My Gmail email a/c is hacked by someone, What to do now? [off-topic post]
This is an information for you. My gmail account firstname.lastname@example.org has been hacked by someone, my webpage www.jharkhandmirror.com and blogs www.indigenousphoto.blogspot.com , www.gladsondungdung.blogspot.com were deleted from the web.
I don't know who is doing all these. Therefore, please ignore if you get any mail from my gmail id and also give me some suggestion to revive my web pages. You can write me at email@example.com
Gladson Dungdung firstname.lastname@example.org
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Since the internet technology has been in developing phase so nothing can be called 100 percent safe and secure. It is up to users that how carefully they use it and keep itself away from unwanted trouble.
Moderator (s), email@example.com
How to Use your Email safely
Don't access your email in unsecured wireless network.
Don't use virus affected computer / pc / laptop.
Don't let the public computer to save your password or details or surfing history.
In email the only protection you have on your mailbox is your PASSWORD.
If that isn't strong enough (mixed-case alpha-numeric) and completely unique, then you risk losing control of the messages / contacts you have and your mailbox completely.
Passwords are often stolen through social networking sites, which is why it's so important to have a unique password.
From now on, every time you log in, click on the word/link "Details" at the bottom of the webmail page to see if anyone else is accessing your account. There's no history to this display, so you take what you get there.
PS. Add a Secondary e-mail address to your Profile, so that you'll get notification there if attempts are made to change your password again.
You can use Email app powered email service mostly provided by Google and Microsoft hotmail / livemail and allotted to you by educational or non-profit organizations' email service provider as for ex. Jharkhandi.com Email service ( URL: http://email.jharkhandi.com ) i.e., powered by Google.
In above system, even if your email is hacked by your mistake, you can get it back same to same without loosing any data (emails, contacts id etc) by approaching to your email service administrator.
What to do if your Gmail account is hacked by someone.
It can be a nightmare if someone else takes control of your Google Account because all your Google services like Gmail, Orkut, Google Calendar, Blogger, AdSense, Google Docs and even Google Checkout are tied to the same account.
Here are some options suggested by Google Support when your forget the Gmail password or if someone else takes ownership of your Google Account and changes the password:
1. Reset Your Google Account Password:
Type the email address associated with your Google Account or Gmail user name at http://google.com/accounts/ForgotPasswd - you will receive an email at your secondary email address with a link to reset your Google Account Password.
This will not work if the other person has changed your secondary email address or if you no longer have access to that address.
. This approach may help bring back your Google Account if you religiously preserve all your old emails. You will be required to know the exact creation date of your Google Account plus a copy of that original "Google Email Verification" message.
It may be slightly tough to get your Google Account back but definitely not impossible if you have the relevant information in your secondary email mailbox.
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