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Windows 7: Stalker & Privacy

10 Jan 2011   #1

Window 7 home basic 32bit
Stalker & Privacy

Question in my mind that really2 wanna know.

"is ISP or broadband co. can monitor people activity?"

such as our output keystroke, our browsing address, chat conversation, password, etc etc. I know that from our IP people can know our OS system and some trace info.

Yes, i have stalker wondering my internet activity. Im using GSM broadband stick.

"Is there a way people can intrude my privacy?"

Please provide solution to prevent such as Ip, cookies (collector) and keylogger tracking by ISP people.

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10 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Well, speaking as a former ISP, lets look at it this way - if your ISP *really* wanted to know everything you're up to in terms of what sites you connect to, what information you provide, they can do so.
(Even CA's can be masqueraded - does that scare you? No? It should)

*Unless* you establish a VPN connection to a trusted site and then browse through that VPN connection.
Effectively, this would cause just 1 connection to be established by you and everything else being done inside that "tunnel".

Does this mean they have access to your PC? No. Not unless you had some trojan or keylogger installed on your system.

So, assume you had no keylogger or other form of trojan, you could open up notepad on your PC and type anything - nobody would know.
They would only get to know when the data got pushed out onto the 'wire'.

Your options are basically:

1. Use a VPN tunnel
2. Check that you dont have a keylogger / trojan on your system (else 1. is rendered moot) - cookie cleaning and what not, isnt really such a big deal. it only really matters if you were using common authentication and identification across sites, for instance, facebook 'like' on articles.
3. Shift to a different provider

Just the VPN tunnel with all traffic inside it - including DNS queries would keep you masked.
Though your provider would still know 'hey user X established a VPN tunnel to site Z'

Long story short, the economies (or rather diseconomies of scale) make it incredibly difficult or rather impossible to track down a single user unless there is some bigger reason for doing it - legal reasons are always good - depending on the laws in effect in your country.

In that case, sure, short of a VPN tunnel, *all* your unencrypted information (and even some encrypted information) is relatively accessible. rather easily too.

EDIT: nearly forgot to mention this - now remember, once you establish your VPN tunnel, then that VPN tunnel's provider knows pretty much everything about what you do, what sites you to go to, etc.
Again, if they really wanted to get info on you by snooping, sure, they could.

So you've effectively traded one evil for another - that may be a possibly lesser or possibly greater evil.
(laws in effect in the country of the VPN provider may make it easier or more difficult for them to get to your data)
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10 Jan 2011   #3

Win 7 Professional x86

Totally agree with Packet...if you are really concerned about your privacy you should use a VPN service which come at pretty good prices these days. Most of them offer OpenVPN protocol which is probably "safer" than the Win7 native protocols....
Nothing is 100% safe but at least makes it a bit difficult to "snoop" as you say!! good luck
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11 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

does your dns traffic to opendns/google ride the vpn tunnel too?
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13 Jan 2011   #5

Window 7 home basic 32bit

oh! VPN, i heard about it when i doing some reasearch in back day, i already forgot about it. I also talked some of my friend but not so high tech people. mostly they give pretty good too about hiding behind someone identity.

Example: buy new sim card or subscribe new ISP using other people name, diffrent home address and phone number. etc etc. and use it. So i think that make stalker really become numb try to find which is me. but, i am affraid if they stalker working there and do some scanning for example if my data out is my emaill address. So the Stalker might find me again. Seem i need all thing to be new, email, some account, online bank. if the stalker has good friend in some bank and some other government sit in some department. wow this become huge matter. tapping my cell phone conv, sms, and stuff. whew! that alot.

So thing i gonna do are:
1. change my sim to someone name (not relative maybe random friend)
2. ISP too.
3. change email, facebook and etc etc.
4. VPN maybe i will try it.

New question:

Is there any device can trace wifi or wireless broadband so they can read the data nearby where im sitting?

This all thing become interesting now.I learn alot from u guys. Cheers.
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13 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pckicker View Post
oh! VPN, i heard about it when i doing some reasearch in
New question:

Is there any device can trace wifi or wireless broadband so they can read the data nearby where im sitting?

This all thing become interesting now.I learn alot from u guys. Cheers.
WiFi: Technically, yes, with some special software and/or OS (e.g. there's a linux distro for that). If your traffic is encrypted, that becomes harder, a snooper would have to crack the key. It is possible, but not casually, it involves some preparation and is not trivial, and the amount of preparation and time needed rises with the number and quality of security measures you use (WPA2-PSK and MAC filtering will discourage practically everyone except if you are public enemy No 1 and/or in possesion of extremely valuable government/business secrets).

3G/4G Broadband: not that interesting to common run-of-the-mill hackers yet. No public cracking tools exist. Read this.
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13 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64


Just where in the world are you that you are envisaging such quantum leaps of breaches of trust?
For instance, it's a huge deal for bank details to be given to a third party.

Identity impersonation / usage is illegal in itself - and that goes both ways. It even applies to you opening up an account in someone else's name.

If you are in a part of the world where lawlessness is the norm as you have indicated, you might want to invest in some military-grade hardware.

For day to day usage, if you are concerned about privacy, you can start by closing your facebook account.

From a risk management perspective, to further elucidate upon your examples, even using a commercial windows-like os whose source code you do not have access to, technically, is a risk.

Cracking your wi-fi in near real time is possible and cheap.

It really depends just how badly is your information sought after, and by whom.
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14 Jan 2011   #8

Window 7 home basic 32bit

Teerex that cool information. cheer.

Packet, i will ask my friend or relative for approval using their info on registration. While keeping the old Sim card. That mean i will have 2 phone. Seem i knew that there a services they called FRIEND FINDER by some cellphone company to find where is someone by tracking using cellphone transmitter (idk what the name) so every transmitter will have name of it location. But maybe not as perfect GPS.

This is become fun now lot info i got now.

WHich is good:

Anti or fight em back?

Stalk the stalker.
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19 Jan 2011   #9

Window 7 home basic 32bit

hmm what about this link and others product they made?

Remote Monitoring Software - Remote Install Sniper Spy Monitoring Software

scary isn't it?
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20 Jan 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

i'd just like to add, from a real world perspective, the following observations...

should someone really be interested in your data, as an individual or as an organization, be it corporate or governmental...

1. MAC filtering is not a deterrent
2. Broadly speaking, technology alone will not be the answer.
Not to put too fine a point on it, but threat of harm (torture and/or death) will sufficient provide a by-pass to the technology by going after the weakest link in the chain, the user.

long story short, put everything in perspective.

Banking online is protected by encryption and controls (both technology and process) between the user and the banks' servers. You dont need a VPN to protect that unless you dont want your source and destination known.
You can use a public hotspot for said access and still be OK for the most part (unless there was CA spoofing going on...MITM is kinda old hat now)

Assuming your own system is safe, the breadcrumbs trail should be pretty lean.
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