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

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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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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: 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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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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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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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 it supposed to be possible to share hidden pictures of another user?

I was browsing pictures of a friend on Facebook. This friend has their privacy settings configured so that you have to be a friend to view them. I'm not able to share them, and even if I open a pic, ...
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How to Create a CAPTCHA enabled Custom Google Drive Form

I don't have much knowledge of coding .How can I create Google Form with CAPATCHA to avoid spamming.Any form of capatcha will work.
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Facebook group accidentally switched to closed

Group accidentally switched to closed. It was open and now, with over 1,000 members, I cannot set it back to open. People joined an OPEN group and now I need help to fix a mistake. How can I switch it ...
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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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Setting up 2-step auth on Paypal [duplicate]

Is there a 2 step auth via a text to your mobile on Paypal, ive had a look around their site, but couldnt find anything ?
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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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Verification by SMS in country with long code? (Germany)

I enabled two factor authentication with a German number. And since then I'm locked out of my account: verification SMS never arrive After setting up two factor authentication, I made a quick test, ...
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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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Photo hosting site with true privacy and security [closed]

I'm looking for a photo hosting site with following properties: SSL usage is enforced for any access (including image data). Access to any image data (including thumbnails) requires user being ...
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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 ...
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How can I change my IMDb account settings to use openID for login

I have an imbd.com account that I login to using an id and a password, I noticed recently that they support logging in using Facebook, Amazon and Google. I very much prefer using my Google account to ...
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I'm locked out of my account because I'm visiting Colombia and FB doesn't recognize my device.

So I answer all the questions about who is tagged in several photos, and it always comes back with "answers not sufficiently accurate", when I know that they ARE accurate. They are MY FRIENDS & ...
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Find if my Facebook account was accessed from a different location

I suspect that someone I know logged into my Facebook account, yet I have no tangible evidence. If so, the person certainly did it from a different country (as I suspect a particular person). Is ...
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Is this Yahoo mail mobile form secure?

Using my android device I went to "mail.yahoo.com" on my web browser. It forwarded me to this page: http://mlogin.yahoo.com/w/login/user ... The page prompts me to enter my username and password, but ...
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How to I safely log on to gmail from an un-trusted PC?

I have just got back from holiday, I was not willing to check my email form the hotel’s “internet café” PC, as I could not think of a way of eliminate the risk that it had a “password logging” worm, ...
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What sort of mechanisms are used by Web applications to track my actions?

I am concerned about my privacy. I have read in multiple websites and forums that it is very common for Web applications to track my activities. However, I have no clear idea of the actual ...
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How can I read spam mail safely in Gmail?

Is there a way to see the spam mail contents in Gmail safely?
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Have Facebook prompt for a security code when I change profile picture or change profile information

Is there a way to setup my Facebook account to ask me for a security code every time I change my profile picture or post a status message?
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Difficulty with moving to outlook.com [closed]

My mum is having difficulty moving to Outlook.com from Hotmail. They say she must change her password. Is it safe to do so?
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How to disable SMS in Google's 2-step verification?

Everytime I log in on a new device or browser I get the SMS text message with the 2nd step digits. It's pretty annoying. I already have the Google Authenticator to calculate my digits and it works ...
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If Facebook says I've logged on from an unknown location, does that mean someone knows my password?

The email I received pointed me to a screen similar to this one: http://www.securitygeneration.com/security/facebooks-suspicious-login-tracking/ The location was most definitely nowhere near me, so ...
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I am not able to view Last Login on Facebook in Active Session option

My Facebook ID has been hacked. I tried searching the location by visiting Active Session option but it shows only the current active session IP, which is used by me. All last 3 login are removed. Is ...
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Figuring out who is the owner of a Google Spreadsheets form

I have noticed that Google spreadsheet form's have URLs in the form of http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=.... I don't see anything that relates to the Google account in the URL. There ...
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Spam events appear in my Google Calendar

In my Google Calendar, I sometimes find spam events that I never created. In the screenshot below, you can see that they even managed to put my email address in the "Created by" field. They are ...
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Understanding Authorized Access to your Google Account

I'm having trouble understanding what I'm am granting to sites when they have "Authorized Access to my Google Account." This is how I see what has authorized access: Log into gmail. Click on the ...
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How to disable Facebook account verification when I login from different country

As Facebook is blocked by Iranian government, we have to access it through VPNs and other proxy software (e.g. Tor) which their servers are scattered over the world. The problem is Facebook is ...
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Privacy concern with photos in people widget

I don't mind seeing other people's recent photos - but I DO mind them seeing MINE. How can I make sure MY recent photos are not showing up on other people's people widget? Thanks
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How do I change Security settings on a group made secret by a hacker?

Our group was recently hacked and the hacker made the group a secret group. When we try to change it we cannot as there is no other option to pick, what should we do...how can we make it an open or ...
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“Secure” Wiki for storing sensitiv information [closed]

I'm an System Administrator for various customers. I need a website (like dokuwiki) where I can store sensitive informations of the various servers. Like passwords. Dokuwiki seems most suitable for ...
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Looking for a secure and private web blog that I can use offline at times [closed]

Is there any web blog that I can use privately and securely? I would like to connect to my blog from any terminal and not risk losing it due to losing my computer. As a bonus is there any web blog ...
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How can I encrypt emails sent through Gmail?

What's the best solution for encrypting emails sent from within Gmail. This could be a browser extension, a GreaseMonkey script, or something else. I realize that whoever is receiving the email will ...
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How can I change the security settings of Google App's Exchange protocol?

I'm using Google Apps's Exchange protocol. When I use it on my iPhone, I notice that it sets the phone to automatically lock after a minute and this value cannot be changed. I'm wondering if there is ...
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How can I get Gmail to support S/MIME?

I have Outlook configured to automatically sign and encrypt (when possible) outgoing messages. When I send mail to my Gmail (for testing, to see how this appears to addressees) I see that Gmail ...