Do you know, you can be hacked without knowing, that is why in this blog post, I will be sharing with you, how to prevent your Google Accounts from Hackers.
I will be showing you simple tricks on how to prevent your Google accounts information from falling into the wrong hands.
If you don’t know, Hackers wants your google Accounts and never trust Google for your information because of Ads.
When your Google Gmail Account is Hacked, one place you don’t want someone snooping is your inbox.
Don’t create folders with names like “medical documents” or “tax info.”
Your Google account is one of the most important things on your devices, especially if you’re a Gmail user.
How to Prevent your Google Accounts from Hackers
There are simple ways to ensure yours doesn’t end up in the wrong hands.
#1.Google Data Tracking
Google’s tracking is mainly for its benefit or for companies that pay big money to target you with ads based on your data.
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Speaking of, have you ever searched for your name online and seen how many data broker sites your information is floating around on?
You might not realize how granular that information gets. An advertiser doesn’t only know you’re a mom of three from UK or a marketing exec who lives in Manchester.
A dossier on you includes your financial bracket, interests, political leanings, shopping preferences and so much more.
Data tracking is big business, after all. How big? Alphabet, Google’s parent company, makes about $420,000 every minute.
Crazy, right? Not all that money comes from advertising, but it’s the most significant slice of the pie.
#2. Check your account activity
I talk to a lot of people who have been scammed, and in almost all cases, they didn’t realize something was wrong until it was too late.
A friend reaches out to ask, “Hey, what’s up with that weird Facebook message?” or you see emails in your outbox you didn’t send.
Or worse, you notice strange charges to your credit card or get a notice about a loan in your name.
However, there are ways to spot bad actors before they can do too much harm. This tip also works for spotting snoops, you know.
Is a friend or family member poking around your Google or Gmail account? Here’s a way to find out.
- Go to google.com/devices. Sign in to your account if you aren’t already.
- Here, you’ll see a list of devices. These are the computers, smartphones and tablets you are currently signed into or have been signed into within the last 28 days.
You will see the same device multiple times because each session (or instance you logged in) is recorded. That’s nothing to worry about.
Along with your current sessions, you may also see devices that have been inactive for a long time, like an old phone or computer you don’t use anymore.
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You can sign these devices out remotely. Just click the one you want, then sign out. This will remove access to your Google account from the device entirely.
You can also use this page to find some connected devices, like Android phones. That’s handy.
- Click on a device, then select find device, and you’ll be taken to Google’s Find My Device page.
What happens if you see a computer, phone, tablet or device you don’t recognize?
- Click the device and choose Don’t recognize something? Or Sign out. Again, this will sign the device out remotely.
Next, you need to protect your account. It’s time to change your password to make sure whoever logged in can’t do so again.
Don’t reuse an old password or choose something easy to guess. This is the time to pull out all the stops.
Remembering solid passwords is tough, so a password manager may be your best bet.
The nice thing is these programs can do more than remember your logins.
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