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GeneralRe: Windows 10 Sends Your Activity History to Microsoft, Even if You Tell It Not To Pin
den2k8811-Dec-18 1:51
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Re firewall: After it was disclosed that most modern CPUs have a hidden network interface that may be active whether the "public" one is enabled or disabled, a software-only firewall on the same PC is usless if you are paranoid. (And remember: Even if you are paranoid, they might be after you!)

The only thing that works it to set up another machine between your PC and the network interface, and filter the entire packet stream from your PC, whether the packets comes from the "public" or the "hidden" interface. Obviously, this would have to be a cabled point-to-point interface, no WiFi or through a switch/router.

This filter machine might be a tiny little thing that only does network-related work, without access to your ordinary disk drives. Or, if it is more capable, you could do everyday web browsing, email etc. on that machine, even looking up documentation for your programming work, but with no access to any of your private disks. Then you could keep your "main PC" offline the very most of the time - maybe even pull the network plug. You still need to have the ability to connect to the network now and then, e.g. for software updates, but that would be highly controlled.

I am not that paranoid yet. But I do have an old machine with two network interfaces that could do the job the day I decide to. And both my screens (one for each machine) has USB connectors at the side, so I can easily transfer e.g. downloaded from the network to my main PC over a hand operated packet switched network, the packets being 32GB size USB sticks.
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