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Even with encryption, traffic analysis can still reveal information you'd rather keep private.
Howto fix the problem:
Posted Oct 15, 2009 0:11 UTC (Thu) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
I really doubt there is much useful information that anybody could gleam from
syncing to a online backup share other then the location of the firewall I
was operating behind at the time I did my last sync.
Traffic analysis can surprise
Posted Oct 15, 2009 2:27 UTC (Thu) by jreiser (subscriber, #11027)
Posted Oct 15, 2009 4:15 UTC (Thu) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
however, if someone is not after you specifically, but is just after things that they can sell, it becomes much easier to have reasonable defenses
"I don't have to outrun the bear, I just have to outrun you"
with "you" being enough other users that the bad guys don't get around to bothering with me.
yes, this is security by obscurity, and if someone decides to go after you it doesn't help much, but the reality is that for the vast majority of people this really is good enough.
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