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4/11/19
MacOS granted access to my google account 1 Recommended Answer 53 Replies 150 Upvotes
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a pop up asked me  to grant access and I did. I then received this email (screen shot attached). I have been using google mail with safari for ages and was suprised by this pop up that came several times until access was granted. Is this safe? thankss safe?
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4/11/19
I had the same problem.
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4/11/19
This also just happened to me. Started asking me through my calendar application. I switched it, then got all the critical security alerts. It said macOS was an unverified application, so I immediately changed my gmail password. This seems like a very scary hack. Attached is my screenshot. Someone please address this immediately.

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4/12/19
I had the same problem too.... annoying. how to fix it?
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4/12/19
Update: I checked with my IT administrator and she said she thinks it's legitimate.  So I went ahead and "allowed," and will post if anything surprising happens.

I had this problem when I woke up this morning, and although AppleMail reads my institutional account (which is a gmail account), it will not show messages in my personal gmail account. Both my iPhone and my browser show these messages, but not Apple Mail.  The first prompt I see  is that macOS wants access to your Google Account, and clicking on that, it takes me to a private Safari window where I enter my Google account name and password.  So far so good. The next step is the one that Adam screenshoots above, ending with an "allow" button. I'm afraid to "allow," because as Adam reports, above, if you do allow "macOS" to have access, the prompt tells you that "macOS" is an "unverified developer."  If this is really Apple's operating system, then no problem. If it's a good imitation, yikes!  This appears to be different from the problem that was reported between March 25 and 29, which apparently has been fixed; I did not have that problem, even though I had recently updated to Mojave. Thanks for anyone's help.
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4/12/19
This just happened to all my email accounts last night and this morning. Changed my passwords but it keeps happening. My email accounts go offline until I allow access. Making me nervous!
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4/12/19
I am also dealing with this. Decided to "allow it" because the "pop up window" saying I need to enter my password would not go away. Then went into Google and stopped allowing it. Pop up did not go away at any point. Test email did not send. I am uncomfortable allowing this. I read the article in the link above and it was a bit technical for my. Hoping others will share what this is about and whether it is safe......bc it seems like blanket permission for access.
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4/13/19
Just happened to me too...any updates?
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4/13/19
Same here. I don't plan to allow for now.
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4/13/19
Same problem,  Happened on 13 April.  Don't know how to fix.
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4/13/19
Glad to see it wasn't just me. Curious to find out if this is truly legit.
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4/13/19
I ran the 10.14.4 update too, a couple of days ago. 
I got the request and did allow it before thinking it through. Stupid. I know. Should have known better. Nevertheless, it opened the system settings/ internetaccounts tab and a secure Safari window to Google. Afterwards my Google accounts page shows only new access to the account was granted to a Mac identified as mine. Correct name and browsers. I now have two Macs allowed, though, the old one only has the Chrome browser, previous version, the other has both Chrome and Safari, current versions. 

Of the two Mac devices on my Google account, the one just now logged in is identified as "this device" or something similar, I'm on Dutch language. The other was this same mac, but apparently the update made the mac identify itself as a different device, needing a new login. Either the mac identified itself differently or maybe I never had granted Safari access and it now wanted it explicitly. 

I think it's legit, but I am puzzled. They could have explained this better. Maybe it's somewhere in the release notes. I can't believe none of the beta testers ran into this. Maybe they just thought "Well, that's Google, so they shouldn't go there anyways." "Use icloud and apple mail, you stupid googlers". Competitor badgering I wouldn't put past Apple.
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4/13/19
See my previous post. Apparently both devices named Mac on my account were updating and syncing on the account. So they were both logged in. 
I removed the old one. 

See what happens. If I don't report back, nothing happened.
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4/13/19
I read through this entire thread and am still confused.  I have gathered this issue is affecting people who recently updated their MacOS and sync their gmail through the Apple Mail app on their computer.  Correct?  

Has anyone determined if this is safe?  Anyone contacted Google themselves to see what this issue is?
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4/13/19
I am also facing same issue
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4/14/19
Same to me yesterday, and today, after changing password again.
The alleged "unknown macOS" developer is actually account_support@apple.com, which it's legitimate.
I think Google changed something, kind of "ignoring" a well-known competitor...
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4/15/19
Same issue, cannot seem to get any answers from Google.
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4/15/19
David I.  Why do you think unknown developer is actually from apple support? I'm freaking out here, ever time I get an email from google that MACOS has accessed my computer
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4/15/19
Hey so I got the same notification and I went ahead and verified my account. I got the email and I assume the email just occurred due to Google's security. I assume its legit
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4/15/19
same here. would it help if i restored my computer to the day before i allowed this? (time machine backup)
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4/15/19
I also received this message and no seems to hava an firm answer.  Any suggestion of how to resolve this without giving up my rights to my documents, photos and etc..
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4/16/19
Hey Google, why don't you reply so we know if this is safe?
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4/16/19
Irritating and worrying
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4/16/19
Same issue.  I granted access to Mac OS using a browser window, and would like to know if this is safe or a hack.  Google, give us some feedback, please.
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4/16/19
same problem
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4/16/19
Also worried. I allowed access but wonder if I should revoke it and stop using Apple Mail.
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4/16/19
Same problem. Haven't granted access for now, and am just using gmail on chrome until I learn more.
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4/16/19
Same issue.  This is super annoying. I granted access and then revoked it, since it was unverified. It freaks me out!
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4/16/19
Jacalyn... this is Daniel (I think you referred to me when you said "David"). I believe the alleged "unknown developer" MacOs is from Apple. Please, just clink on macOS, on the same alert from google and you can see it is "account_support@apple.com"... More than this, I changed the password twice (just to be on the safe side) and every time I did, I got an alert from Google... not only from macOS (for my MacBook) but also fro, OS (for my iPhone. It's ages that I am using Gmail and Apple mail and it's the first time I got such an alert... That's why I said that Google changed "something-kind-of-ignoring" a well-known competitor, namely Apple...;-)
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4/16/19
Yes, I believe it is legitimate. It was connected with Google Notes. (I disabled google notes and then re-instated and it asked to connect with Macos.) 

When I blocked Macos, I no longer had access to Google Notes on my iMac.
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