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Re: need help on cracking wireless password

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On Sun, Feb 25, 2018 at 10:31:39AM -0600, John Hasler wrote:
> tomas writes:
> > There sure are other options. At first you've to get used to it,
> > because part of Google's better hit rate stems from the fact that they
> > know you (which, while from a purely technical POV is a Good Thing,
> > from a societal POV is a disaster, IMHO).
> I use Google Search a lot, but they don't "know" me: no cookies and no
> scripts.  I've tried allowing their scripts and cookies and find that I
> prefer their search engine vanilla.

That's good :-)

Still they *can* know more than you care about: IP address tracking plus
browser fingerprinting (plus the fact that they have their bugs in most
of the web pages out there) go a long way.

Don't get me wrong: I'm not talking paranoia here. Paranoia is unhealthy,
and once you realize you're losing sleep over it, you should just stop
caring. But I don't want to make their job (which is sticking their nose
in my private affairs) all too easy. And a diversity of approaches is,
I think, key.

> I do miss the ability to create complex search expressions as was
> possible with AltaVista, though.

Yes. Especially this "documents similar to these", which allowed to
refine a search was gold.

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