How to find out if your Gmail account has been
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Nowadays, it is all about hacking and
leaking. People are worried about their emails being hacked. Hacking groups like
SEA and Anonymous, leaking millions of passwords to web. Relax! Now you can
easily check whether or not you have been hacked if you are at Google mail.
tools within Gmail that can help you to secure you Gmail. Let’s see how it
To check if your account has been targeted and hacked, you need
to log into your Gmail account using a desktop browser.
Now scroll down to the bottom of your inbox and locate a link
called “Details”. Click on it, a new pop-up window will appear, it can show you
the last 10 times you logged in or anyone who logged you mail. You’ll know if
the inbox was opened using an email app, browser, smartphone app and the IP
address through which it was accessed.
If you see a suspicious device or IP address, you may want to
change your password as soon as possible.
To strengthen the security on your Gmail account, you can even
turn the two-factor authentication system on. You can store your IP addresses of
the various computers and devices you use to access Gmail, in order to ensure
nothing fishy is going on around your account.
While Google has
been very particular about ensuring account safety from sleuths, it has been
going through a rough couple of weeks with Gmail. An outage late last week
caused about 10 percent of Google’s global users to lose access to their Gmail
accounts for a good 30 minutes or so. This week, it was also revealed that a bug
affecting certain Gmail apps was marking out wrong messages to be deleted or
sent into spam folders.