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Gmail and other Google apps have also been hacked

Postby George Tyndall » Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:01 pm

But Yahoo is far from the only provider that has been hacked. Google announced last month it had patched a hole in its Gmail verification system that allowed a hacker to hijack a targeted Gmail account. .... People running an older version of Android could be putting their Gmail accounts at risk, CheckPoint reported Nov. 30. The cybersecurity firm said a piece of malware called Gooligan mines Android devices for email addresses and authentication tokens, giving hackers the ability to breach Gmail, Google Photos, Google Docs, Google Play, Google Drive and G Suite accounts. The company said 1 million Google accounts had been affected at a rate of 13,000 devices a day.

WikiHow lists several ways to hack Gmail, admonishing that it’s illegal to hack anyone’s account except your own. The first method involves a key logger that needs to be installed on a target computer. The second method is to enable autofill and let the computer do the work for you. The third method is to use a packet sniffer, which seeks out cookies.

There are three easy ways to determine if your Gmail account has been hacked. [Click the link for the details.]
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