Back in the day, Internet cafes used to be my thing. Those were the days of sleepless nights just to be able to browse for at least five hours while paying very little money.
Then I got a smartphone; data became cheaper and suddenly, I realized my trips to cafes was limited to just occasionally when I had execute tasks my phone couldn’t do.
Then I got a laptop, and data became even cheaper. Now, my relationship with Internet cafes is that I am surprised people still run and operate these businesses. Who goes to Cafes these days to browse?
Apparently quite a few people still do. Not everyone has the luxury of being able to afford data each month and have a laptop. Because, even with smartphones, there are still some things you need a PC to do right?
However, and this is surprising, some people still go to public Internet cafes to log into accounts such as Facebook and Gmail. Nothing wrong with that. The only problem is that in a rush to leave the place after you finish, you might forget to properly log out of those accounts.
This happens to a lot of people I must admit.
Back then when I used to frequent these places, it was common to log into a computer to see that somebody did not log out of their Gmail or Yahoo chats.
These piece would show how to logout your Gmail, Facebook and Skype accounts remotely.
These could be useful if you forgot to logout while using the system in the office or at school. Or even a friend’s laptop. So from your home or wherever you are, you can now logout so others won’t be able to access your account and compromise the details.
Remotely logout from Gmail
Open your Gmail on your home computer. Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the inbox.
Your target is the bottom right of the interface where there is a notification on when you last logged into your account.
Clicking the details link would show you all the ip addresses that have logged into your account. You can use this information to know if someone suspicious logged into your account.
To remotely logout of your Gmail account, just click the ‘Sign out of all other sessions.‘ button your see in this interface.
That is all you. Your account is now secured.
How to remotely log out of Skype
First of all, you have to be sure that you have actually not logged out of your Skype account from the device you used it on last.
To check this out open Skype on your device and and click on any conversation. Then send this message, ‘/showplaces’ (without the inverted commas of course) as you would a normal conversation. This would show you all the active chats you are in and the devices involved.
Note that the message you typed out and sent would not be visible to anybody except you.
To remotely end the session and logout in the device you last used, just type out ‘/remotelogout’ and send as a normal message in any chat thread.
Again nobody except you would see the message and would successfully log you out of that device.
How to remotely logout of Facebook
It is even easier to do it on Facebook. At least if you know where to go.
Open your Facebook page on your current device, find and click on ‘Account settings’ and then click ‘Security.‘
Look for the ‘Active sessions‘ section where you’d be able to see all the devices or places your Facebook page is currently active on, incliding the device you are currently using.
This is a good way to end the activity of somebody posting rubbish through your Facebook account from another device.
Click ‘End Activity‘ to remotely log out of those devices.
And as far as security is concerned, to really secure your accounts, follow the two-factor authentication process so that no one can remotely log or hack into your account easily.
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