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Prevent network monitoring

Discussion in 'Networking' started by altera, Feb 21, 2012.

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  1. altera

    altera Thread Starter

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    Hi

    I live in a shared flat. And all 20 rooms are connected to this switch I believe..

    Is there any method to prevent the landlord/tech guy monitoring our internet activity (e.g. bandwidith activity, websites we looked at, etc...)

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks
     
  2. valis

    valis Moderator

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    welcome to TSG.

    not really, no. As they own the pipeline coming in, they can do whatever they wish.
     
  3. Zarnak

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    You could however access sites through encrypted connection.
    Although that would be up to the sites to offer something like that.

    He would still see your bandwidth usage though.
     
  4. altera

    altera Thread Starter

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    Hi Zarnak

    Could you advise me on how to access sites through encrpyted connection please?

    Does surfing anonymously help limit their monitoring on my internet activity in any ways?

    Thanks
     
  5. Zarnak

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    It is always possible to be monitored to some degree. Even though the information being sent is encrypted they will still be able to see between which 2 points the data is sent.

    And no. I cannot advice you on how to do that since my knowledge barely consists of concepts and not actual experience or know-how.
    You will have to find out on your own, which shouldn't be too much of a trouble these days, or from someone else on this forum.
     
  6. zx10guy

    zx10guy Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    You do realize even with these type of services, your network traffic is still passing through someone else's infrastructure. That means if you contract out for the service you're talking about they will be able to see all your network traffic.
     
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