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A possible new threat to your privacy when using a pc

dryson

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Report this Dec. 05 2012, 3:32 pm

A new backdoor into your PC that hackers can exploit


ALL MUST READ


In the search programs and files type in Location and Sensors.


There is a function that allows hackers and network monitors to breach your privacy through the programs that you use thus spying on what you are doing even if you are not using a program.


For example if you recently wrote a journal entry using Word saved it and have opened it since a hacker or network monitor or monitoring program can access your PC through such a sensor and data mine what you have written.


Take precautions on protecting yourself America.


Does anyone else have any knowledge of the Sensor process of Microsoft OS 7 and higher?

K_tigress

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Report this Dec. 05 2012, 8:40 pm

This shouldn’t be an issue if you update your virus and malware protections every day. Plus its also a good thing to have am anti-key logger thingy too.


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Sycotroll

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Report this Dec. 05 2012, 10:51 pm

It's not a backdoor, nor is it a virus/trojan. 


 


http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/gg463473.aspx


 


By default, it's turned off and only available if you install a sensor.


 


If you want to check for yourself, follow the first four instructions: http://www.ehow.com/how_6920614_set-other-sensors-windows-7.html


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