Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange
Join us in building a kind, collaborative learning community via our updated Code of Conduct.

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

0
votes
0answers
37 views

Gmail want my phone# [duplicate]

I start using VPN, so the IP address change from time to time. Then Gmail doesn't recognize it is me and wants to have my phone# for verification, but I don't want to give my phone# out to Gmail. This ...
1
vote
0answers
37 views

Gmail inaccessible abroad

I have a Gmail account that's not registered on my phone. I have private data in there and I don't want to keep it as my phone account. Whenever I travel to another country, I can't access this ...
1
vote
0answers
422 views

How can I access my Gmail account if I forgot the address and don't have access to recovery phone?

Bit of a complex one. I went travelling for a year in Australia (2001/2016) so I got a SIM to put in my phone. 8 months in I created an email address (was similar but not the same as my original ...
0
votes
1answer
502 views

Someone trying to register my email with an Instagram account

Over the past two days I have been receiving Instagram Confirm your email address for Instagram emails telling me that an old Gmail account of mine has been added to an account: Hi [redacted]! ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

How do I send encrypted s/mime gmail but with symmetric style encryption?

There are a lot of services working without account creation that allows sending encrypted s/mime e‑mails (including native G suite support), but the typical support answer is : If you plan to sign ...
-1
votes
2answers
43 views

Google script insecure?

For a couple of years a script is run in https://script.google.com, but now it is seen as an insecure app? Why? The service is provided by Google right? Third party?
1
vote
2answers
183 views

How can I remotely log out of my Google account on a recently used device?

I have noticed a device I don't recognize in the list of recently used devices in my Google account. I'm not overly-concerned about it, because I think the device belongs to one of my family members, ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

Locating third-party Google Docs web apps

I got an e-mail from Google today, warning me to "Remove risky access to your data". According to the security checkup, there are two third-party apps which "have extensive access to [my] personal ...
2
votes
0answers
73 views

Log Google Security Center - which insecure app did I disable?

By mistake I just disabled some app that Google deemed "insecure" in Google Security Center (I clicked "disable insecure app" and expected a new screen listing the app I was about to disable but it ...
0
votes
1answer
57 views

How to painlessly share a GMail account

I want to create a GMail account to be used collectively by a group of people. The idea is that we want to be able to log in and read and send e-mails from the account. We are facing an issue, though....
0
votes
0answers
46 views

Staff account for Pinterest or securely share logins?

We need to grow our account by employing several employees to pin and engage with followers in our business Pinterest account. However after some research, there doesn't seem any options for us to ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

I can't upload a photo of myself that Facebook will take>

Facebook requiring me to upload a photo of my face. However, when I do so it only shows a box with an "x" in it. Photo never shows the picture. How do I fix this?
1
vote
1answer
76 views

One of me Gmail accounts is being hacked; how can I inform Google?

I think one of my Google accounts is being attacked because without my desire G-XXX codes are being sent to my phone via SMS. I want to know which email is this code for and want to inform Google for ...
1
vote
1answer
143 views

Turn Off All Google (Gmail) Security

I want to turn off all gmail security and nonsense. Like back to the days when a SECURE PASSWORD was good enough. I travel a lot and have different cell phone plans for different countries I'm in. ...
1
vote
1answer
377 views

This setting is managed by your domain administrator

I'm following Let less secure apps access your account - Google Account Help, specifically "Option 2", however when I click on Less secure apps, I get following message: This setting is managed by ...
0
votes
1answer
663 views

How to bypass Google login verification screen?

I can't use my phone, and I'd much rather "let it be a hacker". What do I do?
0
votes
1answer
159 views

Google Settings: Visible on your content & to people who interact with you

Google Account ≪Gender, birthday, and more≫ settings says: Visible on your content & to people who interact with you (Cf 1; Cf 2.) What does it refer to for accounts without Google Plus?...
2
votes
1answer
57 views

Does Google send text messages about deleting your email?

I received a text saying, “Wait is over and security for obry****@gmail.com was replaced.” The email address is my email. Is this a scam?
0
votes
1answer
1k views

How to stop Google's “Google prevented suspicious attempt…”

I tried login in to my Gmail account from another city... A week has passed, and everytime I do a google search or use a google product, I keep getting this message at the top: "Google prevented ...
0
votes
0answers
222 views

How to add a second phone number for Google 2 step verification

Can't see "Add a phone number button" for adding a second phone number for Google 2-step verification
4
votes
1answer
165 views

Will I get a Facebook Login notifications about a device that has logged into my account a few times?

I've recently turned on the setting to be notified when an unrecognised device logs into my Facebook account. However, I think that someone has used my account on another device BEFORE I turned this ...
0
votes
2answers
44 views

Confusing Google icons

This is what I see when an app/script asks to access my Google account: There's a circle icon by the sentence "View and.."; and a white arrow icon by the sentence "Display and.."; What do the icons ...
0
votes
0answers
219 views

Gmail verification using third-party phone

When creating a Gmail account, it asks for verification via a phone number SMS pincode. (Not everyone ages 12 and above has a phone number.) Is it safe to use a third-party (friend/stranger)'s phone ...
3
votes
1answer
230 views

Is there a way of preventing Google account password reset by a former team member who keeps changing it?

A former member of our team who originally had our Google account password keeps trying to modify the password and it succeeds! I think he uses the password recovery feature and succeeds in his intent ...
1
vote
1answer
44 views

Does the 2-step verification solves the security problem [closed]

I want to ask if the recently well used 2-step verification does actually keep the online accounts safe. (by using a mobile phone) ? Assuming access to phone stays on our concern. What could be the ...
6
votes
1answer
234 views

Gmail authorized application log

Is there a way to see what exactly any authorized app did (i.e. if it sent/deleted any emails I would like to know this)
1
vote
2answers
876 views

How to recover a Google Account that I already have full access to and know the password?

