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

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How can I get notified if someone tries to prevent me from accessing my Gmail or Yahoo! Mail accounts?

Let's say I have a Gmail or Yahoo! account and another person knows my password. (I had to tell him the password because both of us are using the same account for a common purpose.) Now, is there are ...
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Can I access GMail through SSL?

Is there a way to access GMail securely over SSL?
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Facebook login IP list

Is it possible on Facebook to obtain a list of recent login IP addresses? If not, is it possible to get information about recent login attempts? When somebody tries to login (but fails the photo ...
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What measures does Cognito Forms take to ensure Privacy/ Security Level for Completed Forms/ User Data?

Some forms may contain confidential information - even something basic like where a person lives. What measures do Cognito Forms take to ensure that data stored within its site is secure?
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Recent installation of Opera imported Gmail session from Firefox

My Firefox had a Gmail session active, then I was needed to make a fresh install of Opera browser. After the installation of Opera finished, I pretended to log in into my Gmail, I was expecting it was ...
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Is there a way of disabling Google's password recovery feature?

I have a YouTube channel which is under a different Google account to my normal one. I have a secure password with it, and an alternate e-mail address set up, but I thought I'd see how secure the ...
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Google sign in & security shows unknown Linux under recently used devices

I signed into my Google account and see that there is this Linux that last synced recently..., under "recently used devices". I have no clue what this is. I don't remember using any Linux or do any ...
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How to download/export own passwords stored at Google Passwords?

It seems Google activated central place for storing app/website passwords which is accessible on-line at https://passwords.google.com/ and all the remembered Chrome passwords are synched there across ...
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Does Facebook's Suspicious Activity Prevention actively block people?

Facebook just notified me that someone somewhere in Europe accessed my account (or attempted to access it). My gmail account had filters to delete all mail from facebook (because it used to just be ...
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Does Facebook remove geotag information from uploaded photos?

I am curious about whether Facebook will remove geotags from uploaded photos automatically? Or is it the responsibility of the user to ensure this information isn't in the photos that they upload? ...
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Facebook login from untrusted device - nothing happens

I have only one trusted device - an Android phone. I tried to login to Facebook using different user agents and proxies but nothing happened. What is the purpose of a trusted device? Why am I able to ...
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Reusing a phone number in two (or more) Facebook accounts - Is it allowed?

I have two Facebook accounts for some personal reasons. I have my phone number registered to one of them. I want to register my phone number to also the other one for security reason, but I'm worried ...
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Two factor gmail authentication: How to login from *either* device? [closed]

How can I use 2 factor Gmail authentication in this situation? I have a Gmail account, a laptop and a phone. I use 2 factor authentication so that when i try to access Gmail on the laptop, i verify ...
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Is it safe to use Gravatar?

I vaguely remember hearing that Gravatar had some security or privacy flaw. I think it was that someone could extract your e-mail address if you used a Gravatar. Is Gravatar safe? How do you know? ...
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What payment process do usabilityhub.com use and is it secure?

I was wondering if anyone can tell me what payment provider (e.g. datacash) usability hub use or if they use their own. This is a shot of their payment flow:
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Is it safe to click on a jsfiddle or jsbin link?

In forums, I see more and more questions that use jsfiddle or jsbin to share live examples. My question: are these links safe? Would it be possible that somebody includes malicious code in a public ...
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My Gmail account is being used in another location

Actually, I do not know whether or not my Gmail account is compromised given the details. I am on a desktop computer right now and logged in to my account. I have got a Windows phone with Gmail ...
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Is this email from Google Wallet spam, fraud, or legitimate?

I have just received an email from Google wherein they are asking for my physical address so that I can continue to use my Google Wallet account. This is strange since I have never used Google Wallet. ...
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How to trigger Facebook photo verification?

I would like to trigger photo verification for my own account. It is said that Facebook gives you a bunch of photos to identify if you log in from an unknown or new location. I have already tried to ...
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How do I remove the notification “You have granted access to your account to xxxxxxxx@gmail.com”?

