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comment Can a neighbour who installed my router access it?
infeasible to pose as a neighbor for every not-so-interesting target just to build such infrastructure, agreed. it'd be relatively easier for such an attacker to get them infected in mass before they get to the distributors to be sold, which as we all may know it may be not just paranoia unfortunately. anyway I was just happy to see the broader context in your answer. interesting quote btw. a third way of course to social-engineer all neighbors to do so, but well, let's not get into that here.
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comment Can a neighbour who installed my router access it?
depends on the attacker and its motives. for example, an attacker may want to deploy these tampered firmwares just to build an infrastructure for occasional mass-data-collection or mediator in creating zombie-machines, noone needs to be of particular interest personally, only as input source for a comparative analysis or whatever use.
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comment Can a neighbour who installed my router access it?
Should I be concerned? how rational is it from the same information you gave us to suspect your neighbour to be malicious? everything is relative I suppose. you and the neighbour have a huge gap of IT capability so in theory the neighbour may would feel safe and confident that you wouldn't notice the difference if [s]he were attempt to trick you. would your neighbour need your data? for profit? for fun? you may want to make up some fake but beliveable information that makes her/him take a move. if the neighbour tries to use it for his/her advantage you can be sure about being monitored.
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comment Can a neighbour who installed my router access it?
custom firmware with fake linksys logo and backdoors - the only answer so far that hints on these things.
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comment Can robots.txt for your face be made effective?
@Damon additionally to the recognition, it is one thing to take a snapshot of the world's streets, and an entirely different thing to have continous, real-time omnipresent live broadcast of everything you can. If snapshots threaten privacy then you now have that per each frame per second, also indoors.
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comment Can robots.txt for your face be made effective?
@Damon beside the good point, I see a problem with that. A public place like 'the street' was not expected to provide a way of systematic mass monitoring, when privacy protection traditions were introduced. So going 'public' on the street today is different than it was in Thomas Jefferson'‌​s time. The implicit privacy protections associated with 'public' relied on human-based abilities, not machine-based infrastructures.
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revised Can robots.txt for your face be made effective?
small facelift to make it clear data transmission is what should be opt-in.
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comment What is the technical rationale behind intermediary email servers?
@schroeder good point but the intended security aspect is whether a system could be set up so no unexpected intermediary servers take place in the exchange. for that one should know the rationale. Aiming for a better question I added that.
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comment Can robots.txt for your face be made effective?
http:// motherboard.vice.com / read / our-brains-will-be-hacked-tracked-and-data-mined
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accepted What keeps the private key safe if an attacker has both clear and encrypted copies of a message and the public key?
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