4.93 million Gmail accounts hacked.

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A Russian hacker has posted the usernames and passwords of 4.93 million Google accounts, leading to a lot of anxiety among users whether or not their accounts are safe.

 

If you want to check if your Google account, which is the gateway to your Gmail, Plus, Drive, Hangout, YouTube accounts as well, has been compromised, then simply click this link and provide your Gmail ID.

In case you do not want to provide your email ID on this website, you can hide the last three characters of the username, for example abc***@gmail.com instead of abcdef@gmail.com. The website will then display all the Google usernames that start with ‘abc’.

 

In case your password has been hacked, then immediately change it by answering the security questions that you set while signing up. Also, enable two-step verification for your account in Settings.

Even if your account has not been compromised, it is advisable to enable two-step verificationgmail

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