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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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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How to set up PayPal's two-factor authentication with a mobile app or trust my computer?

I just set up two-factor authentication feature for my account with PayPal, but I can't seem to find a way how to set it up to either trust my desktop computer (so that it doesn't ask for a PIN on it) ...
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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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Options for 2nd Factor using corporate Gmail?

I'm working from a corporate account. The company uses Google's services. The account is only password protected. I use Opera when accessing this account. I have a personal, throwaway Gmail account ...
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Lost access to Gmail

Here is my situation: Lost SMS service through carrier Reset phone, so lost OTP app Do not have backup codes No other backup phone on account Now I cannot access any of my Gmail accounts I cannot ...