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Is there any real protection against Google on Android phones?

There's a lot one can do to protect his self identity and from being tracked on standard computer machine, but I wonder if there's any way to do so(or at least as close as it possible) on the Android ...
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Is it possible to track someone by sharing a youtube link with timestamp?

Is it possible to track someone by sharing a youtube link with them with a timestamp such as &t=1s if they click on it on their end? I've recently have been told not to use timestamps because of ...
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What additional methods for user tracking are there? [duplicate]

I was getting interested in data privacy and looked up how users are tracked on the internet to connect the different traces to a single user. I found this: In addition to regular cookies, pixel ...
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What's the difference between using duckduckgo with !google bangs and using google directly?

Is there any security advantage in searching on duckduckgo using !google? Or is it effectively the same as searching directly on google?
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Do iPhones send signals with IP address even after it has been turned off?

My phone is gone and unfortunately it was turned off before I lost it. Is it possible for me to track it down with my IP address that I have saved? Because I read some articles that say that your ...
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Samsung Galaxy S7- If I drain the battery so its dead and remove the simcard, can it's location be tracked down?

I got 2 questions regarding my Samsung Galaxy S7- Q1) If I drain the battery so its dead and remove the simcard, can it's location be tracked down? I'm asking about a dead battery vs removing the ...
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Do wifi access points and routers get some kind of data from devices when a device is able to see them?

I was wondering if when a router is broadcasting its signal, it is able to handshake with devices that are wifi enabled and looking for a wifi network to connect and get some info from them?
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How to hide my platform from a browser to keep my privacy? [duplicate]

I just visited https://amiunique.org/fp in order to try to understand what makes a web page realize what platform it is running on, aside from User-Agent request header. So I learned about window....
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Is using a working computer for private stuff at home safe?

Disclaimer: I'm not asking for personal advide on that topic, it's more or less out of curiosity. For context, this is set in Germany. A coworker of mine recently talked about her using the laptops (...
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Can anyone spy on my traffic if they know my MAC address, local and public IP?

If we are under the same ISP or different ISP? image for more information.
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Is it possible to trace a fraud who swindled money through email tracked IP addresses

I have been befrauded by an acquaintance of mine who borrowed large sums of money and provided contracts with his Turkish address and these contracts supposedly were sent by his lawyer in Turkey. But ...
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Can someone be tracked in real time 24/7? [closed]

I'm in a situation where I know the person behind this is doing it, but not sure how. It's been over a year and people seem to show up to places that I go to, places that I've told privately and ...
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Can they trace the phone and find the location when it is switched off? [duplicate]

Is it possible to trace a telephone when it is switched off and without a battery and without a sim? And the SIM without being connected to the phone can be traced and located?
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Can a SIM-less smartphone be tracked only by IMEI?

If in the phone is no SIM card, connection to cell towers is at my own behest. But what about the opposite way, can the local base stations search for a specific phone through its IMEI? Question ...
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Vulnerability management and assessment tracking solutions

How does your company track the vulnerability management information that happens between receiving a vulnerability scan report and remediating a vulnerability? Given the following example: Scan A ...
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How hard is it to suspend and track a twitter account seeking ransom from govt. organizations?

Am asking in reference to this Twitter account - DarkOverlord . It threatened to post decryption keys, for the documents pasted on pastebin (archived), and few minutes ago it did post them. Couldn'...
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MAC randomization for Bluetooth?

Companies, governments, etc. can track Bluetooth and WiFi network scans passively by looking at a same MAC address over space and time (Bluetooth/WiFi Identity tracking in public spaces - How to ...
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Can (the carrier of) a caller/callee see the position of the other ones mobile phone?

Someone came to me with the following request: He/She wants to drive somewhere without the employer knowing in his/her free time. If the employer will know about the drive, it will be bad for his/her ...
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Is a fake address/info to an ISP/service enough to be untraceable in theory?

It got me thinking recently. Wouldn't a fake/incorrect address be enough to deter investigating/finding a criminal via cyberspace? The reason we know it's so easy to find someone is because they give ...
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Is Verizon Still Injecting Perma-Cookies into Customer Traffic?

This article was published in 2014. Is Verizon still doing this to customer data? It makes sense to assume they are, but I'm hoping for some kind of official news article or something to validate its ...
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Can a VPN server be traced through Tor?

I was wondering that if my data was intercepted by Tor by an exit node, would they be able to see which VPN server is being used to encrypt the data. I am asking because I planned on making an OpenVPN ...
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What information is embedded in a photo taken by camera or print screen?

I was told that it is possible to tell the coordinates where a photo was taken and the date and time it was taken. It is somehow embedded in the photo. I have three questions about this which are as ...
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How does Facebook Pixel's new first-party cookie work?

Facebook recently announced that they will begin offering a first-party cookie option for the Facebook Pixel. Previously, they only used third-party cookies. From their documentation: You can now ...
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Detection and attribution of a running attack toward US elections

Recently an attack based on booby trapped web servers was blocked by Microsoft through seizure of some of the known server names used in this attack. This attack analysis was focused to defend US ...
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What Are the Algorithm and techniques of IP Traceback?

