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

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Gmail is turning off low security option

I have a home heating system that sends me emails to report system status. I have a separate Gmail account for this purpose. The hardware just needs my Gmail address and password to do this, so I ...
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What happens when a google search query is too long?

If a google search is attempted that is too many words, it produces the message "... (and any subsequent words) was ignored because we limit queries to 32 words." If it is even longer, ...
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Google workspace how disable totally login challenge (risk based)

An mail account is watched by multiple people. There is a case where the login is made at an external location with a laptop. In this case, the new login must be approved. I want to turn it off ...
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A suspicious app was blocked from accessing your account - How to check IP or app name?

Last days Google is sending me a "A suspicious app was blocked from accessing your account". I'm a developer and it can be one of my apps but I can't find a way to see what IP or App name is ...
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Should one be worried if one starts to receive frequent WhatsApp security code change notifications everyday?

My friend started receiving frequent security notifications from WhatsApp, up to seven times a day : "Your security code with [contact] changed. Click to learn more." When I click I read &...
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Can Yahoo! Mail accounts use a 2FA code generator authenticator app?

I would like to set up 2-factor authentication for an old Yahoo! account and @yahoo.com email address. Specifically the "code generator"-type Time-based One-Time Password (TOTP) based on RFC ...
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Where is the Apps Script located which Google Account is referring to?

Scenario Under myaccount.google.com > security > Third party apps page, there are a few App Scripts apps listed, like so: But there is no link or project ID or any way to actually reach or ...
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who is in my chrome?

Someone is in my chrome and has entered my apps and I have changed my password over and over and they are still there. how do I delete my google account without deleteing my photos and other ...
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Google account constantly added as backup for spam accounts

My Gmail is being spammed by Google with security warnings (in Russian) about activities on other accounts which set mine as backup. There is always an option to unlink it, but the accounts are ...
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Can a script on Google Docs or Google Sheets really access all my Google Drive files?

I see this security risk listed in my google account security check-up: "App details Has access to: See, edit, create and delete your spreadsheets in Google Drive See, edit, create and delete ...
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What does Linux have access to when an unauthorized login is on my Gmail account?

I have recently been getting a lot of unauthorized devices logging into my Gmail account. I continuously change the passwords, log out all devices and every other security option there is... But I ...
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Is changing e-mail password standardized?

I need to use a certain email account managed by a server I don't have access to. I have the credentials, I can log in using a client such as Mozilla Thunderbird or Evolution. However, I was not able ...
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User showing not enrolled in 2FA but account detail shows 2FA is on - is this a reporting error

I am a gsuite administrator and in doing my regular report reviews I have found a user, that on the standard Security report shows they are not enrolled in 2FA. However, when I click on the user to ...
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Development of a password manager as Chrome extension [closed]

I want to start developing a passowrd manager as Chrome extension and I am really devastated and confusused. I search the internet and can't find a clear pass to reach it. I am kindly asking for your ...
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What is an account verification method suitable for a Gmail account used by more than one person?

Like many people, I have created a Gmail account that is used by a not-for-profit group I am associated with. I need to access this account regularly (even though most incoming mail is bounced ...
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When I connect Goole Drive or Docs to Slack, who can see my content?

It's not clear to me from the support answers I've gotten who can see my Google Drive or Docs content when I connect to Slack. The scenario that concerns me is when I have a Slack account with a ...
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Access to Gmail from Unknown User

At the bottom of my Gmail, there is a link to show the history. I realized there was someone from the US going on my account, but when o changed my password they still had access. Is this just part of ...
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How to change method of Google 2-factor authentication?

I used to have a reasonable system: log into Google web account get a push sent to my Google app (iOS) that required me to hit "Yes this is me" I had the Google authenticator app installed ...
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Make YouTube video visible to only users in a particular domain

I'd like to make a YouTube video that is visible only to users in a particular domain (e.g., anyone registered as *@x.com). Is there a way to do that? The only settings I can see are Private, ...
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Is this allowed in web applications?

I took an online programming test.The instruction says that browsing history, copy/paste history and screenshot history will be monitored and recorded. I am wondering if that is possible when you just ...
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Is it possible to access a Google account using a recovery address without changing the password?

I realized that the password of one of my Google accounts has probably been compromised for more than a year or so. I already changed the password of that account, however I am worried about other ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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]! You ...
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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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