Articles tagged: email hacked
Every day, I’m asked to reset lost passwords, recover hacked accounts, or retrieve lost information in them. Here’s my answer.
If your password won’t work and your secret questions are different, it’s pretty clear what’s happened and what you need to do.
If your email is hacked, there are several steps you need to take to fix it and prevent it from being hacked again.
When your email is suddenly accessed from a new location, it could mean someone other than you is trying to log in. Email providers like Outlook.com watch for this.
It can be surprisingly hard to tell if an email account has been hacked, especially when hackers cover their tracks. I’ll show you a couple of possible signs.
It’s natural to want to find out who hacked your email and why. Begin by recovering and securing your account. I’ll review what steps you can take after that, and their chances of success.
Email spoofing is rampant. Spammers often send email that looks like it came from you, and there’s little that you can do about it.
Unless a password’s been changed, it’s difficult for a typical user to tell if their computer or account has been hacked.
I made a minor change to the newsletter and as a result was flooded with auto-responses when it sent. What I learned about auto-responses is important to know.
This is a system designed to help you recover your email account if something should go wrong… and things go wrong more often than you would like to think!
It’s unlikely that you’ve been hacked. It’s possible that your friends have both been hacked, but this kind of thing can happen without anyone being hacked at all!
If you didn’t change the folder rules, then who did? I’ll show you how to fix this problem.
When a hacker has access to your email account, they can do anything — even change settings you know nothing about. Let’s take a look at some of the possible dangers.
If you’ve been hacked… you’ve been hacked. That means the hacker had access to everything on your computer or in (and linked to) your email account. In either case, you need to review your security.
Not just email, but any information that is anywhere on “the cloud” is subject to backups. That means there is a copy somewhere. Is this a problem?
It’s frightening, on the server side, to watch the constant attempts being made to slowly brute force a way into email accounts. So it’s safe to assume that if Google notified you – someone got in!
If your contacts are getting email from you that you didn’t send, then it’s very likely that your email account has been compromised.
It’s tempting to blame the mail service for account hacks and vulnerabilities, but in fact that’s rarely the case. Much more likely is that hackers gained access to individual accounts through more traditional means.
The outlook is grim if your email account has been stolen, but there are a couple things that you can try to do to recover it.