Ever wonder if your ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend has access to your email or Facebook and is secretly logging into your account without you knowledge? For those seeking knowledge on how to perform illegal access to someone’s account, be warned that this is illegal and will land you in jail.
A bad breakup is unfortunate, made worse if your ex-bf or ex-gf is into computers and have easy access to your laptop. With a few simple legal software such as anti-theft or parental control tools, he or she can easily access your laptop’s microphone, webcam and more. With a Trojan Horse and Keylogger installed, password will be delivered to his or her email, providing him with access to your personal data. Here are the various ways of protecting yourself from that crazy social path physco from stalking you.
↓ 01 – How To Hack Scams
You can’t! If you need to Google on how to hack Gmail or Hotmail, chances are, it is beyond your knowledge. There are no magical one click button software that does these sort of hacking, furthermore, Google and Microsoft takes security very seriously, therefore any bugs are patched immediately.
Any sites that says they know a tiny bug and all you have to do is email them at this GMail or Hotmail together with your password and the email address you wanted to hack is a scam. 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 are fooled into giving away your password to someone that owns that GMail or Hotmail account, it doesn’t belong to Google or Microsoft administrator. There are no bugs, no backdoors. Change your password immediately!
↓ 02 – Investigate / Recent Activities
Both Google and Hotmail have an activity page that lists the date and time, location, devices and type of activity. Keep in mind that if you use a mobile device, your location may not be reliable. This is because mobile phone services route your activity through different locations. This can make it look like you signed in from somewhere you’re not.
- Google Recently Used Devices – Devices that have been active on your account in the last 28 days, or are currently signed in.
- Microsoft Recent Activity – The recent activity page shows info about when and where you’ve used your Microsoft account within the last 30 days. This includes any time that you signed in to your account, whether you used a web browser, your phone, an email app, a third-party app, or another method.
- Facebook Security and Login – The features of Facebook Login such as access tokens and permissions make it safe and secure for people and apps to use, but there are some security steps that apps need to implement themselves.
- Yahoo Recent Activity – See something suspicious? Change your password
You should recognize most of the account activity in this section. If you know that you didn’t initiate one of them, or if you see a suspicious pattern (like multiple sign-in attempts or profile changes to you didn’t make), don’t panic! Did you login at a cybercafe? Is your office using a VPN? A VPN will re-router your location, therefore it appear as if you are surfing the net from another country.
↓ 03 – Remove Anti-Theft / Trojan Malware / Keylogger
Just like a knife, it can be used for cooking or killing. An anti-theft software or parental control tool for laptops or mobile phones can be used with bad intentions, it can’t capture password or user login but screenshots of your activities can be emailed to the perpetrator, almost as good as losing your password. A trojan on the other hand sends all of your personal information such as username, login password, credit card details and activities to the recipient. Both are equally bad, and should be dealt with immediately.
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The easiest way to hack someone’s email illegally is via keylogger, all they need is to have access to the person’s computer, disable the antivirus 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.
↓ 04 – Enhance Security With 2-Step SMS Verification
Your password protects your account. You can also add a second layer of protection with 2-Step Verification, which sends a single-use code to your phone for you to enter when you sign in. So even if somebody manages to steal your password, it is not enough to get into your account. The other reason to activate 2 step verification is because we have the habit of using the same password for all account, hackers that managed to hack other less secure companies will ‘guess’ their way into your account.
- Microsoft Two-Step Verification
- Google 2 Step verification
- Facebook Two-Factor Authentication
- Yahoo Two-Step SMS Verification
More often than not, 2 step verification comes with mobile notifications, enable it and you will receive login alerts as extra security feature. When you turn on login alerts, they’ll send you a text message, email or notification each time someone (including yourself) logs into your account from a new place or new device.
↓ 05 – Update Secret Questions
The other method for someone to gain access to your account is to guess you secret questions and birth date correctly, by doing so, they will be able to reset your password. Without 2-Step SMS Verification enabled, you will lose access to your accounts. Remember how most of Apple’s iPhone users from Hollywood got exposed for their lewd photos?
Simply because their secret questions are too simple, such as where is your birth place, what’s your mother maiden name, what is the name of your pet. Being celebrities, most of the information are 1 google away, that’s how they got access into your photo gallery and download everything to your comps.
Do not use the default questions, customize the question and only you know the answer to it. If possible, the question must not make any sense but only to you yourself.
- [ Bad Question ] What is your pet’s name?
- [ Bad Question ] In what year was your father born?
- [ Bad Question ] What is your favorite _____?
- [ Bad Question ] What was the name of your elementary / primary school?
↓ 06 – Install Antivirus With Firewall
How do you protect yourself and prevent hackers from stealing your password? Even if nobody had access to all of your accounts, there is no harm in installing a genuine copy of antivirus with firewall. Always subscribe to the original software, avoid those from torrent. The simple reason is hackers knows the reason you are downloading an antivirus is because you are not protected, therefore these ‘free’ antivirus from torrent are infected with malware.
Maybe it isn’t infected with malware or spyware, with the valid activation key, you are not allowed to update the antivirus software and more importantly, the database for the antivirus engine.
Free antivirus comes with many limitations, depending on the vendor, most of them offer basic protection with no firewall. Updates are slow and it tend to have advertisement. If your purchasing a genuine antivirus is out of question, do try these 12 Free Antivirus For Windows 10 – Microsoft Defender Alternatives.