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

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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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I search application which help me to secure my different accounts, please help [closed]

Several days ago somebody steal my account (from mail.ru), after that they are steal my premium EA account and several accounts for different MMORPG. fortunately I restore access to all accounts, but ...
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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 ...
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Two factor gmail authentication: How to login from *either* device?

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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How safe Is “My Permissions”?

How safe is the My Permissions site? It looks like a good way to keep track of what inter-web-app permissions you've granted, at least for the big names. However, I'm at the stage where I'm ...
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Gmail warns of “ unusual activity” but no other IP addresses but my own have been logged by them

This morning I tried to log in to my Gmail account only to discover it was locked due to "unusual activity detected". It gave me the option to verify my account via phone, which I did, and I got ...
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Why should I use Cloudfare? [closed]

A friend recommended me to use Cloudfare.com to manage my DNS easily but looking at the service, I don't understand what they are doing which they refer to as making my site fast and secure. I get ...
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Is there a way to hide status updates from a friend on Facebook? (Boss Mode)

I have friends on Facebook that I like to see their status updates, but I don't necessarily want them to see my status updates. People like my boss, or my mum. Is there any way I can still be ...
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I received a notification from Gmail that someone tired to sign in to my account. Is it legitimate? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Gmail sends “suspicious sign-in prevented ” emails or is it a trick? I've just received the following notification, apparently from GMail: Unusual ...
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Mail to redut.net in Gmail sent mail folder

I have noticed multiple outgoing mail messages to an address at redut.net in my Gmail "Sent Mail" folder, all sent at around the same time. The contents are base64-encoded and upon decoding it I see ...
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Client-side encrypted online backup service

I'm very interested in using an online backup service to keep my data safe from malfunctioning hardware. And I am, of course, willing to pay for the service. However, I don't want my data to be ...
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Which popular/high-profile web applications support two-factor authentication? [closed]

I'm aware that both Google and Facebook offer two-factor authentication, by sending an SMS to your phone under certain circumstances. What other popular or high-profile web applications support ...
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Are Facebook accounts always re-attainable?

If someone hacks my Facebook account, is it that no matter what he does, can I always get back my account? What is the maximum that he can and must do to ensure that I do not get my account back? ...
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How can I be certain that a URL-shortened link I click isn't going to send me to a dangerous or unwanted site?

When I see a shortened URL, I'm always hesitant to click it because I don't know where the link is going to go. (In the worst case, it may lead to an XSS exploit against a site that I'm logged in to) ...
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How did my email get hacked? What to do next?

I use Hotmail. My password was strong (upper/lower case letters, digits, and special characters. No dictionary words. It was only 8 characters, maybe that was the problem? I only use this password ...
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If I create an organization, can I limit what boards the members can see?

I would like to create an organization for our company, with boards for each department. I need some department boards, such as HR, available only to certain people in the organization. Can I give ...
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Google authentication and authorization among their apps [closed]

Google has a bunch of apps like Google+, Gmail, Docs, Reader, etc. Internally, these apps must talk to each other securely to query information/data. I am wondering conceptually how Google implements ...
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Is it possible to protect Facebook page from takeover by other administrator?

If many people have admin access to Facebook page one of them can delete page, or remove other administrator. Is it possible to protect from that situation in some way (ie. master admin or password)? ...
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How to remove recovery/default email addresss

Someone has been trying to access my Yahoo Mail account through password recovery. I changed the password, so this is no longer a problem, but as I was going through "I forgot my password" recovery ...
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Disabling referrer tracking on Facebook stops invites/messages/updates from working [closed]

I installed Noref chrome extension to stop websites from looking at which link I had come from (the referrer link) when reaching to facebook. I now find that I can no longer use the invites, ...
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Facebook Login Notification Approval?

Apparently my Facebook login notification emails me if someone has logged-in to my account, without any approval link/code in the email they send me. Is that really the way it's suppose to work? ...
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Should one have security/privacy concerns about scorecardresearch.com when using Ning and other sites?

We have a group who is using Ning which seems to allow us to have private discussions online. However, one user discovered that the website scorecardresearch.com seems to be tracking our actions on ...
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Do Google Search URLs contain sensitive (private) details?

I noticed that if I'm logged into Google Account (my Gmail and everything) and do a search in the address bar, the URL of the resultant page is really long. Now, I was wondering: is there any ...
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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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Security verification by phone getting error [closed]

This is not for my account, it is for my sister's, since she can't get on hers to ask these questions. She needs to verify her account by text or by calling and she does not have text messages, so by ...
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In Gmail, is the “always display images from” option safe?

I know that it is possible for a spammer to generate an email that claims to be from a certain sender, regardless of whether it actually is. They could use that to send me mail purporting to be from ...
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Sending emails to Gmail that do not trigger phishing warning

I have been using Google groups for quite some time. Recently, when I'm viewing the mails from these groups I get warnings on the header saying: This message may not have been sent by ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I trust dropbox and similar services?

Is there any verification that the encryption used can not be bypassed by the operator? Or should I actually use some encryption of my own like truecrypt? edit In the light of this complaint ...
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How can I tell which programs have access to my Dropbox?

I remember giving some program access to my dropbox account, but I don't remember which program. How can I see which programs have read/write power on my account?
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Can't see replies to my posts and can't log in through Android or Wap site

My Android/Wap accounts stopped working 2 days ago. I'm unable to log in even though my passwords and usernames are correct. It says: Does not match stored session / password may have changed by ...
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Is down-dll safe? [closed]

I needed a specific DLL today that goes by the name libgcc_s_dw2-1.dll. The first Google result was to a site called down-dll.com Is the site considered a relatively safe site (meaning, assuming ...
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Can I access GMail through SSL?

Is there a way to access GMail securely over SSL?
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Is emailing between two Gmail accounts more secure than emailing another domain? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does email from one Gmail account to another ever leave the Gmail system? I'm curious as to how Gmail handles email that originates from and ends up in its own servers. ...
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How to check the authenticity of a domain

I have received a mail from "xxxxx@yahoo-inc.com" Is there any way I can check if this domain is owned by yahoo, or by a scammer? nslookup returns different results for yahoo.com and yahoo-inc.com ...
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Google Calendar Security/Privacy Concerns?

I would - not for me but for an older, tech-noob person - like to set up Google Calendar for the sole purpose of syncing his mobile phone with his Thunderbird/Lightning. Since I have never used (most ...
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Does email from one Gmail account to another ever leave the Gmail system?

I ask because I connect to Gmail over HTTPS and if emails sent from one account to another (or the same account, just to back something up) don't actually leave Google then it's end-to-end email ...
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Can any web applications tell if I have Facebook open in a different tab or window?

I have Facebook open in one tab, and I open YouTube in another. YouTube asks me if I want to sign in with my Facebook account. Can YouTube tell if I have Facebook open in a different tab or window?
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Is someone hijacking my online accounts?

Basically, someone else on the internet is trying to access various accounts under my name and registering new ones with my email address. From the information I can glean, it seems likely that the ...
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Any risk in replying to a message on Facebook?

I got a message from someone I've never met before, or even heard of, from Nigeria. He wants to learn to write Java code and is asking me if I can recommend any websites or e-books to help him. He ...