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What should I do about Gmail ad asking me for password?

I just got a pop-up after having logged on to Gmail. It said it was from https://googleads.g.doubleclick.net and asked for username and password. What should I do about this? Has anyone else seen ...
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Is Trillian application unsafe? (Got “Someone has your password” message from Google)

Trying to connect to GoogleTalk from the Trillian app for Android (a universal instant messenger app), I got denied even with the correct password. Then Google e-mailed me saying that my password is ...
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Website fell under the Google filters for inbound links

We received a strange message on our support email. Message:Website http://fermersovet.ru/ fell under the Google filters for inbound links. Google Webmaster shows that your site www.mydomain....
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Google xss games level 6, source code not showing up [on hold]

I'm trying to understand how are Google's XSS games implemented (url: https://xss-game.appspot.com/level6, you have to have the cookies of the previous levels to access it). On level 6, when i look at ...
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What security does the new option for two factor authentication that Google offers enforce?

Google has announced a new option for two factor authentication - a popup message. How does this improve security?
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Google Account: implications of using application-specific passwords

In the wake of the recent Mat Honan story I decided to try out two-factor authentication on my Google account. But in order to keep using it with Exchange, the Android OS, Google Talk and Google ...
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How to reduce Adwords click fraud (botnet clicking ads)? [on hold]

I hope this is the right place to ask (here is a similar question but the answers aren't specific for AdWords). My Google AdWords campaign has been under attack for the past 3 days. Bots from ...
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How can I be sure if a webview in a desktop app shows the real web page?

When installing Postman (on Mac), you can log on using your Google account. For this, the logon view from Google is shown in a window (A kind of Webview I assume). How can I be sure this is the real ...
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Google OAuth 2.0 and Java. Is it safe to locally store access tokens?

I Installed this Java app: https://github.com/andresoviedo/google-drive-ftp-adapter The program asks permission to see my Google-Drive files and then stores an access-token on my local harddisk. ...
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How does Google store passwords for remote IMAP/POP services?

It is possible to add non-Google accounts to Gmail and retrieve their mail messages via POP or IMAP. As part of the setup process, one has to provide the login username and password for these accounts....
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How can Google search change the location in a URL tooltip?

When hovering over a website link in Google search the tooltip says the link of the website (stackoverflow.com). But when I click it it goes to some Google page and then StackOverflow. But now if I go ...
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What triggers Google's reCAPTCHA

I noticed that Google's "I am not a robot" reCAPTCHA forces me to check correct images on my computer. I installed a virtual machine and tried there. Same thing. Used proxy. Same thing too. Then I ...
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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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How did someone log-in to my Gmail account from Kenya?

While on holiday in France in May I received an email from Google "New sign-in". Your Google Account was just used to sign in: Nairobi, Kenya. Tuesday, 26 May 2015 22:10 (East Africa Time). ...
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Is Google using canvas fingerprinting for their ads?

Given the fact that canvas fingerprinting is a hype, I raise my eyebrows whenever I see fillText or strokeText in JavaScript code executing on websites. I noticed that Google uses some of these eye ...
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Are staggered roll outs of security patches bad?

Many Android devices, including the Google Nexus line, are now receiving monthly security patches via OTA updates, accompanied by the Android Security Bulletins. However, these updates are often ...
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Should I be concerned that Arabic shows up when I do a google search for maps?

I live in the united states and do not speak arabic at all. Should I be concerned that Arabic script is showing up in one of my searches? Is it possible that a malicious actor who speaks Arabic is ...
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How to check if your Android app was updated by MitM?

As I was browsing on my phone yesterday, a gray popup appeared on my screen just as I was swiping up, and I accidentally hit the accept button. In the fraction of a second it was on I was able to read ...
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Google thinks I am a robot when using proxy, but only in Safari

Google greeted me with this message while being behind a private proxy: Our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network. This page checks to see if it's really you sending ...
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Can webpages using the Google plus button get my name?

When I'm logged into my Google account, and I visit a web page that contains the Google Plus "+1" button, does a script have access to my name, even if I don't interact with the Google Plus widget?
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What can be derived from someone else's Google Analytics id?

A web page, which I'd expect to respect users' privacy, contains Google Analytics tracker. I consider it to be a wrong thing; before raising this to the site owner, I'd like to do minimal "research". ...
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Website Link Changed to Spam in Google Search Results [closed]

My website is the first result for the search term "word search solver" in Google. Recently, I noticed a huge drop in traffic (almost all my traffic comes from Google), so I did a quick search. What I ...
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Google DNS query pointing at ISP instead of Google

I am not sure if this is actually an issue or not or if I am just being too paranoid, but I noticed this upon arriving home to Alaska recently (location is important as you'll see shortly). In short, ...
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Google Drive photo security and publicly visible lh*.googleusercontent.com

I thought Google Drive was more secure than this. If I upload a photo to Google Drive, I don't care that it's entrusted to them and I also assume someone working there can look at it. No big deal. ...
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Stagefright 2.0 - CVE-2015-3876 fix

Im currently studying Stagefright2.0 bugs. I'm wondering how the CVE-2015-3876 was fixed. I know it was caused by an integer overflow and the fix can be found here: https://android.googlesource.com/...
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If a hacker were to compromise a GMail database

Assuming the systems that store the Gmail database is compromised what is preventing them from reading everyone's emails by looking at the data in the database? I assume nothing, and in order for ...
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Is Google identity sign in product HIPAA compliant?

