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tunnelblick seems like a simple p2p VPN that establishes a secure connection. However if all your traffic is routed through the organizations' DC rather than split tunnel configuration they might have a web gateway acting as a MITM. You can relatively easily check this by checking the certificate of common websites you use. If it's the original certificate ...


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Speculation Without detailed information, which Facebook probably wants to keep secret, I can only speculate about what information they could use. Basically FB is looking to see if you are a human opening one personal account, according to their rules. They have to fight spam bots and spam farms, where farm indicates the fact that a single individual, part ...


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You are looking to protect the data from accidental leakage or from someone with limited IT knowledge, such as an administrator who knows how to look at drive space marked as "free" by the operating system but still containing data. For these purposes, a good low-level wipe should do. A lot of information on the Internet is outdated and claims data ...


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There are easy and effective free wiping tools such as DBAN https://sourceforge.net/projects/dban/. There's a walk-thru guide at https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-erase-a-hard-drive-using-dban-2619148. Dban and other tools are generally very simple and effective, however there are specialized edge cases that are possible and verification is left to you. If you ...


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Donate your Laptop without a hard driver or replace it by a new one, there a many forensics tools able to restore the deleted data (password, files, visited URLS...) Deleted files A common technique used in computer forensics is the recovery of deleted files. Modern forensic software have their own tools for recovering or carving out deleted data.[11] Most ...


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Is it safe for me to send him the .git folder? One place you would need to be careful is that sharing your entire .git folder would include .git/config. Depending on what you've done, this could have very little information, or quite a lot. If all you've done is a clone, there won't be much more than your list of remotes. If you've worked extensively in the ...


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It depends on what you were doing. E.g. there can be files that you have deleted afterwards that contain some sensitive data. You are not the first one who asks such question. Look at the Git documentation, chapter Removing sensitive data from a repository. It describes what should you care of, what tools and what specific commands you can use to remove ...


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The contents of your .git repository may contain loose objects that you may not want to share (e.g. something you committed but changed your mind and deleted/amended), so there is no definite "yes, this is safe." A better way to share git repositories offline is to create a bundle file and send that to your friend, e.g.: git bundle create /tmp/...


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Your arguments seems to be based on the assumption that the majority of tracking is done based on the browser type - which it is not. It is instead based on simple things like cookies, Etag etc but also on more complex things like Javascript based fingerprinting. Such fingerprints do not only depend on the type of browser used, but also on capabilities of ...


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Web services keep asking you about your phone number because it is another security layer that to make you think that your account is more secured(due to the fact that it requires you another extra-step to access your account) but as many already said, it's useless in front of a real hacker because hacking phones and doing whatever with phone numbers are not ...


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Signal Multi-device Support Each linked device in multi-device treats each other as a different recipient. Encrypted messages are kept on server until they are received by the recipients. For each linked device, the server holds a queue of 1000 most recent undelivered messages so the device has to come online often enough to prevent overflowing of queue. The ...


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If you are using OpenSSH server, then be aware that there is a bug that can prevent authorization if there are more than 5 keys in the default .ssh directory. Here is the explanation directly from ssh.com OpenSSH's limitation on the number of private keys The OpenSSH server has a feature (I would call it a bug) that it counts testing whether a particular key ...


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