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    Hi,

    I am not sure if this the right sub category of forum .to ask ... my gmail account is hacked or some one in china is accessing it ... when I open my gmail account i get this error ... snap shot attached ....

    I have no clue what to do -- I have changed my password twice .... I have licensed mcafee on my machine and is up date but also this error comes up .....

    should I contact google or send them an email ... or something else ... please advise


    thank you in advance
    Vaibhav
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    Re: Gmail account hacked ....

    Have you contacted Google about this?
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    • #3
      Re: Gmail account hacked ....

      Similar thread at Google forum: http://www.google.com/support/forum/...7361b854&hl=en

      Check your Gmail settings email Forwarding option. Also check your Google Account settings for changes, for example, check that your 'SMS recovery', 'recovery email address' and 'Security question' information hasn't been changed or alternate email addresses to your account were added.

      At Gmail settings on the General tab select the option 'Always use https'.


      It is possible they they copied your entire mailbox to their computer and harvest e-mail addresses from your send, received and contacts folders. They accessed your personal information, be sure there wasn't confidential information in any of your email. They may have searched for messages containing phrases like; reset your password, username, subscription, join, welcom, bank account, credidcard ect. so they could use your accountname/emailadress and website information they found to reset passwords for sites you joined.


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      • #4
        Re: Gmail account hacked ....

        Thank u for your responses ...

        @ biggles77 -- i did not contact Google

        @ Rems -- I chose the option use https as you suggested and things are looking good now ..... i also checked the other options and changed the settings .... Now i am not getting the message "that someone in china is accessing it too" .... Thank u so much -- I really appreciate your help ....

        Just wanted to ask ... I keep my Credit card details on Microsoft's server on hotmail domain ... If Google's account can be compromised then I worried about my MS account too .... should I make any changes on that account too .... something you can suggest or should I email them ....

        Also I read on the internet to hack a gmail account you need to break three levels of security -- is this not safe enough ....

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        • #5
          Re: Gmail account hacked ....

          Ah the joys of Security in the Cloud. I can really see Cloud Storage becoming a huge problem since it seems to be so hackable.

          lvaibhavt, would you like to store all your credit card details in a shoe box at my house? You can even put sticky tape on it to make sure I do not peek at the details. I hope this analogy gives an indication of what you have done with personally financially sentitive details.

          If I have to do anything financial online, I use a VM that is ONLY used for online transactions. No surfing/browsing. No email checks. No sheep porn or that sick male & female crap. I know you said your CC info was on Hotmail but please READ the Google privacy EULA and once you have picked your jaw up off the floor, reconsider your options on where you want to keep your personal details.

          One day when i am really bored I must read the Hotmail EULA. I can't imagine it is much different to Google and as for FarceBork, well, we all know how they feel about your privacy.
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          • #6
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            Originally posted by lvaibhavt View Post
            Just wanted to ask ... I keep my Credit card details on Microsoft's server on hotmail domain ... If Google's account can be compromised then I worried about my MS account too .... should I make any changes on that account too .... something you can suggest or should I email them ....
            OMFG.......

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            • #7
              Re: Gmail account hacked ....

              Originally posted by lvaibhavt View Post
              If Google's account can be compromised then I worried about my MS account too .... should I make any changes on that account too .... something you can suggest or should I email them ....

              Also I read on the internet to hack a gmail account you need to break three levels of security -- is this not safe enough ....
              You're assuming someone hacked your gmail account. More than likely you have a key logger on your PC, phished it from you (fake login page), or they hacked a different account you have that has the same password...
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              • #8
                Re: Gmail account hacked ....

                Sorry lvaibhavt, I was tired when i replied to your post above and should have added the following.

                My suggestion would be to CANCEL ALL your credit cards and get new ones issued. NEVER store personal information in a public domain and after all, the Internet/World Wide Web IS a public domain.
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                2 2 was 1 2.
                1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
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                • #9
                  Re: Gmail account hacked ....

                  Thank you all for the vital info ... I used to keep my CC bills on hotmail account .... but I guess now I'll store them locally on my hdd and delete from my account ....


                  Thank you

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                  • #10
                    Re: Gmail account hacked ....

                    But are they realy deleted? Only safe way is to cancel all the cards and get them reissued.
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                    2 2 was 1 2.
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