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How to determine if a VPN provider respects data confidentiality?

I've read about why I really should use a VPN and I've been looking into different providers, but there's one thing I'm worried about. Can't a VPN provider just look at my traffic all they want and ...
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How does a malicious user connect to a private network?

I have followed these instructions for setting up a couple of servers to have private networking. It ends by saying "It is important to secure your private networking interface the same way you would ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can a network be secured against attacks coming from the inside?

(updated to (hopefully) be less broad) No matter how well one secures a network there's always the chance of an attacker gaining access. In a shared home + home office network (eg. for a remote ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Android devices are unable to connect to Rogue Acces point created using Airbase-ng

I have created a rogue access point using airbase-ng, but I can't connect to it using my android phones (note II, S4), when I tap on the access point all I get is: Obtaining IP address...', than ...
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How to evaluate a wireless network risk level?

When travelling everyone has to use structural wireless networks (managed by airports, hotels, museums, restaurants…). Some of these only open (80|443)/tcp/ip once you have provided an E-mail or ...
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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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Security risk of a service that allows a user to test from connectivity from a server to a printer

What are the security risks in adding a feature to an application which allows users to test for connectivity from a server to a printer? I'm planning to add a feature to my application to allow ...
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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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Attackers on sc.imp.live.com [closed]

"Deceptive site ahead Attackers on sc.imp.live.com may trick you into doing something dangerous like installing software or revealing your personal information (for example, passwords, phone ...
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Different IPv4 numbers from different browsers, same computer

If I search on Google the words "my ip" using Firefox, Google returns a IP that belongs to my ISP: About 447,000,000 results (0.46 seconds) 200.x.x.x Your public IP address But, if I made the ...
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Running windows in virtual machine, should I bother with security?

I'm running Windows in a virtual machine on my mac (via Parallels). Should I bother installing antivirus, firewall and using other conventional wisdom practices (like don't open unknown .exe etc)? I ...
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Using more routers makes my PC safer?

I have a router and my ISP provided me a new router. Makes sense using the two as PC -> router1 -> router2(internet) or I'm just slowing (small, 1 or 2ms) my internet for nothing?
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How to add scripts in HTML file passing through network? [closed]

how to add JavaScript file to every HTML document that is passing through your network ?
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Is there an easier way to test suricata has enough resources to run without losing packets?

I'd like to see the effect of changing my Suricata hardware and software, and in particular make sure I can determine the rate above which I'll start to lose data. I'm running ESXi with 20 cores and ...
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Detect non HTTP packets using port 80

We are currently doing port whitelisting on our firewalls which is working well but this of course does not prevent the implementation of side channels or the misuse of these ports for other purposes. ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of installing an operating system through network? [duplicate]

Netboot is a technology that allows a computer to boot through the network, instead of starting on a hard drive, USB stick or DVD, it connects to a remote server to retrieve a disk image to start. It ...
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Determining Firewall settings (Ports, etc) for specific applications

How can we identify the network or network firewall requirements for a Desktop or Web application. Meaning what ports are required by the applications. How the Cloud and non Cloud networks communicate ...