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

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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...