I am curious about what necessary steps/precautions one should take when dealing with a situation in which you have to use an internet connection provided by a landlord.
I assume you would at least want to replace the router and modem, and from what I've seen there is the Modem to the wall, to a box outside your house, to a box that connects multiple houses on the grid. Any one of those could be tampered with, I would assume. I would think you would want to call the landlord's ISP to come out to the residence to make sure nothing had been tampered with as well?
I also have read a lot of people recommending VPNs when someone has to use "public wifi," but I'm not sure if a VPN is needed if we make sure that none of the hardware in the house/outside is tampered with? I would assume VPN would be a smart idea regardless if we think the hardware is "safe," but I'm curious what others think?
I'm assuming the landlord could get a copy of what sites you visit, and what you do, from their ISP; however I am not sure if there are ways they could MITM the connection without tampering with their own devices?