Windows 10: Someone Has Hacked My Hotmail Email Address...

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  1.    16 Dec 2016 #1

    Someone Has Hacked My Hotmail Email Address...


    Hey guys, I'm desperately worried here so much so that my anxiety levels have gone through the roof!

    I'm feeling nausea just typing this post.

    I can still login to the email account no problems, but I'm worried that the person has access to my email address and can login and read my emails and so on without me knowing.

    Is there any way I can check which IP addresses have logged into my Hotmail email account for the past few months?

    Any help would be VERY MUCH appreciated!
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  2.    16 Dec 2016 #2

    I suggest that you change your login password as soon as possible!!! Below is a link from MS to show you how.
    Change my password in Outlook.com - Outlook
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       16 Dec 2016 #3
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       16 Dec 2016 #4

    NiceAndShy said: View Post
    I'm worried that the person has access to my email address and can login and read my emails and so on without me knowing.
    Nobody (I repeat: nobody) can sign in to your Microsoft email account (hotmail.com, outlook.com, live.com, msn.com) if you set up two step verification.

    Go to https://account.live.com, select Account & privacy, select More security settings, scroll down to Two-step verification and turn it on (tutorial).

    Having two-step verification on, whenever I or anyone else tries to sign-in to my account from a non-trusted device, I or a possible unauthorized intruder will be asked to enter a security code which will be sent to my mobile phone. Without this code sign in will be declined. A non-trusted device is any PC or any browser I have not used to sign in before.

    Because Microsoft offers this two-step verification, all unauthorized log ins are user's own fault because user has selected not to use two-step verification.

    Kari
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  5.    16 Dec 2016 #5

    Hello Nice and Shy,

    I personally use KeePass.
    It is basically a program that manages your passwords in an encrypted database.
    You can learn more about it here: KeePass Password Safe
    For example the password for my gmail is now 100 characters long including numbers, letters both uppercase/small and special characters.
    By the time that password gets cracked, the sun has already consumed the Earth
    But be aware: you MUST use a very good Master Password and not forget it; there is no backdoor or way around to open your database without it. I personally carry mine in a USB stick and I have it on DropBox so I can acces it with my android phone.
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  6.    16 Dec 2016 #6

    Changing the password to a much stronger one is very important -- one's email address is very often the gateway to many many other online accounts, be such forums, banking, purchasing places, and so on.
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  7.    16 Dec 2016 #7

    Asuza said: View Post
    Hello Nice and Shy,

    I personally use KeePass.
    Just so you are aware, Nice and Shy does not trust companies other than Microsoft to access his data. It's in his other posts.
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  8.    16 Dec 2016 #8

    this page will tell you if anyone has attempted or logged into your account.. successful or not.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...rosoft-account

    EDIT : didn't see someone already linked it.. my bad.
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  9.    16 Dec 2016 #9

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Just so you are aware, Nice and Shy does not trust companies other than Microsoft to access his data. It's in his other posts.
    I think you are confusing KeePass with LastPass.

    KeePass is open source & free. You are fully responsible for the storage of the file by yourself. ( You could even use Microsoft's OneDrive )
    Also, it uses Rijndael 256 bits encryption, wich is considered to be very secure and became effective as a U.S. Federal government standard and is approved by the National Security Agency (NSA) for top secret information.
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       16 Dec 2016 #10

    Asuza said: View Post
    Originally Posted by NavyLCDR Just so you are aware, Nice and Shy does not trust companies other than Microsoft to access his data. It's in his other posts.
    I think you are confusing KeePass with LastPass. KeePass is open source & free...
    .
    No, Nice and Shy is very specific. He won't run any non-Microsoft software in case it grants the authors some hidden 'access' to his data.
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