Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Wife's Gmail account cracked

  1. #1
    Pork & Beans Powerup Phage's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    6,096
    Thanks
    1,522
    Thanked
    578 times in 494 posts
    • Phage's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Crosshair VI
      • CPU:
      • 1700x @ 3.9
      • Memory:
      • 16Gb Corsair LPX
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 960 512Gb + 2Tb Seagate SSHD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA 1080ti
      • PSU:
      • BeQuiet 850w
      • Case:
      • Fractal R4
      • Operating System:
      • W10 64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Agon Gsync

    Wife's Gmail account cracked

    We've changed passwords on all the accounts, and multiple different AV scans show nothing. Any ideas on anything I may have missed ?
    Wipe and re-install ?
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

  2. #2
    Senior Member kalniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    29,176
    Thanks
    1,515
    Thanked
    2,930 times in 2,374 posts
    • kalniel's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte X58A UD3R rev 2
      • CPU:
      • Intel Xeon X5680
      • Memory:
      • 12gb DDR3 2000
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia GTX 1060 6GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic 600W
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master HAF 912
      • Operating System:
      • Win 10 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311H
      • Internet:
      • O2 8mbps

    Re: Wife's Gmail account cracked

    Quote Originally Posted by Phage View Post
    We've changed passwords on all the accounts, and multiple different AV scans show nothing. Any ideas on anything I may have missed ?
    Wipe and re-install ?
    Browser cache/cookies. Consider adding some form of click jacking/clear frame protection via script stoppers/anti-phishing tools to the browser. Which DNS provider? Consider moving to google or openDNS. Check wi-fi/router security.

    Is the account accessed on any other machines/devices? Mobile devices are quite bad for security as they'll often store logged-in cookies.

  3. #3
    Pork & Beans Powerup Phage's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    6,096
    Thanks
    1,522
    Thanked
    578 times in 494 posts
    • Phage's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Crosshair VI
      • CPU:
      • 1700x @ 3.9
      • Memory:
      • 16Gb Corsair LPX
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 960 512Gb + 2Tb Seagate SSHD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA 1080ti
      • PSU:
      • BeQuiet 850w
      • Case:
      • Fractal R4
      • Operating System:
      • W10 64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Agon Gsync

    Re: Wife's Gmail account cracked

    Using NoScript already on latest FF.
    Router is on WPA2
    DNs eh ? It's the standard for the ISP. I'll have a look when I get home.

    EDIT: Yes - on her Android. Unlikely that's been cracked I would have thought. I know Andoid is full of holes, but without physical access, how would it get broken ?
    Last edited by Phage; 25-11-2010 at 10:15 AM.
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

  4. #4
    Editable... jimbouk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    2,546
    Thanks
    188
    Thanked
    187 times in 148 posts
    • jimbouk's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS M5 A97 R2.0
      • CPU:
      • AMD FX-6300
      • Memory:
      • 8GB DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 128GB SSD + 500GB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • AMD Radeon HD 7870
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX 520W
      • Case:
      • Some large ATX case
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2713HM
      • Internet:
      • Orange...

    Re: Wife's Gmail account cracked

    Has she got any apps which she logs into google services with? They could easily be using her login once they have it.

  5. #5
    Senior Member kalniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    29,176
    Thanks
    1,515
    Thanked
    2,930 times in 2,374 posts
    • kalniel's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte X58A UD3R rev 2
      • CPU:
      • Intel Xeon X5680
      • Memory:
      • 12gb DDR3 2000
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia GTX 1060 6GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic 600W
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master HAF 912
      • Operating System:
      • Win 10 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311H
      • Internet:
      • O2 8mbps

    Re: Wife's Gmail account cracked

    Quote Originally Posted by Phage View Post
    Using NoScript already on latest FF.
    Router is on WPA2
    DNs eh ? It's the standard for the ISP. I'll have a look when I get home.

    EDIT: Yes - on her Android. Unlikely that's been cracked I would have thought. I know Andoid is full of holes, but without physical access, how would it get broken ?
    Mobiles are often set up to auto connect to free wi-fi spots. Hacker only needs to use the same SSID as a free spot and your MID will connect to it, exchange packets, and if queried correctly, give up login cookies for things like facebook. No physical access required. I would have thought gmail is more secure than that, but could be wrong.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereport...king_wifi.html

  6. #6
    Pork & Beans Powerup Phage's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    6,096
    Thanks
    1,522
    Thanked
    578 times in 494 posts
    • Phage's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Crosshair VI
      • CPU:
      • 1700x @ 3.9
      • Memory:
      • 16Gb Corsair LPX
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 960 512Gb + 2Tb Seagate SSHD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA 1080ti
      • PSU:
      • BeQuiet 850w
      • Case:
      • Fractal R4
      • Operating System:
      • W10 64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Agon Gsync

    Re: Wife's Gmail account cracked

    Yes - this is the firesheep 'man-in-the-middle' atack ?
    As she works in a rural area I had turned off the WiFi to save battery time. Also all Gmail is cinfigured to be SSl from the start now.
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

  7. #7
    Pork & Beans Powerup Phage's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    6,096
    Thanks
    1,522
    Thanked
    578 times in 494 posts
    • Phage's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Crosshair VI
      • CPU:
      • 1700x @ 3.9
      • Memory:
      • 16Gb Corsair LPX
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 960 512Gb + 2Tb Seagate SSHD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA 1080ti
      • PSU:
      • BeQuiet 850w
      • Case:
      • Fractal R4
      • Operating System:
      • W10 64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Agon Gsync

    Re: Wife's Gmail account cracked

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbouk View Post
    Has she got any apps which she logs into google services with? They could easily be using her login once they have it.
    Just the usual - Gmail, Facebook etc.
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    223
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked
    57 times in 39 posts

    Re: Wife's Gmail account cracked

    Weak password?

    I'd also recommend change passwords to other accounts associated to Gmail, i.e. Hexus, Amazon, that may have the same password.

    My brother had his gmail account hacked a long time ago, not sure how it happened, it just did, although he couldn't access it via web, he will still logged in via a email program & managed to rescue the account.

  9. #9
    Pork & Beans Powerup Phage's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    6,096
    Thanks
    1,522
    Thanked
    578 times in 494 posts
    • Phage's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Crosshair VI
      • CPU:
      • 1700x @ 3.9
      • Memory:
      • 16Gb Corsair LPX
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 960 512Gb + 2Tb Seagate SSHD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA 1080ti
      • PSU:
      • BeQuiet 850w
      • Case:
      • Fractal R4
      • Operating System:
      • W10 64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Agon Gsync

    Re: Wife's Gmail account cracked

    Password was non-dictionary. Possibly too short at 6 characters though.
    No sign of underhanded activities, but then all the other accounts have different passwords. Financial ones were very strong.
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. How did your Bank treat you in 2009?
    By Zak33 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 52
    Last Post: 13-01-2010, 12:47 AM
  2. I want a GMAIL account not GOOGLEMAIL
    By vincent.m in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 19-09-2009, 11:07 AM
  3. Serious PayPal Limited Account Issue
    By Shmee150 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 02-12-2007, 09:32 PM
  4. Odd account issue
    By kidzer in forum SCAN.care@HEXUS
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 17-07-2007, 12:07 PM
  5. PAYPAL, Add a Bank Account...
    By retroborg in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-01-2006, 11:39 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •