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mi5

posted on Dec, 20 2006 @ 11:43 PM
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heres a list of ipaddresses to block if you dont like the thought Mr Spooky may like messin you about from time to time

c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
drop these in under the line that says 127.0.0.1 localhost
then go to control panel - administration - services - then disable the service called dns client
to read up on hosts file blocking google +"hosts file" +management

I am in the UK, and when I blocked these addresses in the hosts file
I gained a massive boost in browsing speeds - why I dont know except that I blocked Qinetic which runs mi5 and mi6 computers its the European arm of Haliburton. I am guessing that either its something in firefox that speeds up - or something to do with microsoft windows - one way or another blocking these definitely speeds my internet connection.
some are .mil others qinetiq and other are echelon addresses One thing I've discovered is they also route through ucl.ac.uk aand harvard university
check these out on robtex.com its better than dnsstuff

127.0.0.1 204.16.208.104
127.0.0.1 204.16.208.105
127.0.0.1 204.16.208.107
127.0.0.1 204.16.208.111
127.0.0.1 204.16.208.112
127.0.0.1 204.16.208.115
127.0.0.1 204.16.208.117

127.0.0.1 THEHIDEOUT.NET
127.0.0.1 SANDY.THEHIDEOUT.NET
127.0.0.1 localhost
127.0.0.1 12.110.110.204
127.0.0.1 romulus.ncsc.mil
127.0.0.1 144.51.5.2
127.0.0.1 topscale.nsa.gov
127.0.0.1 144.51.68.4
127.0.0.1 jazzdrum.ncsc.mil
127.0.0.1 144.51.5.7
127.0.0.1 jazzhorn.ncsc.mil
127.0.0.1 144.51.5.9
127.0.0.1 a.gov.zoneedit.com
127.0.0.1 216.55.155.29
127.0.0.1 b.gov.zoneedit.com
127.0.0.1 206.51.224.229
127.0.0.1 c.gov.zoneedit.com
127.0.0.1 69.72.142.35
127.0.0.1 d.gov.zoneedit.com
127.0.0.1 209.97.207.48
127.0.0.1 e.gov.zoneedit.com
127.0.0.1 82.165.40.134
127.0.0.1 f.gov.zoneedit.com
127.0.0.1 66.197.185.229
127.0.0.1 g.gov.zoneedit.com
127.0.0.1 66.135.32.100
127.0.0.1 a.gtld-servers.net
127.0.0.1 b.gtld-servers.net
127.0.0.1 c.gtld-servers.net
127.0.0.1 d.gtld-servers.net
127.0.0.1 e.gtld-servers.net
127.0.0.1 f.gtld-servers.net
127.0.0.1 g.gtld-servers.net
127.0.0.1 h.gtld-servers.net
127.0.0.1 i.gtld-servers.net
127.0.0.1 j.gtld-servers.net
127.0.0.1 k.gtld-servers.net
127.0.0.1 l.gtld-servers.net
127.0.0.1 m.gtld-servers.net
127.0.0.1 humber.qinetiq.com
127.0.0.1 kennet.qinetiq.com
127.0.0.1 mole.qinetiq.com
127.0.0.1 eden.qinetiq.com
127.0.0.1 nene.qinetiq.com
127.0.0.1 ouse.qinetic.com
127.0.0.1 qinetic.com
127.0.0.1 ns0.qinetiq-tim.net
127.0.0.1 ns1.qinetiq-tim.net
127.0.0.1 ns1.cs.ucl.ac.uk
127.0.0.1 ns2.qinetiq.tim.net
127.0.0.1 ns3.qinetiq.tim.net
127.0.0.1 auth00.ns.de.uu.net
127.0.0.1 auth50.ns.de.uu.net
127.0.0.1 ns0.ja.net
127.0.0.1 ns1.cs.ucl.ac.uk
127.0.0.1 ns1.surfnet.nl
127.0.0.1 ns2.ja.net
127.0.0.1 ns3.ja.net
127.0.0.1 ns4.ja.net

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posted on Dec, 21 2006 @ 12:30 AM
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I don't know how it is in the UK, but I'm pretty sure in the U. S., if you started blocking "Mr. Spooky's" I.P. address, all of a sudden, and you were in fact being monitored I'm pretty certain that their interest in you would certainly increase.

Also, I don't think that blocking I. P. addresses would have very much impact if you were indeed in their sights. If they want to know about your internet habits, I'm sure they have undetectable ways of doing it.

I am going on my personal assumptions regarding this, I have no definitive evidence regarding the same.

edit to add:

If you are truly that paranoid of being monitored, there is always the alternative, do your internet browsing from a public location. I. e., Public Library, or internet cafe.


[edit on 12/21/2006 by Mechanic 32]



posted on Dec, 21 2006 @ 12:40 AM
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I noticed that you have blocked "Thehideout.net" I get hit with this type of address constantly. Of course my firewall blocks all the attempts, but I notice a rather unsettling amount of hideout.net ip's in my log files. I have always wondered why that one specifically kept showing up in my daily logs. As most of the time the other ips are more or less pretty random.

Do you have more information on that one specifically?



posted on Dec, 21 2006 @ 12:49 AM
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Originally posted by CPYKOmega
I noticed that you have blocked "Thehideout.net" ....


I haven't personally seen this one myself, but here is a Google search for "Whois thehideout.net"

google search


Perhaps you will find out what you need to know from one of the hits there.

[edit on 12/21/2006 by Mechanic 32]



posted on Dec, 21 2006 @ 01:03 AM
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Thanks for the link Mechanic 32.


I will check it out to see what I can find. Its not really a big deal, because my firewall blocks the attempts like I stated earlier, but I would just like to know who the heck is doing this lol.



posted on Dec, 21 2006 @ 01:04 AM
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If blocking these addresses speeds up his internet alot, isn't that pretty damning?


mi5

posted on Dec, 21 2006 @ 01:18 AM
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actually I forgot to take thehideout one out of the list - its actually a site which transmits instant messenger spam - all the others I believe are military nsa ss etc

Also they probably know this but I tend to propogandise the anticapitalist movement and would ally myself closely with an anarchist sympathy
I believe government has no legitimate authority and must therefore ultimately impose itself with a gun - I do not subscribe to the view that I owe them or they owe me - I have an equal and legitimate claim to be a free person as the monarch of this land takes itself to be - and as such do not submit to their supposed authority - they can live with that I do them no harm - but at the same time I take no s*** from them
they are nothing I am afraid of - we all gotta go sometime

There is nothing in the above original post that is not available via google on the public internet and all info was found via robtex.com and dnsstuff.com

If blocking these addresses speeds up his internet alot, isn't that pretty damning?
actually it is common knowledge in Britain that all the major isp's must route their traffic through echelon. I have worked 20 years in the computer industry and my analysis is that I believe the increased speeds are by some mechanism that is being overridden in either the operating system or the browser by blocking thse ip's it cant be outside the network - I believe microsoft builds it into their system that data is split to these computers but I DONT KNOW THAT - its very early in my investigation



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posted on Dec, 21 2006 @ 01:40 AM
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Not to rain on anyone's parade here, but adding the above hos tnames to your local host file only prevents your system from resolving those hosts, its not doing anything to prevent traffic monitoring by an outside party, or remote access to your system.

To prevent remote access, you need to disable a number of windows services and install a proper firewall application. There are a number of decent free firewalls out there, a quick google should turn up lots of results. Only with a firewall will you be able to choose which applications can send/recieve traffic over the internet. The Windows firewall is a start, but only handles inbound traffic, it lets everything go outbound.

Of course, running an OS like windows, where its anyone's guess what the programmers have included, is really not going to keep you safe...

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[edit on 21-12-2006 by dragoner]


mi5

posted on Dec, 21 2006 @ 01:44 AM
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To do that, you need to disable a number of windows services and install a proper firewall application. There are a number of decent free firewalls out there, a quick google should turn up lots of results. Only with a firewall will you be able to choose which applications can send/recieve traffic over the internet. The Windows firewall is a start, but only handles inbound traffic, it lets everything go outbound.
this is my home network protected by a £800 worth of firewall router with a domaincontroller dns behind it serving several other clients - I'm pretty good with security infact its all I research

yep your right thats why I suspect M$ is co-operative with the ss

[edit on 21-12-2006 by mi5]



posted on Dec, 21 2006 @ 02:02 AM
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Originally posted by dragoner
Not to rain on anyone's parade here, but adding the above hos tnames to your local host file only prevents your system from resolving those hosts, its not doing anything to prevent traffic monitoring by an outside party, or remote access to your system.

To prevent remote access, you need to disable a number of windows services and install a proper firewall application. There are a number of decent free firewalls out there, a quick google should turn up lots of results. Only with a firewall will you be able to choose which applications can send/recieve traffic over the internet. The Windows firewall is a start, but only handles inbound traffic, it lets everything go outbound.

Of course, running an OS like windows, where its anyone's guess what the programmers have included, is really not going to keep you safe...



True, but a good hosts file does help

Get it here at mvps.org




What it does ...
The Hosts file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. This file is loaded into memory (cache) at startup, then Windows checks the Hosts file before it queries any DNS servers, which enables it to override addresses in the DNS. This prevents access to the listed sites by redirecting any connection attempts back to the local machine. Another feature of the HOSTS file is its ability to block other applications from connecting to the Internet, providing the entry exists.

You can use a HOSTS file to block ads, banners, 3rd party Cookies, 3rd party page counters, web bugs, and even most hijackers. This is accomplished by blocking the connection(s) that supplies these little gems.



Hope that was useful.

aob

[edit on 21-12-2006 by aob982]



posted on Dec, 21 2006 @ 08:13 AM
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I'm sorry to say that there is nothing you can do you cannot stop digital communication surveillance in the UK.

