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Subject:  Re: Serious OS hack issue Date:  2/24/2014  7:09 PM
Author:  0gre Number:  199656 of 208488

Your data doesn't usually pass through any computers between yours and the final destination. Just routers.

Only computers that share bandwidth on your LAN can pose a threat. Nowadays, that means an unsecured Wi-Fi network.


And just sharing your network isn't enough, they need to create a fake server and fool your computer into going to that server which then captures your data. Manually setting DNS as I suggested above will eliminate the easiest way someone can fool your machine into going to a bogus server. Another obvious way to take advantage would be to create a typo based domain that attacks specific sites.
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