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Random Google security message

I am curious as to why I received a message from Google on my S7 stating that my security settings had changed. I activated the message which stated to enter my password, which I did, then poof...nothing afterward. I have not updated or installed any software in the past couple of weeks.

The message box and resulting page all appeared to be the standard Google items. I thought I was being taken to a message page or I would not have entered the password.
 

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#1 Popster, Feb 23, 2017
http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/0...ndomly-dying-people-requiring-factory-resets/
In the comments you see that it happened to tons of other people.
 
#2 andMego, Feb 23, 2017
I've seen a bunch of reports of this across the Internet today, which also seems to have coincided with a lot of other problems with Google services. I assume that the was a widespread glitch of some sort that forced users to have to reauthenticate. I wouldn't worry about it too much for now. ☺️
 
#3 codesplice, Feb 23, 2017
See also: https://productforums.google.com/forum/?nomobile=true#!category-topic/gmail/Kfsx8YjqAS4
 
#4 codesplice, Feb 24, 2017