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On The Use Of Unsanboxed Plugins In The Chrome Browser

The following questions relate to unsandboxed plugins under Settings > Advanced > Content settings > Unsandboxed plugins. The first thing I'd like to know is whether this setting is basically for ...
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Payment Handlers In Google Chrome

Are there any privacy/security risks associated with using payment handlers in Google Chrome? Somehow, the idea of having my financial information stored in a browser makes me feel uncomfortable. I ...
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Google passwords security or lack thereof [closed]

I have been wondering about to what degree the info can be stolen if someone hacks into Google. Suppose an attacker got access to all of Google's data. Let's assume my Google password is good enough ...
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When Google removes malicious apps from their Play Store, are users notified? [migrated]

This Check Point Research article describes over 200 malicious apps on the Google Play Store that were downloaded over 100 million times. Google has now removed the apps from their Play Store. But ...
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Automatic Downloads in Google Chrome

The questions I have relate to automatic downloads in Google Chrome, under Settings > Advanced > Content settings. For starters, are there any security risks associated with allowing sites to ask ...
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Private Google account at work

I have an old private tablet at work with my private Google account on it .It's connected to our WiFi, where i logged in with my personal working code. Never use it much as I just play some music on ...
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Friend got a spam mail with my name and location, after a google drive invite

Right after I sent an invite to a shared drive folder to said friends email adress, she received a spam mail featuring my name (the name I got on google account and my location (city). How does this ...
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Why can I cast to my neighbour's TV on my Wi-Fi?

I've recently noticed that a new device shows up as available to cast to from my android phone when I'm logged on to our home Wi-Fi. It's an LG Sk8100 TV, but as we own no such TV. I'm assuming it's ...
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Do you need to validate compensating controls of a certified organization?

Our web application uses Google's G Suite Single Sign-on for authentication into our application. As part of writing documentation around compensating controls, the PCI DSS requires "Validation of ...
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How to disable obsolete/insecure TLS_RSA ciphers to harden Chrome? [closed]

Multiple vulnerabilities have basically obsoleted TLS_RSA, CBC and QUIC implementations. February 9, 2019: "Seven researchers from all over the world found --yet again-- another way to break RSA ...
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How is someone accessing my google account? [closed]

Two weeks ago I got a notice from Amazon that there was a suspicious charge on my account. My Amazon password is randomly generated, and not used anywhere else so my assumption was my Google Account ...
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Using Google Authentication with Lambda@Edge and S3 Static Sites

I am looking to set up authentication on an S3 hosted static site. The configuration is: S3 bucket configured to allow access via cloudfront AWS Cloudfront distribution with HTTPS configured and a ...
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Why is it recommended to use GCP service accounts vs user accounts?

I've recently started some work on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and while developing the auth strategy for my company, I've repeatedly come across the recommendation to use service accounts for ...
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How would google know someone has the password for my web host email?

I received a confusing email from Google today. It had the subject 'Critical security alert' and the body said in part 'Google has become aware that someone else knows your password, and we've taken ...
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'Critical security alert for your linked Google Account ' but I don't recognize the account

I received an email entitled : 'Critical security alert for your linked Google Account' .. The body says: Someone knows the password to your linked Google Account ----------@gmail.com ...
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why does google.com redirect if URL contains /amp followed by a schemeless domain name and optional resource?

Google recently announced a 'quiz' - more of a tutorial - on identifying phishing email: https://phishingquiz.withgoogle.com It includes a sample URL: https://google.com/amp/tiny url.com/y7u8ewlr ...
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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 Google'...
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How to check Google SSL certificate?

I encountered this error on Google Chrome on my Windows 10. I solved it by installing the certificate and now it is working fine. I wonder, how do I know the certificate I have is legit? That is, ...
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When pasting sensitive links or text on Google Chrome bar - does Google store it?

When I paste some links or sensitive information by mistake on the Google Chrome URL Bar, that might trigger a search on Google. Does Google store all of them, including that sensitive information?
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How does Google Authenticator interact with apps on an iPhone?

I am clear on how Google Authenticator works when logging on to a website and I am clear on that. However, these days everyone is using apps for everything. The Twitter app, the Facebook app, the ...
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How does Google crawl pages which require login?

I queries a phrase on Google, and when I clicked on the first result, it asked me to login, and wasn't allowing me to proceed without login. If it matters, the query that I searched was "how to exit ...
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Does Google Analytics maintain a database of IP addresses that visited a webpage? [closed]

I am attempting to balance my need for analytics with privacy concerns. I know that Google Analytics offers an IP anonymization feature to remove the last octet of visitors' IP addresses, should a ...
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Can a limited permission Chrome extension access multidomain cookies?

Can a Chrome extension that's only allowed to "read and modify all data on youtube.com" access or modify data related to my Google account? (Background: The sign in window is hosted at a different ...
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Got “Security alert” e-mail from Google about a sign-in from an unknown device I'd like to track down [closed]

I just got a horrifying e-mail from Google that led to a webpage stating that there was a "New sign-in on LG Nexus 5". I immediately scrambled to change all my passwords to protect myself because I ...
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Websites that can connect with Gmail

I'm currently job searching, and came across a site that knows when I'm signed into G-mail. A quick look at the login page shows that I can use my Gmail account to login. Looking at the Google API, ...
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How secure is the fingerprint sensor in the Pixel 3?

