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Why is Windows Explorer making external connections?

I'm seeing Windows Explorer (explorer.exe) establishing connections to external IPs: Also verified with cmd: C:\Windows\system32>tasklist|find "explorer.exe" explorer.exe 4052 ...
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Software Firewall Rules not effective (not working) [on hold]

I'm trying to setup a few protocol rules Under "Firewall>Network Rules. I'm testing my firewall. My test is to block Internet explorer in the network rules. But Internet explorer keeps loading pages. ...
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ModSecurity w/ OWASP Ruleset + ConfigServer csf & lfd?

I am trying to determine if we have too many security modules installed on our server. Currently, we are running ModSec w/ OWASP rulesets + additional commercial rulesets, with intrusion prevention, ...
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Unable to resolve ip forwarders on DNS windows server 2008 r2 [migrated]

I'm trying to build a mail system using exchange server 2010. At that time, only mail can send from outside to inside via a TMG firewall. Any email from local to the Internet were not able to send. So ...
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Alternate ways to block ports on Windows [closed]

[question] What alternative methods are there to blocking ports in Windows, apart from the firewall and IPsec? If there is no other way, is there a way of setting up IPSec timeouts to immediately ...
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Is it safe to whitelist CDN domains?

I am trying to whitelist URLs for my PC but I want to eventually roll out the rules to my small company's firewall. But I'm having trouble with CDNs since a page may load content from many distinct ...
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Do I need dedicated firewall? [closed]

I have two servers in the datacenter. FreeBSD <--> Windows Server FreeBSD configured as a gateway for Windows Server. What is the best: FreeBSD has only firewall. All services are on the Win ...
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How the firewall is allowing Facebook requests to bypass itself? [migrated]

I've a McAfee Firewall configured at my workplace. It actively blocks all the requests for websites like https://www.Flipkart.com https://www.Amazon.com https://www.Facebook.com I's playing ...
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Terms for input/output to and from a Firewall

Is there an official/standard term for the stream of data sent into or out of a firewall? Obviously the inbound traffic would be the traffic under surveillance, and the outbound traffic would be the ...
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Setting up a new DMZ for Web Servers [migrated]

When it comes to security, VLAN ACL's, firewall DMZ policy and the like I am a Newb. So any help will be appreciated. We are trying to architect our network to place all of our web accessible ...
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Linux iptables DNAT on incoming packet without conntrack (stateless)

In my linux box 10.20.1.1, i got two UDP apps binded on port 46000 (App A) and 36000(App B) respectively. The apps communicate with two UDP servers bindeded as 10.10.1.1:36000 (Srv X) and ...
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IP over HTTP GET only

Consider the following scenario: There is a client behind a really strict firewall. There is nearly nothing available to 'connect to the internet'. Just DNS resolution and HTTP/HTTPS (some whitelisted ...
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Block An IP Address Scanner On Mac [closed]

I'm working on an prototype that can spot network scanners, which is working and it spits out the IP address of the scanners, but I need to block them now. Is there any way to block an IP address ...
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Inspecting every packet leaving the system for sensitive information ? [closed]

Is there a way to check every packet leaving the system for sensitive data like IP addresses, personal information (like logins) etc ? A free (and preferably open source) program which does this for ...
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using html5 websockets to bypass firewall TCP policy

I've read that html5 enables opening tcp sockets from the client side in its "websocket" feature. Firewalls as I recollect may be configured to block tcp connections initiated from "the outside" by ...
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How much of your web browsing behavior is VISIBLE to the administrators when you're behind HTTPS or VPN? [closed]

For example. If you're behind a VPN and want to get on on facebook and youtube. Will all outgoing traffic need to make a request to the firewall first? I don't really know extensively how well a ...
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What does a Firewall mean by “connect to TCP port without your permission”?

McAfee is reporting incoming network connections blocked from IPs like 198.252.206.149 (StackExchange Inc.), 54.179.231.116 (Amazon Technologies Inc.), 74.125.68.106 (Google Inc.), etc. The ports ...
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Understanding OpenWRT LuCI Firewall Routing with VPN

I'm still fairly new to networking, and I'm having a little trouble grasping some concepts of the proper firewall rules I need to implement for my desired setup. I'm setting up a router with OpenWRT ...
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Decrypt and then re-encrypt all requests to the internet at firewall level

I don't have strong skills about this matter but I am very curious about the following communication so may I ask: One institution sent a message to all network users saying that "all requests to the ...
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Should a server be considered compromised simply because a port was open?

Earlier today I received a notification of a security incident at Mandrill. At first I was concerned, but then after I dove into the details I became confused as to why they considered this noteworthy ...
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How do people typically perform security audits of firewalls?

In my days as a pentester, we used to use tools like Nipper, combined with manual analysis, to perform audits of firewall configurations. However, in my current company we have many different ...
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Firewalk through a Firewall on our subnet

Having trouble firewalking. I am trying to determine all the open ports on my firewall/gateway. Here is my lab network diagram: (Skip to the bottom of the following explanation for a direct list of ...
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IPsec: Is AH in tunnel mode secure?

I have a site-to-site IPsec VPN which was performing poorly (10 -20% upload/download speeds as a percentage of available WAN circuit bandwidth) when using ESP in tunnel mode with DES encryption and ...
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explorer.exe outbound (Unexplained TCP Connections)

So I've already disabled SSDP Discovery in Windows Services. I'm also not conducting any searches. I also have file indexing disabled on my system. I noticed a number of outbound connections coming ...
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Segregating a Printer in my Enterprise Network

I have a EAP-TLS network at home which I've managed for some time now. I just got a new Brother HL-5470 printer so I can finally print things at home, which is really nice. The only problem is that ...
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Is it a good idea to disable WHM backend and only enable it through ssh when needed?

