Know about E-mail Hacking

It is true that hacking e-mail account has become easy. Today, you hear your friend, sometimes you yourself find complaining about having email account hacked by email hackers & why not? With many, almost thousands of techniques & email hacking tools & email password hacking tricks in place, today hackers are enjoying the freedom at their fingertips with just a click of mouse.

There are several methods for hacking yahoo, msn or AOL email accounts. One of these methods is social engineering. Considered a revolutionary art among the hacker community, it has proven to be an interesting tool that can be exploited by anyone. Social engineering consists in the ability to trick someone in believing that he is giving information to someone who has the authority to ask for it. The most common way to do it is through the telephone or via the internet. Let’s say that a user receives a call from someone who identifies himself as a system administrator of his company and that he requires some information that could be considered harmless.

Browse through internet pages & you will find thousands of email hacking programs, softwares, utilities, readily available for free downloads. Essentially categorized as “spy” softwares, these programs create the hidden way to hack a particular email account. One of the easiest ways to hack an email is by using a key logger (Also known as spy software). A key logger is a small program that monitors each and every keystroke that a user types on a specific computer’s keyboard. To use it you don’t need to have any special knowledge. Anyone with a basic knowledge of computer can use it. Key loggers are specially devised programs that are installed inside a computer via a Trojan, a virus or a worm. Once inside, the key logger will auto execute and start recording all the key strokes made by the computer user. Once a determined period of time has gone by, the key logger will send the keystroke information to the hacker who sent this infectious software.

Then the hacker will start searching key combinations that can lead him to determine the password for determined web pages. This simple and effective method is a favorite among hackers since it can provide them with lots of private information from their victims.

The most commonly used trick for hacking email is by using Fake Login Pages. Fake login pages are created by many hackers on their sites which appear exactly as Gmail or Yahoo login pages but the entered details (username and password) are redirected to remote server and we get redirected to some other page. Many times we ignore this but finally we lose our valuable data.

A Trojan is a one of such programs that is sent to a user that allows an attacker to control functions of the target computer, recover information from the target or to delete or damage files on the target. There are a wide variety of Trojans any number of which can be programmed to capture email passwords as they are typed and to email or transmit them to a third party.

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