A branch of computer technology known as information security as applied to computers and networks.

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Reading someone else's Gmail inbox if you have their session URL

Is it possible for someone to gain access to my Gmail inbox if they use a link from when I was logged in? I was trying to copy a link from an email in Gmail and accidentally copied the URL in the ...
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Has my outlook.com account been compromised?

When I log in to my outlook.com email account I get this message: Clicking No..., because I did't request a security info change, shows this message: The last two digits match and old number of ...
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Can't set up 2 step authentication on a Google Apps for Business account

I'm having issues setting up 2 step authentication on a Google Apps user account. I've gone to the settings page and normally under the password tile there is the option to setup 2 step auth, but when ...
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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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Can I generate backup codes for AWS multi-factor authentication (MFA)?

I'm using multi-factor authentication (MFA) to log into the Amazon AWS console. I'm using Google Authenticator on my Android phone to generate the one-time tokens. Other services sometimes provide ...
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Recover hacked Gmail account where mobile numbers and alternative Gmail were changed [duplicate]

Someone hacked my Gmail account and now I can't access it. The hacker changed my alternative Gmail also, and phone number. Is there any way I might recover my account?
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How do I allow sign-ins from unusual locations in Google?

I work for a company that provides internet to the users through proxy servers located in the USA and Switzerland, which results in all kinds of inconveniences, of which the most annoying is the fact ...
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How do I tell Google that the supposedly suspicious activity was me?

Since a few months ago, all Google web apps have been telling me that they suspect suspicious activity on my account: "Warning: Someone signed in to your account from a different location. Was it ...
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Can I see when and where my Facebook account was accessed?

Does Facebook keep records of when I, or someone else, accesses or logs into my account? I want to be able to see the access log from my homepage. My computer was recently stolen and my Facebook was ...
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How to contact Facebook and get IP of last unsuccessful login attempts

My account was recently unsuccessfully accessed, because I received the email about unsuccessful logins attempts and with the link to "go back to Facebook via clicking link". I am concerned who was ...
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How do I protect my Google/Gmail account?

I have seen lots of horror stories of people who have lost control of their Google account, especially Gmail. How can I prevent the same thing from happening to me? What steps can I take to protect ...
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How not to use Google Sync at a particular computer?

Yesterday, I logged in to Google from a rather public computer using Google Chrome to check my emails. As soon as I logged in, a popup window appeared and informed that my bookmarks, passwords, ...
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Live: “Someone else has been using your account” — can I see who?

In live.com and related services that use the same account I've been receiving the message It looks like someone else might be using your account Now, this has happened to me before in other ...
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I've received a “Getting back onto Facebook” email - does it mean someone were trying to access my account?

I've received a "Getting back onto Facebook" email. I usually receive that email from Facebook when I enter a wrong password, but I'm sure this time it wasn't me! What should I do now to keep my ...
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Prevent other users from changing Dropbox Desktop preferences

I use Dropbox at my workplace and using selective sync, only allowed the syncing of certain folders. However, as I noticed, other people can easily sync my other files if they simply swoop in my ...
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Has Facebook disabled Login Approvals?

I have recently discovered that login approvals on Facebook is no longer available: Compare this with @gravity's screenshot from this answer: Is there anything special that I'll have to ask my ...
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How secure is sending an email from GMail?

When you send an email from GMail to someone what measures do they have in place to make sure that my email is not read by man in the middle attacks, or other servers that the email is routed through. ...
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Do I have to worry if somebody tried to reset my Facebook password?

I have got this email earlier which asked me that I have requested t change the password of my FB account which I didn't. I refused the request for that and haven't changed the password of my Gmail ...
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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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Gmail “suspicious sign-in prevented” message - How to stop it?

I am a Spaniard living in China. Recently I have been receiving many alert messages from Google "Preventing myself" from accessing my account. I think because I use a VPN to connect to the internet. ...
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Can I use one-time passwords with Gmail?

I am about to leave for a trip. During this trip, I would have to connect to my Gmail account, and I'm totally unhappy to type my password using public, unsecured machines, potentially having ...
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My gmail address was hacked and I can not access my account [duplicate]

My Gmail was hacked and none of the steps that Google offers via internet works for me. I want to speak to a Gmail tech to explain the situation, but haven't had success getting in contact with ...
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How can I get a warning if someone try to hack my Gmail account?

Is there a hidden feature in Gmail, that let you know each time someone has tried to login to your account with a wrong password? LogMeIn has this feature. Is there something like that in Google ...
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How do I untrust a computer with Google two-factor authentication?

I use Google's two factor authentication to send my phone text messages with a string of 6 numbers every time I log into a computer that isn't mine. It has worked well so far until today. Today, I ...
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Can someone (employee/freelancer) steal a Twitter account if you give them the password?

