Unanswered Questions

90 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
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What unique fingerprinting information can an iOS 10 app collect?

As a follow-on to these questions: What unique fingerprinting information can an iOS7 app collect? What unique device fingerprinting information can an iOS8 app collect? What unique device ...
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Should I trash my router if it still runs OpenSSL 0.9.8p and OpenVPN 2.2.2 in 2017?

I have the Easybox 904 xDSL router from Vodafone (Germany) running the latest firmware 03.17.01.17. I wanted to upgrade the firmware but found out that the latest version is from 2015 - no updates ...
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Privacy & tracking concerns regarding Service Workers

TL;DR Should I be concerned about sites I have visited start a service worker in my browser which happens to be listening for events "forever"? Can a dormant service worker track me? Longer ...
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What unique device fingerprinting information can an iOS 11 app collect?

As a follow-on to these questions: What unique fingerprinting information can an iOS7 app collect? What unique device fingerprinting information can an iOS8 app collect? What unique device ...
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Is Cross Site History Manipulation (XSHM) still relevant?

XSHM is a vulnerability which exploits the fact that the browser history object does not follow the Same Origin Policy and hence by tracking the changes made to this object we may be able to track a ...
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What are the concerns, or drawbacks, regarding Intel's SGX when it comes to privacy?

I was in a workshop about privacy recently and at some point, a passionate debate started about Intel's Software Guard Extensions (SGX). Although I have a security background (Master in Information ...
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What unique device fingerprinting information can an iOS 12 or iOS 13 app collect?

As a follow-on to these questions: What unique fingerprinting information can an iOS7 app collect? What unique device fingerprinting information can an iOS8 app collect? What unique device ...
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How does “Fides” from the German Bundesdruckerei work?

I'm no security or cryptographic expert, just an interested computer scientist - so this question may be at the wrong place, or contain wrong assumptions. Nevertheless: The German Bundesdruckerei ...
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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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Did Freedom System 2.0 used to provide privacy and pseudonimity via onion routing?

I have been reading a paper known as "Freedom System 2.0 Architecture" where a user's IP traffic is being transferred between a path of Freedom Server Nodes before reaching to its end destination. It ...
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PS4 gift card online purchase asked for photo ID

I purchased ps4 gift card online and they asked for ID verification. Which I have to take a photo of my ID front and back and a selfie. Is that safe and can they do anything with this information? I ...
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Research on pedestrian trajectories' interaction with camera placement

I'm looking for empirical research on whether pedestrian walking trajectories are affected by areas under video surveillance. Maybe this would depend on the interval after a camera is prominently ...
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Attaching new device in linux only after password

Is there way to restrict attaching new devices in linux, so when attaching new device via usb, PCI, firewire and any other way, new device will be enabled only after entering password?
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What personal information, if any, can be gleaned from a Microsoft APPCRASH problem signature?

I am trying to debug an "APPCRASH" problem event for a program running on Microsoft Windows 7. When this happens a problem signature is presented, like this example from SuperUser: Problem Event ...
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Is it a privacy issue that iOS persists private keys between app installs of the same bundle ID?

In iOS apps, Apple goes to a lot of trouble to keep applications from creating a stable identifier for a specific device. For example, in iOS >= 5 they no longer allow apps to get the hardware-tied ...

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