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Author: 0gre Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 202134  
Subject: Re: Serious OS hack issue Date: 2/24/2014 7:09 PM
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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.


Yep.

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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