DISCLAIMER: The author of this article does not advocate the breaking of any law. The article is written for an information and warning purposes only. Think logically, if one can hack an email by performing a few Google search without much knowledge in computer, something is seriously wrong with that email provider. Don’t Fall Victim to these ‘How to Hack Hotmail‘ scam, same goes for those searching for tutorials on how to hack Gmail, Facebook and Yahoo Mail Account.
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01 – The Truth About These Fake Password Recovery Emails
The truth is, this scam works by fooling you into giving out your own password to a stranger via email, one of the requirement set out by these hackers is the sending of your own user name and password to a fake ‘password recovery’ account supposedly managed by the email provider.
Unbeknownst to you, that fake email belongs to the hacker. Usually these emails have a very suspicious name to it, for example email@example.com (example) or firstname.lastname@example.org (example). So, how does it work?
These hackers claimed that there is a bug in the Hotmail, Gmail or Yahoo mail system and by emailing your user name, your password and your spouse’s /friend’s /enemy’s email address to the designated email address, a reply together with the requested password would arrive in your inbox within a day or two. Truth is, you’ve been conned into giving out your password, thus allowing the hacker unrestricted access into your email account.
The bottom line is, never email your password to a stranger, not even Microsoft’s hotmail team members or Google administrator, and your password can be retrieved with the ‘lost password’ feature in hotmail or any other email system.
02 – Why It Is Impossible To Hack
- Keylogger – The only way to hack someone’s email illegally is via keylogger, you will need to have access to the person’s computer and install a password capturing software. However, this will be a problem if he or she enables mobile notification for new devices logging into the account.
- Secret Questions – The other method is to guess the secret question and birth date correctly, but in today’s modern security, most email provider has a 2 step verification where a code will be send to your mobile phone for verification.
03 – Ancient Hacking Method
- Brute Force Hacking – This ancient method uses a bot to login an account using a set of password. The idea is to ‘guess’ the password by continuously logging in, it’s like flooding the server with million of request per minute, common sense would tell you that if a server spot a DOS attack, it would block the IP address immediately.
- Bug – Unless you are a computer genius, you will never know what a security bug is. Even if you found a bug, you will need to be an expert to find your way around.
- Phishing – This method involves sending you a ‘reset password’ link via email. Once you try to reset your password, it will automatically email your password to the person behind the phishing. Almost unworkable because email provider knows this and will blacklist the email immediately.
04 – Conclusion
You’ve been warned again, there are no such things as 1 click hacking for emails. Email hacking doesn’t work, not even some special software you downloaded from a hacking forum, chances are, the software is infected with trojan or virus. Even if it is not, by using the software, you’ve broken the law. As a general rule of thumb, NEVER do anything a “hacker” tells you to do.
05 – How To Protect Yourself
These extra layers of security features are available in Facebook, Gmail, Yahoo and Microsoft Outlook accounts. Visit the security settings of your account to enable them. Read the Term and Conditions, there might be additional charges for all SMS send and received.
- Enable 2-Step Verification – Whenever you sign in to your account, you’ll enter your password as usual. Then, a code will be sent to your phone via text, voice call, or our mobile app. Or, if you have a Security Key, you can insert it into your computer’s USB port. Access will be denied if the verification fails.
- Enable mobile notifications – Login alerts are an extra security feature. When you turn on login alerts, we’ll send you a text message, email or notification each time someone logs into your account from a new place.