Friday, July 27, 2007
How to check if your WebMail account has been hacked (Redux)
Erik Larkin from PC World posted a great tutorial on how to “Set a Hacker Alarm on Your Web Mail Box” in 5 easy steps. This is based upon a trick I blogged a while back. We improved upon the original concept by using a free hit counter, OneStatFree.com, instead of having to host a web server yourself, which many are not able to do. Also by including the “alarm” code as an HTML attachment, the trick will work even if your Web Mail account is set to “block all images” to prevent spam. This is trick is useful not only catch a hacker breaking into your Web Mail account, but perhaps rouge customer service representatives or someone with physical access to your machine. Have fun!