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

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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Trello backend database security

I'm trying to find out a bit more about the data security of Trello as I'm trying to introduce the use Trello at the company I work for. The company is ISO 27001 accredited and is therefore hesitant ...
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Is there a safe way to save passwords?

I have a lot of passwords from various websites. I never use the same one twice, but the problem is that I keep forgetting them so I want to save them somewhere. If I'm on the same computer I can save ...
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Grooveshark accepting credit card not over https? [closed]

I am wondering how grooveshark gets around it. They accept credit cards over a connection that is not encrypted via https. Is there something they do to make this safe, or should I not submit my ...
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How do I access a list of IP addresses that have been used to access my Twitter account?

My girlfriend discovered that her Twitter password had been changed. We have changed the password, but is there a way to list the IP addresses that have been used to access the account?
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Gmail account accessed from reserved IP address

Gmail tells me that it was recently accessed by IP address 242.162.62.141, and that it blocked the suspicious access, and I should change my password immediately. But 242.162.62.141 is a reserved IP ...
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Yahoo Mail Does Not Have HTTPS

Why is Yahoo Mail behind in security? They don't support HTTPS yet. Gmail and many others do. I'm shocked that Yahoo still doesn't have HTTPS. Why is this? What is the logic behind not supporting ...
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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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Is there a centralised security notifications list for web based apps? [closed]

This may be in the wrong stackexchange but I was wondering if there was a centralised mailing list or website that sent out security advisories for different web apps?
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What happens to my deleted Trello cards?

I am trying to push Trello for adoption within my organisation, but there is concern from higher up about the deletion of data. Are cards logically deleted (ie setting deleted=true) or are they ...
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Allow friends to comment in a photo I'm tagged in

My wife often takes photos of our child and uploads them to Facebook. She tags me so my friends can see the photo as well. However, my friends cannot like or comment on these photos. When I do 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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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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What does using 'Login with Facebook' or 'Facebook Connect' to login to another site allow the site to do?

When I use a Facebook account to login to another website, what does 'logging in with Facebook' allow that website do with my Facebook account? Can they post messages on my wall or news feed or ...