Sunday, May 16, 2010

What To Do If Your Email Account Has Been Hacked?



This is happening to me recently. Someone is sending some link from my Yahoo email account. So, if you have received any content, link or anything that suspicious. Do not open it!

So, I start googleing it and this is how you can fix it. This is for gmail account.

Gmail Account
If your account has been compromised/hacked/stolen you will need to check at least all of the following things:

Account Security:
Settings -> Accounts and Import -> Google Account Settings -> Change Password [pick a new secure password]
Settings -> Accounts and Import -> Google Account Settings -> Change Password Recovery Options [verify secret question, SMS and secondary e-mail address]

Potential Spam:
Settings -> General -> Signature [make sure nothing as been added]
Settings -> General -> Vacation Responder [make sure it's disabled and empty]

E-mail Theft
Settings -> Accounts and Import -> Send Mail As [make sure it is using your correct e-mail address]
Settings -> Filters [no filters that forward or delete e-mail]
Settings -> Forwarding and POP/IMAP -> Forwarding [disabled or correct address]
Settings -> Forwarding and POP/IMAP -> POP Download [disabled]
Settings -> Forwarding and POP/IMAP -> IMAP Access [disabled]
 
Yahoo Account

You can change your password or you can read another solution here.  

Any other suggestions?

10 comments:

Nur Hawa Mohd Zin said...

tq..hope tak kena lah hacked...

Sharinginfoz said...

hati2 bila berinternet tak kisah le e-mail ke, facebook ke twitter ke apa-apa...

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kitatauke said...

tq rabia...gud info...kl kene kat diri sendiri...tau la ape patut buat...

Rabia Sensei said...

hawa, harap tak kenalah. huhu

Rabia Sensei said...

sharinginfoz, betul tu. tapi kadang2 dah berhati2 tapi hackers ni lagi advance.

Rabia Sensei said...

kitatauke, welcome. harapnya takderlah terjadi mcm tu kat awak.

kitatauke said...

rabia:kite tak mintak...tapi kl terkena...atau kawan2 kene...kita tau ape nak buat@tlg...:)

Rabia Sensei said...

tauke, betul betul!

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Rabia Sensei said...

Hi Richard Carroll,

Thanks for dropping by.

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