Can someone near me(in same room) see the packets flowing if i share my hotspot internet with usb tethering or use ethernet cable while i'm connected to internet

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    What constitutes see packets flowing? Detect that there's an ethernet connection? Count packets?
    – vidarlo
    Commented Jan 11, 2023 at 20:42
  • Do you mean the packets on the cable?
    – schroeder
    Commented Jan 11, 2023 at 21:06

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Answering on the belief that you mean private data, most likely not. But they might be able to see info on unencrypted or insecure protocols if they have a listener between you and your tethered/ethernet connected device, which in the way you phrased your question, I think unlikely.

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