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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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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Web-based RSS reader supporting RSS authentication

I can't seem to find a web-based RSS reader that supports RSS authentication so that I can read my Basecamp updates. I don't want a downloadable desktop app. I also want native support for RSS ...
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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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Facebook Events — can you integrate?

Could someone please tell me if it is posssible to integrate with Facebook events? Ie, pass some parameters to create an event from an external site and forward invites to via facebook (and via your ...
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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 ...
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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?