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Questions tagged [security]

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

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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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How much info does Amazon track?

What info does amazon track and how could I tell what they track? Do they: keylog, track mouse movements, scrollwheel movements, track browser tabs pages, Here is Amazon's disclosure of what they ...
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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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B has proof I accessed B's Facebook. I don't think I did. Is this possible?

Person B and I each currently live in a different city. I am currently physically using person B's laptop, because mine broke. B is logged in to multiple sites like social media sites, including ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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?
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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 everytime 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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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)
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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? ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...