How do you handle hiring someone to make tweets for your company but also keep the account secure?
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Facebook last login

I think somebody logged into my Facebook account. Is there any way for me to find the last login IP address or the location from where this occurred?
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Ex hijacked my Facebook account [duplicate]

A disgruntled ex hijacked my Facebook account, which I abandoned years ago, and posted photos of me in compromised circumstances. I can no longer gain access to the account, and I don't remember the ...
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Trusting apps from Google Apps Marketplace

From my experience with third-party Facebook apps, I'm wary of adding apps from the Google Apps Marketplace to my Google Apps installation. Can I trust apps from the from Google Apps Marketplace? ...
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How to prevent others from hotlinking to my images on Blogger.com?

I have a Blogger.com website that another site is hotlinking to various images. I don't believe I have access to the htaccess file to try and stop it. Is it possible?
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Logout out of all devices for a Google account

I want to force logout on all devices signed into my Google account. I don't actually use Gmail with this account, I use it for primarily for Drive and Calendar. Recently I've logged into a few third ...
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I can't see the comments on my Blogger posts

When checking my Blogger account I can see that there are some comments on the posts. Most have just one comment - which I'm sure are the "ping back" comment from me sharing the post on Google+. ...
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What is TurboTax actually doing after you login when it says “Creating Secure Connection”?

I've also noticed this on a few other financial related sites. There is a delay and an animated working indicator with a message to the effect of "Creating a Secure Connection." I'm a web developer ...
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How to remove Gmail's prevention of the “suspicious sign-in”?

I got mail from Gmail saying someone from a certain IP tried to log-in and it was prevented and that I should reset my password by following the given link if I don't recognise the address. ...We ...
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What happens when I browse items in my Lastpass vault on Chrome while running other extensions that can “Access all your data on all websites”?

The way I use Lastpass with Chrome, I often open and browse my vault items, including the passwords. I just noticed with horror that I have several other extensions enabled that have permission to ...
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How do I access Outlook.com without giving them my phone number or another email address?

Outlook.com is asking for a personal phone number or alternate email address to “improve my security” and won't let me access my account without compliance. How do I bypass this? Or, how do I ...
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Facebook detects if you are logged in Gmail

Today I was playing with some web security, and there was a surprise when I decided to test the Forget the Password link on Facebook. I chose to send the password reset code to my Gmail address, and ...
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Facebook Deactivation vs. Deletion

I recently deactivated my Facebook account. I know that it's not quite deletion (although in a subpeona Facebook can still technically get to your information) and that Facebook also allows you to ...
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With Gmail's 2-step verification, what's the purpose of the “recovery email address”?

If I have a change in phone number, and the two-step stops working, is the recovery email address going to be all it takes to get back full access, or is that only going to be useful for a forgotten ...
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Is there a Master Password for Google Drive documents?

So I have a special document that I already set to self-private. However, I want to also make a Master Password for that document in case somebody accidentally gets into my account or the somehow ...
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Retrieving past application specific passwords

I'm curious if there is a way to view past application specific passwords under Google's two factor authentication. Otherwise I figure they were for one time use and you can just keep cranking out ...
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2-step Google Authentication for Facebook?

I'm very confident for my account on Google, Dropbox, and Lastpass when they allow me to log in using two factors the username+password the Google Authenticator's code generated from my smart ...
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Facebook Suspicious Account Access from private IP space

I received a "Suspicious Account Access" notification from Facebook telling me that someone has logged into my account from a "computer, mobile device or other location you've never used before". When ...
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Permission to unshared document on Google Drive (Google Drive Security)

We've just had a very strange situation happen. A family member just sent my wife (an automated) email from Google asking permission to share a document we don't want to share with anyone else. We ...
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Preventing Google Docs from opening a password protected document

How do I prevent Microsoft documents from being opened in Google Docs? I used to email password-protect Excel/Word documents to myself for retrieval at another computer but then realized that anyone ...
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What tools can I use to check what sort of information is shared about me with websites?

Related to this question about tracking mechanisms on Web applications and sites, I would like to know: What tools, scripts or other applications can be used to identify when my online activity is ...
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Is this a spam email? It says it confirms a Paypal payment, what should I do?

FW:You just sent a payment to Colin Peterson De: PayPalAgregar a contactos Enviado: Tue, 1 May, 2012 a la(s) 3:09 pm Para:XXX PayPal You just sent a payment Transaction ID: ...
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Does Google's “Suspicious sign in prevented ” mean that my password is compromised?

I received Google's "Suspicious sign in prevented" email, and verified that it is legitimate, and this is definitely not my login attempt. I immediately changed my Google password, however, the email ...
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Is there two-factor authentication for hosted wordpress.com blogs?

There is a plugin that supports two-factor authentication via Google's Authenticator for self-hosted Wordpress blogs. Is there a similar feature I can turn on for hosted wordpress.com blogs? Every ...
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Log in approvals

I have been locked out of my Facebook account for five days now. The issue is that I can not receive the verification code via text, I have tried sending me issue through the links you have provided ...
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Yahoo is asking me for security questions and I do not remember the answers to them.

I had an Yahoo account which I haven't accessed for months, and now when I try to log in again Yahoo asks me to answer two security questions, which I don't remember. Let's face it, everyone enters ...