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

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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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Strange address appearing in my Gmail's last account activity

I was checking the last account activity in my Gmail, found the following line: Access type: Browser Location: 2001:6b0:1:1fe0:22cf:30ef:fe7c:4000 (A number in this format) Date: 01 ...
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Password management service - Web, iPhone and iPad - any ideas? [closed]

I'm looking for a password management service thats based in the cloud, has a web, iphone & ipad app, and is secure. I don't mind paying a bit for the apps but I'd like something without a monthly ...
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Is this a Google+ privacy risk? Should we be concerned?

I feel like there's no real need for this sort of information to be available to everyone: http://www.gstatic.com/s2/sitemaps/sitemap-7000.txt Since Google hosts gstatic.com, I feel like they should ...
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Is it safe to give Google details to 3rd party apps like Reeder

I am just wondering that, is it safe to use your primary google account details to sign in into 3rd party apps like reeder? If it is safe then how exactly that authentication works. I am sure they ...
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Looking for a secure webmail service? [closed]

I'm looking for a good secure webmail provider. Before you mark this as a dupe of question 576, by secure I mean really secure. Perhaps it requires a code from a hardware token every time I log in, ...
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Accessing my Google Reader account without using my main Google Account password

Is there anyway I can access a Google Reader account without entering my main password that could be used to steal access to my other service accounts, like Gmail? I like to spend my free time ...
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Delete old Facebook wall posts [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Script or App to remove own Facebook status updates Related: How to delete all Facebook posts/comments older than 1 year? How can I delete all Facebook status ...
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How, exactly, does a Facebook worm work?

I initially had assumed that a FB friend of mine was spreading a malicious link because she had innocently accepted an app and given it privileges, but she says that's not the case. See the exchange: ...
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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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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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How Yahoo Mail login page could store cookie on some different path on user's system?

Some time ago in Yahoo Mail's login page, there was an option to keep signature as text or image on user's system. So even after user logged out and come back again, can see the signature on the same ...
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Email is not secure, but what about Gmail using HTTPS, and if sending to myself?

I sometimes send myself some notes using Gmail, but I think if it is regular email, anybody on the Internet backbone or routing place can read your email, so it is not private... But Gmail uses ...
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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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Want name only to appear after signing into gmail account, not my email address

I have been the victim of identity theft and I don't want my email address to show after I have signed in GMail. I want only the name to appear, as I use laptop in public places. ...
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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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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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Security of a Yahoo! ID Beyond Passwords?

I would just like to ask if there's a way to secure my Yahoo! ID information beyond passwords? What I mean is for example, Google has implemented a 2-way verification wherein, after a Google account ...
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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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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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How can I get notified if someone tries to prevent me from accessing my GMail or Yahoo! Mail accounts?

Let's say I have a GMail or Yahoo! account and another person knows my password. (I had to tell him the password because both of us are using the same account for a common purpose.) Now, is there are ...
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How is my password sent across when I check gmails/access bank site?

What encryption is used when my password is sent across in gmails/when I do online banking? RSA? DSA? Public-private key encryption?. In key encryption, which entity is assigned a public/private key? ...
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Google Voice account left logged on and now someones using it to text random people. How do I force him to log out?

I've changed my password and tried using gmails sign off other sessions button with no success (they are still logged in and txting). Is there a way to force the end of that session?
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Software Engineer's explanation of Facebook photo privacy, with UML diagram?

Facebook photo privacy is more complex than most people think - including the bloggers who fill the Internet trying to explain it in simple terms. Not only there is the basic album-level privacy ...
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How do I prevent vandalism on my user-generated website?

Are there some knowledge base\technologies\algorithms\practices\applications which can help in struggling internet-vandalism?
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How to prevent certain Facebook friends from sending you Inbox messages

Is there a way to prevent a Facebook friend from sending you Inbox messages? I want to have a group called "Public Contact Only" that basically cannot have side-bar conversations with me. The idea ...
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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 much data can I store in a LastPass secure note?

Does anyone know if there are limits to the amount of data you can store in a LastPass secure note? I don't want to abuse the service but I also don't want to store a large note and then lose some of ...
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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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Is any way to pass WebSense? [closed]

Is any way to pass WebSense ?
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Why my friend was able to facebook sign in to other people account

Recently, my friend show me that although she is using her own username and password, once a while, she will get accidentally sign in into a stranger account. How can it be possible someone else ...
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security and google id

There are lots of apps (on my phone, on the web, etc.) that want to use my google id for authentication and to sync data -- news readers, contact info, notes to google docs, etc. In general, they ask ...
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Online antivirus webapp?

I was wondering whether there's any webapp that allows you to upload a suspicious file and have it diagnosed without having to install anything locally. I'm fed up with the performance impact most of ...
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OpenID Security

Couldn't any webapp that requires an OpenID login just secretly store my password and get access to my account(s)? If not, why not?
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Security and uptime for email collection form and marketing tools [closed]

I'm evaluating Campaign Monitor, Constant Contact and Mail Chimp to host a little "add your email" form on our website, then run email marketing campaigns against the addresses collected. I've ...
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Manage Passwords between multiple individuals

My co-workers and I frequently share passwords for many different online services. We are constantly emailing each other passwords and resetting them because of the difficulty in locating the old ...
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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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Can webapps track what I am typing before I send the data?

Is there any possibility that a webapp or website I am using could be tracking or recording what I type on the page (into no box) or into input or textboxes without me having submitted a form/clicked ...
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What can a web app do with my Twitter account if I use Twitter to login to that service?

When I use a Twitter account to login to another website, what does that authorize that website to do with my Twitter account? Does it enable them to send tweets from my account, or send direct ...
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Should I give Google my phone number?

Gmail is bothering me lately with this message: Hey, this is important: We don't have a password recovery email address or phone number for your account. If you lose access, we may not be able to ...
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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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What to do when a service asks for your gmail password?

On many services, there is the request to connect to your gmail (or other webmail service) account in order to retrieve your contacts information (so to add them to your network in the new service). ...
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Is there a way to get a quick answer from Facebook support team?

It's been several weeks and several emails, still no answers. I suspended my account because I suspected that it was hacked. I've been trying to get it reactivated through Facebook reactivation ...
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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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Ensuring a web application is secure before utilizing it

How can one go about verifying the security and legitimacy of a web application before accessing it?
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What is OpenID, and what do you need to do to get one?

I'm not sure I understand what OpenID is ... but I see plenty of sites that ask you for it. What is it? and how do I create one?
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Validate that a web application has used a specific hash function for its certificate

What is the process for verifying the hash function that was used to create a web applications certificate? I ask because there apparently has been some issue with the MD5 hash function wherein ...
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Website to check my machine exposure to the internet?

My ISP just sent me over a box and now I am online. I am afraid of beeing exposed directly to the internet. Is there any website or web app which can check to which level my machine is accessible from ...
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Security of browser only password managers

There are password managers like KeePass which store all the passwords in a encrypted container on the local machine. I would have to copy this container over to other machines to be able to have my ...