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How is it possible for scammers on YouTube to use the same exact username as the author of the video? [closed]

Recently, there has been an absolute massive flood of scammers on YouTube videos related to Bitcoin. Their "trick" is to use the exact same username and profile picture as the person who ...
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How does Google save our passwords on their server?

My friend recently told me that: Google doesn't have our passwords saved on their database. Instead they put our password when typed on browser, through an algorithm and it'll produce a unique ...
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Does viewing a shared link when logged in to my Google Account reveal my email address to an owner of files?

Does viewing (not editing/adding files/adding folders) of a publicly shared link on Google Drive (not Google Docs) reveal my: email address; avatar; account name; to the publisher? Files I've viewed ...
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Odd storage.googleapis.com link in spam email [duplicate]

I have accidentally clicked on a link in a spam mail (sent to my gmail, wasn't sent to junk folder) and it opened the link in a new firefox tab. hxxps://hm_vqh3bo6.storage.googleapis.com/24476060.html ...
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When you do a search for something on a search engine do the websites that the search engine retrieves know your IP address and browser fingerprint?

Without actually clicking on those websites does the website know your ip address/ browser fingerprint?
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How to prevent Apple and Google from accessing Telegram messages

Telegram is completely blocked in my country (entire IP range and domain of telegram is blocked), and I cannot access messages by telegram app. However, notifications for newly received telegram ...
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Received Google 2FA Code via SMS from two unknown phone numbers [duplicate]

I recently encountered a strange incident regarding the 2FA of my Google Account. The user Dunois has described a very similar occurrence in this post: Functional Google 2FA code (via SMS) received ...
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Is using Google Forms to share “passcode protected” information safe from brute force attacks?

I have recently seen many people use Google Forms as a way of sharing “passcode protected” information. They seem to have the first section of the form with a required field asking for a short piece ...
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Does Google Chrome send INCOGNITO search history data to Google? [duplicate]

Type Ctrl + Shift + N. Then type DIVIDED WE FALL and then click enter. Click a search result that takes you to YouTube. Go back to the search results. Retype "DIVIDED WE FALL by Valarie Kaur"...
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Received a call from +1 202-455-8888 but I did not attempt to log in to my Gmail

I have enabled multi-factor authentication for my Gmail. When I need to log in to my mail, I should enter an OTP which is sent to my phone number. I got a call from this number, even though I did not ...
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How can Google know that a Microsoft e-mail account is “not safe”?

Recently, I was forced to log in to my Gmail account with a browser to keep using it. Then, Gmail noted that the "alternate e-mail address", my 1999 Hotmail one, which I had long ago ...
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Using Google Docs to share passwords

Background Often developers and clients need to exchange passwords to be able to access some services. Of course the best option would be to never use someone else's credentials to log in, and instead ...
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Internet provider with http site rendering on https website [duplicate]

If I am browsing a site that is https and it renders images from another site (like google images, bing images) and some of the sites are HTTP, does the internet provider see exactly which pictures ...
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Isn't Youtube supposed to forget what I did during an incognito session?

When I go into incognito session and then use Youtube, I always thought that it's like coming to the site as a totally new person. How surprising it was when one day I watched a cabaret (not a very ...
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Can the school see what you do on the school's Google account even on your own device and at home?

I was on my normal gmail account that I always use, then this website opened my google docs app which was signed into my school account and it put some weird stuff on there like “i’m the hottest girl ...
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Google Cloud Platform may have been compromised and used for cryptocurrency mining [duplicate]

How to detect where the issue on my server is, and whether the server is being used for cryptocurrency mining? I just received an email from Google and my server stopped working. Dear Developer, Our ...
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Is the purpose of Google Cloud VPC Service Controls to enforce the BLP star property (no write down)?

While Google and AWS support managed firewalls and network connectivity rules to prevent an attacker from entering the network, Google also offers VPC Service Controls. Is this to prevent data ...
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How To Validate Secure Traffic from Chrome with Element To Matrix.org on Linux

Are you familiar with the Element chat system of https://app.element.io ? Are you familiar with its connections to Matrix.org (for a free account)? Is there a way that I can sniff this traffic on the ...
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Can schools track what I'm doing, even though I'm on my personal Gmail account?

My school can track my browsing when I'm at home and using the Google account they gave me, the laptop is my personal one. Is there a way that they could track what I do, even though I'm on my other ...
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Is this Google mail from gaia.bounces.google.com legit?

I've received the following suspicious mail in my Gmail inbox, about my password being exposed: As you can see, it comes from gaia.bounces.google.com and is signed by accounts.google.com. But there ...
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Does enabling javascript from Google domains automatically nullify firefox privacy and tracking settings?

I run firefox with no-script and privacy and tracking protections as maxed out as I can, with the full gamut of addons (all a them "container" addons, as well as cookie cleaners, tracking ...
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Can my school see what I'm doing on my phone? [duplicate]

I have multiple gmail accounts logged in to my gmail app on my phone. One of them is my school email because I like getting the notifications directly to my phone without having to log in to my ...
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Does Gmail datamine the content of attachments when possible?

