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Is a VPN effective when connected to WiFi network that requires authentication?

Your university will know who you are (because by signing in to the wifi, your local IP address is tied to your account), and they will know that you are sending traffic to vpn.provider.com, but if ...
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How can I hide my internet usage?

Anything that you type in a HTTPS website is encrypted, so there is no way for them to see what you enter into the websites. However, they can see what websites you are visiting because all of your ...
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How can I hide my internet usage?

You moved back home and you are using a shared internet connection with the home and a business. And you are so ticked off that legitimate (your words) monitoring is in place that you passive-...
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AirTag may be trackable over Bluetooth when battery is low

I believe the warning here is informing you that other users may be able to locate the tag in an emergency to find the Tag and return to the owner before the battery completely depletes. (in an ideal ...
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Need to leave computer in repair shop. How can I secure solid state drive contents?

I have complete faith in VeraCrypt. On each of my computers, I have created a VeraCrypt folder and copied the User folders (Docs, Pictures, Videos, etc.) into it. From then on, I only use the User's ...
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Need to leave computer in repair shop. How can I secure solid state drive contents?

You might be able to set an ATA password for the SSD(s). I believe that most desktop UEFI/BIOS firmware implementations do not have an option to do that (laptops generally do), but you might be able ...
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Need to leave computer in repair shop. How can I secure solid state drive contents?

If there is one important thing that could be learnt from reading stories written by employees and owners of computer repair shops, it is that such shops cannot and should not be trusted because a ...
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Need to leave computer in repair shop. How can I secure solid state drive contents?

One approach is to use a bootable USB drive to erase everything on the SSDs and hard drive. Then erase free space on those devices using something like cipher.exe /w for a HDD or an SSD-specific tool ...
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How secure is the Wyze Cam? How easily could an attacker gain access to it?

You can find specifics on the security disclosures with a little bit of research, but Wyze products running the latest firmware currently have no known, disclosed vulnerabilities since the previous ...
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Need to leave computer in repair shop. How can I secure solid state drive contents?

Take out the SSD hard drive then go get another SSD hard drive that is the same as that one and put that in the spot where your ''sensitive'' SSD is then let them install the power supply when you get ...
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Need to leave computer in repair shop. How can I secure solid state drive contents?

I work at a computer repair place. It would really help if you told us what kind of work you're having done on it. You mentioned replacing the power supply; is that all that's being done? Because, yes,...
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What's the advantage of connecting to an onion address over a regular domain through Tor?

When accessing a site by a standard domain name (such as https://duckduckgo.com) through https over TOR - your connection is routed through a TOR exit node which makes a connection to the site's ...
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Need to leave computer in repair shop. How can I secure solid state drive contents?

For the most part, you can't. If you want to be able to trust that your computer hasn't been tampered with, it needs to remain in your physical custody. I know someone told you this before and you ...
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Need to leave computer in repair shop. How can I secure solid state drive contents?

I have multiple SSDs in the PC. Cool, take a picture and print it. I considered just taking the SSDs out Yes, do this. If you're afraid of breaking something then have the technician remove them ...
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Need to leave computer in repair shop. How can I secure solid state drive contents?

Swapping the SSDs for blank (or at least empty of anything-you-care-about) ones would work, though of course then you'd have to swap them back afterward and that has some potential to mess up the ...
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What's the advantage of connecting to an onion address over a regular domain through Tor?

See this for the advantages of hidden services and how the protocol works. When not using hidden services, Tor just functions as an encrypted proxy (because there is an "exit node" to access ...
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