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public wifi network

by Hiphopjam / January 7, 2017 7:45 AM PST

how can i found out what information is being collected when using a public wifi network

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Sorry but you can't tell.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 7, 2017 7:51 AM PST
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Any packet or such you send is open to collection. About all you can do is ask and then they could fib. This is why security experts don't use public wifi. But then we have governments collecting as well so if you don't want info collected, don't send it over a public network.

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by Hiphopjam / January 9, 2017 2:30 AM PST

I know someone who has his own private server. He mentioned that while on a public wifi he can log into his server and find out what info they are collecting. Is this possible? Regards

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by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 9, 2017 3:12 AM PST

Surely, if you have the right password and the right program and the right settings on your server, you can log into its OS it remotely from everywhere where you have Internet access, either with VPN or without it. But also you can logon into an FTP-server (to get a file) or mail server (to get or send a mail) without ever seeing its OS.

But who are "they" and what are they supposed to collect?

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