How Your Gmail Password is hacked?Some of the specialists speculate that this account list is the collection of hackers attack leaked password. And what’s more, that is more likely to be the lost data that after users’ personal computers are hacked. Also some other insiders indicate that hackers create a huge password back via collecting the leaked email addresses and passwords, and then attempt to volume login them on Gmail. At last, they can get a batch of accounts and passwords that are matched to sign in.
Google Refuses the Cause of Gmail Security LoopholeAfter that incident, Google refuses that it is caused by the security loophole of Gmail and it has not yet found the evidence about its Gmail system is hacked. Also there is no proof to show that their user data are leaked. For that, Google suggests Gmail users to use the 2-Step Verification. If Gmail address is used to register lots of network service, and the owners set up the same password as their Gmail, once a website is hacked by hackers, Gmail account will be leaked as well.
For the sake of users' personal privacy, Google recommend those users who are influenced to make preventive measures to further protect their personal Gmail accounts. For example, to set up a more complicated password and at the same time, use the extra safe function named 2-Step Verification to protect them. In that case, as long as users are trying to login their Gmail account in a public computer, they have to type another verification code that is sent to their mobile phone, otherwise, they have no way to sign in.
How to Query if Your Gmail Account is HackedAn America medium shares a website, http://isleaked.com/en, to allow the Gmail users to input their email address, and then the website will tell you whether your Gmail account and passwords are leaked or not. However, another medium warns the users not to type their address and passwords in the test pages, because this may be another way to stole users’ personal information. There are still several professionals remind the users to wait for the official inform or demand them in the official website. Do not use the anonymous website to check anything, in order to avoid being cheated again.
My Suggestion about Gmail Account Passwords LeakedTherefore, my point of view is that, if you are happen to be one of the Google users but not luckily enough your password has not been hacked, you have better reset Gmail password right now. By the way, you might as well reading this article about how to password protect Gmail account with 2-Step verification if you feel like using this security verification and I wish it helpful to you.
PS: You may also like to read this post about Yahoo password hack in this blog.