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Are full paths kept private by Firefox, or are they disclosed to websites?

In Firefox for Windows, when a website requests a file to be uploaded, Firefox displays a standard file selection dialog box. In that dialog box, the user selects the file to be uploaded. Unless ...
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What is the Site “chrome://FirefoxAccounts (Firefox Accounts credentials)” under “Saved Logins” section in Firefox for ?

Created a user account in firefox and saved it , I saw these 2 entires in "Saved Login"? It's a bit creepy because I was trying to switch over to Firefox from Chrome.Why is it prefixed "chrome://" ...
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Is Connectify safe?

I am using Connectify. However, I am not sure whether the hotspot is safe to connect or not. Will Connectify information (such as password, message etc.) from whatever devices connected to the ...
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How to configure Mozilla Firefox 43 to forget everything on exit?

I know there is a dedicated Incognito Mode feature available but I'd still like to get this behaviour with the standard mode: clear the cache, local storage, cookies, browsing history and everything ...
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Can .xsession-errors be cleared while KDE is running?

In general, I like the ability to see the log messages in .xsession-errors, and possibly attach them to automated bug reports. But sometimes this file contains sensitive data that I would like to ...
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Chrome, recover history in incognito before tab closing

as many articles here said, google chrome removes history in incognito mode only when last incognito table is closed. So from this comes my question, is here posibility to access this history (when ...
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Which features should I consider, other than encryption and data security, when choosing to buy a VPN service for longer period?

I wanted to know about features that makes a VPN worth buying. My main purpose of using a VPN is privacy and online security, but I want to get suggestions about other features that different service ...
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How do I use proxy in uTorrent for downloading?

My Hostel Wi Fi has blocked uTorrent and other clients. So I can't download through them. Can I use proxy for unblocking it? If yes then how?
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How to determine the most common trackers used by (iOS) mobile apps? [closed]

There are reasonable solutions for blocking trackers in desktop browsers, mobile browsers, and desktop apps, but it remains difficult to block 3rd-party trackers within mobile apps. I am aware of one ...
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Implementing irssi IRC Anonymity

I'm looking to connect to an IRC server that I do not trust with any of my information, including my IP. In the past I have connected through a web client over Tor but it has become unreliable. My ...
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Firefox is not clearing HSTS “cookies” when closed after a private session

Based on some information on the internet (e.g. here), Firefox deletes HSTS information after a private browsing session. My understanding is that this would mean that the ...
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Removing/preventing super cookies in Firefox

The latest version of Firefox is not compatible with Better Privacy. Is there an alternative that would get rid of super cookies? By the way, I'm assuming Ghostery is not enough for this matter.
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Windows 10: What is the Microsoft “App Connector” and why would it want/need access to my camera?

I just got one of my laptops installed with Windows 10 and noticed that some applications like "App Connector", "Microsoft Edge", and "OneNote" were set to use the laptop camera. The text in the ...
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Ways OpenDNS could be bypassed

Operating System: Windows 10 Pro Hello everyone, I'm having an issue regarding some ways that people could possibly bypass OpenDNS's software. I am testing ways of which this can happen, in order ...
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Can you set uBlock to allow Piwik tracking on all sites?

I'd like to reward site owners that use Piwik instead of Google Analytics by allowing Piwik tracking scripts globally. Is there any way to do this with the uBlock extension? So far I only found ...
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How to check what remote access software/services are installed?

Is there any easy way (a program/app would probably be the best, but I don't think I'm allowed to ask for a recommendation on one [if one even exist] on these sites) to check whether any known remote ...
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Wifi interface ask the gateway about an address located on a totally different (and private) network

Initially fighting against DNS Leak, for both knowledge and privacy, I end with a computer that asks the FAI box for a local address located outside of its scope (another network)... I've spend hours ...
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I would like to run a webserver in a manner that makes it impossible to track me down as its owner. How do I proceed?

I have a simple lamp server setup here, and I would like to make it as difficult as possible for my visitors to track me down. I have a dynamic public IP which I somehow have to hide. Now I could set ...
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Tor, i2p good extensions for browser, improve usage

I need some information about TOR / i2p. The thing is: my use is totally for privacy. For freedom. And I know that some stuff can deanonymize the user of the onion network, such as Flash or Java ...
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Windows Update secretly installed Windows Store app

This folder, filled with 25 .3mf files, showed up suddenly and without my consent: According to file/folder properties, the folder and its files were created on 16 September 2015: The file ...
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How to allow only specific applications to access network?

I'd like to let Windows 10 block all connections except those which are instantiated by specific applications. It also has to stop all connections made by Windows itself. I could think of two ...
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Unable to defeat font enumeration for some fonts in Firefox

To enhance privacy and protect myself against fonts fingerprinting in Firefox, I have set in about:config: browser.display.use_documents_fonts = 0. This setting is meant to disable websites' ability ...
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Can wifi admin see viber messages

Can a wifi admin can see viber messages? And how far or detailed can a wifi admin see, like pictures sent through viber?
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Privacy in Microsoft Windows [duplicate]

Windows 10 sends information to Microsoft. Microsoft is also updating Windows 7 and Windows 8 to do the same (telemetry updates, ...). I want to prevent Windows (7/8/10) from automatically ...
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Removing metadata with PowerPoint 2011

I'm looking for a solution to remove metadata from .PPTX files on Mac with PowerPoint 2011. On Windows, there is a Microsoft utility called Document Inspector. Does anyone know of anything similar on ...
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Does removing someone from Skype also “un-share” your contact details?

