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Your college would be able to know that you used Tor and can fairly easily block Tor if they wanted to. But what data goes through the Tor network is most likely out of bound for them. If your college runs a Tor exit node, and by chance Tor happen to pick the college's exit node, it is possible that they could do some sort of timing attack. But mounting ...


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The short answer is that any internet connection you access that is also tied to you personally (e.g. the login credentials on a college network) can be traced back to you. Therefore it is not suitable for full anonymity online. You enter your login credentials to access the network, the network admins can trace your connections through their network to a ...


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There is no such thing possible till day. as Graham Hill said that you can use two layer authentication, mean when u login a code will be sent to you on mobile and than you have to enter that code and than you can see the inbox. Well apart from this Gmail is continuously capturing the location from where u loggged in. And benefit of this is if someone have ...


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While there doesn't appear to be any existing privacy-friendly CAs at this moment, all evidence suggests that the recently-announced Let's Encrypt CA (launching summer 2015) will not require users to provide personal information. This could change, but I doubt it will given EFF's involvement. If Let's Encrypt will not collect any personal information when ...


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If you want to store data in a way that the person holding the data cannot read it, then You need to encrypt the data client-side. Encrypting server-side opens the possibility that someone (say, the operator of the service) can record the data while it's in transit. The encryption needs to be done using client-selected keys. If anyone else provides the ...


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I'd suggest you enable 2 step authentication for your Google account. This fixes a lot of issues with security. Also if you have it enabled, disable "allow installation of apps from sources other than play store". I should be under Settings->Security. And I hear that if you are using your Microsoft account for Skype, then you can enable two factor ...


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The private key is already encrypted. Encrypting it symmetrically once more wouldn't hurt though. After that the worry should be about physical security. Media durability and safety off site should be the main considerations. A usb key is probably ok for at least ten years as long as usb ports are available. Put the key in a safe place. A Safety deposit ...


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I'm afraid not. You might be able to solve your problem with something called "two factor authentication" though. This is an option you can enable in Gmail where you will need to have your mobile phone with you whenever you log onto your mail. It is very easy to set up and highly recommended. If this won't fix your issue, edit your question to add some ...


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This really depends on the sites you're logged in to and how alert you are as a person. I can imagine the following scenarios (not specific to any of the sites you mentioned, but just general scenarios): Sensitive information is transmitted in the URL: For each request, a session ID is transmitted in the URL. In this case proxy servers will log the ...


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Most microphones are visible as a small hole in the computer case. You can drive (slowly) a strong pin through it until it ceases to function (if the microphone is soldered directly to the motherboard, then there is some risk of damaging other components; this is safer if the microphone is, like mine, located over the screen, just beside the webcam). ...


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You're confusing two different companies and products: WhisperText LLC which develops the Whisper App They're the geolocating datasharing company that drew the criticism you linked. Open Whisper Systems which develops TextSecure, RedPhone, Signal These are various end to end encrypted products. I have seen no reason to distrust them. But obviously even ...


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As far as setting up SNORT goes, here is a video I found on Youtube that may be helpful (it appears to be difficult to set up): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ic07nBoweg It appears you would want to at least practice good computer security to make being hacked more difficult. As far as tracking packages, I am not aware of what the best solution is, but ...


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This is an interesting question as it was the topic of conversation I had last night. A friend related to me that where they work was an incident where a few members of staff had a group whatsapp, which generally they used at home, however they started to use it even at work and some of the conversations included gripes about management etc. My friend who ...


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What protects financial (or other sensitive transactions) that you make on the web is not a VPN or proxy, but HTTPS and TLS. These, used properly, secure the transmission of the data down the channel all the way from your web browser to the web server and back. Nobody in between, including your VPN provider should be able to access or modify this traffic. ...


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You are absolutely correct there is no real way to know with certainty that the provider is not monitoring you. This could either be purposefully or due to an unnoticed compromise. A VPN service logging your traffic would not be able to necessarily break the encryption used for a web page. They can man in the middle your traffic, but unless they can exploit ...


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Avoiding the tracking codes is most important for sites to which you don't identify yourself / your device anyway, i.e., anonymous surfing. Using Tor is the best option since you don't have to trust any VPN provider. VPN is the second best, and you can probably find a VPN provider that you trust as at least somewhat more than your mobile carrier. Third best ...


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The easiest way to avoid interception/modification of your web traffic is one that you mention in the question which is to use a VPN. This will encrypt traffic between your device and the VPN endpoint and should prevent your ISP from being able to modify web headers or other aspects of your use. There are VPN clients for most modern mobile operating ...



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