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    Default Some defensive questions

    Hi everyone,

    I know this isn't really a question that belongs in these forums but I didn't know where else to ask so here it is anyways...

    I'm living in a studio apartment that shares the building with 7 other apartments. My neighbor has the only internet connection available for the house and he shares this connection with the others over WIFI only. Since I was having some connection problems I did some checks and then found out I am being arp-spoofed and my email traffic get rerouted trough my neighbors computer. Also when I take one pc offline and scan from another he spoofs my mac/ip and tries to connect to sites I've visited.

    I turned-on Wireshark for a while to collect enough info to go to the police (for my neighbor doesn't do anything he says) but got the message back that me scanning HIS network is a crime and my proofs can not be used in court and would cost me about 300 euro's in fines

    Now all I can do is try to protect my computer and data but here I can use some advice for I don't know an awful lot about networking myself. Here is what I did to protect myself;

    • Inbstalled tor/polipo
    • installed https everywere plugin and updated bookmarks to use https
    • Installed trackmenot plugin to mess-up tracking of site visits
    • ssh autentication only with keys and use ssh trough proxy tunnel (ssh -D)
    • set-up iptables to only allow incomming connections that I started locally


    Will this protect all my data or is there a better way? I also have a remote VPS, would it be better maybe to set-up forwarding on my VPS and then set-up a ssh tunnel to connect my local machines?

    Any help is appreciated.

    Regards, Arjan

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    Default Re: Some defensive questions

    You are correct this has nothing to do with backtrack linux.
    Stop using his network and the problems will also alleviate themselves.
    To be successful here you should read all of the following.
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    Failure to do so will probably get your threads deleted or worse.

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