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man in the middle attack over internet

I've performed some man in the middle attacks (arp poisoning) using ettercap, stuffs on kali linux and i know how exactly it is working. but i was wondering if this attack could be even performed ...
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Is it possible to utilize an outbound proxy to upgrade to TLS

Given a situation where legacy technology exists from a system and we don't want to do a complete upgrade (.net in this case w/ version that doesn't have any support for TLS 1.1/1.2) as the product ...
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What information could be identified about a Virtual Machine which routed traffic via a VPN?

Background: I have a Virtual Machine which is running all it's traffic through a VPN (from within the Virtual Machine) so to obfuscate all web traffic. This Virtual Machine is running from within an ...
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How secure is TeamViewer for simple remote support?

I'm deploying a web-based ERP system for a customer, such that both the server and the client machines will be inside the customer's intranet. I was advised in another question not to use TeamViewer ...
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Pros and cons of disabling TCP timestamps

So, lynis informs me that I should unset net.ipv4.tcp_timestamps. I know that's a bad thing because an attacker could figure out which updates that require restarting the machine I haven't applied, or ...
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Setting up a honeypot to detect malicious network activity

So in the world of networks, people try to gain access to the client machine and perform lateral movement. Honeypots are often used to give them an easy access point and show them an unfavorable or ...
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Inconsistent duplicate TCP packets

How often does it happen that we benignly see a TCP packet that is retransmitted but has a different payload the second time? In other words, how often is it that we see a TCP packet with sequence ...
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Could someone explain what this error about? [migrated]

Test connection ([Triatin_SALESBANK_SFTP_Receive_Triatin], [SFTP Receive]) failed with message: Unable to logon[user: ****] into target server [***********:22] via SOCKS proxy ...
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Can mobile network operators read WhatsApp metadata?

After turning on end-to-end encryption for WhatsApp is it possible for the network operators to read the metadata of the messages being exchanged? I see here (in Transport security) that metadata ...
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Local AP - Outside Router MitM Attack?

Let's say that we have our computer inside the local network. Our local network is connected to the Internet by AP+Router that connects to the router in other network which is connected to the ISP. ...
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How to be safe from wifikill!

I recently found that my friend is using wifikill apk on his rooted android and I would like to get rid of that software as I always get kicked from my wifi. I have to give him the password of my wifi ...
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Is it safe to use TFTP on a local network

Is it safe to use TFTP on a local network to backup configurations? For example we had an experiment where there was an attacker using MITM technique to read all traffic destined for a server. On a ...
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What could an attacker do with informations about devices in my local network?

If a malicious website would scan my local network (via WebRTC) for devices, what could the attacker do it with it? Does it need to be in the same WIFI-Network in order to login to a service? (for ...
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How would one design security in internet/network-facing industrial devices running for decades where malfunction could cost lifes? [closed]

The current trend goes to make every device accessible from the Internet for convenience, economic reasons and so on (sometimes even including the control station of a power plant). But many ...
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Password sent over TLS: threats other than TLS compromise?

One of my findings during a security audit was a password, sent as is over the network. As bad as it sounds, this happens only over HTTPS connection. Some authors suggested here that additional ...
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Why would a switch be configured to Fail Open?

I can't understand why a switch would be configured to Fail Open? Surely an attacker could easily exploit this by MAC Flooding which will cause the switch to act like a hub and broadcast messages to ...
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Setting specific geoIP in piratebrower

I'm using Piratebrowser. In-order to set specific country's IP, I used the line "ExitNodes {in}" Its working. I'm getting Indian IP in dnsleaktest; but my geolocation is getting a Japan ...
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Shared Office Network Security - VPNs, Firewalls, and systems

First, let me premise this post with the fact that I am completely new to network security. I have done a fair bit of reading up, but I am certainly by no means a professional. If anything I say here ...
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VPN Authentication and Network Administrators

Is it possible for a network admin (or attacker) to monitor traffic sent to a VPN server during authentication and end up being able to decrypt the data as if they were the legitimate user? I don't ...
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Is UPnP still insecure?

Here's my question: In today's world, on equipment that is properly updated to the latest software/firmware, is UPnP still insecure, or have its vulnerabilities been fixed? This type of question ...
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How could online encryption ever work? [duplicate]

I have recently read about the german enigma machine in WW2, It worked in a way that every day the machine configuration was sent per mail to the different operators. (I couldn't find official sources ...
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How do RATs access computers through routers?

I've started trying to increase my networking security at my house. One thing that worries me (because other people in the house are always downloading viruses that come along with "free" games) are ...
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If someone hacks my wi-fi password, what can they see and how?

If someone knows my wifi password (be it WEP or WPA) what can they see? Do they just see URLs I visit, or can they see everything in my browser, or even everything I do on my computer? Does using ...
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Is it even possible to hack a television channel?

In spite of all the hacking news in the recent few years I never heard of someone who managed to hack a TV channel. What makes them so secure?
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How to design a home network for IoT devices?

I'm trying to work out how best to design a home network which contains (potentially hostile) devices. I'm running into my limits of networking knowledge! I have two challenges. Unsecure Devices ...
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Why do ALGs restrict traffic on a given TCP port based on the protocol?

