Questions tagged [security]

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

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Netflix default profile

This is a privacy concern. When I am with a friend or a customer and we want to see something on Netflix, upon opening it the list of users appear. I do not wanna my customers to see my kids, wife and ...
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How do I login to YouTube VIEW ONLY and not allow posting, comments, Gmail or docs

I have a YouTube Premium Family account. The only people in the house all have our email addresses officially on the list. The issue is, Other people check and tamper with the account holder's ...
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Email undilivered to one of the receivers. will anyone get the mail?

I sent a mail a few hours ago( suppose to person A and person B) but one of them lets say person A has a system in place such that mails from unknown Id's are blocked but person B doesn't, so person A ...
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Unauthorized access to my Gmail Account

From many years I am seeing suspicious activities in my Gmail account. Without my permission my account is getting accessed by someone or by some application. Currently, in my access type I am seeing ...
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Can't log in to Gmail

yesterday it asked for my pin and I think I gave it my personal pin instead of my work pin number and today every time I go to log on to my work gmail it says "Can't reach this page." Every two ...
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How do I report a scam on Hangouts?

A so-called Army orthopedic physician scammed me out of a large sum of money on Hangouts. His original email was usarmydavid1234@gmail.com. He said he needed help sending his consignment box from ...
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Gmail showing “Authorized App” in my recent activity list

I have a fairly complex password and I have 2 factor auth enabled but I'm seeing in my recent activity list: Authorized Application (532713016892-ev29m8tv9gejefcvvv1o3coj5bhkc1ar.apps....
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Is there a way to completely block external access to GSuite?

I want to force my users to use the gmail web interface for everything. I.e. block them from being able to add their accounts to email clients/phones etc, block sending via SMTP server etc. How would ...
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Someone can recover my gmail account by guessing the account creation date

Google has a function which allows you to recover your gmail account by submitting the account creation date. Someone guessed mine successfully, and was able to recover my account and use it for their ...
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What if my Quora answer is not mine?

I got an upvote to a question about Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody, so I looked at the answer I gave. It's NOT my answer!!! I never liked the Bohemian Rhapsody, but whoever answered the question seems ...
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Is it possible to create an email without a mobile phone number?

I tried signing up for a Hotmail account and thought that went fine. That is, until I tried sending an email. When I hit send, a small box comes up asking me to verify via SMS. I tried to google this ...
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Github leaks auth keys in a “comment left via email reply”

I've noticed that once I reply to github questions via email, the reply appears on the issue page with action links (as it should be), but it also has authorization keys. Comment of an issue as seen ...
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IMPORTRANGE connect sheets

When using IMPORTRANGE on Google Sheets, one has to "connect sheets" as follows: Where can I check which sheets are connected, and what exactly (what access rights etc.) this "connection" implies?
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What is the mechanism behind linked email accounts in Chrome?

I have five email accounts. In chrome, I go to gmail.com, I log into one of them, and at the top right there is an icon for my account. If I click it I can see all my other accounts. Clicking on one ...
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Website page views for pages that don't exist, is it spam or malicious activity?

I have recently bought my first domain name and set up Google Analytics on it, partially for learning and also out of curiosity. I have noticed that I get multiple hits a day (even though my site ...
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Using a script someone else made in Google Docs

I was looking for a script to add to a Google Doc that would automatically insert the current date into the document. I found the script on this page. The last step is to authorize the script and ...
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Changed Gmail password but still someone has access

A few weeks ago I noticed that there was a weird device from a location I've never been to authorized in my Google Account. The thing is, I do have 2 step auth, and I definitely never authorized it. ...
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Purpose of Hiding Login and Registration Forms When Logged In?

I've looked and looked and cannot find a reason for hiding login and registration forms from a user after that user has logged in. Aside from the obvious, such as removing the login form because it is ...
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Any way to “Send As” from Gmail while maintaining 2FA security?

Say I want to "send as" gmail account 1 from gmail account 2. It seems that once I activate 2FA for account 1, I now need to use an "app password" to use it in account 2. But doesn't this defeat the ...
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Can I automatically sign out of Google on browser close, but keep my cookies?

I'm paranoid enough that I'd like to use two-factor authentication for my Google account and automatically sign out of Google on browser close. But I'm not paranoid enough to use two-factor ...
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Private YouTube video, accessible to everyone with a Google account

Is there a way to create a private video on YouTube, that is marked private but with access granted to everyone with a Google account? When creating a private video, it's possible to mark which ...
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How can I change multiple collaborators to “comment only”, at once?

If I happen to have many people individually editing a shared folder in Google Drive, how can I easily downgrade everybody's access on files that I add? The situation in which this would be needed is ...
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Received an email saying someone has hacked my email account

The hacker said they have access to my contacts, social media, and that they've also installed a keylogger onto my system. They want money. The Gmail email header says: Similar messages were used ...
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A (spoofed?) trusted device has logged in from an unrecognized location

Recently my Google account was hacked. I have 2-factor authentication turned on. 2-factor authentication was not required for the hacker to gain access to my account, nor did the hacker trigger ...
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Select how you want to unlock your account: Unlock e-mail sent

When I went to reset my spam trap account on iCloud, to see how it operates, I was presented with: and: Why is my "real" account worse-protected by not allowing me to reset the password? My "spam ...
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Choose the option to reset your security questions

I expect to see: but see: and then: Not knowing the phone number, how do I proceed? The clear, explicit, and wrong directions specify: Reset your security questions Go to iforgot.apple.com. ...
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My Gmail account was taken over by someone in the country of Jordan

My wife's Gmail login screen looks like this. I have changed her password, but it seems to go deeper into Gmail than that. There are ads served by Google in Arabic. How can I fix it?
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Dropbox wants permission to delete Gmail contacts

When I try to sign up to Dropbox via Google, it says it requires me to consent for Dropbox o access and DELETE my contacts. Why? Can I override this?
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Play my YouTube's “Watch Later” playlist on another computer without signing in my whole Google account

My current setup involves two laptops side by side, a Mac and a Windows 10 PC. I use the Mac as my workstation and the PC for gaming, casual web browsing and media consumption (Twitch, YouTube, etc). ...
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Where do I input Facebook's recovery codes?

I don't have any problem with my account at all, all 100% fine. I'm just trying to TEST the recovery codes of this page. When clicking on "show codes", I can see the 10 alphanumeric two word codes ...
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Is it true that when I “add an account” in Google or Gmail, I can potentially increase the security risk a lot?

For example, if my main account uses a very secure password, and I never sign in using this user name and password inside of a game or mobile phone app. However, if I have a less secure account on ...
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Who has invited somebody, when and how to a Google Drive Spreadsheet?

We have a sheet at my company with logins and passwords, shared with all the team, so all the people may enter in the supplier's intranets. Today, in "shared with", where normally there are 6 to 8 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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]! ...
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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?
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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....
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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?...
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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?
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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 every time I do a Google search or use a Google product, I keep getting this message at the top: "Google prevented ...
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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
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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 ...
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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 ...

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