In this situation (internet & computers) refers to the act of confirming the identity of a person or assuring that a computer program is a trusted one.

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Google's 2-step verification - how to use application-specific password multiple times?

When I generate an application-specific password to be used on google talk, Google states: No need to memorize this password. You should need to enter it only once. Spaces don't matter. But ...
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Implications of using Google to login to third-party websites

Nowadays a lot of websites (for instance CNET.COM and some forums) offer to login using your Google (Facebook, Yahoo etc) account instead of creating account on the website. Can anyone explain what ...
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After revoking 2-step Gmail verification can't access account on apps, only at gmail.com

I tried the 2-step verification for Gmail a few days ago and created app-specific passwords for my mail clients (Apple Mail, Sparrow, iPhone, iPad) and they all worked out fine. Last night, I tried ...
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Unauthenticated access to Google Docs and Calendar

Today, I tried a demo of Openbravo (web-based ERP) and on its main workspace there were two widgets Google Docs and Google Calendar and they both displayed my Docs and Calendar data from my Google ...
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Linking Google accounts after registration in Trello

Originally, I registered using my email address (@gmail). Now I would like to link that account to my Google authentication credentials. Is this possible? Or do I need to create a new Trello account ...
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Flickr available only through phone. Can't reset pasword

I can access the account from my phone, but I'm not able to save any pictures. I can't access my account from the web because I created it using Google. Then when I didn't know how to get my pictures ...
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How Yahoo Mail login page could store cookie on some different path on user's system?

Some time ago in Yahoo Mail's login page, there was an option to keep signature as text or image on user's system. So even after user logged out and come back again, can see the signature on the same ...
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I have evidence that someone is accessing my Google account, what should I do?

I have evidence that someone has been accessing my Google account since I started to login to use a variety of services. I did not have this problem when I was using my Google account exclusively for ...
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How does Google's new two-factor authentication work with IMAP, POP, etc.?

I'm very excited about Google's new two-factor authentication. Two-factor authentication means, in this case, that instead of just authenticating based on "something you know" (your password) you also ...
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security and google id

There are lots of apps (on my phone, on the web, etc.) that want to use my google id for authentication and to sync data -- news readers, contact info, notes to google docs, etc. In general, they ask ...
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Will having a Facebook account soon become a necessity for use of unrelated web apps?

I'm noticing an increasing trend of sites that offer Facebook authentication. However, I don't really want an account myself. Would my disdain of the service proper ever be overruled by use of it's ...
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Accessing a password-protected iCalendar feed from Google Calendar

I want Google Calendar to show the events from a remote ics feed protected by HTTP Basic Authentication. The URL is like: http://user:password@host/path/eventList?site=calsite&format=calendar ...
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When did Facebook start using the OAuth protocol?

When I last used Facebook authentication, it provided it's 'Facebook Connect' protocol which wasn't necessarily implementing the open source OAuth protocol but now they say that they are using OAuth 2....
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If my Gmail address is abcdefgh@gmail.com, then what would be my OpenID?

If my email is abcdefgh@gmail.com, what would be my OpenID?