My understanding is that application level gateways restrict the traffic they proxy based on port and protocol - say HTTP over port 80 or MQTT over port 1883. Both types of traffic are using TCP as ...
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Attacking a server on port 80 while only port 22 is open on the firewall

There is a question bugging me a after reading on network security. Theoretical situation: there is a packet-filtering firewall, which only accepts tcp/ip communication with destination port 22 on a ...
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WPA2 ephemeral key derivation

I'm trying to learn how ephemeral keys in WPA2 4-way handshake are derived. Starting from 4 EAPOL packets sniffing, I successfully derived PMK and PTK reading ANonce, SNonce, and knowing ASCII-PSK ...
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How to pick an enterprise VPN provider?

We have always deployed our own VPN using an open source package, but as our company is growing we've become increasingly aware of the importance of scaling this solution, especially now we operate ...
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From a topological point of view, are there any network structures which weaken a DDoS attack?

I am aware that I am doing some abstractions here (link-layer-3/link-layer-2 and router topology comparison, for instance). However, I wonder if there are any network structures (so-called ...
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Wipe out or dissapear and start over again in internet for personal security? [duplicate]

The other I was talking with a work mate that is part of finances and He made a question that I couldn't answer at the moment. "I have a lot of accounts and information about me internet. I'm really ...
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How to capture Wifi 802.11 traffic?

I want to capture the wifi traffic from my wireless card, so what i have to do and are there tools for that? I know that there is aircrack-ng and airodump, but these tools need a extra wireless ...
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Network authentication using router firmware scripting [closed]

To connect to internet in our institute, you need to login with your credentials on a page and then approve the IP address for proxy less usage. On a router, if one device authenticates, all the other ...
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One of my open files turned into a list of URLs and codes after clicking a link on a phishing email?

So I received a non-filtered email earlier today supposedly from Itunes under my email address with an invoice for Netflix subscription. Some of the links were genuine, but ultimately I clicked on a ...
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Looking for botnet IP address feeds to protect against DDoS

I would like to get a live feed of botnet IP addresses delivered from a service and block them under certain conditions. Preferably community based/open source but open to looking at worthy commercial ...
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Security risk of connecting one mobile device to another mobile device's hotspot

Is there any risk when connecting an Android Phone to a [Verizon] iPhone's Hotspot? If there are I'd like to know about solutions. The Android Phone will basically be tapping the data plan of the ...
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How to properly encrypt a communication channel between a client and a server (without SSL)?

I have a poor knowledge in the world of cryptography, I'm just starting to learn it so I'm a newbie :) As a project for getting into the field of cryptography I want to write a client\server program ...
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How can an attacker eavesdrop on users in public WIFI?

I want know why it's said that public WIFI is not safe for banking transactions or entering password for online accounts etc. I want to imitate an attacker and try to harvest as much information as I ...
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Rogue Containment on a wired network (mostly)

I work as a security analyst for a large company. The answer must provide remote support. We are currently looking to build a piece of software (integrating existing products with home grown ...
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How to spare file server data from being held hostage by client ransomware?

Suppose in a network there is a file server which's storage is shared between all workstations and all users require full read/write access to this storage for their cooperation workflow. (Over samba, ...
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Sniff network packets that don't talk to my computer?

How would one sniff wireless network packets that do not pass directly through my computer- without access the the AP or router? I want to be able to sniff for network traffic (even while ...
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Is ignoring share permissions ok?

For my small home network I've found that it is easiest to setup network shares with share permissions set to Everyone: Full Control share permission and then configure the NTFS permissions according ...
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How can I test a domain that I don't own for unencrypted communication vulnerabilities?

I am suspecting a website of passing clear text login information and so far as I can tell the connection is unencrypted. Are there web-based tools to validate/test a website for basic security ...
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Why is it dangerous to let an internal server talk to the internet (to a specific IP)?

Sort of a basic question, but if we have an internal server and want it to talk externally, for example to get new packages. This environment normally does not have access to the internet. I've heard ...
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Which are the most important RFCs when learning security? [closed]

I was reading some security related blogs and write ups in internet and I started going for the RFCs instead, but they are huge, therefore impossible to learn all of them. I see those below as very ...
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MITM attack on WPA-PSK using fake AP: Can the password be intercepted from normal Windows AP-logon mechanism?

I have already tested how to do a MITM attack, using a fake AP to intercept the WPA-PSK, by presenting the user to a vendor (e.g. Linksys) logon page, before routing network traffic through eth0. ...
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Retrieving malware report information from malware network

I'm getting ready to stand up an isolated malware network at the place I work for performing analysis tasks and it will have a suite of reverse-engineering and analysis tools on it. For obvious ...
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How should software respond when Captive Portals or Untrusted SSL certs prevent connectivity?

I need to fix an issue where the initial (or perhaps only) HTTPS call to a website is blocked by a captive portal, not managed by me. The resolution has been to ask the user to navigate to a "http" ...
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Anonymity while “attacking” a target [closed]

I'm very interested to the security topic, but sometimes I fail in understanding how a hacker would be successful like for example a group that recently claimed they got data from FBI. I wonder ...
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Windows : security of USBNET / RNDIS

I'm having trouble finding documentation about how to setup any security for RNDIS or if the system is already secure enough. For those who doesn't know RNDIS is a protocol that permits a USB ...