All and I mean all communications via centralized telecom hubs are routed through a centralized mechanism.

Although it is scary to think that this data is collected and is searched by means of data warehousing, you have nothing to fear so long as you are not doing anything too damning.

The terabytes of traffic the UK generates daily is not kept for long and is wiped clean after a certain length of time.

However, the data warehousing search technique is and has proved very effective at catching potential threats before they become actual threats.

BE CAREFULL WHAT YOU SAY


I will now activate one of the rules set up in the UK centralized monitoring system... it's easy to do.

BOMB BUCKINGHAM PALACE 10 DOWNLING STREET POLONIUM 210 QUEEN BLAIR DEATH



This thread will now be flagged up for an officer to read and escalate should they deem it serious.

Obviously in this case it is not, but if it were to be a terrorist threat we would have already discovered an awful lot even before any real sign.

As I believe someone else mentioned in a similar way. No need to draw attention to yourself. Relax in the sea of data but realize the net is a Public place.

All the best,

NeoN HaZe.



posted on Dec, 21 2006 @ 10:27 AM
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Neon Haze,

Would you be comfortable telling us what line of work you're in?

Regards,
DBS



posted on Dec, 21 2006 @ 10:44 AM
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Most blocked attempts caught by your router's default settings are harmless pings usually from ad servers or data miners. Best thing to do is make sure your router is set up properly, change the name of it if you can, and make sure you don't leave the password on the default. MAC filtering is a good idea too...if you have wireless especially.

Double check with your ISP though to make sure you don;t block any DNS coming from their range or you'll have troubles with lost packets which will slow your computer and make some pages not load.

Best to block only the ones that your router specifies as back door attempts.

very good idea to have a secondary firewall running as well. Windoze has a slough of services that have to be running and many have security holes...you can't turn some of them off so best to make sure you're not relying on only your router's default firewall settings.



posted on Dec, 21 2006 @ 11:48 AM
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Originally posted by mi5
yep your right thats why I suspect M$ is co-operative with the ss

[edit on 21-12-2006 by mi5]
I know for a fact that there is a backdoor built into every windows system so the government can access peoples computers.

I know someone who busts people who deal in child porn and what he does is illegal even though hes jointly employed by a couple of big companies and the government.



posted on Dec, 21 2006 @ 01:25 PM
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Originally posted by darkbluesky
Neon Haze,

Would you be comfortable telling us what line of work you're in?

Regards,
DBS


No problem, I'm acting head of physics a Uni in London.

When time permits, I also consult businesses on Internet securities and disaster recovery. Mostly developing multiple redundancies across critical systems.

My first love has always been math and physics, then computation.

Anyway wishing you a very merry Xmas and an auspicious new year.

NeoN HaZe.



posted on Dec, 21 2006 @ 08:20 PM
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Blocking these addresses is a waste of time. As others have indicated a hosts file can be useful in preventing pop-ups and some malware. Your not going to see any improved performanace either with this host file. The reality is that once that packet leaves your PC it is dependent on routing to get to its destination, of which you have zero control.

Also router names not matter, all you have to do is block all inbound ICMP and for that matter ANYTHING you don't want coming in, especially passwords. You should only have password access to a router from within your network, preferable SSH but never allowed from outside. You can have the most expensive router/firewall but it does you little good if its not configured properly. Also session logging is essential to see what exactly is transpiring.

Finally MAC filtering is useless. MAC's can easily be spoofed, you need TKIP/AES with Radius using key rotation to be decently secured.

brill



posted on Dec, 21 2006 @ 09:20 PM
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Speed gain from blocking these is most likely a placebo, unless you can do some for of measurements.



posted on Dec, 21 2006 @ 10:01 PM
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interesting thread. just about a week ago now, accessing new url's has gotten pathetically slow. like 15 seconds to get to a new site...
i have a brand new mad-pro (dual core intel) and web surfing was "real-time" until about 7 days ago. now every site takes about 15 - 20 seconds to load - then when i'm on the site, it's fast; flipping through the site, no probs, but once i leave and go to a new site, it's retarded slow.

any ideas on this. it's really painful to surf with. (i have digital cable and it's been excellent)

thanks,
-b



posted on Dec, 22 2006 @ 12:45 AM
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Originally posted by zooplancton


any ideas on this. it's really painful to surf with. (i have digital cable and it's been excellent)

thanks,
-b


...you haven't changed your DNS for some reason or another? Thats the only thing I can come up with at the moment.

[edit on 22-12-2006 by madhatter]



posted on Dec, 22 2006 @ 04:53 AM
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Originally posted by brill
Blocking these addresses is a waste of time. As others have indicated a Finally MAC filtering is useless. MAC's can easily be spoofed, you need TKIP/AES with Radius using key rotation to be decently secured.
brill




Nice one Brill.

Key rotation is effective, though for obvious reasons can mess with any wireless peripherals you’re attempting to connect to the network.

Excellent for single devices though!!

All the best and a very Merry Xmas!!!

NeoN HaZe.



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