I have recently set up a managed VPS and it came per-installed with CentOs and WHM. I have configured SSH logins to use private keys and i can SSH into the server with root privileges. I realize ...
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Firewall requirements for SaaS service providers

I have not had much success compiling a workable overview on the topic of firewalls and application service providers, despite making a rather extensive contribution to Google's workload this month. ...
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Preventing ARP spoofing in DMZ

Is there any possible way to implement a defence mechanism in a firewall to be able to prevent ARP spoofing in a DMZ. Our DMZ server consist of two webservers and a database (which should be available ...
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Can NATs and firewalls blacklist IPs when trying to UDP hole punch?

I am developing a P2P application that will make use of UDP hole punch to connect two peers behind NAT. When dealing with connections between a cone and a symmetric, unpredictable NATs, however, hole ...
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Acceptable secure solution to replace static IP addresses for a web application

I am currently working as a technical lead on a project at a financial institution and have a question about how to provide the same level of security expected by the business in an application we are ...
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Windows Firewall single rule with multiple IP addresses vs multiple rules with single IP address [closed]

I've tried finding some resources to help me on my dilemma, but wasn't successful in my approach. So here goes: I am implementing an automated firewall manager for Windows Firewall which will ban ...
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Google DNS in Firewall logs

I was viewing my firewall logs and come across the IP 8.8.8.8. Further check reveals it most likely belong to Google DNS. And such traffic has been going out from some of our LAN segment PCs. From ...
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Why does a nmap scan give different results depending on whether it's run from inside or outside a LAN

I am testing/setting up a Thompson TG585v7 router/firewall. Results when running nmap from a computer INSIDE the LAN $ sudo nmap -O 210.86.xxx.xxx Starting Nmap 6.40 ( http://nmap.org ) at ...
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If nmap reports a port is open, does that ALSO mean a service is listening on the port?

I have a Thompson TG585v7 router/firewall whose firewall is configured to FORWARD several ports to a computer X54 within the LAN. These ports are in the range 1024 through to 2500 That X54 ...
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Expose the source code repository externally or allow VPN access?

To allow third party consultants, offshore developers and contractors working on the code, we can expose our Git repository externally. Or we can grant VPN access to the external parties and limit ...
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open ports on a netgear N-150 router; disable SPI firewall? [closed]

How do I open all ports? At least internally, for LAN traffic from 192.168.1.x to 192.168.1.x I want all ports open. Even if it creates a security problem. thufir@doge:~$ thufir@doge:~$ nmap -p ...
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Prevent hacking with known IP address and router information on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [closed]

I’ve had it! It is the second time that a “hacker” (A hacker or should I say thief) has had access to my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS system. The person that I suspect has had physical access to my pc because he ...
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Can sshd block IPs with failed attempts or is a tool like denyhosts or fail2ban necessary?

I am only indirectly familiar with denyhosts (and only just discovered fail2ban) and they certainly seem like worthwhile tools. However, after looking through the options for sshd_config I am trying ...
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Setting up own enterprise SOC

the other day I was talking with a service provider (MSSP) who have experience with operating SOC (security operations centre) 24x7. Their price was rather steep (in the millions range). I don't ...
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Do the firewall hardware specifications have to be better than the network it protects?

If I need a bodyguard I'll have to hire someone whose muscles are much tougher than mine. If a server can't handle a DoS/DDoS attack because it consumes it's resources does this mean the firewall has ...
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How to manage Cisco ASA series without management cable? [closed]

How can I manage my Cisco ASA device without the management cable? I have not set it up at all, but I have physical access to it.
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Long character sequence in first string of HTTP GET request breaks the web service's HTTP response. Buffer overflow?

During my current security audit test I've stumbled on something I can't possibly comprehend. The behavior exhibits signs of a buffer overflow in the target or in some intermidiate service (HTTP ...
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What's the diff between blocking a port with a firewall and not starting a service on that port in the first place?

I was considering setting up a software firewall (pf) on my web server and did some research on them. Were I to do it, it'd involve basically blocking connections to all ports except 80, 443, and the ...
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Is there any method to prevent/trace ddos attack?

I have a debian linux server which run a few online game services. I have some competitors in this area and i think one of them is behind the ddos attacks. I have full access to the router, so I set ...
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Security concerns allowing internet connected server to write on network server

I don't know much about network engineering since I just started becoming a programmer. The situation is, that my company has a web-interface hosted on one of our servers that is connected to the ...
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Persistent Connection Attempts By Akamai Technologies

I have seen this question asked in different places, but have never seen a satisfactory answer: On different computer builds, ASUS/GIGABYTE/MSI, I constantly have outgoing connections to ...
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Security risk with using internal IP on public DNS

A web server inside the office network which is accessed by staff internally and the internal DNS resolves web.company.com to the server's LAN IP. Publicly, company.com nameservers belong to their ...
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Does it add anything to restrict IP address?

I have an https website that is protected by a login form (username + password). Does it add anything, protection wise, if I put this website behind a firewall that only allow certain IP address?
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Firewall Benchmark, Checklist, Guideline?

I'm doing some research on checklist, benchmark, hardening guidelines. And I couldn't find specific documents for security checklist for firewall. CIS had this document, but it was only for Cisco ...
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Firewall egress filtering / quick whitelisting

Suppose your Aunt or Uncle is easily fooled by phishing attempts and their computer has multiple root kits and key loggers running. Assume their computing habits will never change. Looking at his ...