Hotmail™ haunts hackers of e-mail accounts
Imagine a situation in which you may receive a mail from your friend, traveling overseas, with a shocking subject line. The subject line itself tells you the tale that your friend is in need of urgent help as he has been left high and dry in a foreign land. The subject line that shocked you also tempted you to open the mail. As a concerned friend you may go ahead to open it. However, beware! This may be a false alarm and there may be hackers waiting to make you their easy prey. The hackers feast over the weak passwords or the account holders with careless approach toward computer security. Predominantly, Hotmail account holders have fallen prey to such phishing attempts. But, Hotmail has now taken a stand to defend the hacking attacks and re-establish its glory to ensure effective and user-friendly access. It has emerged with a new feature to enable faster and easier way to control the intruding hackers. Using this feature, the victimized user’s account can be set free from the control of the hackers and the lost ownership be retained.
Let us take a deep insight into how you can achieve the above. You just need to make Hotmail aware of the accounts that have been hacked. Wondering how? An easy step would lead to a phishing free e-mail account. A new option has been evolved that appears to be a dialog box saying, “My friend’s been hacked. The only work on your part is to mark the checkbox on it to give your consent.
Apart from this, Hotmail has introduced another option to target fake e-mails and hackers. Fake mails often get loaded on your junk mail box. Let Hotmail be informed that your friend’s account has been hijacked by marking the box as shown below:
If the users take the initiative to raise alert against such compromised mail accounts, Hotmail can receive the signal and readily take actions against the hacked account and retrieve it to a safe condition.Â Hotmail assures this method to be a prospective way to control hacking and phishing activities. Although this Hotmail attempt is a trial method, functional for a few weeks, it has nevertheless displayed itself as an effective measure in keeping hacking at bay. Other web e-mail providers should take this attempt as an example and come out with more such innovative efforts to empower over hacking of accounts.