Washington, Jan. 29 ANI | 6 months ago

Those concerned about their Gmail account being hacked or snooped on can find out if it is so by using a simple tool provided by Google.


Since the NSA revelations, privacy has become a priority for even those who bothered less about revealing a personal detail like birth date here and there on a social network.

According to TechHive, to find if the Gmail account has been hacked, a user can log in the account from a desktop browser and locate the link labeled 'Details' at the bottom of the inbox screen.

Clicking on the link would lead to a pop-up window that shows the last 10 times someone accessed the Gmail account, along with how they accessed it (through a browser, an email app, and so on), their IP address, and when they accessed it.

To beef up the security, a user can turn on two-factor authentication for the Google account and store the IP addresses of the various systems one uses (work, home, mobile) in order to crosscheck if anything is found fishy.

(Posted on 29-01-2014)