‘I think someone has been reading my emails and using my Gmail account. How do I find out and what can I do?’ This was the question I was asked the other day and not for the first time. Using the biggest name around for web services is great, but it makes you a target. This tutorial will show you how to check if someone else is using your Gmail account and what to do if your account has been compromised.
Gmail is everywhere. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t have a Gmail account. Google provides a popular email service, but it’s also great for Google Docs, Google Drive, and other useful software.
Having a single sign-in for all these apps is very convenient but it also provides a single point of failure. If someone can log into your Gmail, they can log into everything.
Let’s find out how to see if someone else is using your Gmail account.