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May
15
comment Encrypting files on Google Drive
You guys seem to be missing the point. I don't want to have to trust google or the library computers. @deed02392 you say I shouldn't have an untrusted school computer read sensitive data, that's different. I know when I upload a file to google drive it's being stored on their servers. When I use a USB device with my files on it, likely no data gets copied to the schools servers (it's not like the library computers keep copies of all data on all removable media inserted in them; I mean it is possibly but unlikely, you know google drive is keeping your files).
May
12
accepted How do some sites detect AdBlock Plus?
Apr
29
comment Google Account: implications of using application-specific passwords
My problem is that this proves 2-step verification is safe, even with 100 application specific passwords BUT one could just as easily use a strong normal password (without 2-step verification) so in this sense isn't 2-step verification a waste of time and resources?
Apr
29
revised How do application specific passwords work in Google accounts?
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Apr
29
comment How do application specific passwords work in Google accounts?
@SilverlightFox so in this sense it could actually lower security...
Apr
29
comment How do application specific passwords work in Google accounts?
Right my question is how does it know that it's your iphone logging in and not some hackers computer?
Apr
29
comment How do application specific passwords work in Google accounts?
I seriously don't understand what point is trying to be made?
Apr
29
comment How do application specific passwords work in Google accounts?
"Google just associates that password with only that service." but how? How does it automatically know that the request being sent is from Outlook? Even if it does know it seems easy to spoof.
Apr
29
asked How do application specific passwords work in Google accounts?
Apr
28
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
24
asked Does having a separate e-mail account only for security, increase security?
Apr
23
comment Is it safe to generate passwords online?
So this got at least 2 down votes. Anyone care to explain?
Apr
23
awarded  Nice Question
Apr
22
comment How different should passwords be?
so you're saying maintain a database of passwords on a smart phone? That itself sounds difficult (again because all the typing of random characters on a small keyboard). Is there an app that lets you type them on a different computer and syncs the database to the smartphone? Sort of like lastpass, but it doesn't have a free android app.
Apr
22
comment How different should passwords be?
2) security.stackexchange.com/questions/17940/…
Apr
22
comment How different should passwords be?
But then you have to have the password manager and database with you. Sometimes this isn't feasible. For example you may not have permission to install the password manager, or you may need to do it too frequently.
Apr
22
comment How different should passwords be?
1) You remember random passwords all the time?
Apr
22
asked How different should passwords be?
Apr
22
accepted Is it bad practice to use the same password on different sites?
Apr
20
awarded  Notable Question