Internet/Network Security/Email security

Advertisement


Question
I recently discover a list of all my recent gmail accounts and passwords at my ex's home.  I changed passwords a couple months ago.  I checked my email accounts and there is no forwarding information in the settings.  How can this happen?  Is there a spyware program I should look for? I'm a professional and have been dealing with computers for almost 20 years now.  I even have the extended gmail protection where a code is sent to my phone inorder to change or acess my gmail accounts.  ???????  Please tell me what to do and or look for.  Thank you

Answer
George -

there is the possibility you have spyware or a keylogger on your system.  I would recommend to run a full scan of your system using a program like 'ad-aware' that will scan for things that AV's don't catch.

I would also suggest turning google/gmail alerting that makes sure that any access is only on computers you access (looks like you've already done this).

rotating your passwords regularly is a good idea for general security as well.

Internet/Network Security

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


John Palmer

Expertise

I am an IT security consultant that specializes in edge and core firewall / security deployments in Juniper, Palo-Alto and Cisco firewalls. I can help answer questions about general network security, routing, policy, IPSec, VPN's and edge/core deployment setups. I will not help with : Test Questions, Essay questions, homework, or any questions that could be answered with a simple google search.

Experience

I have 15 years technology background, with 5 years specifically in network engineering and security. I have certification in Juniper and Palo Alto, and currently work as a security consultant in design and deployment of firewall and routing systems.

Education/Credentials
JNCIS-SEC JNCIS-FWV JNCIA-IDP JNCIS-SSL JNCIS-M ACE-PAN A+

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.