Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 
Ragnor
8035 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #479414 9-Jun-2011 16:46
Send private message

Here's what I would do:

1: Use a friends computer that you know is secure (I would still be suspect of your machine right now)

2: Go to http://www.pctools.com/guides/password/ and generate 10x (or more) 12 digit passwords with all options checked

3: Register a completely new gmail account, use the first of the new passwords (this will be your new recovery account), for the security question choose "my own question" put anything you like there but use the 2nd password you generated for the answer.

4: Enable two step verification for your google account (sms code), this means people can't login unless they have a sms code sent to your phone. Never check "stay signed in" for this account, always click "sign out" for this account rather than just closing the browser.

5: Recover your existing accounts (starting first with email accounts that are set as the recovery for other accounts) however you can. Use two of the generated passwords for each account, one as the new password the 2nd as the new security answer.

Update the secondary or recovery email address to your new gmail account if the service allows this.

Once you've done this get an expert to look at your computer and check for rootkits and malware.






lostangel
163 posts

Master Geek


  #480004 11-Jun-2011 10:49
Send private message

Do you have a smartphone or laptop that you use while out on free wifi networks?

 
 
 
 


pinkydot

244 posts

Master Geek


  #480824 14-Jun-2011 00:54
Send private message

Ragnor: Here's what I would do:

1: Use a friends computer that you know is secure (I would still be suspect of your machine right now)

2: Go to http://www.pctools.com/guides/password/ and generate 10x (or more) 12 digit passwords with all options checked

3: Register a completely new gmail account, use the first of the new passwords (this will be your new recovery account), for the security question choose "my own question" put anything you like there but use the 2nd password you generated for the answer.

4: Enable two step verification for your google account (sms code), this means people can't login unless they have a sms code sent to your phone. Never check "stay signed in" for this account, always click "sign out" for this account rather than just closing the browser.

5: Recover your existing accounts (starting first with email accounts that are set as the recovery for other accounts) however you can. Use two of the generated passwords for each account, one as the new password the 2nd as the new security answer.

Update the secondary or recovery email address to your new gmail account if the service allows this.

Once you've done this get an expert to look at your computer and check for rootkits and malware.



Yeah. That's for the great guide.

*Updates*
Well i have no idea why I accidentally managed to recover one of my email. *God Bless*
When i keep on guessing the secret question answer.. the question suddenly changed it back to year 2010 question that i've used before
so i managed to guess it.
from that on i recover my others emails with sent the reset password to the email add that i managed recover.
& set all those verification (sms code).
seem like hotmail don't have verification (sms code). i saw on the Account page. Add A Mobile Number, NZ wasn't in the list.
& yahoo don't even have that verification for sms code. only have the sign in seal.

Well it's still in the "hospital" so far nothing found.
but the guy told me that. he found the chrome had those userscript installed for facebook games.
I did play some facebook games & installed some userscript for the games.
so i guess those scripts do hide some important code that user won't know about it.

muppet
2291 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #486381 27-Jun-2011 12:11
Send private message

Just read this and it seems errily similar to what you encountered!

Wonder if there is a hole in Gmail? (Doubt it!)

Have you turned on two-factor auth now? If not, you should!




I hate you.


b0untypure1
1417 posts

Uber Geek


  #486451 27-Jun-2011 14:58
Send private message

sounds like keylogger




gz ftw


1 | 2 | 3 | 4 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




News »

HP unveils new innovations for businesses adapting to rapidly evolving workstyles and workforces
Posted 17-Sep-2020 15:36


GoPro launches new HERO9 Black camera
Posted 17-Sep-2020 09:45


Telecommunications industry launches new 5G Facts website
Posted 17-Sep-2020 07:56


New Zealand ranks 3rd in world in GSMA index
Posted 15-Sep-2020 10:13


Trend Micro Security Suite adds web monitoring to prevent identity theft
Posted 14-Sep-2020 15:37


NVIDIA to acquire Arm for US$ 40 billion
Posted 14-Sep-2020 12:27


Epson launches its next gen A3+ colour EcoTank multi-function printer
Posted 10-Sep-2020 16:08


Sony launches three new native 4K SXRD home cinema projectors
Posted 9-Sep-2020 18:00


Catalyst Cloud brings Kubernetes-based open-source web hosting solution to market
Posted 9-Sep-2020 17:54


Verizon Connect eyes further growth in New Zealand
Posted 8-Sep-2020 09:26


PNY launches XLR8 gaming NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series powered by the all-new NVIDIA Ampere architecture
Posted 3-Sep-2020 16:39


NVIDIA delivers greatest-ever generational leap with GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs
Posted 3-Sep-2020 16:17


Weta Digital advances visual effects and animation in the cloud with AWS
Posted 2-Sep-2020 17:09


Kiwrious lab-in-the-pocket kit designed for schoolchildren
Posted 28-Aug-2020 09:03


Fitbit introduces Sense, its most advanced health smartwatch
Posted 26-Aug-2020 10:14



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.