Articles tagged: email hacked

Email Hacked? 7 Things You Need to do NOW

Email Hacked? 7 Things You Need to Do NOW

Email account theft is rampant. If it happens to you, there are several steps you need to take — not only to recover your account, but to prevent it from being easily hacked again.

Someone's sending from my email address! How do I stop them?!

Someone’s Sending from My Email Address! How Do I Stop Them?!

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.

You've Been Hacked!

How to Tell if Your Email, Computer, or Facebook Has Been Hacked

Unless a password’s been changed, it’s difficult for a typical user to tell if their computer or account is being hacked.

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My Flood of Auto-Responses

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.

Access Denied!

Why Do I Need Another Email Address to Access My Account?

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!

I got two identical spam messages from two friends. Which of us has been hacked?

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!

Hacked!

How do I prevent Hotmail from locking me out when I travel overseas?

A sudden change in location in accessing your account could mean that someone other than you has logged in. So Hotmail has added some extra security.

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Why is mail getting automatically placed in a folder I didn’t create?

If you didn’t change the folder rules, then who did? I’ll show you how to fix this problem.

Emails Hacked!

If My Email Account is Hacked, What Kinds of Things Should I Check?

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.

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Can a hacker get away with only my address book?

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.

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Can Backups of Email Be Hacked?

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 brute force a way into email accounts. So it's safe to assume that if Google sent you a notification... someone got in!

Did Someone Log In to Google with My Password?

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!

How Do I Tell If My Email has Been Hacked?

It can be surprisingly hard to tell if an email account has been hacked, especially when the hackers are covering their tracks. I’ll show you a few possible signs.

Hacked!

How Do I Find Who Hacked My Email?

It’s natural to want to find who hacked your email and why. Begin by recovering and securing your account. But then, just let it go. There’s almost nothing you or I can do to find out who hacked you.

Hotmail says my password is incorrect, but I know it’s right. What do I do?

If you try to login to your Hotmail account and the password won’t work and your secret questions are all different, it’s pretty clear what’s happened.

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Someone’s Sending Email that Looks Like it’s from Me to My Contacts, What Can I Do?

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.

Would You Please Recover My Password? My Account Has Been Hacked or I’ve Forgotten It

I’m asked daily to reset lost passwords, recover hacked email accounts, or retrieve lost information in them. Here’s my answer.

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Could the Microsoft Servers be Infected?

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.

Someone has stolen my email account. What can I do to get it back?

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.