It's well known that Google has a history of data-mining email text content for advertising and user-experience purposes (https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/apr/15/gmail-scans-all-emails-new-...
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Google forms for school election

I have been incharged to manage online votings at school for school president and vice president for 11th grade only. A group of us will be excluded from voting of course. We plan to use Google forms, ...
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Can my school look at my search history through Google Chrome if I am logged in through my school account? [duplicate]

I am doing online school at the moment and I am wondering if my school tracks and looks at everything I search just through my school Gmail account. I am on my own network and pc which has never been ...
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Gsuite compromised - changing DNS MX records to prevent attackers

We have lost access to Gsuite admin portal as the account has been compromised by phishing emails. Upon trying to recover the account, we can verify SMS sent to the number but the recovery email ...
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What is this compromised-looking result under the google.co.uk main search result?

I noticed this where it used to say something about the search engine. I noticed it when searching for "google". Has Google been compromised or something? I am not going to click this link ...
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How Are Google Chrome Synced Passwords Encrypted If I Can Reset the Password to My Account

Services like Dashlane and Bitwarden are unable to decrypt your passwords without your Master Password. So, how does Chrome do it when they also state that your passwords are encrypted using your ...
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How does Google search extract text from pages behind a paywall? [duplicate]

For a recent example, type in to Google (with quotes) "Reggie Kray as a character witness" and your first result should be this article from The Times. Even with all of my best JavaScript ...
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What's the purpose of signatures in Google Maps APIs?

There's something I don't understand about signatures in Google Maps APIs. The documentation says "We strongly recommend that you use both an API key and digital signature, regardless of your ...
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Facebook/Google OAuth - need a constant string for E2EE

The clients can use Google and Facebook OAuth for authentication I need to implement a chat application where the messages are end-to-end encrypted When the user changes device, the client should be ...
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School manages Google accounts, what can they do or see?

My school started using Google Meet for online classes. The accounts we use are managed by them and they told us that they know the IP of the device that we are logging in from. What else can they ...
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How does Google track users in Incognito mode?

There is a lawsuit claiming Google tracks users in private browsing mode. How exactly is Google achieving this?
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Implement IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) on Kubernetes

This a bit of a broad question, I know. Our security team at work gave us the task to implement an IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) for our infrastructure and no specs (surprise!). We have several ...
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Can the Google Console html verification file be used maliciously, when exposed?

I was wondering, if the special html verification file can be used by "hackers". This file contains some unique string that is linked to a user's Google Console account. Google asks the user ...
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How was this mXSS on Google Search carried out?

I was reading about bug bounties that have been reported in the past and this one caught my eye as it seemed interesting. Mutation XSS in Google Search According to what I could understand, this is ...
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Securing my Firebase account

I use a firebase database to store users locations in it (by using GeoFire). Except for this parameter, everything else in the database does not include any information. My problem is that I cannot ...
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Safe to sell used Android-phone without doing factory reset

I've got an Android One-unit with Android 10. However it refuses to boot and I've decided to get rid of it and I think I get get some money by selling a broken phone online. However since it refuses ...
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If someone steals my unencrypted, password protected laptop, would they be able to get into my Google account?

I have a laptop with Ubuntu 20.04 operating system. I am logged into my Chrome browser using my Google account. This means, every time I open my browser, I am already logged into all the Google ...
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Store credit card data in google sheets - Asymetric Encryption

Yes! this sounds crazy, and it is, please let me give you some background about this... I'm doing a self-checkin app for a hotel, this app will store this checkin data in google sheets, where the ...
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Restricting website usage for Google Maps API doesn't prevent it from being used in the browser?

Say I've restricted my Google Maps API key to the website example.com/*. This would mean that no other website domains could use my API key to make requests to maps.googleapis.com. However, using the ...
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Does anyone know what the gs_lcp tracker is for in a google search query? [closed]

Someone had shared a search query they had with friends only to discover the URL had a query parameter called gs_lcp with a long identifier which seems to be base64 encoded. Decoding it to ascii ...
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Can my school see the websites I've visited while on my home WiFi after I reconnect to the schools? [closed]

I know that they can't monitor me on my home WiFi, but can they see the websites I visited while on my home WiFi after I reconnect to the schools?
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Are AWS KMS and Google Cloud KMS's HSMs valid as Certified Qualified Signature Creation Devices?

I'm looking into digitally signing documents and planning to use AWS KMS or Google Cloud KMS service to create and manage the private/public keys. Underneath they use Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) ...
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Why is gmail (G Suite) bot visiting the links I click on?

We send to our staff notification emails with links to "private" pages on our website. These pages are password protected, we log the access and get notifications when accessed from new ip ranges. To ...
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Possible false security alert from Google

Google sent me a security alert about my account being accessed from a new device. In fact, I believe I did access my account myself from a new device but it was NOT the device Google warned me about. ...
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Does using VPN or encryption on an Android phone do anything since Google knows who is logged into the phone?

Is it worth paying for a VPN to protect myself from Google tracking since, on an Android phone, you're logged into a Google account and Google knows who you are, anyway? Google can still track your ...
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How to efficiently deploy SMIME email certificates for entire domain with Google GSuite?

Google Suite Enterprise supports centralized SMIME email signatures. This allows for easy deployment across all devices. But besides an API, there's apparently no central management. And I couldn't ...
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Hugoclose.com malware is causing issues in google chrome [closed]

In my MacBook Air, whenever I search something in google, some adds are appearing out of no where and they're hiding the actual search results from google. When I checked the developer tools, I found ...
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False positive security alert from Google?

I just had this security alert about one of my Google accounts: Device : Unknown device Time : 25 minutes ago Place : United States IP Address : 2a00:1450:4864:20::51b Someone just used your ...

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