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Can a DSL or cable wire between my modem and the ISP be manipulated in any way at the hardware level to sniff the traffic data? In theory, yes - the data isn't encrypted and the line code isn't a secret either. In practice, that isn't too easy however. You could use off-the-shelf parts to terminate the DSL line, bridge to Ethernet and then create another ...


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As A. Hersean says, it's all about the threat model. One scenario not mentioned by him is remote access. If you want to set up your system so that you can RDP or ssh into it remotely, or want to share your files over the network (which, I think, is enabled by default when you connect to a network that you haved marked as private), your windows password is ...


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As always, it depends on the threat model. If the threat is a coworker or a family member without the technical skills or the motivation to remove a drive and mount it elsewhere to read its content, a password on an computer without an encrypted drive is a good enough protection to the confidentiality of its data. If the threat is a malware (maybe targeted), ...


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Are you actively participating, or just looking? If you are just looking at content anonymously, such as looking up a published tutorial on Reddit, then an alternative front-end may prevent the website from tracking your behavior. This, of course, depends on the endpoint being used. Even if a front-end like "Libreddit" is open-source, it needs to ...


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The site you linked does not track your phone via its IMEI. If you read the instructions carefully, it has nothing to do with the IMEI. The IMEI Tracker by [vendor] is an online tool that helps you to track lost/stolen Android or iPhone using IMEI number in real-time on Google Map. Open the IMEI Tracker by [vendor] tool on your phone. Type 15 digits number ...


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When you perform a card transaction online, the merchant will be able to tell if you have a valid card account with an issuer somewhere, and if that account has a balance that's more than the amount charged (usually ~$1.00). No further information is gleaned other that what you explicitly provided the merchant. The merchant would be able to tell if the card ...


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Avoid using Facebook and Instagram. It's that simple. Delete your Facebook Account. Facebook is not your friend, it is a surveillance engine. ― Richard Stallman Facebook in particular is the most appalling spying machine that has ever been invented ― Julian Assange Redact allows you to automatically clean up your old posts from services like Facebook.


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The idea behind this is likely that whatever languages you support for input you will also be able to understand. Thus this information might be used for giving you the content language you understand, which is a useful feature. Can this be misused for creating profiles? Sure, but there are many more information which can be used for this too. Is this ...


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