How to Get Alerted About Suspicious Activity On Your Online Accounts

By Abhinaya

    It is not uncommon for the online accounts to get hacked as there are several reports stating that almost a quarter of the overall accounts get breached. If the hacked account is your primary email or social media account, the consequence will be worse.

    How to Get Alerted About Suspicious Activity On Your Online Accounts

    Eventually, the hacker will get access to your personal details such as bank details, contacts, and even photos shared on your social account. It is also possible for the hacker to gain access to the credit card details, your online identity and a lot more.

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    The worst part is the hacker will also get details of your family and friends and their sensitive information will also go for a toss. So, it is always best to set a complicated password that is really difficult to hack.

    Also, there are settings that will alert you if someone else has logged into your account. Here, you will get to know how you can do the same.

    How to Get Alerted About Suspicious Activity On Your Online Accounts

    The LogDog app is an interesting application on both Android and iOS devices and using this app you can get the alerts of the unauthorized access to your online accounts.

    LogDog works for apps such as Facebook, Gmail, Dropbox, Evernote, and Twitter and it will soon support LinkedIn and Instagram. After installing the app, you will add the accounts that you like to keep an eye on.

    The interesting aspect is that his app does not store your online account details and you are asked to login directly to your online account and give the permission to track the activity on your account.

    How to Get Alerted About Suspicious Activity On Your Online Accounts

    With this done, the app will start monitoring the account trend for a week and alert you for any suspicious activity that is linked to the same. Of course, you will not get any reports for one week and you need to check manually on what is happening to your account.

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    The LogDog app detects the suspicious activities such as a login attempt from a different location of an IP address and notify you. Then you have three options - dismiss the alert, add the location and the new IP to the green list or ignore for one time. You can change the password of the account using LogDog if you find something serious.

    How to Get Alerted About Suspicious Activity On Your Online Accounts

    You can see the access pattern of the account, last login detail, and expand the logs for a better look Right now, this app supports only one account per service. So, if you have multiple accounts for the apps mentioned above, you cannot check both. But, there is a Pro version of LogDog with the multiple account feature.

    LogDog can also protect your credit cards. But, you need not submit the details of the card in the app. But, the service monitors the sites for the stolen credit card details and compares your credentials to the same to see if a match is found.

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