As far as I understand different fingerprint scanners have different security levels. Old fingerprint print scanners could be fooled quite easily as the CCC (Chaos Computer Club) demonstrated. How ...
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Android Security - Giving Google Your Phone Number

While setting up my Android account on my phone, I am asked If you like, you can add this phone's number to your account .... ..for example you number will be used to: Reset your password ...
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Why does Google say my password is weak when I only added a division sign after a bunch of random stuff?

I noticed something very interesting after trying to charge my password for a Google account of mines, it seems strange. I went to the Google security control panel and selected to change my password ...
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Does Google Chrome collect data unrelated to browsing activity?

I'm exclusively running Firefox, but I'd like to install the leading browser Chrome for troubleshooting purposes. Browsing-related data collection isn't a concern in this case, but I'm worried if the ...
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Working with Security Metadata in APK file

According to this Blog post, Google has added a Security Metadata on top of an APK to verify that it was originally distributed by Google Play. More specifically it adds APK Signing Block to the APK ...
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Disable Google API key without access to google account

I was trying the new google api - I created anonymous account - added there my debit card, set up the API key for google maps. Tried API and pushed my API key to shared repository (yes I know - my ...
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Are FIDO U2F keys (like dual Yubikeys or dual Google Titan keys) undermined by the Google account recovery process?

According to the Google information page here: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/6103523 If you don’t have another second step or forgot your password Note: 2-Step Verification ...
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Google search results hijacked locally / displaying moot in all browsers [duplicate]

So, since yesterday I have quite obviously caught something that Windows Defender doesn't recognize. Symptoms: All Google services suffer from Ad injection (non-YouTube ad overlays that cannot be ...
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Google certificate gcp.gvt2.com untrusted / expired?

My antivirus noted gcp.gvt2.com certificate is expired today, gvt2.com alegently used by google analytics. It might to do with Google distrust of Symantec https://security.googleblog.com/2018/03/...
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Unknown URL parameters in google query

I received an email which is classified as "potentially malicious" by my email program (Thunderbird), where links are actually a google URL query with extra parameters: For example, the displayed ...
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Google login button - what prevents an rogue app from stealing a token?

Here are steps to setup a Google login button on a web client: https://developers.google.com/identity/sign-in/web/sign-in When click on the Google login button this pops up: All the interactions are ...
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Does Google flag all subdomains for malware/phishing if one is infected?

After I tried logging to my host's cpanel today, I got the safe browsing warning, about the site "redirecting users to harmful websites". The cpanel uses an address like this: https://subdomainXX....
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How large is AppEngine's Private Key?

AppEngine provides methods for signing binary data - e.g. via the Go language's SignBytes[1] However, it doesn't specify any information about how large the private key is. Is this published ...
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How does Google protect against scraping?

I'm trying to implement security against scraping on my website to prevent basic scraping techniques. Google seems to have a very good protection against scraping, but it's so good that I'm unable to ...
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Concerted attack on linked google accounts?

Yesterday I received two (authentic) e-mails from Google saying they prevented sign-in attempts to two (very old) google accounts of mine. Google says they used the correct passwords, which turned out ...
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Does Google identify me from my 'phone?

As per my previous question I would like to escape Google as much as possible. Since I realize that I can’t do this completely, I will do what I can, although some might find it pointless. I have ...
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By using reCAPTCHA which information is Google collecting?

Wanting to avoid bots registering on a website, I might use reCAPTCHA by Google. Since the algorithm behind reCAPTCHA is not open source, I'm wondering what user information they actually collect ...
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Does facebook/google app id need to keep secret if possible?

For example, suppose I have an app which includes a link to use the facebook feed dialog, eg: https://www.facebook.com/dialog/feed?app_id=xxxxx&link= Which means the Facebook id is revealed to ...
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Minimum set of ACS features to secure remote PCIe devices

According to a Google blog post, Google has been experimenting with providing raw access to PCIe devices in a remote environment. They set out to discover what Access Control Service features (ACS, ...
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In google OAuth callback, is providing redirect_uri by client a security risk?

for example, at callback url of google oauth,to convert 'code' to access_token, I need: Client side href: https://accounts.google.com/o/oauth2/auth?scope=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.googleapis.com%2Fauth%...
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How does google know if I am logging in from a new machine(using web browser)? [duplicate]

Every time i sign into my google account on a web browser on a new machine, it warns me of suspicious activity. How does google know its a new machine? I am trying to implement a similar thing for my ...
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Does Google check for Unicode characters to determine spam now in Gmail?

I was reading some tweets from @pwnallthethings regarding the John Podesta spear phishing emails. What the email looked like: The Change Password button link, notice the domain com-...
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Outsmart Google Drive censorship with 7zip encryption

I use sometimes Google Drive for sharing large files. Google Drive is fast and user friendly. I don't wish that Google sees the content of my files and try to encrypt the filename and content. My ...
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Android Messages Web and Privacy

Recently Google rolled out the feature to send SMS/Chat messages over Web via their Android Messages app. The approach seems similar to the WhatsApp Web Client. What I didn't find however are ...
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Security concerns in cookie exporting between browsers

I'm wondering why Facebook is not handling the cookie export between browsers and related security concerns. This will be worst when they are using the "remember me" option as the cookies will be ...