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Tinkering inside your computer? It could lead to trouble.....


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Lots of people like upgrading their computers - a new RAM module here, a bigger hard drive there, but watch our if you decide to change the motherboard, it could lead to your credit card purchases being declined.

This is an excellent illustration, if one was needed, of how the internet influences our lives to such a degree that an e-commerce site in say, Australia, might know if a motherboard in a computer in Bradford has been changed.

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woodchip

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What about if you use different Computers to buy from online suppliers

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Aitchbee

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Don't tinker TOO much 'cos you might end up inside your computer ...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084827/?ref=fnaltt1

... fingers crossed!

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rdave13

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woodchip , exactly. Though if the different PCs are in a household using the same ISP might make a difference? Would it depend if you have a static IP or not? How do these 'suppliers' of customer services know your PC's hardware? What snooping devices do they use? Is it legal? Lord knows there is a Witch-hunt about cookies anyway. What else transmits your private data except for your IP address? Puzzling at the least.

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