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

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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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The dangers of web apps or websites maliciously accessing my clipboard?

Is there a danger of my clipboard data being harvested by a web app or site that I visit? I would like to stay safe, but I want to keep JavaScript enabled to give a better user experience.
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Can Yahoo! Mail accounts use a 2FA code generator?

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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Suspicious access to my Gmail account from "Authorized Application"

In the lower right corner of my Gmail page, there a link to see the access history and activities for my account. In the list, I discovered an entry of access from "Authorized Application (...
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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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How do I allow sign-ins from unusual locations in Google?

I work for a company that provides internet to the users through proxy servers located in the USA and Switzerland, which results in all kinds of inconveniences, of which the most annoying is the fact ...
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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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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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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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Is my account constantly violated?

It's the second time I change my gmail password and I keep receiving this warning ( see image). What can I do ?
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Gmail account hacked [duplicate]

Recently a few friends emailed me to say they received spam from my gmail. Gmail altered me to the fact my account was being access from China, and in the drafts folder I found another spam ready to ...
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What should I do if my Gmail account has been taken over by someone else?

I had a gmail account and someone accessed it by changing my password. I am extremely angry about this. I changed my password and they accessed it again and changed it once more. I think she was able ...
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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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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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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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My Gmail account is being used in another location

Actually, I do not know whether or not my Gmail account is compromised given the details. I am on a desktop computer right now and logged in to my account. I have got a Windows phone with Gmail ...
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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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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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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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How to prevent others from hotlinking to my images on Blogger.com?

I have a Blogger.com website that another site is hotlinking to various images. I don't believe I have access to the htaccess file to try and stop it. Is it possible?
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Gmail “suspicious sign-in prevented” message - How to stop it?

I am a Spaniard living in China. Recently I have been receiving many alert messages from Google "Preventing myself" from accessing my account. I think because I use a VPN to connect to the internet. ...
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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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How does YouTube know my Google identity without my explicitly connecting?

I've found that recently when I visit YouTube, I am automatically logged in with my Google/Gmail Account. I don't like this at all. I do not want my video browsing history tied up with my Google ...
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What to do when a service asks for your Gmail password?

On many services, there is the request to connect to your Gmail (or other webmail service) account in order to retrieve your contacts information (so to add them to your network in the new service). ...
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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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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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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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Why should I use the Google Authenticator app instead of SMS?

I use Google's two-factor authentication, because I know that access to my email account is the skeleton key to all my other accounts. And... it's pretty annoying - I'm frequently swapping computers ...
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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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Send unencrypted emails with Gmail?

I am doing an assignment for an Information Security Management module at university and I am currently doing a comparison between signed and unsigned, encrypted and unencrypted emails etc. I was ...
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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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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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Do Discord mod (moderator) and other users have access to our IP address?

We can use Discord on the smartphone and as a web app, but let's focus on web app since this is a web app forum. I ran into a mod and another user that seemed to support him that would accuse users, ...
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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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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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How to disable SMS in Google's 2-step verification?

Everytime I log in on a new device or browser I get the SMS text message with the 2nd step digits. It's pretty annoying. I already have the Google Authenticator to calculate my digits and it works ...
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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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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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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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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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Facebook Security Code - Which Browser?

I REALLY need help! I forgot my password to FB, so I went through the recovery process. The only valid contact information was my cell number as my email contacts are no longer valid. I did set up ...
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Setting up 2FA for an outlook account

I would like to add two-factor authentification to my outlook account. All the guides just answer how to do it with your Microsoft account. Sadly, I cannot create a Microsoft account with my work ...
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How to fix a repeatedly hacked Gmail account (where 2FA is enabled and passwords are changed)?

A friend of mine came to me for help with this issues. Her Gmail account has been hacked and keeps sending out spam emails to her contacts. This is happening to her on a monthly basis. Each time it ...
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What to do if someone keeps adding me to a Trello board without my knowledge?

I am thinking about creating a team project, but unfortunately my team members can't visit me often as they are far away from my home. So I'll be needing a secure, free, team management software, and ...
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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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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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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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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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