Hacking is not a big problem and can be resolved. One out of three people are facing such problems. All you have to do is to be serious on your securities issues. At first check whether your Gmail account is really hacked or not if you can login change original password and update to it. Then after check your secondary email/secret question/mobile phone numbers have not been changed or not.
- Go to: Settings > Accounts and Imports > Google Account Settings. From there, look under personal settings; you can change your password, as well as your password recovery options. You should change everything.
- If you are not able to log in, go to: https://www.google.com/accounts/recovery and reset your password, either through the secondary email address, mobile phone number, or your secret question. Fast thinking and fast acting is your best bet for getting through this situation unscathed. If the hacker has already changed your secondary address and/or your secret question you will have to start dealing with Google directly and prepare to fill out a form.
- If you can’t remember your secret question answer, or it has been changed, go to this page: https://www.google.com/support/accounts/bin/request.py?hl=en&contact_type=acc_reco&ara=2&ctx=acc_reco&rd=1 and tic the box that says “No” indicating that you were unable to regain access to your account using the above methods. The form is relatively short and straightforward and will allow Google to establish that you are the correct and true owner of the account. If you don’t already have a secondary email address, now is probably a good time to set one up.
- You should send an email to friends/family/business contacts associated with your Gmail address and warn them that your account was hacked and that they should ignore suspicions communications from it until further notice. Post a similar message to any social networking sites you belong to until situation is under control.
- A brief that you need to be updated are mentioned below:
Settings > Accounts and Import > Google Account Settings > Change Password
Settings > General > Signature
Settings > General > Vacation Responder [be sure it hasn’t been turned on]
Settings > Accounts and Import > Send Mail
Settings > Filters
Settings > Forwarding and POP/IMAP > Forwarding
Settings > Forwarding and POP/IMAP > POP Download [disabled]
Settings > Forwarding and POP/IMAP > IMAP Access [disabled]
To achieve total Gmail security, you should never use the same password from another site. From your inbox, scroll down to the bottom, just below where your account storage is displayed. If you click on the “details” button you will see all recent account activity, including IP addresses and methods of entry – browsers, POP3, etc. If another user logs into your account while you’re in it, that status will change, and announce that another user is logged into the account, and display their IP address. Now you’ve got the power to potentially catch a hacker before your account is messed with. Now repeat the first step change your password immediately. Not a foolproof system, but in this world of account hijacking, every little bit helps to reduce other possible crimes.
As we know, Google is multi billionaire Dollar Company, and its services are exceptionally significant for the users. It gives you wide access to most of its products, such as Gmail, and YouTube by using the same Google account’s username and password. It provides wide range of features, google has always maintained a good level of respect among its user with the single google account you can do lots of things which makes your life interesting. Being a Google user, I have found many importance of the Google account. Thus, in this article we will highlight you some importance why Google account is the significance to the internet user.
- Gmail: Gmail by Google is one of the worlds most popular and widely used free email account that has near to unlimited storage capacity. It is one of the most encouraging and the most popular web in the email history. Nowadays, many people are using it daily for their own private as well as official purposes. It is an important part of the google account because you can access your Gmail from your google account, but before that you need to create you google account. Google account will help you to enable your Gmail by using same username and password and then login into your Gmail account. In the commercial market, Yahoo and Google are giving a tough competition to each other and the companies are considered to be the best in business.
- YouTube: You can enable your YouTube account by uploading your own videos or videos you like to upload, in fact you can rate others videos with your own Google account. Now-a-days YouTube has become very eye-catching publicity media as YouTube provide number of facilities to the people to upload any videos for marketing their brands or themselves. Whatever may be your areas of excellence or your choices to share, videos express a lot more than just a text or a voice. Through the help of Google account you can access your YouTube. This is very important to the internet user to have Google account so that they can access different sites from their account. You can easily login into YouTube from Google account.
- Orkut: Orkut help you to keep in touch with your friends by sending messages. It helps you to upload your photos and images and you can also share with your friends or everyone. In fact you can create a community and invite people to join it. The biggest advantage of Orkut is that you can get chance to find your friends or person you are looking for.
- Google Sites: Google sites is free proposal where you can create your web page, you can edit them any number of times, change the theme and have them ready on google server. These pages load very fast as they are on google servers. In fact you can add google documents and forms with these web pages. Google sites will help you in your business, if you want online presence for your business, rather than choosing any other business to business platform, it is always better to use this free tool with your google account that Google offers to create simple but smarter websites. Google offers lot many features like ready made templates, editor and many more to edit your pages and give them your kind of look.
Google account is importance to the people because it helps the people to find their things what they are looking for. Today google helping people a lot they can use for their business purpose. Through the help of google account you can enable your Gmail, YouTube, Orkut or Google sites with your own google account’s id and password.