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Should reverse connections be used to bypass NATs?

I'm planning on doing a demonstration on how remote administrative tools work for my schools computer security club. I plan on writing a RAT in C++ and demonstrating/explaining how it works. I ran ...
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Download Torrents on University network without detection [on hold]

I am wanting to download some things using Bittorrent, but I have heard that they can detect when someone is downloading torrents. How can they detect this? And are there any precautions I can do to ...
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Extremely suspicious UDP network traffic when idle [on hold]

My computer has been using about 7Mbps when idle, it does the same thing even I am playing games and such. This is the Wireshark capture ...
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Creating a secure home network - Which firm ware should I use and how should I configure my firewall?

I am starting to take on more and more enterprise clients while working remotely from my home office. I have a pretty secure network at the moment, but I have a lot hardware that I am not using and ...
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Does a separate internet connection increase security for remote users?

Our network admin has requested that a single remote employee purchase a separate modem in their house for "work" traffic. I question if this is a legitimate security practice of any kind especially ...
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Drawbacks of OpenVAS [closed]

Delibrate on any major vulnerability detection capability missing in OpenVAS compared to its commercial alternative solutions. Please.
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DB vulnerability OpenVAS [closed]

Could anybody comment on the strength of OpenVAS for detecting DB vulnerability.
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Does Skype technology tap a user's machine to route other calls? [closed]

I was surfing a random blog today (Enterprise video conferencing solutions vs Skype), and I came across a claim. I do know that the Skype protocol is a proprietary one, but the author of this blog ...
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Is there any way possible that a Digital certificate is issued by admin on wireless channel?

I want that an admin who is working in a wireless environment have to issue digital certificate to the node, who wants to register itself with the network. this certificate will be used by user to ...
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How a trojan allows attacker to connect to remote computer behind a router

According to this article on Wikipedia, a trojan horse can allow a remote connection by opening a random port if it is able to bypass the firewall. I'm not much of an expert of routers and Network ...
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How do I know that my connection is really encrypted?

I am using a VPN to ensure to encrypt my browsing. I wonder though if I could check somehow if the datastream really is encrypted?
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What network protocol is Crashplan using?

I have been using CrashPlan for a while internally (i.e. local backup server). I would also like to setup off-site backup but my experience is that I have to forward a port from the router sitting at ...
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How do you back up cardholder data remotely without a network connection?

In the PCI DSS version 3 it says: 1.3.3 Do not allow any direct connections inbound or outbound for traffic between the Internet and the cardholder data environment. But in the event of hard ...
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How to search for evidence of Camfecting (webcam hacking)?

I'm worried about camfecting (webcam hacking). The camera light on my mac (running OSX) is not on, but it isn't hard wired so that doesn't say a lot. I've ran a virus scan but no signs. Now my idea ...
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Block incoming traffic at home via static IP [migrated]

I have a static IP to be whitelisted on a number of services I have to use from home. However this means that my home router is now accessible by the web, ftp etc. My routers firewall (ASUS DSL-G31) ...
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calculate time taken to reach from network A to B without ping and telnet [migrated]

I want to find distance between A and B either in terms of network time or Hops count.I have few ideas like I can ping B from A will log down time taken to respond that ping request . Also If I know ...
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Are scanners secure?

I have a dead tree document. In order to reduce the risk of being compromised, I would like to digitize and encrypt the document, and then destroy the physical copy. Let's assume my computer itself ...
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What reliable methods are available for tracing the source of an ARP poisoning attack?

If an attacker on the network attempts to use ARP poisoning (spoofing) in order to redirect traffic to his own machine, what mechanisms and techniques are available for tracking the spoofed ARP ...
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Installed some software over a public insecure wireless network — should I consider myself compromised?

A couple months earlier, I made the mistake of downloading some software over an insecure wireless network and running it without checking its integrity. I am now considering reinstalling my system, ...
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Will a switch only send data to its recipient?

I have an ISP supplied cable modem/router over which I have almost no control. They can upgrade the firmware remotely, so I assume they can do virtually anything with it. When I transfer data using ...
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Which encryption technique should be used for cloud computing data transfer?

I want to setup my application for cloud computing for Software as a Service. There is going to be a lot of data transfer between my server and client, to and fro. The technique I have envisaged is: ...
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Shared Key vs Pre-Shared Key

Does Shared key and Pre-shared key mean different thing ? Currently reading Text , Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals.
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What's the difference between mitm attack and sniffing?

What's the difference between MITM attack and sniffing? Also could anyone name a few other attacks similar to those?
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More specific name for an inside attack

I have a scenario where I evaluate two different types of attacks on a distributed network of nodes (you may also call it a multi agent system). On the one hand the attacker is able to read incoming ...
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How to get rid of an Ad bot?

The issue started due to setting up a proxy server on a PC connected to my network. I then realized that all of my devices that connected to the network, including PCs and phones, are all infected by ...
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How vulnerable am I on a unencrypted public WiFi network? [duplicate]

I am enrolling myself into a college. College provides a Public WiFi Access Point, to access internet through its network, which is unencrypted (No password). As being a programmer for last one and a ...
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Hacking Gmail with 92 Percent Success - Does popular GUI framework designs reveal UI state change ?

