Hacking a Gmail address is very convenient if you lose your account password. It's also a good way to test your account's security. There are several ways you can try to break in. Most methods rely on you obtaining someone's password through other means. Hacking someone else's Gmail account is legal.
Hacking Gmail or Google is the second most searched account hacking topic on the internet next to hacking Facebook account. Hacking into a Google account gives access not only to Gmail but also to their prominent counterparts such as Android (since one can control a android device using Google account), YouTube, Drive, Hangouts, etc.
People think that hacking in to a Google account is easy and all they need is a hacking tool either online or offline but the truth is very different. I have seen many Gmail hackers (both web based & app based) around the internet.
Do you think an innovative company like Google is dumb in identifying such hacking techniques against their multi billion dollar firm. Actually they are very much aware of these hacking techniques through Bug Bounty Program where security researchers / white-hat hackers around the world find and report security vulnerabilities (hacking techniques or system weakness) to Google. Google take necessary action to patch the vulnerabilities and reward those people who made a responsible disclosure to them.
Then how come a few people get their Google account password hacked when there is no hacking tool? There is no easy way to do but it does not mean its impossible. Yes, there are ways to hack in to a Google account but can easily be prevented. The following list details how hackers could hack our Google account and it’s prevention measures.
This is the second most common technique of hacking Gmail accounts. Actually this method shouldn’t come under Hacking since there is no much knowledge required here. I am listing this method under hacking to ensure the list of most common techniques used for Gmail account hacking in their respective order. Social engineering is basically a process of gathering information about someone whose account you need to hack. Information like date of birth, their mobile number, their boyfriend / girlfriend’s mobile number, nickname, mother’s name, native place etc.
Many websites have a common password reset option called Security Question. Most common security questions would be “What is your nickname?” , “What is your 10th grade score?” , “What is your native place?” or any custom questions defined by user. Obtaining these information from the respective people might let us hack into their account. Gmail too provides security question as password recovery option. So if anyone get to know the answer of it, they could hack your account using forgot password option.
Security Question does not let you get into others Gmail account easily. But setting a weak password could easily allow any of your friends to hack into your account. What is a weak password in this scenario? A password which can be easily guessed by a third person is called weak password. Below are some of the most common passwords people tend to use in Gmail.