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Old 06-02-2011, 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Ceece View Post
That sounds more like a case against stupid federal agents
No, the evidence they had tracked directly back to the IP address assigned to that individual at the time the kiddy porn was downloaded. Because of NAT (Network Address Translation) that routers provide, there is absolutely no way to determine that it was NOT his directly connected desktop computer, or a neighbor on wireless.

People working in cyber crime units are not just a dumb cop, they can be very savvy people and while recognizing there are some really dummies out there, they might expect that they had a secure network (which they cannot determine based solely on the traffic to/from his IP.
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:01 PM
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I guess the only reason to turn the router off (unplug it, in other words) is if you have a connection problem
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