The media has been claiming for the last 2 days that GMail can be hacked . http://www.cnet.com/news/researchers-find-way-to-hack-gmail-with-92-percent-success-rate/ They have based their ...
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Limiting account access based upon NIC used to connect on Linux

I have a server which has multiple NICs (ignoring redundant pairs): 'inward' facing production (connects to other servers); 'outward' external facing production (connects out to the internet via a ...
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What is the risk that Windows 8's loopback protection feature protects me from?

Windows 8 requires Fiddler to set up an exemption when sending traffic to localhost. Since this is a default setting (and affects many computers): What security benefit does this provide How can I ...
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internal proxy server vs DMZ proxy server

What would be reason for placing a proxy server in a Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)? I understand that a DMZ is a separate network to your internal network (lies inbetween internal network and firewall). I ...
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Identifying attacks by network activity

Is it posible (and how) to tell from a network dump if there is a buffer overflow attack, DoS or brute force attack? A DDoS would be more obvious to identify, but those attacks mentioned above I think ...
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Analyzing UPnP entries from home router

I'm using a tplink router for my home LAN and just noticed that in the UPnP section in its control panel there are two entries with App description: Teredo of tipe: UDP and ports: 55566 and 49868 How ...
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Is scraping this website legal? [closed]

I'm thinking of developing a third-party client for Quora in Windows Phone. There are a few but they just run Quora in a mobile browser. The problem is there is no public or open APIs of Quora. And ...
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Throttle network based on OS [closed]

What do I need to learn/know to throttle a clients network based on his/her operating system. For example: Someone in my network using Kali Linux... I would like to throttle their traffic to ...
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how to trace or get evidence you've been hacked [closed]

my devices and my network have been compromised. I foolishly left my router unprotected and they were able to gain access to all my apple devices and then install some sort of software that will take ...
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What kind of attacks can happen on port 80

I am a novice to network security domain. For one of our clients, we are trying propose a network model where an Apache proxy/web-server which will be the only one that is exposed into the ...
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Traffic anonymization through routing - software and algorithms

I stumbled upon an interview with "the grugq" in which he is talking about how hackers anonymize their traffic, i.e. hide their original ip address (- this is also what I will mean by "anonymizing" in ...
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Can we build network topology using passive fingerprinting?

Can we use the tools such as P0f, OSSIM and other passive fingerprinting tools to build a comprehensive network topology of how the devices are interconnected ? or is there a passive finger printing ...
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DNS packets during ARP poisoning

I carried out an arp poisoning attack from my virtual machine to real machine with cain and able and collected data with wireshark from real machine. While I was investigating data with wireshark I ...
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Can malware be dangerous even when quarantined?

I am reading a book on network security and when talking about user confusion it writes: "It is not uncommon for a user to be asked security questions such as Is it safe to quarantine this ...
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Will an IP packet to the own IP address ever leave the computer? [duplicate]

I am working on a system that consists of several applicaitons communicating with each other. Some of these applications will run on the same server and some will run on a different one. So there is ...
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How to further analyze suspicious traffic

I've been monitoring my network traffic with Little Snitch, and today, when launching Chrome, just the default Chrome tab (shows most frequent sites), it alerted me Chrome was trying to connect over ...
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Is it possible to ping a LAN card through its MAC address? [duplicate]

As you can start a PC through its 'WAKE ON LAN' feature on private networks, can you trace someone's online status through their MAC address over the internet ?
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IT support and security concerns regarding local VM's

I started working at a large financial institution several weeks ago as a software engineer and despite every other aspect of this job being great, I am haunted by the constant restrictions that ...
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need network level security alternatives to a VPN

We have a set of servers hosted at a tier-1 provider, and they are currently behind a VPN running on a gateway machine and not accessible to the open internet. Due to VPN instability issues we've ...
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What Does Putting Each Subscriber of ISP in One Subnet of His Own Mean?

I've noticed that I used to be assigned an external IPv4 from my ISP and a 24 bit mask (255.255.255.0), then it changed to 255.255.255.255, today I was studying IPv4 subnetting and I understand that ...
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Are computers on same network as honeypot safe?

If a computer is setup as a honeypot and is on the same LAN with other computers, could other computers be attacked? My thought is that if an attacker infects a honeypot with a worm, this worm would ...
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How can I trace a user on my network?

I want to trace a user based on IP Address (or MAC Address) on a Network with about 10 L2 or L3 Switches. Is it possible to know that on exactly which switch and on which port a user with a specific ...
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When does one require netbios?

I've heard others talk of disabling netbios, but over the years I have never understood exactly when this protocol is required. The wikipedia page explains very abstractly what it is, but not which ...
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How do you stop a hacker with no IP and a dot for their HOST

The entry below is from the visitors log in c-panel Host: . /specific legimate-wordpress-post/ Http Code: 503 Date: Jul 24 09:28:06 Http Version: HTTP/1.1 Size in Bytes: 1118 Referer: ...