I have a primary GMail mail account (e.g.; Private@gmail.com) which I use to communicate with my close friends and family members, to which my Youtube account with a lot of personal and ideological ...
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Gmail locked out “detected unusual activity” asking for phone # - will this go away later?

I'm locked out of my Gmail account as it says it detected unusual activity and asks for my phone number to send a verification code. I don't know why this happened all of a sudden. I don't have a ...
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Someone sent a message to a friend on Facebook. It wasn't me. Nobody else has access to my account. How?

Someone sent a message to 4 friends on Facebook. It wasn't me, and couldn't've been me, since I was driving at the time. Nobody else has access to my account. The only 2 devices that are logged into ...
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How to remove Dropbox access from a computer you no longer have?

I have Dropbox installed on a few computers. One of which I no longer have access to. I no longer wish for that computer to be able to have access to my Dropbox account but I see no way to stop ...
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Hiding everything of a Gmail account?

I have a gmail account and i want to give my account password to someone else who will use it for another app that my gmail account is connected to. How do i let him use my email and password only ...
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Is there a way to view Gmail login history beyond the default few hours? [duplicate]

I'm trying to track down some suspicious activity that happened two days ago, but Gmail's "view recent activity" doesn't go back that far. Is there some other place to look at it?
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Google Keep Does not work after turning on 2-factor Authentication on Google Account

I have been using "Google Keep" extensively to keep notes on my workstation, laptop and my mobile phone. I turned on two factor authentication recently and Google Keep stopped working on my desktop ...
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How do I know if a LastPass One Time Password (OTP) has been used?

I intend to give some LastPass one time passwords to close family. Is there a way to know if a one time password has been used? Is it possible to get an email notification that it was used?
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Can the “Suspicious Sign In Prevented” message from Gmail be sent in error?

I have multiple Gmail accounts. There's this particular Gmail account which I have not signed into for a pretty long time. The forwarding address for this Gmail account is set to my MAIN Gmail account,...
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How do I check the exposure of my machine to the internet? [closed]

My ISP just sent me over a box ("modem") and now I am online. I am afraid of beeing exposed directly to the internet. How do I check to which level my machine is accessible from the internet?
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How does the encryption on Mega work for sharing?

If files sent to Mega is encrypted client-side, how exactly would files be shared without the key being sent through Mega's servers at some point? Does Mega provide some sort of API to allow for an ...
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Facebook: Remote log out all sessions

How can I see the list of Facebook sessions and remotely log out from all sessions of Facebook?
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YouTube account hacked? Could someone get into my stats and corrupt them?

This is my first question on SuperUser [note: I posted this on StackOverflow, but was informed it was more relevant here; apologies for double posting]. I hope someone can help me. I recently ...
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Does Facebook provide an SSL/TLS interface?

Does Facebook only support HTTP or does it have HTTPS also?
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How do I get Gmail to stop “detecting suspicious activity” every time I travel?

Every time I travel, Gmail believes there may be suspicious activity as the sign in comes from a different location; I get that. However, it then asks for my password and usually will not recognize ...
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Web based SFTP Client [closed]

Has anyone heard of an online FTP client that supports SFTP? My Web host only allows me to use SFTP, and I often work on computers on which I can't install a desktop SFTP client, or that disallow ...
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Gmail “suspicious sign-in attempts” email - legitimate? [duplicate]

I got two emails this week from Gmail, claiming to have prevented "suspicious sign-in attempts" to my account. These emails came from the address: signins.activityalerts@gmail.com (using the name "...
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Gmail unusual activity but no alert

From time to time, I check the Gmail "Last account activity" log. I live in Belgium and mainly use the usual Gmail website. Yesterday, I noticed there was two mobile connections from France, with this ...
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one github account, both personal and for work - how to make it secure?

So I do have a github account which has my personal stuff, but it also is a part of the 'organization' I have at work. Now - the work stuff is sensitive. I really care about it being secure. I want ...
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How is my password sent across when I check Gmail and access a bank site? [closed]

What encryption is used when my password is sent across in Gmail mails and when I do online banking? RSA? DSA? Public-private key encryption? In key encryption, which entity is assigned a ...
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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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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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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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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 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 ...