Ask Leo! #751 – Could a Built-in Tracking Device in My Laptop Detect My Tor Browsing History?

Malicious software is one thing, but malicious hardware takes it to a whole 'nother level. We say that once on your machine software can do anything -- well, malicious hardware can do even more.

I've had it happen more than I care to admit: type, type, type ... *poof* ... the email I was working on disappeared. Depending on how you go about doing things, you might be able to recover. Or not.

You're on a mailing list. For whatever reason you no longer want to be on that list -- perhaps you never wanted to be on the list. What happens next depends on how you got there.

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Could a Built-in Tracking Device in My Laptop Detect My Tor Browsing History?

Yes.

I'm assuming by “built-in tracking device” you mean that someone has actually added a hardware device of some sort to your laptop.

Such a device would share all the capabilities of malware — or perhaps even more.

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Email I Was Composing has Disappeared. Can I Get it Back?

I was responding to an email, but my response disappeared. Do you know a way I can retrieve it?

The longer, original question was a disaster waiting to happen. Before I get to that, though, I want to address a very common scenario: you're typing a nice lengthy response in email, and all of a sudden it's gone.

There are many reasons this can happen — some benign, some disastrous.

With so many possibilities, though, there are a few things to try to see if you can get it back before you panic.

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How Do I Get Off of an Unwanted Email Distribution List?

How does one get off of an unwanted email distribution list? Does clicking the “unsubscribe” button really work? That just seems to generate more.

It depends on how you got onto the list in the first place.

Sometimes “unsubscribe” is exactly the right thing to do.

Sometimes you want to avoid it at all costs.

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