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If you consent, Firefox gathers information about nearby wireless access points and your computer’s IP address. Then Firefox sends this information to the default geolocation service provider... https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/geolocation/ Firefox knows the IP address, which is used to connect to the VPN provider. Many geolocation services, ...


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One possibility is that modern browsers support a feature called the Geolocation API which states the following: Common sources of location information include Global Positioning System (GPS) and location inferred from network signals such as IP address, RFID, WiFi and Bluetooth MAC addresses, and GSM/CDMA cell IDs, as well as user input. No ...


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Use whois: http://tools.whois.net/whoisbyip/ Or/and you can try IP address geolocation services, like: http://www.ip2location.com/ http://www.digitalenvoy.com/ http://www.maxmind.com/app/ip_locate http://www.ip2country.com/ http://www.hostip.info/ http://www.atelierweb.com/iploc/ http://www.ip2country.net/ http://www.quova.com/


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Well, many people consider Location data to be sensitive, as you'd imagine. The classic example is someone being stalked - they don't want their location out on the Internet anywhere. I suppose what's special about location is that it usually happens automatically and so it's easy to accidentally leak information. For example, I'm unlikely to accidentally ...


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I have used exiftool for this kind of work. It basicly lets you review and edit any meta information in your pictures. I used this to exploit a image service which echoed the geo details back at the user. I filled the images geo data with XSS and attacked other users viewing the picture.


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The question requires some effort at precise definitions. Time Stamping is about proving the existence of some information at some date T. Data is just a bunch of 0 and 1, which have been known for millenia, so we need to define what we mean by: "some information which exists". We thus consider the notion of a message: a sequence of bits, with a beginning, ...


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(Well, one of biggest the dangers of Ingress is driving or stepping into harm's way while playing the game, and I know of at least one nasty car accident. And then there is the risk of losing your job or relationship or use of your thumb due to its addictive properties....) The privacy of geolocation data and association data between people is always a ...


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The range of possibilities is literally infinite, since the data collection and aggregation typically plays only a minor role in the overall malfeasance, whatever that may be. Typically the worry surrounding location and other PII data is that it could be used to "identify" you in some context. By analyzing where you go, they may be able to deduce your ...


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Some ISPs force a connection reset every 24h and you get a new IP address assigned, others don't force you and yet others give you a fixed ip address. There are laws requiring the ISPs to log the User - IP association (which in turn is associated with your contract)... but e.g. in the EU there is the data retention directive that requires ISPs to even log ...


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It all depends who steals your laptop. If its running Linux and the thief can't use it, then it's not going to be switched on, and prey will be useless. The attacker is just going to install Windows and sell it on eBay. What happens when you steal a hacker's computer is interesting. Due to the fact that he had an insecure setup and that the thief could ...


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If you are using the Facebook app on your phone then you have already agreed to let the app access location services. Accessing Facebook through the browser on your phone will ask for your location like this: m.facebook.com wants to use your device's location The IP address will indicate a very rough location like a city or region. The check-in ...


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You will always have to reveal your IP to some party. Fortunately there are services which will mask your IP. These services are known as proxies. There can be a false sense of security as the proxy provider will still be aware of your IP address, but for the outside world you will be connecting from somewhere else. If the outside world really wants to know ...


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Yes. ISPs do store all DHCP ip assignment logs. They know exactly who had what IP address and when. For them it is a legal obligation to harvest this information to facilitate any legal queries and investigations. In the US, they have to follow The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations. In the US, ISPs keep track of these items (as ...


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It is possible. You have to edit your Tor config. Vidalia Control Canel > Settings > Advanced > Edit current torrc. https://www.torproject.org/docs/faq.html.en#ChooseEntryExit You have to add: ExitNodes {ua} StrictNodes 1 "ua" is Ukrainian 2 letter country code. Be advised that bandwidth and latency over Tor are very poor.


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There should be no problems with this from a legal/personal information perspective, as if you are using IP ranges in aggregate to understand stats per country you are not storing information about an individual. Your problem may be that you rely on the IP data to give you results - remember the IP address you see a connection coming from may have nothing ...


