how to protect your e-gold/paypal account??

@Zhanec (1652)
Malaysia
February 18, 2007 8:34am CST
guys..do u have any tips how to protect it from hackers?i'h been hacked twice and really frustrated with it..is there any prevention tips ??
10 responses
@dan20071 (724)
• Romania
22 Feb 07
I think that first of all you should check your computer for spyware because there are those keyloggers that are transmitted through the internet, and they are installed in a stealthy mode so you don't even know about them. Some anti viruses don't even find them. When you write in your account detalis, the keylogger automatically logs your keypress and the information could be sent to the hacker. Now that he knows your account information it's easy for him to acces your account. Both Paypal and E-gold have thight security so I guess it's more important to find a way to protect your computer than your account.
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@Zhanec (1652)
• Malaysia
23 Feb 07
do u have any recommendation to clean those keyloggers?
@dan20071 (724)
• Romania
23 Feb 07
I think the best way is to find a very good spyware sweeper that is kind of annoying because it will ask you about anything tht comes to your computer from the internet, but that is the price you'll have to pay for some extra security
@moreinfo (3867)
• China
23 Feb 07
Spybot search and destroy, Spyware Blaster all are free and very effective.
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@johnhk (19)
• Hong Kong
23 Feb 07
Other from the long, strong password and change your password every month or something. Did u install Firewall or use anti-spy software for scanning your computer? Hacked been twice, I guess your computer is under someone control. To avoid this, don't visit some dangerous sites like warez without firewall's protection. Or remit money to real bank account lol
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• India
22 Feb 07
i just can give you two precautions steps 1.never respond to a fake paypal or e-gold employee's email.and how can you judge it just go through these sites legals 2.Most important never copy and paste your passwords in any box cause there is lots of spyware that can track your password and send it to another person.if do not believe the copy any thing and type "clipbrd" in run box(WINDOW KEY+R).
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@Zhanec (1652)
• Malaysia
23 Feb 07
thanks for the contribution..however 1)i never respond to them nor have ever received any mails from paypal or e-gold. 2)never did...i type with srk and the turning number with my keyboard.i just dont get it..hmm
@istanto (8571)
• Indonesia
22 Feb 07
many factors from hacked paypal or egold coming from spy installed programs in your computer or phising mail contains fake link. you should watching be carefully on this 2 problems. always check your computer with antivirus antispyware and other thing for your computer security, make a strong password combination word and number at least more than 10 character and change it every time you login. never share your email that you are using for paypal or egold to anyone.
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@Zhanec (1652)
• Malaysia
23 Feb 07
thanks for the reply.
@moreinfo (3867)
• China
21 Feb 07
E-Gold, fund account, cash out, all about the gold backed payment processor http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/722311.aspx E-Gold and Online Security Recommendations http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/447072.aspx Online Security: How to keep your e-gold and other accounts safe? http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/441238.aspx Online Security: Use Firefox NOT iexplorer to access e-gold and other accounts http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/688769.aspx Use ROBOFORM to Protect Your E-Gold and Other Accounts? http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/452266.aspx
@Zhanec (1652)
• Malaysia
22 Feb 07
dude ..thanks for the links..very useful information to internet user.
@whitefox (1347)
• Italy
18 Feb 07
I haven't protection: I have a long password with strange character and I change it every month.
@Zhanec (1652)
• Malaysia
19 Feb 07
i did the same..butstill not enough.i have benn hacked twice with 3 different accounts..:( i almost lost hope in using e-gold..is thre any way i can prevent this to happen again?
@moreinfo (3867)
• China
22 Feb 07
you computer is possibly controlled by others. you have to change all your accounts!!!
@gharinder (2044)
• India
19 Feb 07
oh! Zhanec i feel sorry for you, i hope you didn't lost much of your amount, thanks for your post atleast it will alarm us, i really dont know how to help, i never thought that it could happen, nothing is safe
@Zhanec (1652)
• Malaysia
19 Feb 07
thanks for your concern.e-gold is the only way out for me..but it's really insecure..well,at least,that's what i experineced and heard from other e-gold user.geez..
• Ireland
21 Feb 07
Don't save any of your login details on your computer/laptop in a text or word document, as these hackers have programs that search for folders. Example: They enter "password" or "login" and search certain IP's etc and can then get into your computer some how and get you login details for what ever you have saved on your computer. So if you have email account, bank passwords, paypal passwords all saved on your computer, they can get at them and then login using all your details.
@kliksini (85)
• Singapore
16 Mar 07
please dont login your account from cyber cafe. dont share your password with any person. go to IE tools properties delete cookies apply ok
@Zhanec (1652)
• Malaysia
16 Mar 07
yea.its really unsafe for one to login on a cyber cafe pc..
@565787 (75)
• India
24 Feb 07
use bitdefender internet security on ur system and scan ur computer every month and u r safe visit http://565787.blogspot.com/
@Zhanec (1652)
• Malaysia
24 Feb 07
thanks for the info..btw,i'm uing avg..can i have both bitdefender and avg at the sam time?
@danoneism (680)
• Malaysia
21 Feb 07
just dont save ur username and password of your account in your computer... just to inform u that anything in ur computer can be access by anyone everytime u connect it to the internet...
@Zhanec (1652)
• Malaysia
22 Feb 07
erm..i never save my accounts pw or login id in my system.however ,i did store my pw for other forums.i wonder if that would be one of the vulnerabilities.