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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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What is TurboTax actually doing after you login when it says “Creating Secure Connection”?

I've also noticed this on a few other financial related sites. There is a delay and an animated working indicator with a message to the effect of "Creating a Secure Connection." I'm a web developer ...
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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 secure is sending an email from GMail?

When you send an email from GMail to someone what measures do they have in place to make sure that my email is not read by man in the middle attacks, or other servers that the email is routed through. ...
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Is it safe to use Gravatar?

I vaguely remember hearing that Gravatar had some security or privacy flaw. I think it was that someone could extract your e-mail address if you used a Gravatar. Is Gravatar safe? How do you know? ...
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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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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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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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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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How does Google's new two-factor authentication work with IMAP, POP, etc.?

I'm very excited about Google's new two-factor authentication. Two-factor authentication means, in this case, that instead of just authenticating based on "something you know" (your password) you also ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Is any way to pass WebSense? [closed]

Is any way to pass WebSense ?
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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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Trusting apps from Google Apps Marketplace

From my experience with third-party Facebook apps, I'm wary of adding apps from the Google Apps Marketplace to my Google Apps installation. Can I trust apps from the from Google Apps Marketplace? ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Facebook last login

I think somebody logged into my Facebook account. Is there any way for me to find the last login IP address or the location from where this occurred?
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I get a warning if someone try to hack my Gmail account?

Is there a hidden feature in Gmail, that let you know each time someone has tried to login to your account with a wrong password? LogMeIn has this feature. Is there something like that in Google ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?