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Preventing active OS fingerprinting with iptables

I'm studying network security on my own and I have a few basic theoretical questions here. Would dropping every incoming packet at the network layer be enough to prevent active OS fingerprinting? I ...
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When should I drop a packet with ICMP type 3, code 9 or 10, TCP RST, or TCP ACK?

This answer says there are a few ways of dealing with a blocked packet at a firewall: At each of these levels a 1st IP packet (and any other protocol packet as an ESP or AH packet) might receive ...
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how to configure naxsi to accept json format in rest apis?

For example one of my APIs is: Post request: /api/v0/login body: { "username":"xxx@ggg.com", "password":"eeeee" } I want to secure this API with naxsi, I could not find anywhere to config naxsi ...
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Does setting a default DROP policy actually improve security?

It seems that the status quo at the moment is to configure firewalls to drop any packets that aren't destined for specifically-opened ports. Many defensive port scanners (such as ShieldsUP!) seem to ...
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what is more secure, to have PPPoE on the modem or on the firewall

We are trying to understand what a more secure installation is: a) A modem connected to the internet with PPPoE doing a NAT to the firewall than doing a second NAT for all the devices b) A modem ...
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Large amount of foreign IPs hitting out firewall, is this automated scans or are we under attack?

I just got put in charge of a network. In the logs on our firewall I noticed that we had a large amounts of machines trying to connect to port 53 as well as about a dozen other ports. Are these ...
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Does services provided by different companies for DDoS protection work well?

Is it necessary to use any DDoS service provided by different web hosting provider and other people? We know, they are running their business to provide security to thousands of web property. They are ...
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Firewall egress filtering by domain

In our production environment, we are connecting to a few core external service providers though their APIs, and are required to have all other services blocked (PCI DSS). We currently have a ...
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Is there such thing as an OS “internal firewall”

I was wondering if there is such thing as an OS "internal firewall". If it exists, it must be under a different name. I am looking for a way to control which applications can talk to which other ...
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Proxy Firewalls, Content Inspection, Application Layer Firewalls & Web Application Firewalls

All of the material I'm reading on Proxy Firewalls, Content Inspection, Application Layer Firewalls & Web Application Firewalls indicates that they are inherently unique devices / applications. ...
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Web/search engine spider on local network?

I was setting up a test webserver on my local network earlier, and whilst sorting out the firewall I noticed the following in the log (/var/log/ufw.log - I'm using UFW on Ubuntu 14.04): Jul 9 14:17:...
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Safety of routing a network to a firewall

I am studying for my CompTIA Security+ qualification and have come across the following question. Question : You are implementing a testing environment for a development team. They use several ...
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Security of OpenVPN against sophisticated DPI solution

I'm planing to build a device (prototype) that act as a portable security gateway. To make this, I choosed OpenWRT running on Raspberry Pi with OpenVPN for VPN connection. My main purpose of this ...
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What is the difference between ASA 5505 Security Appliance and without Security Appliance

Considering the two devices, ASA 5505 Security Appliance and without Security Appliance. What are the differences between having security appliance and without security appliance? I can not find the ...
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How can I scan open ports through Windows Firewall?

I use Kali Linux and VMWare for testing some penetration techniques. The problem is that when I scan ports with Nmap to my Windows IP "all ports are filtered". I know that the firewall is blocking the ...
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Are Keystroke and Click Loggers Legal? [closed]

I worked with the firewall "Nobero" which is paid and bit expensive. It is a complete Network Firewall including groups policy, banning URLs and social sites. But It has a feature of tracking users' ...
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I'm looking for a decent book on network and infrastructure security [closed]

I'm currently looking for a decent book on network and infrastructure security (especially in the enterprise context). Could you point me to one or two recent books, please? Thanks a lot in advance! ...
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Firewall issues

Background I have an Android device (Minix M5) that I handed to a customer The device only does outbound connections, so no inbound traffic The customer confirmed that s/he opened up the ports ...
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Does firewall count as a subnetwork? [closed]

I need to design a network based on IP 10.1.1.0/24. I have three different subnetworks and a firewall. Does firewall count as a subnetwork? Do I need to assign some IP values to it?
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Benefits of home router behind Linux firewall?

Like a lot of people I have a simple consumer grade router at home. The setup is pretty standard: Ethernet from the cable modem --> router's WAN Given the poor track record of consumer routers ...
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What is the simplest way for a Proxy/UTM to block HTTPS traffic using URL filtering?

I'm building a UTM using ubuntu, How can I block HTTPS traffic using URL filtering? (For example I want to block https://facebook.com) I'm using Squid as a transparent proxy server. Solutions I don't ...
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Utility to build IP exclusion list? [closed]

Are there any utilities out there that can assist in building an IP exclusion list? Scenario: Recently suffered a brute force attack where 50000 failed login attempts came from a multitude of ...
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How would iOS or Android app “firewall” for extended permissions (location, etc) work?

I'm interested in blocking or reporting any application's usage of extended permissions, regardless if they are granted those rights, such as: GPS / Location / Wifi Radio signal data Telemetry My ...
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Firewall in virtual machine

I'm putting my server to use as a file server and a firewall. I'm looking at KVM or Xen VM setup where file server and firewall get their own VMs and host is just supplying the hardware (so Xen way, I ...
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Give Someone Access to Secure Website? [closed]

I have someone I hired on a Freelancing website working for me - so far he has worked for me for about two weeks and is doing a good job. In order for him to complete his work he will need access to ...
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VyprVPN (from GlodenFrog.com) weirdly keeps sending unauthorized suspecious data even after uninstall [closed]

Update: Check the VyprVPN's app developer answer below, seems this is okay and an uninstaller is added to new versions to prevent such issues. Original: I was working with VyprVpn a few months ago, ...
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Host-based security architecture for web server network

I am begining with network security and after studying for a while about often used technologies I got to this architecture for my home server (sorry it is not in english). I considered 3 basic ...
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NMap to scan a private subnetwork

I have a test network setup based on virtual machines. My host machine, a web server and the firewall is under the 192.168.0.0/24 network (gateway is 192.168.0.1); a server machine is located behind ...
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Security devices other than firewall and IDS [closed]

I was just studying about firewalls and IDS/IPS and had a doubt. Are these the only two major security devices that a company invests in? or are there other equipment and security controls?
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Most secure location of database

Let's say I have a straight forward completely database driven web site application and I store my database on my web server in the DMZ. I won't be broadcasting the IP address of my database because I ...
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Does anyone know how / what this technique is called? [closed]

When using public wireless it needs you to sign in and from what I've gathered it allows you to have access to the internet and provides you with your own network and is not shared with any other ...
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Why is Windows Explorer making external connections?

McAfee is seeing Windows Explorer (explorer.exe) establishing connections to external IPs: Also verified with cmd: C:\Windows\system32>tasklist|find "explorer.exe" explorer.exe ...
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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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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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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 ...