Monitoring is the act of looking on the processes or systems for performance, supervision and surveillance.

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Can I prevent my neighbors, whom I pay for shared internet (wifi), from seeing the sites I've visited?

I pay my neighbors to use their wifi. They have listed me as "guest" with a separate password from theirs. Is there any way to prevent them from seeing the sites I've visited? My browser history ...
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Safe way to authenticate (multi-factor authentication?) while being monitored?

(I'm trying for a bit more precise answer, particularly with regard to multi-factor authentication, than I received for "Safe way to use a computer that has spyware/keylogger installed?" on SU.) ...
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Neural networks & anomaly detection

Neural networks, with their ability to learn behavioural patterns from arbitrary data, seem like a natural way to deal with intrusion detection. There are many academic papers on the topic which ...
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How can I identify my phone call is being tracked or tapped?

When I read about mobile call tracing, the hackers/security experts track and record mobile phone calls somehow. Is it possible for us to identify that our call is tracked by someone or heard by ...
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Monitoring file access on Windows

I need a way to monitor user file access on windows. What I need is: monitoring of user opening, modifying (don't need to know what the changes were, just that a file was modified), copying, pasting ...
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What free tools or techniques exist to discover anomalies in network flows?

I have been using FlowMatrix. What do others do on the cheap?
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Monitoring Active Directory Domain Administrator Activities

I need to monitor Active Directory domain administrator activities and look for the following: 1) Looking for anomalies in daily activity 2) Getting alerted upon a violation My problem is that ...
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How to detect eavesdropping by your ISP

I've noticed some funny behavior lately with my home Internet connection such as connections dropping frequently, rate limiting occuring, and packet loss. I know how to get around this online, use a ...
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What's the real reason behind blocking the social sites? Even legitimate sites like twitter which acts as a knowledge repository?

I see some sites are blocked for IT security at schools, colleges and offices. But, why do some obvious good sites are blocked too?
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Suspicious 'upstream' traffic

We are seeing unusual amounts of traffic heading upstream on our WAN connection, during the day our system can exceed (or attempt to exceed) the 1Mbps limit imposed on the connection. I have PRTG ...
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Snort Sensor Placement

I have a snort sensor monitoring some of my network being fed from a mirrored port. This mirrored session only monitors traffic between the firewall and peering switch. Since this just sees traffic ...
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TOR: I'm repeatedly being connected to a couple of Entry Nodes!

I'm using TOR (Orbot for Android), and when I look at the log of the connection establishment phase, I see that I'm repeatedly being connected to familiar nodes, especially the Entry Nodes which 3 out ...
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Need a software that can monitor and log network traffic of installed applications [closed]

I need to monitor and log network activities of a specific software installed on my system. I know there are lots of network monitoring software out there, even system explorer has one built in. I ...
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Virus detection with Process Explorer

Can Process Explorer ( Windows apparently) detect a virus? Is it even possible?
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Monitoring a specific application for creation or modification of files

I don't know if I'm looking for a file integrity monitoring software here. Basically let's say we have firefox or chromium, let's say the user is watching a youtube video, then we'll find that video ...
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What are the most common files to check with File integrity monitoring software?

I have a file integrity monitoring suite and in it I have to select specific files and folders for it to monitor. There are some obvious services that I want monitored like our web-server. Is there a ...
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Best practice for creating an initial IPS policy

I see that most IPS available in the market comes with a basic pre-defined policy which administrators can base on when creating their initial IPS policy. However, these policy may be insufficient and ...
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SSL VPN Detection and possible to block

Is it possible to determine the difference between a VPN on port 443 compared to standard SSL traffic? In order to access SSL websites you need port 443 open but if you setup a VPN Service on port ...
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monitoring outgoing network traffic

The graphs for one server that I am using are showing consistent 7.5 kb/s outgoing network traffic that started a few days ago. How can I monitor/log/capture/analize this traffic to see what is it, ...
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How to remote monitor a computer network traffic?

I would like to know if it is possible to remote monitor the incoming and outcoming network traffic of a specific IP from my network. I need to log the time, ip numbers and port that contact the ...
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What level of anonymity can I expect while using a library's user session?

At the library, computer are typically open for internet browsing, if you can provide them your library card number. To what extend can I expect to protect my internet browsing privacy from ...
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Application to monitor software activities

I am doing black box testing on a software which is installed in my local machine. I want to analyze and see the list of files and registry entries that software create/modify/delete. Basically ...
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Server monitoring for security

We do a lot of web hosting management and have started to get into selling server management packages. However, we want to start monitoring servers for security related threats. Our clients may use ...
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Information gathering before deploying a Network IPS

I understand that most NIPS these days have either rules or signatures built in to them and perhaps gathering information prior to deployment may help in fine-tuning the rules / signature once the IPS ...
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Log Attacks in Different Files using Snort

How can I log attacks separately using snort. I basically want to log attacks invoked from different files separately. Like if I have 2 files, ddos.rules and log.rules, then I want logs generated from ...
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monitor port scan on the same segment

if theres a port scan on the same segment and it does not reach the firewall at all, it is not detectable by anything. is there any solution to that ? maybe using the windows fw on ach workstation to ...
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Intrusion prevention in windows azure?

