Someone is hacking my account

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How can I tell if someone is hacking my account or using my account?

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What account is it email, financial or a social media account. ? It may be as simple as someone figuring out your password if it was not strong enough. 


If you use passwords with things like birthdays, anniversaries or other special significance they make it easier for people to crack. The same goes for the names of family members, pets, ex’s or the type of car you drive or favorite vacation spots. 


Too many people use these because they are easy to remember. 

The problem is if you post anything to social media on those dates or photos tagged with the name it’s even easier to crack your password. You should be using a password of at least 8 to 10 characters and use mixed case, upper and lower and even use a few special characters. Each special char and extra char use in the password makes it exponentially tougher to crack.

You should also never use the same password on multiple sites. If someone does get into an account, say your email, they can go to other site of yours and ask for a password reset. 

It then gets sent to that email address and they can change it and lock you out of you accounts or worse. It’s scary to think but it happens. It gets worse the more we use different  social media accounts and expose personal information. 

If you feel you have been hacked, run some anti virus software.
Then change all of you password accounts.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    How did you know about that? Is there any malfunctioning of your account like unwanted mails/ obscene file attachment etc. etc. What mail client are you using now? Is it related to your mobile or other social media? Whatever it is, change password of your account with complex one and check if that happens again.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Moreover, you can stop using your account/ stop doing social media for few days and see if that happens again after changing passwords of all your social media/email id(s) etc. As without solid evidence you can not drag him/her to the local Administration body for stop this type of nuisance.
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