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

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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 ...
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What does a very long Google verification code mean?

I just received a mostly usual SMS starting with "Your Google verification code is...". Only mostly, however, because: I definitely didn't attempt a new sign in with Google in the last hour. I have ...
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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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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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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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Security of data handling by LastPass

How does LastPass keep your data secure? Can their employees see your data? I've always used offline ways for (password/sensitive data) storage, but lately I keep hearing good things about LastPass. ...
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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 securely share your Amazon wish list with only certain people

On Amazon is there any way to share wish lists with only certain people? I can make a list public or private and I can share it, but can I make it public to only certain people can see it?
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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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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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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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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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How can I verify my PayPal account without giving them direct access to my bank account?

Most sites where you can buy products with PayPal require your account to be verified. It appears that the only way to verify your account is by associating it with your bank account. I prefer not to ...
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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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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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Force sites to use http instead of https?

I'm in China trying to jump the GFW (great firewall) using a program called Ultrasurf (proxy). I can access the Facebook homepage - no problem. But as soon as I try logging in, it directs me to an ...
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AIM via GMail chat — is it encrypted through SSL?

When using GChat in the GMail interface (and using ssl/https), you have the ability to log in to AIM as well. Is this encrypted like the email and gchat? Recently I've noticed there is an icon that ...
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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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Gmail unusual activity, does it mean a successful connection has been made?

I've noticed an unusual activity on my Gmail account: Inconnu Viêt Nam (fpt.vn:118.71.51.26) 14 nov. (il y a 1 jour) What does it mean exactly? that a successful login has been made with ...
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How to check if somebody else is signing to my Yahoo account

I have Hotmail/Yahoo/GMail email accounts. How to check if somebody else is logging in to my email accounts? I mean Sometimes I send offline message to my Yahoo Messenger but when I log in to my yahoo ...
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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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How to always browse Facebook using HTTPS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Facebook provide an SSL interface? I've googled and searched on our site here, but the best I can find is the question How to get Facebook to use “http://” instead ...
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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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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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What web-based email services provide end-to-end encrypted & signed email messages?

What web-based email services provide end-to-end encrypted & signed email messages, such as in PGP message format? Is special software (e.g. Flash, Java, or another plugin) required for the ...
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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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Yahoo Mail “Strongly Believed to Be Compromised”

When I went to log into my Yahoo Mail account, Yahoo stated that it strongly believed that my account had been compromised. I'm not sure how it happened. My guess is that Yahoo was hacked. I reset ...
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The dangers of webapps or websites maliciously accessing my clipboard?

Is there a danger of my clipboard data being harvested by a webapp or site that I visit? I would like to stay safe, but I want to keep Javascript enabled to give a better user experience.
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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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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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Why is Gmail using Yahoo! Mail certificates?

I just got an error in Firefox 4 when trying to log into Gmail: mail.google.com is using an invalid certificate This certificate is only valid for *.mail.yahoo.com mail.yahoo.com I use ...
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If Twitter apps use OAuth why would they ask for my password?

I signed up to TweetDeck, and following the steps it appears that I issued it an OAuth token. Then I installed it (0.35.1, Linux), signed in with my TweetDeck account and tried to add my Twitter ...
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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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How can I prevent clickjacking attacks on Facebook?

What could I say to a less technically-savvy friend about how to prevent attacks and viruses from Facebook attacks? I have seen many of my friends accounts posting spam due to their accounts being ...
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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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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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Odd settings in Gmail

I noticed awhile back in all of my Gmail account settings something odd. Was curious if anyone else has noticed this before? EDIT: I am referring to the backup.000000000001@googlemail.com account
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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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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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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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Any free online service which keeps track of all the passwords automatically?

I don't want to enter the password to a site to keep the record. I want a service which automatically catches the passwords and stores it.
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Gmail hacked, no IP alerts

Recently my Gmail was hacked - I was suddenly signed out of Gtalk and my password no longer worked. I was able to reset my password by following my secret question/answer. When I logged in again, I ...
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Is it safe to use Google Apps For Business: Spreadsheets to keep track of passwords?

Google Apps for Business is supposed to be secure enough for corporate data, as described in their FAQ: http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/business/faq.html They say "We also undergo regular security ...
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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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E-mail address protection snippet

Is there any WebApp that allows you to publish an e-mail on the web using a script tag that protects it from robots? To be more clear: I want to publish a post on Blogspot that prints my e-mail on ...
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How does application specific passwords with Googles two-factor auth work?

When you activate Googles two-factor authentication you will have to use some application specific passwords for applications that don't support two-factor authentication. How does the application ...
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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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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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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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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? ...