In most of the cases the cyber attacks such as a DDoS attack or other kinds, it is sometimes hard/impossible to identify the real source IP addresses. This is because when you review the logs and ...
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Location tracking

We went to the shops. I had my phone, but my husband's was left at home. When we got home, his phone asked him to rate his visit to the shop we had just been to. How is that possible? His phone is ...
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Revealing IP of an email recipient using remote PHP script or pixel tracking

I read through the search items and similar threads but my query is rather specific. I know it's possible to reveal IP of an email recipient if we can get the person to click on an attached image or ...
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Can I get functions addresses from CaptureStackBackTrace?

I'm trying to hook some functions in a static linked executable and I have to get a pattern for the function in almost every new version of the program as the function is quite big so the compiler ...
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Tracking phone in country when SIM is not supported [closed]

Can the police track my cell phone if I left the country and went to another one and the SIM card is not supported by the country I went to?
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Does multi-factor authentication make tracking/fingerprinting easier?

Is multi-factor authentication a privacy risk? Does it make tracking/fingerprinting easier? It was seem so because whoever is accepting the OTP could track and record every OTP request and metadata ...
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WiFi Privacy Question?

I logged into a WiFi network on my MacBook at my friend's work today. She logged me in since I could only use the guest WiFi. However, her work's WiFi network under "802.1X" when I open AirPort. When ...
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Does Mozilla's new “Facebook Container” have any advantages over uBlock Origin?

Yesterday Mozilla launched a new Firefox plugin called Facebook Container: This makes it harder for Facebook to track your activity on other websites via third-party cookies. […] When you ...
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Is it possible to track a SIM card even if the cell phone is turned off?

I'm wondering if it is technically possible to track a SIM card inserted in a cell phone with sufficiently charge in the battery.
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Can a school wifi track your wifi after you disconnect?

So I logged into my school wifi on my laptop, and I was just wondering: Can they still track what I do even after I disconnect? I am using my own computer (not the school's,) but is it possible that ...
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Workarounds for sites that are broken without cookies?

For privacy against tracking, I have my browser set up to refuse cookies by default. I only allow cookies from whitelisted domains. In general, this works OK for me. However, I now have at least one ...
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Why arent all hackers traced ? ( network based attackers or malware which communicate with CNC servers)

When hackers use tor or irc or proxies to attack or use CNC servers behind these to evade. Why can't they be traced? For example, something like wanna cry or any other known malware, when something ...
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Trace the other end of a bitcoin transaction [closed]

What possible ways/methods that someone with a lot of resources can track the location of the person on the other side of a bitcoin transaction?
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When it is possible to locate/trace SMS sender?

I have read this question (which is closed) and already answered. Quoting the answer: There is no location transmitted within a normal SMS message (unless added by the author) so as the ...
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How can an attacker using Kali/Parrot proxychains, no Tor, no logs kept by proxy providers, be tracked down?

If an attacker uses proxy list from a US based company, investigators can use the logs to retrace the attacker's real IP address (even if the proxies are in China, logs should be kept). If the ...
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“Prey” & “Find my ____” have limited usefulness?

I've recently had an iPad stolen, and used the "Find my ____" app to try to locate it. There's also "Prey" available which does a bit more. I think there are others but I don't know any names. But ...
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Clean an iOS system of all tracking information.

Would a factory reset permenantly remove all tracking information on an iPad or an iPhone?
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Electronic store security [closed]

Iam not sure if this is the right place to ask this question. I would like to know what security features an electronic store should have besides the general alarm system monitored by a security ...
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Can someone find out what phone was used to send an email

Can someone find out exactly what phone/phone number an email was sent from? Say Doug used sallys phone to sign in and check his gmail account but never signed out then sally opened his gmail and sent ...
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Should I be worried of tracking domains on a banking website?

Finland's largest bank OP (former Osuuspankki) has added tracking domains (all three owned by Adobe) in their website redesign: These domains are loaded when signed in: 2o7.net demdex.net omtrdc.net ...
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how to use snort to track http/https sessions separately?

how can I use snort to breakdown http/https traffic into separate sessions and track each session separately and also dump them into separate log files or something that I can read from.
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Can Geolocation of an IP be guessed based on some pattern matching? [duplicate]

I was wondering about how some websites know the location of IP addresses we query them to resolve for it's location. Then I remembered the IANA assigns IP addresses to different Regional Internet ...
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Why do browsers expose installed fonts?

It's a well known fact (in the privacy-aware community, at least), that a factor quite used for tracking is the list of installed fonts, which browsers seem to expose, and trackers exploit this. ...
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Use WiFi tracking to identify burglars

Recently I had the following idea. I live in a rural area where few people pass in front of our house. Burglars like such areas, because the chance of being seen breaking into a house is small. ...
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Why are ransomware attackers not tracked down via bitcoin transactions?

A bitcoin transaction has details of the incoming address as well as the outgoing address (where the bitcoins are being transferred), so my question is why that outgoing address has not done anything ...
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How is Malware Traced to a Specific Country? [duplicate]

Following the WannaCry malware being traced to North Korea, how is the malware traced to a specific country? How I think this could be done: Malware is reverse engineered to find IP addresses or ...