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IF SOMEONE HAS THE PASSWORD TO MY COMPUTER AND CELL PHONE WHAT CAN I DO


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#1 Iamanidiot2

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 06:13 PM

         Someone who I thought was a close friend asked for the password to my computer and my cell phone to install some security software.  I had known them for 25 years approximately and iamanidiot gave it to him.  We are in the same business  so thereafter I noticed that my eventbrite sites were hacked and persons registered being removed.  Needless to say we are no longer friends but I need to know if there is any way to rid myself permanently of him being on my systems without buying new ones.



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 06:18 PM

Have you changed the passwords?   That would be the first thing I'd do.

 

You may need to do more, like backing up all your data from each platform and factory resetting and/or reinstalling the operating system, but that's only if you can't keep them out via a password change.  I would also, of course, be running antivirus and antimalware scans on both before changing the passwords, or changing them, running the scans, and immediately changing them again.

 

If you used those passwords elsewhere, say e-mail accounts, Facebook, etc., then you need to change all of them that use the same password(s).


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 06:20 PM

         Someone who I thought was a close friend asked for the password to my computer and my cell phone to install some security software.  I had known them for 25 years approximately and iamanidiot gave it to him.  We are in the same business  so thereafter I noticed that my eventbrite sites were hacked and persons registered being removed.  Needless to say we are no longer friends but I need to know if there is any way to rid myself permanently of him being on my systems without buying new ones.

As @britechguy said, change your passwords, and consider using a password manager such as Roboform for all your logins and devices.

 

https://www.roboform.com/



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 06:23 PM

On the password manager front I love Password Safe (and it's Android and iOS ports).

 

To Iamanidiot2:  I am unclear as to whether you now have two accounts here, as iamanidiot also exists and you make reference to it.  You should have only one user account on BC.


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 06:25 PM

If you were the victim of an Internet scam, fraud, hacking or identity theft, you should file a report with the FBI and your local law enforcement agency which most likely will have a Cyber Unit specializing in tracking down hackers and prosecuting them.
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Posted 17 July 2017 - 11:08 PM

If he installed programs on your machine would be nice to change all your passwords from another machine, I think it's better to write new passwords (I like to use different passwords for different accounts) on your private note, for example. On computer world everything can be "hacked". So for passwords I think the best alternative is to keep it away from any software. 

 

After all the password change would nice to backup your personal files and reinstall the Operating System or you can get help following the steps to analysis here on BC:

 

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 01:41 PM

Thank you all for your responses.  I am learning this platform so I don't yet know how to respond to each of you individually yet.   I have changed my passwords so many times that it is almost worth buying a new computer.  He is an IT Specialist so he gets around it.  I don't have any events coming up soon.  I heard something about getting a computer bleeched?  Does that destroy the hard drive in the computer or just the information? 



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Posted 19 July 2017 - 03:04 PM

On the password manager front I love Password Safe (and it's Android and iOS ports).

 

To Iamanidiot2:  I am unclear as to whether you now have two accounts here, as iamanidiot also exists and you make reference to it.  You should have only one user account on BC.



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Posted 19 July 2017 - 03:05 PM

I just have the iamanidiot2 account.    Thanks for the information.   I will try that.






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