I want to use this product to save me a month of coding. Looking for a product that Password expiration forgot password system lock after x times of wrong password Valid passwords rules (min 8 ...
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Can play store applications be tampered with by Google?

Can play store applications be tampered with by Google? I understand that other apps are "unsigned" so you need to have applications from unknown sources turned on. However, Google Apps are "signed" ...
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Why does Firefox claim that my connection to Google is insecure?

I keep receiving this message whenever I open any site from Google: My Firefox is up-to-date, and so my Windows 8.1. Since I don't know much about HSTS, I don't know what's going on, and obviously, ...
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Android full disk encryption

I am using Android 4.4.4. There is an option called phone storage encryption. From what I have read the crypto is secure. However, I read this article which said Google is able to reset passwords: ...
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Including a OAuth client_secret file in a Java application

A client_secret.json file is used in the OAuth 2.0 authorization flow for the Google Drive API (example). If I include client_secret.json in my Java application, access the JAR contents is extremely ...
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Is Google overreaching by forcing me to use TLS?

Gmail was recently changed to require HTTPS for everyone, whether they want to use it or not. While I realize that HTTPS is more secure, what if one doesn't care about security for certain accounts? ...
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Is Google spying on all of us?

I am curious because, I experienced something bizarre recently. About a month ago, someone asked me to find out a price for a T-shirt printing machine, and probably for the first time, I pressed these ...
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Malicious tracking script being served from google server to circumvent block lists

I've found some bad JS that tries to open pop-unders and even deliver a likely malicious SWF file for a flash exploit. Thing is, its stored on a google server in a directory it really shouldnt be. ...
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Someone called my cell phone offering services about something I have been looking for in the web

I recently started gathering information about poker and poker online. I had no idea about it and I have spent about a week surfing the web (mainly using Google) and consulting different web pages ...
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Why does Google prefer ECDHE-RSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256?

I want to configure my new mail server secure as possible and wondering about the used cipher while connecting to Googles SMTP server. I'm curious why they prefer the cipher ECDHE-RSA-AES128-GCM-...
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Wordpress.org pages refresh when logging out of Gmail

I've noticed that when I change my Gmail account by logging out of one account and then logging into another, all open Wordpress.org pages refresh. Additionally, when I recently changed a password on ...
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Google Hangout Dialler exposes user ID

Recently, I got in touch with an online supplier of commodity service. Since they are located in location out of country of my residence I used GoogleTalk's IP phone service ‘Hangout Dialler’ as it’s ...
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Why does Google Safe Browsing keep detecting malware on my website?

We provide a freemium service to upload large files and download them later on. Using ClamAV, we scan every file for viruses after it is uploaded and before it can be downloaded. The file is deleted ...
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How does add-on for the Firefox with a custom proxy server prevents info from Google?

I would like to know how does add-on for the Firefox web browser with a custom proxy server prevent Google from collecting information about your browsing? Does it prevent also from your internet ...
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What are the security risks of using add-ons in Google Docs / Spreadsheets?

I am looking into using some add-on that automated a mail merge from Google Spreadsheet data, via Google Doc templates, to PDFs that get emailed out. Several add-ons that I looked into (such as ...
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How can the ISP block Sarawak Report even if I am entering Sarawak Report from google search?

Sarawak report is blocked in Malaysia. I think that by doing a Google search on relevant keywords, and then click on the relevant link, I can access the website, because from what I know, the ...
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How to know and disallow corporative Google Apps users to access third party apps with their corporative Google Apps accounts?

How can a security administrator of Google Apps for an organization that has linked @organization.com accounts to Google Apps to know and disallow that users use their users@organization.com accounts ...
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Could Google read Map Api InfoWindow html content?

I used google map api. I read some high protected data on the my HTML page. And write them into InfoWindow on google maps using javascript. Could google read infowindow html content? There are no ...
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Does using the Google Maps client-side Javascript API leak data?

I am currently working on a project where we are using Google Maps to display some data by using the client-side JS API to manually add the points on to the map once the user has clicked on a button. ...
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Encrypting email for gmail

My friend who is an accountant was asking me what the best way to exchange documents with clients. He was trying to tell me that just sending via email was sufficient and I told him he was insane. I ...
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All subdomains blocked by Google SafeBrowsing

GoogleSafebrowsing seems to have blacklisted one of my domain names, along with all its subdomains. It is visible on this google search page. I'm a seasoned linux system administrator, I've checked ...
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OAuth2 client account & data storage [duplicate]

Context I have a REST API where a user can create an account from a web client. The password is saved as a salted hash in a database. When a user is authenticated they can save and retrieve private ...