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Old 09-10-2014, 11:39 AM   #1
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If you think your email has been hacked go directly to your account (not any outside link) and change your password. Never give your information to outside parties. Some links in this thread have been removed.




This was just announced today Sept 10,2014

Millions of Gmail accounts hacked, was yours one of them? -- Fusion
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I would definitely encourage the two factor authentication with gmail using your cell phone to make sure you don't get locked out if you get hacked.

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How do if really if been heck or not? thanks hotwheels
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I'm so tired of it all I could scream. So how do I even know if I should put my email address in that fusion link to see if mine was hacked?
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can't fingure how to change password help! hotwheels
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never mind fingure how to change password... thanks hotwheels
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This is from an article posted by Google

"There's a link being passed around called IsLeaked.com, where you can allegedly check to see if your Gmail was hacked. DO NOT DO THAT!

Some point out that the website launched right before the hacks, and may be a trap to gather more email addresses.

When in doubt, just change your password.
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I'm so tired of it all I could scream. So how do I even know if I should put my email address in that fusion link to see if mine was hacked?
I can't reply to this thread by clicking on reply so I'm quoting my own post. I keep getting a message about an invalid thread specified.

I was just going to say that Barbara's post was exactly what I was talking about. How do we know which links are safe?
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Now after I posted, I can come in the normal way through reply! But if I click on Barbara jays quote, I get that same message
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I can't reply to this thread by clicking on reply so I'm quoting my own post. I keep getting a message about an invalid thread specified.

I was just going to say that Barbara's post was exactly what I was talking about. How do we know which links are safe?
Clicking on links is a risk.
Typing a site name address (i.e. http ... ...) is the safer method.
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I'm so tired of it all I could scream. So how do I even know if I should put my email address in that fusion link to see if mine was hacked?

Don't put your email in ANY of those sites - most are scams. Just change your password.

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I click on the first link Bararajay and when gmail change my password is all. So I should be good right? thanks hotwheels
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I've always followed that rule. But how do we know if we find the right address. You can still type in a bad site. That's my concern. When there's a hack, there are always tons of places that pop up saying go here to fix....how do we know which "here" is the correct one? I know you don't have answers, I'm just talking to myself in frustration! LOL
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Oh dear! Even knowing better, yesterday, I clicked on the link that was first posted in this thread. I received a message that my email was safe.

Later last evening, I received an email from Dashlane about gmail addy's being hacked, but I didn't read it since I had already (supposedly) checked my email addy.


Just a few minutes ago, I went ahead and changed my gmail password. Hopefully no damage was done in the meantime.
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Oh dear! Even knowing better, yesterday, I clicked on the link that was first posted in this thread. I received a message that my email was safe.

Later last evening, I received an email from Dashlane about gmail addy's being hacked, but I didn't read it since I had already (supposedly) checked my email addy.


Just a few minutes ago, I went ahead and changed my gmail password. Hopefully no damage was done in the meantime.
If you want some peace of mind, scroll down to the bottom of your inbox. You'll see something that says "last activity 1 minute ago" - click that and it will show you every gmail session on your account and the IP addresses. You probably won't see anything weird there
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I've always followed that rule. But how do we know if we find the right address. You can still type in a bad site. That's my concern. When there's a hack, there are always tons of places that pop up saying go here to fix....how do we know which "here" is the correct one? I know you don't have answers, I'm just talking to myself in frustration! LOL

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Thanks for the tip, I did that and saw only sessions I knew were mine. I did change my password anyway though, now all I have to do is remember it
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Thank you, Lydia! That's pretty cool! I checked my account just now, and it's fine.
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