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

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How do I login into Instagram with a password if I no longer own email?

What if you have a password to your Instagram account, but no longer have access to the email address used to register the account (nor have any sort of a Facebook accounts linked), and your account ...
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How to re-add the security question in Gmail?

As we all might know that today is "Safe Internet Day". So Google is reminding us for the security check-up. I tried it. And I saw that I could remove my security question. I did it with the belief ...
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Hacking into my account

Someone is repeatedly trying to gain access into my account. I have received 20 to 30 notifications of failed attempts of logging in. How do I stop them from continuing to try? They must have a ...
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Permission to unshared document on Google Drive (Google Drive Security)

We've just had a very strange situation happen. A family member just sent my wife (an automated) email from Google asking permission to share a document we don't want to share with anyone else. We ...
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Someone signed in to Google services using my Yahoo email. What should I do now?

I don't remember having my Yahoo email used in any of Google services, but today someone just signed in using my Yahoo e-mail. I might just did use Google services with Yahoo email a long time ago. ...
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Restricting access to Google Drive

I have many confidential data in my Google Drive. Also I have my google account signed in on multiple personal devices. Since many people around me would love to get hold of these files, (and they ...
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Google Account connected devices have no remove button/link

I can see a couple of iPhones in my Recently Used Devices. While probably not suspicious (I regularly log-in from friends phones), I'd like to remove that device (de-authorize it). The ...
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2-step Authentication Facebook - Is it possible to disable SMS codes?

I have Facebook login approvals set up. Is there any way to stop Facebook from sending login codes via SMS? Preferably, I'd like to exclusively use my Google Authenticator app to receive login codes. ...
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Is Google compute engine really secure? [closed]

I have a google compute engine VM instance. Running well on Ubuntu 14.04 with LAMP, serving as backend for mobile app. I wanted to secure it so in file sshd_config I set remote login to no and ...
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Privacy&Security issues on Instagram

I suspect someone is compromising my instagram account (some photos are deleted unusually out of my control) I changed my password but is there any services of Instagram as Gmail, showing from which ...
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I keep getting emails from people who attach their email to mine

I quite often get emails from google saying that someone added my email address as their recovery email. I always dettach the email, but how do they do this? Gmail allows it without entering my ...
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Gmail authentication requires phone verification

A group project I am involved in has a shared Gmail account for a while now. There is no single number associated with this account which I am aware of. I was trying to log from another device than a ...
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How do I disable the new device notification on my Gmail account?

Each and every time I sign in to a Gmail account, I get a notification with "New sign-in from Firefox on Windows". Moreover, I have another Gmail account which I sign in to on the same computer and I ...
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Suspicious device activity on Google Account

In a bit of an odd situation here. the password I use for my Gmail is unique and much stronger than other passwords I use as I consider my Gmail a high priority. I also have two-step authentication ...
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Can I trust dropbox and similar services? [closed]

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 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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How to remove recovery/default email addresss

Someone has been trying to access my Yahoo Mail account through password recovery. I changed the password, so this is no longer a problem, but as I was going through "I forgot my password" recovery ...
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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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Facebook Ad Manager Content Origin Policy

I have trouble with using Facebook Ad Manager and with Power Editor. In any modern browser I get "Content Security Policy' error messages in console. Chrome: Refused to connect to ...
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Renew Google Drive share link

In our company we have some files on Google Drive which I share with different people using a share link. Company policy dictates that shares, passwords,... need to be changed regularly to decline ...
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Strange ''sign in attempt prevented'' messages on Gmail

These messages from no-reply@accounts.google.com say something like this: Hi (my name), Someone just tried to sign in to your account (my Gmail)from an app that doesn't meet modern security ...
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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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Getting bogus recovery phone number changed emails at my recovery email for accounts that aren't mine

Recently I've been getting a lot of emails sent to my backup email address alerting me that the recovery phone number for my Gmail account has changed, but the account referenced in the email is not ...
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What to do if someone keeps adding me to a trello board without my knowledge?

I am new to trello. Adding members to trello seems too easy, that I really think I have to ask about it here. I was reading this: http://help.trello.com/article/717-adding-people-to-a-board and ...
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Is it true that Microsoft doesn't allow more than 16 characters in their Hotmail password?

I'm trying to change my Hotmail password after a breach in LastPass but it doesn't seem to work. So I'm curious if Microsoft has a limit of 16 characters for a password? If so, this is very insecure ...
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I need to remove an old phone from my Google devices but there's no remove button, how do I get it back?

