how do i identify if someone is accessing my hotmail account

Posted on 2009-02-16
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
i am suspecious that somebody has hacked my hotmail password and reading all my email and i suspect a person but how can i find that someone is accessing my hotmail account is there any account history or login history which can give the ip address of the system from where my account has been opened or what all the time i loged in and log out. even if i change the password he is able to read my mails how is it possible for him to hack my password every time is there any tools by which anyone can hack the password so easily i have tried to find that but i didnt find any such tools i tried to hack my own account but it seems it is immpossible to hack without the secret answer. Experts please help me out to find out and to collect a stron avidence of hacking so that i can trace the person and take action . i have lost lot of my confidential data to him before he go scott free i want to grab him please give me all the possible ways to find out who and from where has accessed my hotmail account
Question by:sbafna74

    Expert Comment

    Unfortunately, the "who" and "where" are virtually impossible to acquire from Microsoft (Hotmail's owner). It would require that they look into their records and whatnot, which probably won't happen. However, you can take some preventative measures to ensure the suspected hacker does not gain access to your account. Firstly, I would scan your computer using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (free program) as well as the free scan engine located at Once completed, download and run ComboFix (google yields the proper link for If at this point you're still paranoid that you may have a keylogger trojan on your computer allowing the suspected hacker to see your keystrokes, then either change your hotmail password from an alternate machine or download and burn to disk "Knoppix", which is a free Linux Live CD (what this means is that you can boot your computer from the CD-ROM, which will load onto your RAM and boot into a very easy to use Linux OS. From there, you can go to your Hotmail account and change your password. Since nothing is actually installed on the hard drive, and it's not your main operating system, there's no way the suspected hacker's utilities can see what you're typing). Lastly, I would pay for and download Norton 360 to keep you safe in the future. If you can't afford to purchase antivirus software, AVG Free edition does a respectable job as well.
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    Accepted Solution

    Open a Gmail account.

      Gmail will tell you the IP addresses and access type of each login.


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