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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App passwords and account hacking

I have 2-step authentication turned on for my Outlook.com account and I generate app passwords to access the services on certain devices. I am wondering about possibility of hacking my account with ...
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Add non-Google login option to Flickr account

I signed up to Flickr using my Google account. This has become a major usability headache since I moved to China: While flickr itself is not blocked here, Google's authentication redirect dance (which ...
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2-step Authentication Facebook - Is it possible to disable SMS codes?

I have Facebook login approvals set up. Is there any way to stop Facebook from sending login codes via SMS? Preferably, I'd like to exclusively use my Google Authenticator app to receive login codes. ...
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Allow Facebook, Google, etc. (OpenID) login to my WordPress.com hosted private blog

Is it possible, if using a private, wordpress.com hosted blog, to allow users to login via Facebook, Google, Yahoo, or other OpenID providers? We have a private blog, and we prefer that users not ...
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Is it possible for one to disable Google's suspicious login attempt detection?

I am traveling quite a bit and due to that, I'm being requested a confirmation code by Google, which requires the use of a mobile phone I am unfortunately unable to use due to differing cell networks ...
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Why does Chrome throw out my Google Two-Factor Auth “trusted-ness”

I have Google Two-Factor Auth turned on for my account. When I first log into my account, I have to enter a code I receive via SMS. At this point, my computer should be trusted; that is, I should have ...
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Two bitbucket (or Github) accounts with same SSH key

Bitbucket's help says: if your account's username is happy_cat, you would need to create a new account with a username of happycat to use this feature That's my case, so I created a second ...
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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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Signing in to Google through very different IP addresses

Because I connect to many different VPNs and make it appear that I'm in very different geographical locations, how do I add a whitelist of IP addresses that are allowed to sign in to my account so I ...
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Can I have application-specific passwords without 2-step verification for my Google account?

Is it possible to use application-specific passwords on Google without going through all the hassles of the 2-step verification authentication? What if I don't want to tie myself to a phone number on ...
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Gmail login information has been lost

I have several Gmail accounts that I manage from one Gmail account. I set this up on the configuration POP/IMAP tab, inside my Gmail account. This allows me to be able to send emails with one of the ...