#1 By: howtogeek, August 10th, 2013 06:40
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/169847/how-attackers-actually-hack-accounts-online-and-how-to-protect-yourself/
People talk about their online accounts being “hacked,” but how exactly does this hacking happen? The reality is that accounts are hacked in fairly simple ways — attackers don’t use black magic.
#2 By: Essam Ganadily, August 10th, 2013 14:16
what about out of date software like java or flash setting in your machine inviting key loggers without you clicking any links just by some stupid buffer overflows ?
#3 By: trm96, August 10th, 2013 14:41
The best way to compromise someones account is to know your victim and use the forgot password function available for most accounts.Yahoo accounts are the easiest to compromise using these techniques.
#4 By: Christopher Rob, August 13th, 2013 17:52
Is their a way they can do this by logging onto a web site. My email was hacked and I think it happened when I logged on to a certain web site. I don't know if I should mention the site. I logged on one day and my email password changed. I reset my password and then the next day I logged on to the same site and bang...email password was changed. I changed it again and have not logged on to that site since and never will. And my email has not been touched since. Can this actually happen? The site is not a porn site..it is actually a very helpful site until this happened.
#5 By: Andrie Vorster, September 6th, 2013 05:23
Just use: Google 2-step verification, (That is to say if you are using Gmail).