I have a throw-away Gmail account for forums, etc. I barely ever log into it since I have my main Gmail account retrieve emails from it over POP3. Now, I would like to log in and Google is refusing ...
1
vote
1answer
796 views

Unexpected and confusing “Security alert for your linked Google Account”

We use GSuite for our small business. One of our employees received a "Security alert for your linked Google Account" email at her personal email address. It claims that a her work account has signed ...
1
vote
0answers
253 views

Has clicking on the wrong link in a “Verify your Google Account contact email address” email changed my account?

I received the following email to my Gmail account. (all the pixellated sections represent the same string) I checked the email was legitimate (SPF, DKIM and DMARC all pass), and then I stupidly ...
1
vote
0answers
66 views

Require two factor authentication on Facebook

I'd like to set up 2 factor authentication on Facebook that uses my phone. In Facebook's security settings I've gotten to "Set Up a Third Party App to Generate Codes". It gave me a QR code to scan ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

How can I stop Outlook from automatically signing me out?

Every day or two, I have to log back into my Outlook 365 account online. How can I stop Outlook logging out?
1
vote
2answers
1k views

I deleted my Google security question by mistake and there is now no way to get another one

I agree that a two-step sign in procedure is better than the old security question method. However, we live off-grid where there is no cellular phone signal. So the two-step logon process will not ...
3
votes
2answers
9k views

How to turn off the security of my gmail account completely? I mean, completely

I want to turn off the security mechanism of gmail for my account so that it never ever asks me "you're logging from a strange place. We'll send an sms to your phone or call it and you're to enter the ...
1
vote
1answer
478 views

How do I automatically sign out of Gmail but keep my two-factor authentication remembering my computer between browser sessions?

I use Gmail's two-factor authentication (with Firefox). I would like it to remember certain trusted computers (across browser sessions) so that I don't have to use it every time I log into Gmail on ...
1
vote
1answer
100 views

Facebook login log missing browser data

In my downloaded Facebook log, in the log in list, there is one line that says: Session updated Friday, April 21, 2017 at 12:42pm UTC+01 Browser: The Browser part is blank, how can that be? ...
-1
votes
1answer
2k views

Remove access for unknown devices in account activity

Why can't I remove a device off my Google account activity that is not one of my devices?
1
vote
1answer
205 views

How did this strange secondary Gmail account get created?

I've received an automated mail saying "my" new e-mail address was created. My e-mail is example@gmail.com, and the message says the new address is something like exampleabc@gmail.com. I immediately ...
4
votes
3answers
14k views

How to change my Uber password or delete the account?

Uber was affected by the Cloudbleed security bug, so everyone should change their passwords or delete their accounts. But where's the "change password" feature on their web site? It's not on the ...
50
votes
1answer
24k views

Why did I get a “There's been a change to your Google account” message and password reprompt?

I got a message on my mobile today: "There's been a change to your Google account" along with a prompt to re-enter my password. Could someone be using my account or is this a known issue?
1
vote
0answers
366 views

How to set approved devices on Google Accounts?

I have an Android tablet that I have the Gmail app on and am signed into. I also have a desktop computer (Windows 10) and a laptop computer (also, Windows 10) that I frequently check my email on, but ...
0
votes
1answer
62 views

Ebay Listing Auto-Downloads Text File?

Every time I visit this listing (in Safari on Mac), a file is automatically downloaded to my downloads folder. Should I be concerned? I searched on Google for "Snapchat Spectacles" and clicked the ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

How can I stop the spam?

I am being bombarded with spam from the same address '0x5bfaf04b'. I tried to unsubscribe but that is fake and/or non working so I attempted their support page at the same 0x5bfaf04b. It cam back as a ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

Can email clients still connect to Yahoo safely?

When I logged on to the Yahoo Mail web interface it said that it is recommended to disable apps from connecting to it. When I did so, Outlook was no longer able to connect. Also, Yahoo claims to be ...
0
votes
1answer
360 views

Signing into Chrome with a work email on personal computer on personal network

I left myself signed in to my work Gmail account on my personal computer. This occurred at home on my own personal network. I also use my work email address as my sign in for Chrome. I had an internet ...
1
vote
0answers
151 views

Why Twitter Login Verification (2FA) now by SMS only (previously had push notification)?

Why did Twitter Change Login Verification (2 Factor Authentication) to be via sms only vs push notifications as of March 21, 2016? Twitter Login Verification Article: If you enrolled in login ...
1
vote
1answer
185 views

What does a hacker/attacker see when they try to access your Google account?

i.e. when you get the email that says "suspicious activity was detected and sign-in was blocked." Do they see "password incorrect" or do they see "your sign in was blocked?"
2
votes
1answer
357 views

Facebook Suspicious Activity false positive

A few times in the past year or two, I've opened an Android application that includes a social component and is connected to my Facebook account and been instantly redirected to either the Facebook ...
5
votes
1answer
431 views

How to see time that one IP login on Gmail?

The "last account activity" link on Gmail shows just last 10 logins. How can find more, and exact time (including hour, minute) for one IP address?
5
votes
1answer
2k views

What information does PayPal provide to vendors?

When paying for services with PayPal, what information does the seller have about the purchaser? Name? Country? From their privacy policy: Customer Service: for customer service purposes, ...
4
votes
1answer
807 views

How do I sign out of all Gmail sessions without access to a computer?

I know the method to do sign out from all devices on a computer. (Go to Gmail page, in bottom right, click Details, and click Sign out all other web sessions) How do I do this if I don't have ...