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

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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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How do I untrust a computer with Google two-factor authentication?

I use Google's two factor authentication to send my phone text messages with a string of 6 numbers every time I log into a computer that isn't mine. It has worked well so far until today. Today, I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can I use one-time passwords with Gmail?

I am about to leave for a trip. During this trip, I would have to connect to my Gmail account, and I'm totally unhappy to type my password using public, unsecured machines, potentially having ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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Is there a Google / Gmail API to send emails? [closed]

I've just installed Calibre to manage my Kindle ebooks and it wants my Gmail username and password to be able to send documents to my @Kindle.com email address. Which made me wonder. There is Google ...
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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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Has Facebook disabled Login Approvals?

I have recently discovered that login approvals on Facebook is no longer available: Compare this with @gravity's screenshot from this answer: Is there anything special that I'll have to ask my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...