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revised Does Windows 10 leak information about your IP address?
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comment Does Windows 10 leak information about your IP address?
An IP address that can't be linked to another piece of information just tells Microsoft that there a PC running Windows at IP address X. It doesn't tell Microsoft that this happen to be my PC. If the request does send an ID that's linked to myself along with each request, a VPN that takes redirects all traffic of my PC doesn't give me any anonymity.
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comment Does Windows 10 leak information about your IP address?
@ElzoValugi : The IP address I use on the web changes all the time. It's no constant identity.
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comment Does Windows 10 leak information about your IP address?
How do you know? On what sources are you basing your answer?
Apr
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comment Does Windows 10 leak information about your IP address?
If I log into StackExchange with my account or browse the website with a cookie, then StackExchange can link my identity to an IP address. If I don't log into an account and my browser uses no cookies then StackExchange can't easily link my IP address to my identity. Which of the cases do we have with Windows 10?
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comment Are there any examples of huge damages done by password leaks, or bad password management policies?
Monetary damages are certainly one kind of damage that's important, but I see no reason why it should be the only one of interest. The original question doesn't specify that only one kind of damage counts. That said the monetary value of the US state department losing all the names of sources they wrote into their cables is likely substantial even if it's hard to estimate.
Apr
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comment Are there any examples of huge damages done by password leaks, or bad password management policies?
I see no evidence that he's only interested in monetary damages. People in Iran who gave the US information and had their names in the cables certainly suffered damages from their identity being public because of the password management in this case.
Apr
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comment Are there any examples of huge damages done by password leaks, or bad password management policies?
@MikeOunsworth : The question as it exists doesn't speak about "corporate damage", so it's irrelevant whether my answer addresses concerns about "corporate damage".
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answered Are there any examples of huge damages done by password leaks, or bad password management policies?
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comment Does Windows 10 leak information about your IP address?
Does it send any ID, that's constant for a PC? If it does multiple IP addresses can be linked together to come from the same computer. If it doesn't they can't. What does the Windows 10 Start Menu do?
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Mar
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comment Should I allow browsers to remember my passwords and synchronize them?
If Chrome or Firefox store the password on a central server that's located in the US the government can simply subpoena them. That's very different from the risk that comes from simply using Chrome or Firefox for normal browsing.
Jan
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comment Why did customer services say using symbols in a password is insecure?
Why assume that the costumer service person knows why the decision was made? All they know is that the programmers decided to use that policy.