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How to protect myself against paid DDoS services?

I am domestic user and I am getting attacked regularly by a guy that hates me. Here is the background story: that guy uses Skype resolvers (tools offered by paid DDoS services) to find out my IP ...
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Can a second router be used as an artificial firewall?

I was wondering if I can make an artificial firewall by using two routers (Referred as Router 1 and Router 2). My server will be on router #1 while router #2 hosts all the other devices on my network. ...
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How to write bug in proper format [closed]

I want to know the proper format in which a bug about a particular site should be written. It's a localized question. Is it legal to report a bug or will it be considered spam?
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WLCTL protocol detected by sniffer in an Android tablet

I detected that my rooted Android tablet had a slow connection. Trying to find what is taking the bandwith, I installed a firewall (DroidWall) and I blocked all the applications thinking that one of ...
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What about Long Router Passwords and WPS Push-Buttons

I have a question related to the WPS push-button capability on my router. I know that there is some material on the web about this question, but I haven't found anything that's current enough for my ...
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Stateful Packet Filter structure

http://postimg.org/image/o1ojanqq3/ For stateful packet filter, Firstly, why is cannot see application data being one of the disadvantages of Stateful Packet Filter? Secondly, how can stateful ...
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Application proxy structure & funtions

http://postimg.org/image/76newirnv/ For application proxy, Firstly, what does it mean "A proxy is something that acts on your behalf"? Can anyone give a more detail explanation about proxy? I read ...
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Packet Filter vs Application proxy

http://postimg.org/image/b1w3bujnv/ I don't understand the highlighted part in red. Firstly,Why is a packet filter is enough in a situation where traffic is busy? Secondly,Isn't application proxy ...
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Nmap says host down, but host is up

I am using nmap 7.12 on Mac OS X. I haven’t been able to find a solution to my issue. The host that is being scanned is a Linux RHEL server in VirtualBox. I can ping the server and receive ICMP ...
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Packet Filter with Access Control List

http://i66.tinypic.com/29p50zp.png Can anyone explain how to read and understand row 1,2 and 3? My understanding for row 1 is : If any inside packets want to go to outside via any source port to ...
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What is a device that scans the network it is connected to called?

Are there any devices (computer, switch, router, etc.) witch integrate licensed software like Nessus or Nexpose in a way that you can just drop them in a network and scan that network remote? If so, ...
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Unknown MAC address connected to router

I found an unknown MAC address connected to my home router. How would I figure out what OS the IP or MAC address is running?
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Setting up a secure VM and protecting host network

I'm an intern doing research on different honeypots, and I'm planning to test a few on a VM. However, I'm on a company network and would like to have my VM as secure as possible. I've read that VMs ...
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How does HSTS stop MitM attacks?

I know that until a few years ago, someone could set up a fake wireless AP, and use something like SSLStrip to lure the victims into connecting to insecure versions of the major websites, such as ...
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My WiFi network is replaced by another network. Am I being hacked?

To begin with, I am not very computer savvy. I am an older person with an older computer and a 2003 Windows XP using Google Chrome for a browser. (If anyone is old enough to remember when Windows ...
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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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Is it possible to hack WPS PIN of routers that lockout exponentially after failed tries?

I have been interested in Wireless hacking lately, and I can do dictionary attacks, and some other type of attacks. Though, I wanted to hack my ASUS RT-N12D1 router's WPS PIN. ASUS doesn't alllow to ...
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What can I do about being heavily port scanned?

I have two devices connected wirelessly to my Linksys router while running Symantec Endpoint Protection on my computer. A few days ago I started using the internet by connecting the cable directly to ...
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Strange 'agetty' process running on my VPS.

Recently, I had to reinstall one of my VPS servers (again), due to malware. I took what I considered to be pretty good security precautions. I also locked the root account and am using sudo as well. ...
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How to tell if you're being ARP poisoned?

I am having some issues at work and there is a new network admin in place. I think I am being monitored so decided to run ArpSpy X in two scenarios: Over WiFi bridge pluged into cisco router to took ...
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If I am an admin of a WiFi router can I learn the password when it gets change by other admin? [closed]

I have a Huawei WS319 router. The admin password is known to me and my friend. Is there any way to learn WiFi password (through automatic notification) if it gets changed in the future, given that I ...
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802.11 Authentication/Association and WPA/WPA2 authentication (Four-way handshake)

So I have read that 802.11 standard requires stations and APs to go through the authentication and association before communication can take place. I also know that WPA/WPA2 has its own authentication ...
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How do I scan for and discover active IPv6 addresses of devices behind a router?

Usually with IPv4 and NAT you can only access a device behind a router if the router is port-forwarded correctly or is the router's DMZ. When behind the router you can easily scan for the IPs behind ...
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Unknown MAC in network

A few days ago, I noticed an unknown MAC address in the statistics page of my home router. The OUI lookup yields Cisco as manufacturer. However, I don't have such a device in my network -- actually, I ...
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Is publishing Certificate Authority dangerous for a network?

