Friday, February 26, 2010

Google Account Hacked :-Dont worry

The major source of hacking is Phishing:-
The practice of luring unsuspecting Internet users to a fake Web site by using authentic-looking email with the real organization's logo, in an attempt to steal passwords, financial or personal information, or introduce a virus attack; the creation of a Web site replica for fooling unsuspecting Internet users into submitting personal or financial information or passwords

Recently many of my friendz google accounts were hacked and even mine was hacked but i managed to retrive it back soon.
The major source of Phishing  are Orkut and Facebook.
When you read a scrap or mail or any message ,they sometimes redirect you to a page identical to login page and ask you to re login because you are mistakenly logged out.
The first thing you should keep in mind is to reopen the desired site rather than logging in directly.

Since prevention is better than cure first i'll tell you how to configure your acoount (in case your's is older because these options were not available then) Just follow these steps:-

  • Sign in to your google account and go to settings
     
  •   Add a secondary E-mail Id and a telephone number so that in case someone hacks your account and resets your pasword you can get the changed password on  given E-mail Id and the SMS on phone . 
  • Also do remember the following details for future help (to recover  hacked account)
  1.  Google products you used with ypur account and the date you started using each one.
  2. Account creation date.
  3. G-mail ID's of 4-5 of your friend added in your friend list.  
Now if your account is hacked and after trying everything ie. security question and secondary E-mail still you cant access your accout  you can recover your account.
  • For this go to google account homepage and click on can't access account.
 
  •  Then click on the  options as shown .
  • Then fill the given form (Remember the asked details ,as they will be helpful retrieving your account and dont forget you have to fill this form the PC you use the most because Google traces your Ip to resolve ownership.
 

So enjoy Google and be on the safer side ,afterall google account can be precious for many of us.

Please note that they need your IP address in order to resolve this issue. Your IP address will be captured automatically when you submit this form.

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