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

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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?
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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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Is there a safe way to save passwords?

I have a lot of passwords from various websites. I never use the same one twice, but the problem is that I keep forgetting them so I want to save them somewhere. If I'm on the same computer I can save ...
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How do I check the exposure of my machine to the internet? [closed]

My ISP just sent me over a box ("modem") and now I am online. I am afraid of beeing exposed directly to the internet. How do I check to which level my machine is accessible from the internet?
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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 ...
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What web-based email services provide end-to-end encrypted & signed email messages? [closed]

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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Does Facebook provide an SSL/TLS interface?

Does Facebook only support HTTP or does it have HTTPS also?
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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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Can I access GMail through SSL?

Is there a way to access GMail securely over SSL?
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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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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 ...