I've created a server for our company and set up a local chat network for it using "Skype for Business" application. In order for the employees to log in using this application it asked a certificate ...
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Suspicious VMware connections that bypass firewall

I'm running VMware 5 and I have found that when I start up VMware I see two connections: TCP 10.100.100.161:55555->as-40816.engx.vmware.com:https (ESTABLISHED) TCP 10.100.100.161:55556->a184-85-...
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CIPSO & CALIPSO implementation

Trying to understand how to implement security labels into IP packets. There is minimal documentation. Can anyone assist on how one can do this? Do you need raw sockets, or is there an API that UDP ...
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Is it possible to sniff traffic of a remote network? (With admin access to router)

Me and a friend of mine are simulating a widespread scenario where router configurations are untouched (default passwords) and are visible from the internet. Him, acting as the victim, will constantly ...
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How can an un-trusted device connected to the LAN network infect others operating systems?

I have a various devices on my LAN network (Linux, Windows, Android device..), sometimes i allow others to connect to my LAN through , it is not possible to verify the safety of their machines, Let's ...
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A PC constantly scans my network for IP addresses using ARP

Using wireshark I have found that one PC on my network constantly scans for devices on the network using ARP, e.g. Who has 192.168.0.26? Tell 192.168.0.10 It does that approx. 2 times a second and ...
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is SSL/TLS certificate vulnerable

To my understanding, the client verifies the server certificate by checking whether the issuer DN (Distinguished Name) is equal to the subject DN in the root certificate ? If this is the case, anyone ...
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What happens if you upload code with a file extension that a website permits (PNG for ex)?

Example is GitHub comments that only allow uploading images and PDF. What happens if someone uploads malicious code after he changed the file extension to something like PNG or PDF? Also don't get ...
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Nemesis packets not detected in wireshark/tcpdump

I have been using nemesis for forging fake DHCP request packets on my Ubuntu machine. I get a "packet injected" message each time I inject it. However I was not able to analyze it on wireshark as my ...
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Scapy problem in sending packet

I am trying to use Scapy for testing the network. Whenever I send a packet with commands like send, sr ,sr1 I get this message: python.exe has stopped working I am using Scapy 2.2.0 on Windows ...
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stopping router attack script using foreign addresses [duplicate]

I'm not a security expert but I've got someone using a script to attack my router. Sometimes it's every 10 minutes, but since I called the person out, it has increased in frequency. They are blocking ...
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Is this a reasonable approach of continous network monitoring?

I'm currently implementing some mechanisms to continuously monitor our network. Most of this is done through OSSIM but I also extended it by some self written monitoring scripts. Im currently doing ...
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What security mechanisms are used in BGP and why do they fail?

I just read about Indosat trying to take over the Internet by mistake. I read on a Polish infosec-related website that most of their announced routes failed to propagate, but some of them reached the ...
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Would changing my DNS get through i-Boss?

I'm not exactly sure how the web filter iBoss works but it doesn't seem to be installed on all the computers at my school so I was thinking it probably handles connections directly at the DNS level ...
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Monitoring an uninvited guest on my WLAN? [duplicate]

At home I configured a common, residential, consumer-grade wireless network. It is build from a Broadcom router connecting a few personal devices (i.e. my laptop & smartphone) to the Internet. My ...
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How to use nmap through proxychains?

Iam running nmap through proxychains using this comand proxychains nmap -v scanme.namp.org This produced an error showing like this root@kali:~# proxychains nmap -v scanme.nmap.org ProxyChains-3....
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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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Random IPs in ARP/RARP table with the same mac address?

I was looking at my router settings and saw a bunch of IPs with the same mac address in the ARP/RARP table. The GEOlocation of them all ranges across my country, any ideas to why they are there? ...
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Suspicious Network Activity - is my system compromised?

When using Firefox to open a blank page, I have a weird network connection that shows under Network Activity in Resource Monitor (Windows 7). The address is: insiders-guide.pacedev.com. A screenshot:...
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How to map a network passively with wireshark dumps?

I'm currently diving into network mapping and thought that in order to do this stealthily why not listen to the existing network traffic; a wireshark dump usually contains a metric ton of information -...
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Would a DMZ be safe to use with a software firewall for home networking?

If I set up a Windows 10 PC with a software firewall (TinyWall, which is a front end for Windows Firewall) and blocked all traffic except for a few applications and ports I would be using (Minecraft ...
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Advantages to killing sessions after 5 minutes?

I'm dealing with a server that isn't mine to configure. Something somewhere between me and this server kills any connection after 5 minutes if no traffic passes between the two machines. This includes ...
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RBAC togehter with AAA?

I'm taking a network course and my teacher has not been answering my emails. I'm supposed to set up "Role based access using privileges with AAA" I thought RBAC and AAA stood in contrast to one and ...
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Authenticate tracking device with TCP server

I am building a tracking device and am looking for a secure authentication method to use when the device wants to establish a connection to the server. The server is a TCP server that we open a ...
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Does using a live CD make you more vulnerable to remote attacks?

Some people recommend the use of a Linux live CD for online banking, but doesn't that make you more vulnerable to network attacks since it's not updated? I tried installing updates and it required me ...
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How to hide my ip and browsing history from others on my network? [duplicate]

I need to hide my activity and IP address from those I share this network with. I'm unsure if a VPN will serve my needs, because I'm not concerned about the sites I access tracking me. I'm concerned ...