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

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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...