Put a country flag in security log entries
The security log fails to give the user a clear idea of who logged in. Just by the time and some ip adress it's difficult to distinguish me from a hacker.
Therefore, I propose there is a country flag in the security log entries. This way I can just take a quick look at the logs and if somehow someone in say cuba, china, russia whatever logged in, I know for sure that wasn't me.
Now obviously a hacker would use Tor or some other form of proxy but that proxy would still most likely be located in some other country than mine.
Now, when a log entry shows an ip-address that is different from mine I need to look it up manually and see if it originates from my country.
I'm assuming I don't have to explain how to obtain this information, but just to be sure; protonmail could, for example, querry https://www.whoisthisip.com/ or some other service.
Country flag is very helpful to me. It would be better if I could restrict login countries.
John Luckett commented
I love how another company translates IP addresses to a physical location (city, state/province, country) next to the IP address to help me verify there hasn't been any unauthorized access. IP addresses are great but I rarely know my IP address off the top of my head. If I suddenly see access from another state, it's an immediate red flag that something is amiss.
However there is the added variety of have a visual signal instead of a bunch of numbers. Have both as it may serve a purpose. If you never use a VPN based in a certain country and it shows up, well there you go--it's an indicator.
Not a hacker, but a cleaver! And if you are using VPN, your own IP address may vary. What if it's a dynamic IP address?
This can easily be bypassed by users logging in via vpn or other anon services that are tricky to track.
Just because the log says china, russia or paris does not make it so.
It would be better to check whether the ip was a tor exit node at the given moment and show as a flag.
Ricky Simmons commented
Seems to be a security feature for the security team to consider . Keeping in my that there are those in a country but would have a different declared nationality or dual citizenship ! Therefore jurisdiction becomes a question = where are you ? where am I ? Otherwise I see you would be talking about " Location . "
What if the hacker is in the same country as you? Then the little country flag would give you a false sense of security. The only way to be sure is to know your own IP addresses.