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A Simple Way to Find Out if Your Gmail Account Was Hacked

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We all know that security is our first priority while working online or using any type of online account, and this is the reason we always like to visit on all those popular webpages where we feel secure

After listening the news about the millions of Yahoo Email accounts has been hacked, now people do not believe on any web services (even not on Gmail). We can easily say that nothing is secure on the internet nowadays and it is true also.

A Simple Way to Find Out if Your Gmail Account Was Hacked

If you are thinking that only skilled hackers can hack and access your private data from your Gmail account then you are unknown from the truth. You should know that even general people who wish to take retaliation from you can thieve your account login details and easily gain access into your Gmail account using the methods such as social engineering or keyloggers and Spyware.

Since, generally these things happen silently (in background) without your knowledge so you will not be able to get any information about it. But Google has offered a great way to find out whether your Gmail account was compromised or not. Let’s know how to find out if your Gmail account was hacked:


How to find out if your Gmail account was hacked
Step (1): Firstly, go to: https://www.google.com/settings/security

Step (2): Make a Click on View all events link in the section of Recent activities.

A Simple Way to Find Out if Your Gmail Account Was Hacked

Step (3): On next page you will be able to see all the recent activities in your Gmail account. From this you can see when and where your Gmail account was accessed from.

A Simple Way to Find Out if Your Gmail Account Was Hacked

Interesting thing is, it also shows you the complete details if your account was accessed from a computer, smartphone, tablet or another devices along with which apps or web browsers has used.

Step (4): By clicking on particular event you can check the location details provided in right side map.

Step (5): Click on Details option which is situated just below the map to see IP address, Browser and platform details. 

A Simple Way to Find Out if Your Gmail Account Was Hacked


Important instructions: 
Since, it shows the approximate calculation location data, so you no need to be much panic if you see a location that’s only few kilometres away from you location. 

You have to check out all the events very carefully and if you see any doubtful IP address or location then change your password instantly. I have said before and again saying that you should always use a highly strong password.

I hope you liked above mentioned security tips and tricks to find out if your Gmail account was hacked. Feel free to share your view with us through comments.


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