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Windows 7: This is Frightening Big Brother is Watching You

23 Apr 2009   #1

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 
This is Frightening Big Brother is Watching You

Hi all
Looking at the Pirate Bay saga I started doing a little checking at what actually goes out over the Net from a Router etc.

it's actually AMAZING what information is transmitted over the Internet

Try this for example (I know it says Please wait - but it will start the "Privacy Test").

Please wait...

Of course the sheer volume of information does tend to make this stuff hard to trap but if you are the Police / FBI etc etc with the resources to do it
well .

Gives a tracing via all the "Hops" as well

For example
Hop (ms) (ms) (ms) IP Address Host name
1 7 4 4 192.168.255.1 -
2 7 6 7 67.222.132.1 router.dfw-datacenter.com
3 10 9 16 72.249.134.177 -
4 13 6 7 8.9.232.73 xe-5-3-0.edge3.dallas1.level3.net
5 8 17 18 4.68.19.254 vlan99.csw4.dallas1.level3.net
6 22 16 17 4.69.136.149 ae-92-92.ebr2.dallas1.level3.net
7 49 53 54 4.69.137.122 ae-3.ebr4.newyork1.level3.net
8 48 50 49 4.69.134.114 ae-64-64.csw1.newyork1.level3.net
9 42 42 44 4.69.134.65 ae-61-61.ebr1.newyork1.level3.net
10 111 110 112 4.69.137.69 ae-42-42.ebr2.london1.level3.net
11 113 113 113 4.69.141.165 ae-100-100.ebr1.london1.level3.net
12 119 126 112 4.69.141.194 ae-42-42.ebr2.london2.level3.net
13 116 123 110 4.69.141.129 ae-48-108.ebr1.london2.level3.net
14 118 119 119 4.69.133.105 ae-4-4.car2.manchesteruk1.level3.net
15 125 119 118 195.50.119.130 -


Music downloaders -- "You have been warned"

cheers
jimbo
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23 Apr 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 



But does it know my address, and how many pets I have?
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24 Apr 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Probably
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24 Apr 2009   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

In the UK, ISP's are forced by the Government to perform Deep Packet Inspection - since a week a go Monday.


The privacy test did say this tho. , which I suppose is a good thing:

18 Timed out Timed out Timed out
19 Timed out Timed out Timed out
20 Timed out Timed out Timed out
21 Timed out Timed out Timed out -

Trace aborted.

Checking who manages your IP address:

whois query for xxxxxxxxxx

Query error: Connection refused
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24 Apr 2009   #5

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
In the UK, ISP's are forced by the Government to perform Deep Packet Inspection - since a week a go Monday.


The privacy test did say this tho. , which I suppose is a good thing:

18 Timed out Timed out Timed out
19 Timed out Timed out Timed out
20 Timed out Timed out Timed out
21 Timed out Timed out Timed out -

Trace aborted.

Checking who manages your IP address:

whois query for xxxxxxxxxx

Query error: Connection refused
what was hop 17 tho? your ip?



If you want a more detailed scan of what is what... try Sheilds UP

https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Apr 2009   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Did the Shield's Up way back.

Handy for checking your firewall settings, but doesn't stop what the Privacy test reveals.
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24 Apr 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ikilledkenny View Post


But does it know my address, and how many pets I have?
I never said how many pets he had although google earth did show that he had a load of landscaping gravel delivered last month. I didn't see any doghouses in the backyard or kitties on the windowsills

Seriously though, IP addresses may change and it takes a warrant to get the DHCP logs, but MAC addresses are generally persistent. That's why you make sure to change them around, if possible, when you're doing something you need privacy for. Just an example, a very large but un-named cable internet provider can map your MAC to your subscriber location using a feature of their network known as addressable taps. Cable companies frequently use contractors to install and maintain service endpoints. Those contractors need that MAC-to-tap information and they change contractors frequently so you can get the MAC-to-tap mapping with a simple call to the cable NOC if you know what and how to ask for it. No ID required

http://www.eipa-patents.org/Televisi...ess-539927.htm
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Apr 2009   #8

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Digger View Post
what was hop 17 tho? your ip?



If you want a more detailed scan of what is what... try Sheilds UP

https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2
My Linux box handles the actual Internet connection so I would expect to pass this test.

Still amazing how much info is potentially available to people on the Internet.

No wonder both the "Good" and "Bad" guys pay HUGELY for expertise in this area.

Cheers

jimbo


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24 Apr 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
My Linux box handles the actual Internet connection so I would expect to pass this test.

Still amazing how much info is potentially available to people on the Internet.

No wonder both the "Good" and "Bad" guys pay HUGELY for expertise in this area.

Cheers

jimbo
The information available on the internet often provides you with enough detail to sound convincing thus opening the door for a little, as Kevin Mitnick calls it, "social engineering". As for the good guys paying "hugely" for expertise, you can feel free to send them my way. They just don't seem to be hiring right now.
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