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This is what IPv6 Privacy Addressing is for. When enabled, the system will generate a temporary address with a random suffix in addition to the EUI-64-based address. Windows (starting with XP SP2) – enabled by default in XP, Vista, 7: netsh interface ipv6 set privacy state=enabled Linux: To enable temporary addresses and make them preferred for outgoing ...


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I see a lot of answers about avoiding stuff and privacy. This is true today. But the reason we used proxies in the past was speed. If you have a few hundred people in an office, all of whom sometimes check a news website (e.g. the BBC homepage for our friends across the channel) then that page would be downloaded for every one of them. That is needlessly ...


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Bypassing filters isn't the reason why proxies were invented. Basic advantage of using them is that they make you more anonymous. This is how you're connecting to websites when browsing without a proxy: _________ ________ | | | | | Your PC | ----------------------- | Server | ...


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Free Method: repeatedly throw the HDD against a sidewalk or concrete wall until it comes apart. Then continue to smash the platters (internal disks) until they are extremely damaged. Side Note: This also provides some stress relief.


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From left to right: The schema https: is, obviously, interpreted by the browser. The domain name www.website.com is resolved to an IP address using DNS. Your ISP will see the DNS request for this domain, and the response. The path /data/abc.html is sent in the HTTP request. If you use HTTPS, it will be encrypted along with the rest of the HTTP request and ...


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Yes, a website can detect that Adblock Plus is installed by referencing a Javascript file known to be blocked by Adblock Plus (because it matches a default rule) and check if this Javascript code has run, by checking a variable for instance. See an explanation here: How To Detect Adblock Plus And more details at Wikipedia: Adblock - Detection.


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Follow the next steps: Clear the omnibar Start writing the address that gives you the unwanted history item As soon as the history item apears below the omnibar use the down arrow to select it Press Shift+Del (or Fn+Shift+Del if on a Mac)


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Snipping off the pins will foil your average wannabe-MacGuyver. Some disks expose other circuitry, which you can further damage/destroy in a number of ways. If the platters remain intact, the [insert-your-security-service-of-choice] will be able to read data off them. So you would need to significantly damage the platters or to wipe them them using a ...


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Short answer, yes. If sync is enabled, and you opt to save a password, that password will be sent to Google's servers. That said, the data is encrypted, and access to it is limited. By default, Google encrypts your synced data using your account credentials. Google indicates that this data cannot be decrypted without knowledge of your password, and that in ...


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Dropbox's Terms of Service state that they do not claim ownership rights, and they seem to have good security. In order to reset your password, Dropbox sends you an email message with a reset code. Someone would need access to either your email account, your password or a computer that you had set up Dropbox on to access your files. If you want more ...


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HDD are much more resistant than people think. And in one HDD the only thing that really matters are the platters inside it. Can you make holes over your HD, drilling it? Make sure to drill from top to bottom. 3 holes and you're good. See that one HD have the platters somehow delimited in the top of it, and the connectors are on the other side. Make the ...


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Use Tor Use Firefox with Adblock and Noscript Uninstall all plugins and extensions you don't need, things like Flash, Silverlight, Java, etc. If a site offers a HTTPS version, use it. (HTTPS is encrypted, unlike HTTP) Delete your cookies between sessions. Don't give any personal information away. If your ISP offers a dynamic IP address, use it. Release ...


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When you use an employers workstation, you are using their property. You have the rights they assign to you, but really, it's theirs and you are using it at their discretion.


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try truecrypt it suits usb sticks really well. you can encrypt the whole drive or just certain folders. and it's cross platform from their homepage: Free open-source disk encryption software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux Main Features: Creates a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mounts it as a real disk. ...


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For Google you should favorite www.google.com/ncr. This will always bring you to the main US search page. The ncr stands for "no country redirect". Setting that as your homepage would be a good start. As previously pointed out, websites are using geolocation based on your IP, which is a best guess attempt. Specific websites might let you set a location ...


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You can always route your internet traffic in encrypted channel. Depending on your background, Tor or SSH tunnelling might be the easiest (with the latter being better performance-wise). I think that you should seek some more professional legal advice about situation in your target country. If there's a risk that your online activities might be controlled, ...


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As a developer, I sometimes use proxies to see what our website looks like from outside our network. We recently performed an internal launch followed by an external launch. As part of the testing for the external launch, I used a proxy to confirm that we were indeed displaying the new site to the public. Proxies can also be useful for testing geolocation ...


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Why worry about your ISP? That's just a business trying to make some money, they probably won't bother. It might be much easier to reveal what you've been up to by examining your own computer. Like: which Flash-enabled websites has your computer visited since you bought it? However, as for your current government administration things may be different. Just ...


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There are two questions but I am answering the font list question: It is possible to disable Flash font enumeration using mms.cfg system wide configuration file. This file should be located in /etc/adobe/ directory if you are using Linux. Basically you just need to put the following line in the file: DisableDeviceFontEnumeration = 1 See the Adobe Flash ...


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You can also use Adblock Plus to block these items, just add the following two lines to the Adblock rules: http://www.facebook.com/external/* http://www.facebook.com/plugins/* Block other: Google plus: https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js Tweet http://platform.twitter.com/widgets/tweet_button.html


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It's not possible to prevent forwarding. If you have sensitive content, it should be locked behind credentials. Force the user to login to view the content.


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From wikipedia's MAC address : A Media Access Control address (MAC address) is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces for communications on the physical network segment. Logically, MAC addresses are used in the Media Access Control protocol sub-layer of the OSI reference model. MAC addresses are most often assigned by the ...


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What you have noticed is ACLs (Access Control Lists), which specify which users can read or write to which files. This relies on the OS to enforce it; as you suspected, anyone with physical access to the disk can read anything. You can tell Windows to encrypt files using EFS by right-clicking one or more files or folders, clicking Properties, Advanced, ...


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You could... use the browsers built-in function to erase all cookies and browsing history every time it is closed use a browser that supports multiple profiles, and create a different profile for yourself use a browser that supports keeping all the user data in the computer's user account directories, and create a separate account on your laptop for your ...


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It all depends upon what level of "secure" you are comfortable with. Here's a few points to consider: All (or a portion of) the files in Dropbox are also stored locally. You can choose to sync portions of your dropbox on other machines but one of your machines somewhere has the full state. This means that if your machine is ever lost, you're toast, because ...


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Yes, the image is loaded on to your machine as if you were visiting a web page, so your ip will show up in their server logs or script that is monitoring the email e.t.c. It is the same as with Hotmail, Outlook or anywhere else which is why you usually get a warning when the picture is going to load (and usually blocked by default) The only pictures that ...


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They are most likely looking up your IP address and using that to redirect you. I just flat out wouldn't use Bing. I would give TOR a try, but you might suffer from the same problem with respect to you don't know where you're going to end up IP address wise. You could be tunneling out of Germany or the States. Look into paid proxies or use an SSH tunnel ...


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Simple! Just log-out of her Facebook account. Then next time she uses your laptop, ask her to use Incognito mode. That way her log-in won't be stored.


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The ISP will only know you visited the IP address associated with www.website.com (and maybe the URL if you are using their DNS and they are specifically looking for the traffic – if the DNS query does not go through that they won't see that). (Bear with me a bit here – I do get to the answer.) The way the HTTP protocol works is by connecting to a port ...


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It depends on your encryption settings. Encrypt synced passwords with your Google credentials: This is the default option. Your saved passwords are encrypted on Google's servers and protected with your Google Account credentials. With this option, Google has access to your data. Encrypt all synced data with your own sync passphrase: Select ...



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