TomTees

  • @TomTees wrote:

    Hey, I know next to nothing about computer networking or security?!

    I’m just going on what I read and others say is important, and then coming to places like here, and asking experts how to do various things.

    I would love to learn about Security in a more structured way, but my #1 goal right now is *securing* the new laptop I…

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  • @TomTees wrote:

    However, someone pointed out that is only the case for surfing the Internet, and may not apply to other things you’d do online (e.g. Email, FTP, Chatting, etc.)

    From WiTopia, what wont work over the vpn.

  • @TomTees wrote:

    But back to my OP, would you agree that it is better to set up FDE on a virgin machine before you start using it, so – in theory at least – all of your data gets encrypted?

    Yes, that is ideal because unencrypted data will never be written to the drive. However, you will still be reasonably secure if you encrypt data in place. You…[Read more]

  • dynamik replied to the topic FireSheep for 2013? in the forum Other 7 years, 2 months ago

    @TomTees wrote:

    Nothing unethical here.  Just trying to see what others might be able to see about me…

    I don’t understand the scenario. How is capturing other users’ session information going to help you with that? If you’re seeing your own traffic, you already understand what the attack is capable of.

    Seriously, it takes one person accusing…[Read more]

  • dynamik replied to the topic FireSheep for 2013? in the forum Other 7 years, 2 months ago

    @TomTees wrote:

    I was able to figure out how to install a second instance of FireFox on my MacBook.  (Version 3.6.28)

    When I fire up that version and FireFox, and then click on “Start Monitoring”, I never see anyone or anything.

    I have tried this a few times at McDonalds where I am pretty sure there were some people surfing online, but I never…

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  • superkojiman replied to the topic Personal VPNs in the forum Other 7 years, 2 months ago

    @TomTees wrote:

    I guess my OP was just more of “What does a Personal VPN do, and why would I want to pay a service provider for one?”

    You would want to pay for one if you’re not interested in managing it on your own. Typically it means having a dedicated server with a static(ish) IP address that you can access when you need. If you don’t have…[Read more]

  • @m0wgli wrote:

    @hayabusa wrote:

    I don’t have a Macbook, but I’d assume that, just like a windows laptop, there should be a setting to tell it to do nothing when you shut the lid…  I can’t believe they wouldn’t have one…

    I thought exactly the same, but apparently you can’t without installing a third party app such as NoSleep for example. To…

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  • @hayabusa wrote:

    I don’t have a Macbook, but I’d assume that, just like a windows laptop, there should be a setting to tell it to do nothing when you shut the lid…  I can’t believe they wouldn’t have one…

    I thought exactly the same, but apparently you can’t without installing a third party app such as NoSleep for example. To run with the…[Read more]

  • m0wgli replied to the topic FireSheep for 2013? in the forum Other 7 years, 3 months ago

    @TomTees wrote:

    I think my current version of FF is like 15 or 16.

    Is there an easy way to try out FireSheep on my updated version of FF?

    Oh, I am using Snow Leopard if that helps.

    Firesheep aside, I’d suggest you update your FireFox if possible, the latest is 20.

  • TomTees replied to the topic Personal VPNs in the forum Other 7 years, 3 months ago

    @chrisj wrote:

    @TomTees wrote:

    What do you mean by “operational security”?

    The steps I take to protect myself when doing things online, that are of a semi-questionable nature, or wanting to stay off radars. Things like checking some really questionable sites for research papers for school. Like Google Scholar.…

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  • rattis replied to the topic Personal VPNs in the forum Other 7 years, 3 months ago

    @TomTees wrote:

    however when I’m doing stuff that requires me to be anonymous (due to operational security) on the internet I tend to stick with Tor.

    What do you mean by “operational security”??

    The steps I take to protect myself when doing things online, that are of a semi-questionable nature, or wanting to stay off radars. Things like…[Read more]

  • @m0wgli wrote:

    @TomTees wrote:

    In such cases, it is conceivable that someone could quickly go onto my JetPack and find my SSID and Passcode, right?

    It would seem so if the device wasn’t configured to not display the Wi-Fi name (SSID) and password on the display (refer to page 19 of the user guide I posted earlier).

    Okay, thanks for the…[Read more]

  • @TomTees wrote:

    In such cases, it is conceivable that someone could quickly go onto my JetPack and find my SSID and Passcode, right?

    It would seem so if the device wasn’t configured to not display the Wi-Fi name (SSID) and password on the display (refer to page 19 of the user guide I posted earlier).

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