I've accidentally added an unknown person on Skype, and immediately after, in the chat box, I saw this, as usual: [Me] has shared contact details with [Stranger] I've immediately removed them, ...
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How can a forwarded email know the forwarded-to email address?

I received an email with a coupon offer and viewed it within webmail (should not matter which provider). I wanted to print my offer, but my printer was down, so I forwarded the email to a friend so ...
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What is visible when using work VPN from Home - multiple computers.

I have seen similar questions regarding VPN and security but not regarding multiple computers/users. When i use work laptop from home i sometimes use VPN. In my home there are multiple computers and ...
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Windows 10 using up my bandwidth even with update sharing deactivated

The "system", "cortana" and, specially, "service host: network service" processes keep using up my bandwidth. I want to prevent windows 10 from using it or at least limit the amount of it that it is ...
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How to get rid of my personal details from AdChoices?

I've visited some random page for the first time and to my surprise my personal previously posted advert on Gumtree (not specifically the one below) appeared in the public advert. I would like to ...
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What can my ISP see when I use an elite proxy server in my browser? [duplicate]

Let's say I've configured my chrome browser to use an elite proxy for browsing downloading etc,. What information can my ISP see about the connection? Thanks in advance.
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How can I change all the Windows 10 privacy settings without dozens of clicks?

Windows 10 introduced many new features which leak personal data to Microsoft, you can turn most of them off but it involves a lot of clicking and research because they are not all in one place. A ...
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How to make Firefox open all links in a private window by default?

How to make Firefox open all links in a private window by default? (I mean, unless I manually chose to open a link in "normal" mode, or it's a link from a site to itself, it should open it in a ...
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No-ip alongside tor

Is there a way to resolve Dynamic DNS with Tor so that I can connect to my computer who is behind a NAT ? Do I have to enable the "no-ip" service on my router or do I have to make a port forward ?
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How to prevent swapping on Mac osx?

I am inclined to run Tails through a virtual machine so that I could chain two VPNs. One running through the host Mac osx and one more running from inside the virtual machine that's running Tails. ...
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How do you stop the “Google Privacy Reminder” message from constantly appearing?

Incredibly annoying as when I edit all options and set them all to Off (although I doubt this makes any difference!) and accept the review, the same message comes back the following day. What am I ...
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Offline backups for OneNote

I'm using Microsoft's OneNote on my Surface, is it possible to make offline backups of my notes? (Export my notes to a file) I am using OneNote version 16.0.3327.1043, it doesn't say anything about a ...
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Access US-based web sites without using VPN? [closed]

A site I'd like to read is off-limit to non-US IP's. Since it's the only site I read that is thusly restricted, setting up a VPN just for this seems overkill. So I was wondering if there's some ...
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Can a friend see what sites I visit if they have had physical access to the router?

I never thought about this before but I'm a private person. I'm staying at a friends' place using her Rogers internet using her router. Now can she be remotely logging the sites I go on? Any way to ...
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How to completely erase personal data from Mac

I use browsers Firefox, Chrome and Safari, personal data such as passwords are stored on them. Passwords are stored in Mac Keychain as well. What is the easiest and reliable way to completely and ...
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How to disable loading email images by default in Google Inbox?

Google Inbox seems to load images in emails by default, despite my gmail settings being to never load images unless I specifically request it. It's extremely common for marketing emails to embed ...
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Can cookies read information from different Firefox profiles?

I've been working now for a couple of years by splitting my web activity in different firefox profiles. I use one only for gmail, another one for general browsing and some others for spotify and ...
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Does DNS lookup change depending on the part of the site being requested?

DNS requests to different subdomains can be different. For example, example.com and subdomain.example.com can return different IP addresses. Does this logic extend to the parts of the domain after ...
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Restricting C drive access on windows by limited User but allow to install new software

I want to restrict the user to access C drive but want to allow installation of new software. scenario is user is downloading a software and installing from a wizard but he can access to installation ...
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Incognito effectiveness?

So I go to a private high school and we have school issued laptops. I browse mostly on incognito just because there are some sites I prefered the school doesnt know I visit (like my tumblr and ...
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Is there any way to tell the last time a memory card was viewed? [closed]

I accidentally left memory card at friends house and wanted to know if they viewed my pics!
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want vpn server to access internet of from home to office network

If anybody could help I need to install a vpn server at my network and want to use it set up a client system at office to access the internet. The scenario is I already tried softether and openvpn ...
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How am I still being tracked

I recently switched to using the TOR browser, in addition I periodically do a complete history delete (cookies, cache, etc). Incidentally I also have Adblock installed for the TOR browser. However I ...
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Trouble with connection to irc.freenode.net via Tor

I have a trouble with connection to irc.freenode.net. I have set up Konversation IRC client according to guidelines: https://freenode.net/sasl/ https://freenode.net/irc_servers.shtml#tor Server: ...
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Use Whonix gateway to protect other machine

I have recently configure an Whonix gateway and workstation, to provide me with a level of anonymity. I am also looking to run the back-track Penetration Testing Distribution. Is there anyway I can ...