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Are you running NoScript?? Google uses JavaScript to find out most of its data, along with cookies, Flash Cookies, and metadata. Try clearing your cache, clearing your cookies, and using a different browser if you really want to fool google maps, also don't log in to google before you check. You most likely can't fool Google unless you are completely ...


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If you are on the go and have an android phone...I have created a Android based IP-Geolocation tool that uses the Maxmind database to geolocate IP addresses. You can find it in the android market (search Geo IP) or download it from my website. Also you can use the chrome extension that I created here


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As the owner and operator of an ISP, I can say that most of us (90%) keep connection logs. We need these internally for troubleshooting purposes. From these logs I can tell you exactly which user account was assigned what IP address and how long they had that address for (start stop times). I further have MAC address information on the device that made ...


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As you say, you cannot change the signal from the GPS. Actually I did not find any official way of assessing the authenticity of the GPS signal. It is possible, but I can't really know, that the GPS M-signal reserved to military uses, has some functionality to detect tampering of the signal. It is also know as being able to mitigate the risk of jamming. ...


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One of the problems with finding the location of an IP address is that they change frequently. Currently the addresses between 46.36.160.0 and 46.36.191.255 are assigned to BA (Bosnia and Herzegovina) We use the service at http://www.maxmind.com/app/geolitecity to import the current list of IP addresses and the code from ...


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http://www.analysespider.com/ip2country/lookup.php Pasting your IP address[ 46.36.191.14 ] in the above website gives: Country : Bosnia and Herzegovina ISP : Logosoft, information engineering and Internet providing You can Internet pings on Windows platform using a procedure such as ...


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There are several ways to perform and log location of a person. When using a phone it and the GPS is turned on, an application can access your GPS location (if the app has permissions to do that) and send it through the internet to a remote location. He can also store this in a database and send it after a sucessful connection. GPS is certainly not the ...


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When you are using a VPN your routing table gets modified and added the networks for which you can access. Perhaps I misread your question, but according to my understanding from your question - You are routed to Google through your internet connection and not the VPN. Unless you are going to Google from a terminal server through your VPN, which renders my ...


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Firefox extensions: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ip-geolocation-search/ This IP geolocation search is made to help you quickly find the physical location of an IP address or domain name. It displays on a Google Map with additional whois information. The data comes from MaxMind and multiple whois databases. ...


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I had only skimmed through the most popular tracking software there. After reading thoroughly the extensive FAQ of prey, I found this question to answer my original: Will Prey still phone home if there’s no user logged in? The answer is yes, since Prey runs in the background as the root (system) user. Now, if there’s no active session then ...


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I attended a workshop for Splunk a few months ago. Splunk, if you are unfamiliar with it, is a type log viewer. You can find more out about them at their website: http://www.splunk.com. Essentially, you dump all of your log data into one place, and then analyze it, correlate, report on it, etc. One of the use cases for Splunk was to correlate VPN logs with ...


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I suspect that this is the work of the Geolocation API. Here are some scenarios: You've probably added Facebook to the trusted list in your browser to allow it to use Geolocation information without asking. Your browser is misconfigured (advanced configurations) and it allows any website to access Geolocation information. Facebook is loading some ...


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A VPN does not guarantee anonymity from outside the private network. Those packets of information still have to get from you to the VPN gateway and vice versa, and that basically means TCP/IP routing between these two endpoints, so your computer must still know its IP address in the LAN it's currently connected to in order to receive the VPN packets, and the ...


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Yes, even passive GPS devices may leak location data, but it is a bit complicated. The RF signals sent from GPS satellites are unidirectional from the satellite to the earth. The RF receivers for those L1 and L2 bands require extremely precise timing information. This is because depending on your current location and the time of day, the GPS satellites ...


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Your question is not exactly very clear so I'll take a stab in the dark and try to interpret your question. What DNS server you use has no bearing on your "location". That is entirely dependent on your public IP address. If you are using a home broadband, it is very likely that you will be using a public IP address shared with many other people through NAT. ...



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