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Re: Technology Tidbits
« Reply #90 on: September 07, 2019, 09:35:43 AM »
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Re: Technology Tidbits
« Reply #91 on: November 07, 2019, 02:28:52 PM »
My "Tech" question isn't a technology tidbit, but I'm not sure where to post it, and I know you guys have the answer.
What is a VPN, and why would I need one?
Isn't Google or Firefox "private browsing" the same?

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« Reply #92 on: November 07, 2019, 02:38:04 PM »
Check out the AV Forums site. A lot of information and many subforums on TVs and just about anything audio/video related. Link here (click on Forums in the menu bar at the top): https://www.avforums.com/

I researched AV FORUMS, and a sight called Rtings.com, for weeks before purchasing my 65"4k a month ago. Rtings not only review, but give you ideal settings for optimal picture.

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Re: Technology Tidbits
« Reply #93 on: November 07, 2019, 03:14:40 PM »
My "Tech" question isn't a technology tidbit, but I'm not sure where to post it, and I know you guys have the answer.
What is a VPN, and why would I need one?
Isn't Google or Firefox "private browsing" the same?

https://www.dailydot.com/debug/private-browsing-safe/
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Re: Technology Tidbits
« Reply #94 on: November 07, 2019, 11:51:16 PM »
What is a VPN, and why would I need one?
Isn't Google or Firefox "private browsing" the same?
Fuck. No.

https://www.dailydot.com/debug/private-browsing-safe/
You could've just said, Fuck. No.
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Re: Technology Tidbits
« Reply #95 on: November 08, 2019, 07:35:19 AM »
Fuck. No.
You could've just said, Fuck. No.
I see google referencing free vpns. What are your opinions on free vpns?

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Re: Technology Tidbits
« Reply #96 on: November 08, 2019, 07:42:18 AM »
Google is one of the companies I want to keep my data away from.

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Re: Technology Tidbits
« Reply #97 on: November 08, 2019, 11:57:02 PM »
Google is one of the companies I want to keep my data away from.
@BartIsGod what juan said.


BTW  There's no free lunch. Even lucifer hates google. Small L, small g. I hate them both.

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Re: Technology Tidbits
« Reply #98 on: November 09, 2019, 12:32:42 AM »
My "Tech" question isn't a technology tidbit, but I'm not sure where to post it, and I know you guys have the answer.
What is a VPN, and why would I need one?
Isn't Google or Firefox "private browsing" the same?
VPN is an acronym for a Virtual Private Network.
Any query you send out online, like loading a web page in your browser, sends your IP address to that website.
(The webpage that loads into your browser has to know where to go when it is sent from the server.)
They know exactly where, and can easily find out,  who you are. This is dangerous because a profile on you can be built up by anyone that wants to do it. Anyone.

Are you into hairy ape porn ?   :o
Someone monitoring your IP will know about it.
Want to make your own fireworks for the forth of July ?
(Pyrotechnics is a respectable profession, but) now you've just been added to about 20 Domestic Terrorist Watch-lists.
Do you visit political websites ?
You've just been added to hundreds, possibly thousands of junk mail, ad network, and cold calling lists.

Are you getting the picture ?

A VPN sits between you, and the final destination of your query,  and routes all your queries through the VPN's servers. That way,  the queries you send out use the IP of the VPN instead of sending yours.

With VPNs, you get what you pay for. With free VPNs, you are the product.

Private browsing is totally misnamed and offers no protection, whatsoever, online. All is does, is to keep someone with physical access to your machine, from viewing your browsing history.
Ex.   More than one person uses the same machine.
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Re: Technology Tidbits
« Reply #99 on: November 09, 2019, 12:56:59 AM »
VPN is an acronym for a Virtual Private Network.
Any query you send out online, like loading a web page in your browser, sends your IP address to that website.
(The webpage that loads into your browser has to know where to go when it is sent from the server.)
They know exactly where, and can easily find out,  who you are. This is dangerous because a profile on you can be built up by anyone that wants to do it. Anyone.

Are you into hairy ape porn ?   :o
Someone monitoring your IP will know about it.
Want to make your own fireworks for the forth of July ?
(Pyrotechnics is a respectable profession, but) now you've just been added to about 20 Domestic Terrorist Watch-lists.
Do you visit political websites ?
You've just been added to hundreds, possibly thousands of junk mail, ad network, and cold calling lists.

Are you getting the picture ?

A VPN sits between you, and the final destination of your query,  and routes all your queries through the VPN's servers. That way,  the queries you send out use the IP of the VPN instead of sending yours.

With VPNs, you get what you pay for. With free VPNs, you are the product.

Private browsing is totally misnamed and offers no protection, whatsoever, online. All is does, is to keep someone with physical access to your machine, from viewing your browsing history.
Ex.   More than one person uses the same machine.

I pay for a yearly subscription for TM VPN. ;) ;D

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Re: Technology Tidbits
« Reply #100 on: November 09, 2019, 03:27:04 AM »
I pay for a yearly subscription for TM VPN. ;) ;D
Heh, heh, heh.  ;)
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Re: Technology Tidbits
« Reply #101 on: November 28, 2019, 10:45:39 AM »
Okay folks. Next topic.
I have family living in my house. In my room, I have different wi-fi than is throughout the rest of the house, (could not agree on TV/Wi-fi vendor),
I may purchase a hidden "nanny cam" allowing me to view the room in real time if desired.
My question is this, can someone in the home, by whatever detection means, know that a "new device" is connected to my wi-fi?
I believe it is possible to know which/who'se (RIP Ramona) devices are connected to a network, but, without my login credentials,  is it possible for someone to know which devices I have connected to my network?
I'm thinking not, but unsure.
Anyone?

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Re: Technology Tidbits
« Reply #102 on: November 30, 2019, 05:43:22 AM »
Okay folks. Next topic.
I have family living in my house. In my room, I have different wi-fi than is throughout the rest of the house, (could not agree on TV/Wi-fi vendor),
I may purchase a hidden "nanny cam" allowing me to view the room in real time if desired.
My question is this, can someone in the home, by whatever detection means, know that a "new device" is connected to my wi-fi?
I believe it is possible to know which/who'se (RIP Ramona) devices are connected to a network, but, without my login credentials,  is it possible for someone to know which devices I have connected to my network?
I'm thinking not, but unsure.
Anyone?
If your devices are connected wirelessly, then yes. Not only that, wireless nanycams are extremely easy to hack.
If you're serious about it, go professional with a hardwire connection.
https://www.foxspyoutlet.com/pinhole-cameras/

Search terms: high resolution pinhole camera

But, consider this - you already have a high res camera that you can SSH to other devices. All newer laptops have a camera built in. Do a little research on how to connect it to your phone for remote monitoring. If your research is thorough enough, you don't even have to have the laptop turned on to use the camera, as long as the lid is open. (I'd still run a dedicated hardwired pinhole or cctv cam, disguised as something else.)
Anyone can view the nanycam stream. They are notoriously insecure.

If you're a DIYer:  https://opensource.com/article/18/3/how-build-digital-pinhole-camera-raspberry-pi
Like the article states, pinhole cams are blurry.
Use a disguised CCTV cam instead for clear, high res pics or vid.
https://www.cctvcameraworld.com/4k-ip-cameras.html      ;)
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