Nowadays, its very common to hear about various incidents of Gmail hacking by Gmail phisher. Today, online privacy is maintained only if the user is aware of various hacks used to hack email accounts.
Hence, i thought of writing an article on the same topic of preventing
Gmail from being hacked by hackers. Gurus, i highly recommend you to
read this article to prevent ur future damages.
I have explained in my post Hack email account password by phishing.,
Phishing is the best working method of hacking email account. The
advantage of phishing in email account hacking is that victim is not
able to recognise the fake page (phisher) as this phisher matches with
the original page(depends on hacker skills).
So, here i have mentioned few tips which you should follow to prevent hacking of your email account by hackers. So lets start:
1. Fishing filter:
will recommend use of browser which has phishing filter. Internet
browsers like Firefox 3.0(my favorite), Internet Explorer 7, Opera 7x
which contain phishing filter should be used for safe browsing.
2. Do not provide sensitive information :
this is the main thing you have to remember. Unless and until, you know
the person or institute, do not give your sensitive information like
userids , passwords, bank account numbers as a reply to any email. In
fact, 90% emails demanding such information are meant for
3. Suspicious Filters :
whether there are any suspicious filters not created by you. For
checking ur email filters, go to Settings->Filters. If you find any
such suspicious filter not created by you, delete it urgently.
4. Great offers, ads, winners :
Gmail users are deceived by emails which contain great offers, ads or
declaring that u are lucky winner and you should provide listed query
information to receive your cash prize. Never click or provide any
information for such claiming emails.
5. Disable Forwarding and POP/IMAP :
To disable forwarding and POP/IMAP, go to Settings-> Forwarding and POP/IMAP and disable forwarding and POP/IMAP.
6. The most important :
most important precaution which one must follow is "do not click on the
link" provided in the email without knowing to which page the link will
take you. I have added my personal experience of phishing and the
method to determine the link target, where i received a paypal phisher,
in my article Paypal phisher to hack Paypal account. One more thing, always open link given in email by typing address of site in new tab/window.
if you will follow these guidelines, i bet ur Gmail account will never
be hacked by a phisher. Just remember the guidelines and prevent Gmail
account from being hacked by hackers.
All Gurus should Enjoy HaCkInG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!