How To Confirm You've Been Hacked?

Reply Sat 24 Dec, 2011 10:01 pm
Hi all Wink

My intention is to defend my privacy and restore some

peace of mind.

I believe some people in my life have somehow gained access to my email account, desktop

computer, possibly even my smartphone.

I don't know the 1st thing about how to go about detecting the intrusion, confirming it and

then achieving the goal of permanently blocking it and defending against subsequent or future


It should be noted that I am resigned to the idea of the US government or foreign governments

or Google or Facebook, etc having access to any and all of my digital activity, that's

relatively acceptable as I have nothing to hide and that's the nature of the digital age...

but what I won't accept and will now fight is the idea of a handful of private citizens in my

personal/professional life with potentially malicious intentions having access to my email

computer & phone.

If there's anyone who can provide some suggestions on how to approach/tackle and ultimately

resolve and move past this ugly situation, I'd greatly appreciate it!
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Reply Sat 24 Dec, 2011 10:45 pm
What type/brand of computer and smartphone are you using? Which email service are you using?
Reply Sat 24 Dec, 2011 10:50 pm
This site's suggestions probably cover all the concerns you mentioned and tells you step-by-step remedies:


Reply Sat 24 Dec, 2011 10:57 pm
Thanks for the reply...

The desktop's a generic AMD pc running Windows XP.

The smartphone's a 4g phone running the Android os.

Using gmail.
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Reply Sat 24 Dec, 2011 10:58 pm
Ok, I'll take a look - many thanks again!
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Reply Sat 24 Dec, 2011 11:23 pm
Change your passwords!!!
Reply Sun 25 Dec, 2011 01:35 am
They didn't have the passwords to begin with yet they still gained access...I don't think changing passwords will prevent them from continuing to snoop.

The question is how do I prove they've got access?
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Reply Mon 9 Jan, 2012 02:07 am
any unexpected happen is occur yet , i think u hacked
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Reply Fri 1 Jun, 2012 06:38 am
one of the way to observe the remote process connected to your computer (windows, Linux) is use "netstat" group of commands.
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