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My gmail was hacked today...

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by RetroDude, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. RetroDude

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    Have a feeling it may have happened via the phone,

    anyone know of any suspect apps from this list.

    3G watchdog
    abduction
    adblock Plus
    alchemy
    appbrain
    astro
    batteryLife
    BattStatt
    Blocked stone
    Blow up
    Bookmarks to SD
    Bump
    Chrome to Phone
    Dolphin
    Dropbox
    Goggles
    Sky Map
    Handcent
    Layar
    Maps
    Mini Info
    MSN Talk
    My Tracks
    myPlayer
    OpenSudoku
    Rainy Days
    Ringdroid
    Robodefense
    Rockplayer
    Shazam
    ShopSavvy
    Shot 3
    Speed Test
    Super Tumble
    Tajm
    TIKL
    Tunee Music
    Tunes Remote
    Unified Remote
    Urbanspoon
    Voice Search

    Obviously some clearly legit apps there but has anyone heard of any problems.


    It also neatly coincided with google asking me for my phone number as a backup incase i forget my password. Defo legit as that popup came through secure google login
     

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    Just so you know, my Gmail has been hacked before and this was before i even started using an android phone or knew what an app was.
     
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    I've ruled out those that it are probably not, leaving this quoted list.
     
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    You can defenitly make that list ALOT smaller!
    None of those apps/games caused it. Because they are legit from decent devs.

    I don't think they've hacked you because of an app on your phone.
     
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    How can you tell if your Gmail account has been hacked? :thinking:
     
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    it would be more helpful if you listed which apps you entered your gmail password on, afaik thats the only way they can get your password.

    Also, i doubt its one of those!
     
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    In Gmail there is a link at the bottom of the page amongst all the stuff about how much free space that says last account activity and a link on the word details. If you click that you can see when you account was accessed and the IP address used. Look for an odd one and report it.
     
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    Just did what felix suggested, location was brazil

    Brazil (201.9.64.150)

    Where would i go about reporting it?
     
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    Hard to say if any of those apps has the possibility, I heard Brazil is common for internet hijackers these days much like Romania and China is.

    Looking at the apps guide in the android applications forum section, this looks like what the app needs to find out your gmail info, if your hack was related to it:
     
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    I removed only those I know off. The rest of those apps I don't know.
     
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    Just out of interest... does anyone know what kind of security Gmail sync uses? i.e. if you connect your phone to an unsecured/public wi-fi network, is it possible for somebody to packet sniff that to capture login details/password?

    I usually try to connect through a VPN connection when using unsecured wi-fi but there is always the gap between managing to connect to the wi-fi network and then managing to log in to the VPN connection (Desire doesn't seem to allow you to do this automatically)
     
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    Appreciate that info. Thank You!
     
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    In my browsers (Dolphin, Froyo stock, Skyfire and Opera Mini) I have the following set up which helps prevent any passwords and websites from gaining data.

    Switched on;

    Private browsing (where available),

    Switched off;

    Cookies,
    Remember Form Data,
    Remember Passwords,
    Enable location.

    Not sure IF you guys are aware of the way that the browser stores this info by default. This would make it very easy for any dodgy websites, emails/txts, apps to get access to your data!

    Make it part of your routine when browsing to clear this info. On some browsers like Dolphin you can set it to clear on exit by holding the back button until the Exit menu pops up. You can select to clear the cache and history on here.

    Hope this helps :)
     
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