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What to do if your email gets hacked

Hi all, I recently read an article about 5 signs that email gets hacked. They advise on what we should do in this article. I tried to help someone in a simular situation about one account on a domain I host here on the network, and I asked if the email was sent from our server and showed them how to check the sent items. Thats one thing we can do. Lastpass has a bunch of other stuff we can try, so 5 Signs Your Email Was Hacked – and What to Do About It  is the article.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I have reading it.


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What to do if your email gets hacked was released on June 15, 2019 at 4:00 pm by tech in article commentary.
Last modified: June 15, 2019.


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  1. Comment by crashmaster date 15 June 2019 alle 20:39 (),

    Well I have had that a few times.
    Google is good about previding me with activity logs even if its me I still have to confirm its me accessing it.
    Google can be a bit to sensitive, ie login to someone who is oversease and or away from a primary location like I was trying to help and google acted like it was beiing hacked.
    Lock the account, lock out all devices, everything not working.
    So I had to call long distance, via phone and getting codes and the like had to reset everything, and redo everything again.
    I got iit done but paying the bills just for a support session just to get a different password for all the google stuff didn’t make it really usefull to support anyone with a google account away from a location.
    I have had google say its been compromised but nothing has come of it as well.
    I have had people uplift my email address and use it so have friends but they have used my address for things but not hacked the account once or twice but not that often.
    Having a good password is an essential thing.
    I do have a password for my bank, one for all my free sites where its just my email, my shopping sites have a couple but I need another password for my paypal so thats fine.
    In most of my sites there is email, address and phone information, that information isn’t that private, I mean my address, phone number, cell number, and email are publically available things so I don’t worry if someone gets those they can get those from anywhere.
    Its an interesting lead from the password article posted earlier though.
    A password manager is good, but on the other end, having all those passwords with random values mean you can’t remember things.
    And what if your password manager gets hacked.
    Then if everything is online just hope your network or manager doesn’t go offline when you need things ergently.
    As for expiring passwords, its a nice concept especially with mition critical things, however I don’t care for that.
    I have at least 10 passwords I need and use regularly and at least 10 I don’t.
    I have always changed passwords for things because I forget them.
    Some services like my government id are secured with 2 factor and sometimes that works sometimes it doesn’t.
    I don’t agree with using a microsoft account to login to windows for example.
    The local account means you can actually login to your system if things suddenly go down or well who knows.
    Some of the implimentations of 2 factor are not that well done.
    As well as security.
    Google would have you put passwords for every app that needs to get access to google.
    While thats certainly secure there are to many passwords for the apps to remember as well as your 2 factor.
    Then there is the way of securing apps, in google’s case, google trusts its own apps to be secure, but not even outlook or thunderbird are trusted by google.
    Ms windows mail and apple mail are but google software for google stuff is the only secure thing.
    I don’t buy that for a second.
    Its true, if you can’t remember the password, no one will get in.
    That includes you so that argument doesn’t hold much traction for me.
    A master password on a manager sounds nice, but then you have to put your trust probably in a company with different regulations in a different place in the world and with the us china tradewar I just don’t buy that either.
    Whats stopping your passwords becoming currency.
    What suppose if you had a password to, a private music collection on your system, or say you had a username for a device called terrorist or similar word.
    Whats stopping those companies sending your information to others to do who knows what with.
    In a perfect world, maybe I’d trust a third party, but I’m not that dumb.
    With security at airports and the like asking to get access to your whatever, if you don’t know your password because you need to access another password protected service, there will be more issues and more issues.
    I have a pass phrase for some things.
    I have a few numbers and words for a few other things.
    I have a combination of everything for other things.
    Local stuff either has a generic password or no password at all depending what it is.
    Now there are a few things on the network with really easy passwords but those need me to be logged into something else with a password to run them and they don’t run unless I am logged into that device then I close them down again.
    Now for organisations its probably different but for most users a password manager may be to much and its unlikely you would keep changing your
    master password.
    What happens if you lost your password file, or your master.
    Or something got mangled.
    I guess I could have my password manager and some sort of form filler in there, my dad has all his passwords written down in his safe.
    My dropbox has a 2 factor on it and has a password protected 7z file with all my passwords in text in there so I guess thats quite secure.

  2. Comment by tech date 16 June 2019 alle 09:23 (),

    Each person is going to be different, and the comments here are quite interesting. the problem is two fold. The password managers like Lastpass are very secure, and have not been hacked to my knowledge. If they have, its not the password data that was gotten, and the issue was resolved quickly.

    I do understand your concerns, Shaun, and I’m happy you shared your strategy. Remember folks, that everyone is going to be different and have different needs. Lets use something that works for us. Thats why there is choice.

    As a side note, if the net went offline, Lastpass at least can still be used in offline mode, as it stores info locally as well in the same encrypted method it uses for the cloud. Once its back online, it goes and gets and makes changes for you across your devices.

    Any other comments from readers?

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