows". Did I mention that I have had this computer for about ten years? No new Windows since the upgrade to 10.
The email also suggested that I confirm what devices might have access to my Google Account. Did I mention that I have had this computer for about ten years?
And the VPN wasn't even running because I'd had to shut it off earlier in order to get a website to load.
All to send an email to someone. Good grief!