Questions tagged [security]

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

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How do I know if a LastPass One Time Password (OTP) has been used?

I intend to give some LastPass one time passwords to close family. Is there a way to know if a one time password has been used? Is it possible to get an email notification that it was used?
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Google Account connected devices have no remove button/link

I can see a couple of iPhones in my Recently Used Devices. While probably not suspicious (I regularly log-in from friends phones), I'd like to remove that device (de-authorize it). The ...
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I am not able to view Last Login on Facebook in Active Session option

My Facebook ID has been hacked. I tried searching the location by visiting Active Session option but it shows only the current active session IP, which is used by me. All last 3 login are removed. Is ...
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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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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 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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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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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 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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Suspicious device activity on Google Account

In a bit of an odd situation here. the password I use for my Gmail is unique and much stronger than other passwords I use as I consider my Gmail a high priority. I also have two-step authentication ...
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Facebook notification exploit?

I recently got a notification for being tagged in a comment on facebook by a friend (on the actual facebook UI - I have not seen any emails pertaining to this). The notification seemed, and probably ...
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How do I tell Google that the supposedly suspicious activity was me?

Since a few months ago, all Google web apps have been telling me that they suspect suspicious activity on my account: "Warning: Someone signed in to your account from a different location. Was it you?...
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Multiple entries shown for Feedly in "Connected Sites, Apps, and Services" in my Google account

I have a Feedly account to which I login via my Google account. In my Connected Sites, Apps, and Services for Google I see multiple entries for Feedly. I tried revoking access to all of them but one,...
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Is it possible for one to disable Google's suspicious login attempt detection?

I am traveling quite a bit and due to that, I'm being requested a confirmation code by Google, which requires the use of a mobile phone I am unfortunately unable to use due to differing cell networks ...
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Gmail warns of " unusual activity" but no other IP addresses but my own have been logged by them

This morning I tried to log in to my Gmail account only to discover it was locked due to "unusual activity detected". It gave me the option to verify my account via phone, which I did, and I got ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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I keep getting emails from people who attach their email to mine

I quite often get emails from google saying that someone added my email address as their recovery email. I always dettach the email, but how do they do this? Gmail allows it without entering my ...
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Google Drive: “Anonymous” access to not-yet shared file

I wanted to expand the case described in this question. Probably the topic is more related to security, but I feel like I don't know enough about this, and probably someone might explain better and ...
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What should I do about a flurry of verification codes from Yahoo?

I have received a flurry of text messages and a phone call from Yahoo, with a series of verification codes. As I am not currently trying to access their services, is this something that requires ...
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I'm locked out of my account because I'm visiting Colombia and FB doesn't recognize my device

So I answer all the questions about who is tagged in several photographs and it always comes back with: answers not sufficiently accurate when I know that they ARE accurate. They are MY FRIENDS &...
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Signing in to Google through very different IP addresses

Because I connect to many different VPNs and make it appear that I'm in very different geographical locations, how do I add a whitelist of IP addresses that are allowed to sign in to my account so I ...
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Log in approvals

I have been locked out of my Facebook account for five days now. The issue is that I can not receive the verification code via text, I have tried sending me issue through the links you have provided ...
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How do I change Security settings on a group made secret by a hacker?

Our group was recently hacked and the hacker made the group a secret group. When we try to change it we cannot as there is no other option to pick, what should we do...how can we make it an open or ...
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How do I access a list of IP addresses that have been used to access my Twitter account?

My girlfriend discovered that her Twitter password had been changed. We have changed the password, but is there a way to list the IP addresses that have been used to access the account?
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How Yahoo Mail login page could store cookie on some different path on user's system?

Some time ago in Yahoo Mail's login page, there was an option to keep signature as text or image on user's system. So even after user logged out and come back again, can see the signature on the same ...
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Facebook Suspicious Account Access from private IP space

I received a "Suspicious Account Access" notification from Facebook telling me that someone has logged into my account from a "computer, mobile device or other location you've never used before". When ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...