How can I prevent this account from being hacked?

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  1. Stevennix2001 profile image87
    Stevennix2001posted 5 years ago

    I recently broke up with my gf, and apparently her family want revenge against me.  I'm not worried about it too much because it was a long distance relationship anyway, so i doubt seriously her family is going to travel halfway around the world to kill me or anything.  however, i do know for a fact that some of her family members and close friends are hackers, as  they told me so themselves personally.

    Therefore, that's the thing that worries me the most.  I know I can't change my screen name on here to keep them from finding me, as she knows about this account back when we were together.  However, is there anything I can do to prevent someone from hacking me? Or if there's nothing I can do, then what do i do if someone does hack this account?

    I'm really worried because I put so much effort into this account, and it would really break my heart if i had to close it, or ended up losing everything over something so stupid.  sad  Please help hubpages staff, as I don't want to lose all my hard work on here. 

    However, if you tell me there's nothing I can do if that happens, then I might have to contemplate leaving hubpages altogether.  I don't want to, but sometimes a man has to do what a man has to do....

  2. Kangaroo_Jase profile image80
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 5 years ago

    Hey Steve. You can;

    Stay on Hubpages
    Backup all your hubs on all your accounts.
    Change your passwords.
    Stop worrying about hackers and what they may do.
    Move forward and write more hubs.

    1. viryabo profile image85
      viryaboposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      +1

  3. Marketing Merit profile image96
    Marketing Meritposted 5 years ago

    In addition to the above, if you are really worried, then you can also change your login email address.

    Alpha-numeric passwords are best...the longer the better! A unique phrase with some digits, as opposed to just a word.

    However, you can only take reasonable precautions to prevent your account from being hacked. Also, don't forget to protect your Adsense and Amazon accounts as well as your email accounts etc

    Good luck!

  4. Paradise7 profile image82
    Paradise7posted 5 years ago

    What's the worst-case scenario if they DO hack it, Steven?  How could they hurt what you've already written?  I don't think they can actually change your modules that compose your hub.  Only you have edit abilities.

    I also don't think they can steal your AdSense income.  That's pretty well protected, depending on where it goes when it goes from HubPages to you, or from Google AdSense to you.

    I'd be a LOT more worried about being hacked into bank accounts, investment accounts, stuff like that.  Real money, so to speak.

    Break-ups can get messy; still, people recover and move on fairly quickly in most cases.  The ever-changing complexion of personal relationships is something we all have to live with these days.

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image87
      Stevennix2001posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah I know.  I'm not really worried about anyone hacking into my bank account, as she didn't even know what bank that I invest in, or anything like that.  Plus, the bank I usually invest in is very well protected, as I've been doing business with them for years.  However, i get what you're saying. 

      Anyways, I appreciate the sound advice

  5. TheKatsMeow profile image87
    TheKatsMeowposted 5 years ago

    If someone did want to sabotage you, they might try to mess with your adsense account. I would suggest that you keep a close eye on your adsense earnings and pay attention to illegal click activity. If you see anything suspicious, report it immediately to Google.

    Other than that, I agree with what other people have said: change your passwords and make sure it's something really good. Honestly, if this person wants to harass you, they could even be stalking you and checking out your activity on Hubpages, so they might even see that you posted this question. I would keep low and be careful that you don't give them any ideas on how they can try to ruin your life.

  6. skear profile image95
    skearposted 5 years ago

    Using a strong password is the simplest and most effective way to avoid having your account compromised.  Try to use a password consisting of letters, numbers, and symbols of at least 10 characters in length.

    If you're like most people you probably use the same password for nearly everything which is a bad security practice.  Programs like Password Keeper can make it easy to use a different password for each site.

    Also, run regular scans on your computer for malware and viruses.  It's far more likely someone would try to install a keylogger on your PC than try to hack into an online site like HubPages.

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image87
      Stevennix2001posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      hmmm...good idea.  I might try that.  thanks

  7. Stevennix2001 profile image87
    Stevennix2001posted 5 years ago

    @everyone

    Hey thanks guys for the sound advice.  I'll definitely take them all into consideration.  I really do appreciate it.

 
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