Is Someone Else Using My Microsoft – Apple – Google – Facebook Account ?

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Microsoft , Google , Facebook , Apple all can show you where and what devices you are signed into.

Why is this a great thing ?

Well if you are having issues with your account and wonder if someone else has access to your account ( they may know your password).

If you find suspicious activity it is time to change your password and turn on 2 factor authentication and secure your accounts.

Microsoft

Do you have a Microsoft account , Hotmail account or Outlook.com ( the online email account service from Microsoft) and wonder if someone else has access to your account ( they may know your password).

First log onto your Microsoft account at Microsoft Account

Then look for your Recent Activity Page

If you notice that you are logged on somewhere where you are not , then it is time to examine your security settings.

  • Change passwords
  • Turn on 2 factor authentication – you should do this anyway – give Microsoft your mobile phone number it will keep you secure.

Google

If you have a Gmail account , look for the Device Activity & Security Events section in your Google Account

Gmail Device activity

Facebook

I am constantly seeing people on Facebook claiming that their account has been ”hacked”.

So how do you know if someone else is accessing your Facebook account , as well as you?

  1. Go to your Facebook page
  2. Open Settings
  3. Go to Security
  4. Then have a look at ” Where You Are Logged In “

If you see one that is not you , use – End Activity

If someone else has been using your account it might not be a bad idea to change your password and turn on 2 factor authentication by giving Facebook your mobile phone number.

Facebook device login location - adelaide techguy

Apple

Apple have some great instructions on how to do this at

Check your Apple ID device list to see where you’re signed in

You can then check via all your devices

Apple devices logged into - adelaide techguy

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Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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