I've recently bought a new phone so I've synced it to my Google account and installed all the apps I use. I've also done a factory reset on my old phone to wipe it. However, now when I go to ...
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Google Drive: “Anonymous” access to not-yet shared file

I wanted to expand the case described in this question. Probably the topic is more related to security, but I feel like I don't know enough about this, and probably someone might explain better and ...
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To block private Instagram profile from Google Search?

Many social media application have setting by which you can prevent your profile in Google search. However, Instagram does not have it. They also ignore the users' feedback by not offering customer ...
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Facebook notification exploit?

I recently got a notification for being tagged in a comment on facebook by a friend (on the actual facebook UI - I have not seen any emails pertaining to this). The notification seemed, and probably ...
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What should I do about a flurry of verification codes from Yahoo?

I have received a flurry of text messages and a phone call from Yahoo, with a series of verification codes. As I am not currently trying to access their services, is this something that requires ...
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How do I protect my Google/Gmail account?

I have seen lots of horror stories of people who have lost control of their Google account, especially Gmail. How can I prevent the same thing from happening to me? What steps can I take to protect ...
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Verification by SMS in country with long code? (Germany)

I enabled two factor authentication with a German number. And since then I'm locked out of my account: verification SMS never arrive After setting up two factor authentication, I made a quick test, ...
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HDFC Bank Website Asking to “Wait” Before Loading Up the Homepage

I've not noticed this behavior before. When I use the following url: hdfcbank.com I see the following for a split second: And then the homepage loads up. Isn't this a bit suspicious? It ...
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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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Is there a Google / Gmail API to send emails? [closed]

I've just installed Calibre to manage my Kindle ebooks and it wants my Gmail username and password to be able to send documents to my @Kindle.com email address. Which made me wonder. There is Google ...
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What to do about an unrecognized sign-in on my Google account

Yesterday I got an alert from Google (New sign-in alert) that someone used my password. It says a Galaxy Note 2 with an IP 106.77.169.192 signed in. What can I do about this other than change my ...
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Download .rar attachment failure from draft message

I have this mail draft in my Gmail like for 6-7 years. This draft has an attachment of .rar file which contains a small project that I did when I was senior in college. I want to send this mail to ...
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What does a very long Google verification code mean?

I just received a mostly usual SMS starting with "Your Google verification code is...". Only mostly, however, because: I definitely didn't attempt a new sign in with Google in the last hour. I have ...
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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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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 worried should I be that my gmail is showing IMAP access from an Amazon EC2 instance?

When I click that link at the bottom of my gmail screen where it says "Last account activity: 0 minutes ago at IP 50.19.49.49 Details". I click the link and sure enough, it shows accesses from my own ...
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How to remove Gmail's prevention of the “suspicious sign-in”?

I got mail from Gmail saying someone from a certain IP tried to log-in and it was prevented and that I should reset my password by following the given link if I don't recognise the address. ...We ...
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How to set up PayPal's two-factor authentication with a mobile app or trust my computer?

I just set up two-factor authentication feature for my account with PayPal, but I can't seem to find a way how to set it up to either trust my desktop computer (so that it doesn't ask for a PIN on it) ...
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Can I use one-time passwords with Gmail?

I am about to leave for a trip. During this trip, I would have to connect to my Gmail account, and I'm totally unhappy to type my password using public, unsecured machines, potentially having ...
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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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Can I access GMail through SSL?

Is there a way to access GMail securely over SSL?
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Facebook login IP list

Is it possible on Facebook to obtain a list of recent login IP addresses? If not, is it possible to get information about recent login attempts? When somebody tries to login (but fails the photo ...
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What measures does Cognito Forms take to ensure Privacy/ Security Level for Completed Forms/ User Data?

Some forms may contain confidential information - even something basic like where a person lives. What measures do Cognito Forms take to ensure that data stored within its site is secure?
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Recent installation of Opera imported Gmail session from Firefox

My Firefox had a Gmail session active, then I was needed to make a fresh install of Opera browser. After the installation of Opera finished, I pretended to log in into my Gmail, I was expecting it was ...
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Is there a way of disabling Google's password recovery feature?

I have a YouTube channel which is under a different Google account to my normal one. I have a secure password with it, and an alternate e-mail address set up, but I thought I'd see how secure the ...