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Gmail and Hotmail accounts hacked

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    Pacal Votanposted 7 years ago

    Google admits the accounts of hundreds of gmail users have been hacked. The same is true for hotmail account.

    If you have gmail or hotmail it is advisable for you to change your login information.

    1. arunjain1989 profile image58
      arunjain1989posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      thnx for the info

    2. Daniel Carter profile image89
      Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, please, make a very strong pass word and be careful about security info.

      I was hacked in March, and a friend in my address book was extorted out of $2k. I wrote a hub about how I regained control, and it gets massive hits, but my friend never got the money back. There is a link in the hub that will show you how to make a very strong password, if you're interested.

      Thanks for the headsup, Pacal. Everyone needs this info.

    3. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I understood it was a phishing scam, so if you didn't open the infected email, you don't have a problem?

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    TMinutposted 7 years ago

    Just great, I wondered why mine kept saying Redirected when I signed in. One of them wouldn't work right at all. Time to go make changes!

  3. LViddamoy profile image60
    LViddamoyposted 7 years ago

    My hotmail got hacked yesterday, it sent out a message about how great some laptop i tried was , to all my contacts. I hate hackers....

  4. Ivorwen profile image83
    Ivorwenposted 7 years ago

    I knew about the hotmail passwords being 'leaked,' but was unaware of the goolge problem.  Thanks for the heads up.

  5. articleposter profile image60
    articleposterposted 7 years ago

    I heard Goolge found out another list of 50K plus account details with passwords.

    I think it's just too hard to stop hackers. If you fall for it, you only have yourself to blame.

  6. Shirley Anderson profile image83
    Shirley Andersonposted 7 years ago

    How do you know if your email has been hacked?

    1. rebekahELLE profile image91
      rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      better to change your password than not. it's advisable to change passwords often.

      1. Shirley Anderson profile image83
        Shirley Andersonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I will, thanks!

  7. girly_girl09 profile image77
    girly_girl09posted 7 years ago

    Did this ONLY happen through a phishing scam? I hope!! That would be SO embarrassing to have junk mail sent out to my contacts through no fault of my own (opening up a phishing scam message or entering in my data on a third party site).

    I'm scared to log into my hotmail account now. I get messages on my blackberry so I rarely log in online...

  8. Marisa Wright profile image94
    Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago

    Here's the news report. It definitely says the addresses were collected using a phishing scam, which means Hotmail wasn't "hacked" at all.

    http://tech.uk.msn.com/news/articles.as … =150079376

  9. Aqua profile image78
    Aquaposted 7 years ago

    Yes, my hotmail account was hacked at one point and an email did indeed go out. Luckily, I knew right away because my husband got the email message, but of course it also went to everyone else on my contact list. mad  It was an email rife with spelling and grammatical errors. Luckily, most of my friends could tell it wasn't *really* from me.

    1. girly_girl09 profile image77
      girly_girl09posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      How did it get hacked? Did you enter in your info on a site?

  10. girly_girl09 profile image77
    girly_girl09posted 7 years ago

    ok, thanks.


    BUT - I googled my msn email just for the heck of it. I found it listed with a list of thousands of emails on a foreign Indian website. No passwords or anything, but I wonder how I could get it removed. I'm pretty pissed. This is probably why I've been getting more junk mail than usual. Bots can pick it up.

  11. Aqua profile image78
    Aquaposted 7 years ago

    I'm not sure, but it was right after I signed up for Facebook. Of course that could be completely coincidental.

    1. girly_girl09 profile image77
      girly_girl09posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Are your facebook login and e-mail passwords the same? Maybe that's how it happened. A third-party facebook application could've gotten that data.

      1. Aqua profile image78
        Aquaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, I used to have a bad habit of using the same login info for everything. Needless to say, I don't do that anymore. smile

      2. Marisa Wright profile image94
        Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        There have been third-party Facebook applications which are fraudulent and steal information.

        1. girly_girl09 profile image77
          girly_girl09posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          That's what I've heard! One of my friends got hacked the other day on facebook because of an app. It sent out texts to his friend's cellphone numbers saying he'd been mugged in London and needed money. I was like "whattttt?" I knew for certain he wasn't in London. He found out very quickly that he'd been hacked, so luckily he was able to message everyone promptly to get it taken care of.

  12. magdielqr profile image59
    magdielqrposted 7 years ago

    I always use a different password for each account open and depending on the importance passwords do many numbers and letters to prevent theft.

    1. girly_girl09 profile image77
      girly_girl09posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Definitely a good idea to use different passwords! I am also in the habit of changing passwords frequently. I always use two uppercase letters, various lowercase letters, 1 symbol and 4 numbers. I found a site once where it said the strength of your password for different hacking tools. My password combination takes around 30 days or something like that for a hacker to crack. big_smile

      1. Marisa Wright profile image94
        Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I wouldn't be typing my passwords into any site to test their strength - what if the site owner is collecting passwords?

        1. girly_girl09 profile image77
          girly_girl09posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          The site I use has nothing to worry about. They wouldn't know my e-mail or anything. Plus, I don't do the actually password, just the same combination of letters/symbols and numbers in the same place just to play it safe. smile

          But I definitely see what you're saying!!

        2. Daniel Carter profile image89
          Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          The idea is to give you information on how to make them very strong. Using test samples is not necessarily divulging your particular password. You're right, don't type in your pass word. But you can test examples similar to yours to know if it's strong or not, and then create one that really is secure. Secure, as in, secure for now. We always need to be on our toes and update for safety.

  13. magdielqr profile image59
    magdielqrposted 7 years ago

    My passwords are so big that I need to note not to forget them.

  14. Aqua profile image78
    Aquaposted 7 years ago

    So, what's the best way to keep track of all these different passwords and logins?

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    shinujohn2010posted 7 years ago

    This is very harmful

  16. sandwichmom profile image59
    sandwichmomposted 7 years ago

    I have the same password for several- I guess I need to getm ore creative; and change them often

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    Pacal Votanposted 7 years ago

    Rumour has it that gmail might in the future force users with leaked passwords to change their information when they next log in.

  18. viryabo profile image85
    viryaboposted 7 years ago

    Oh boy! This is scary!

 
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