When using the Windows Azure IAAS servers how does one setup IPS for all incoming traffic to these servers? How would a regular user who runs his whole environment within Azure make sure that he can ...
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How effectively can ISPs detect illegal file sharing?

Recently the USA passed a law requiring ISPs to spy on their customers' internet connections to check for illegal file sharing. I assume that they would do this by sniffing packets, but doesn't this ...
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Is it advisable to fully record terminal interaction for incident response?

We are going to be using a jump box to serve as an SSH bridge to our production systems. Assuming that operators are actually logging in to a shell on the jump box and assuming that it is possible to ...
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How to secure MySQL data from changes?

I'm looking for a way to secure MySQL data in particular tables for example settings table. Ideal solution would hook up to database and log all INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE requests to particular ...
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Monitoring for security threats

I host and maintain several websites. The users pay to have their sites maintained and secured. However, with the amount of web applications like joolma, wordpress, ect... and their plugins, I need a ...
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Secure text document's fingerprint

The purpose is the same as with hashing: given set of confidential documents, I want to process them and store something secure like salted hashes/bcrypt. Later, when new document is given, I want to ...
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How do companies track employee usage on corporate computers?

For companies that needs to monitor computer usage by employees, what systems are usually set up to do so (monitoring software, hardware, etc.)? What are the financial costs involved in setting up ...
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How to get net anonymity while browsing?

I am a college student and am getting free wifi for using the 'Hostel campus" facility ', to access net, I have to put a proxy IP address to my browser. I have heard that they can see what all ...
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SNMPv2 and Community Security

When working with servers on the internet and doing monitoring is there any dangers using SNMPv2? I am working with observium and have the following: /etc/snmpd.conf com2sec readonly default ...
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Why crack WEP or WPA/WPA2 PSK when it can be sniffed through monitor mode capture?

I am pretty new to the domain of wireless security and am trying to understand the various techniques used for compromising wireless networks. There are a few things that I am not able to co-relate ...
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Secure alerting for a monitored web application

What is a good method to receive security alerts? Email is the first thing that springs to mind, although it is susceptible to MITM attacks (e.g. an attacker preventing the email from being ...
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how can I tell if I'm under IMSI cell phone surveillance

I've recently had an encounter with the law, the details of which I won't disclose here since the case is still in court. They took my phone, naturally. I deactivated it as soon as I was released ...
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Major differences between Kali and SecurityOnion

Curious about the major differences between Kali Linux and SecurityOnion. Do you think it would be easy or useful to replicate what has been done with SecurityOnion on Kali? Why is there such a ...
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TLS 1.3 Makes Security Tools Obsolete?

I am a student and relative noob in IT security performing research for three reasons: school, my employer and personal curiosity, and I hoped maybe someone could answer a question for me. In a video ...
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What kind of monitoring system can we have for existing security systems in the vehicles?

The vehicles are fitted with a security system to track their movements and report it back to their owners if they are moved unauthorized. My question is: can we have an additional security system ...
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How should I audit and monitor shared TCP ports in Windows?

Windows has a feature called .NET TCP Port Sharing which allows different .NET applications to share the same TCP/IP port. I would like to monitor the source and destination connections of each ...
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Securely share audio files

I work for an insurance broker that sometimes has to share our customer calls with the insurance company we are underwriting for. Generally this means retrieving the call from our call recording ...
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Tracking a user account

Hi I suspect a former employee of the company I work for still have access to the servers, in fact I’m sure he does. When he left the company in December he neglected to remove his personal files ...
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Blocking Internet Monitoring Software

So if a provider has software that blocks you from using their internet to connect to, say, Spotify or Skype. Is there a way to block your computer from communicating that this program is running? Or ...
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Files to monitor in linux

All, I have been googling around for different guides on what files to monitor that people would edit for malicious intent. In my readings so far, i have found the common files people edit. so far i ...
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Sending Syslog/SNMP information over the internet using standard UDP port 514

I'm looking into monitoring a Windows VPS by sending Syslog messages to a Synology NAS, which can generate email alerts and such. I also would like to use SNMP to generate health stats, and see trends ...
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EMET and AntiVirus

I've just heard about and started playing with EMET and I am curious, do any AV or security suite applications do what EMET does or is EMET something entirely different?
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Someone else on my computer at the sametime?

What should I do if I feel that someone else is accessing my computer at the sametime I am using it? I think about this almost always no matter which carrier I use, or even try a different computer. ...
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What security implications are there when sending video feed over unknown applications, and how can we protect ourselves?

This might sound broad -- but it has to be considering the details are truly unknown. Context: Our university (and many more) have begun rolling out mandatory webcam recording for certain portions of ...