Network Security - securing network infrastructure and connections

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Hashcat does 1-7 numeric characters on brute force attack when specifying 8

I have Hashcat 0.49 on Kali Linux 1.1.0a and I have a .hccap file. It's a WPA2 Network in the file so I chose a mask of 8 numeric characters (?d?d?d?d?d?d?d?d) and instead of starting at 8 numeric ...
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Could other people steal my Internet connection if they had my PPPoE data?

Would it be possible for other people to use my PPPoE data to get Internet access or is it somehow restricted to my house? Then what about my neighbors downstairs, could they do it? And what about ...
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Does sending image files in http in a secure application pose any risk? [duplicate]

I came across this scenario recently, where a mobile application used for banking is sending HTTP requests for GIF images and HTTPS requests for all other transactions. But the requests to the GIF ...
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TAILS or FREEPTO is better to stay anonymous on the net? [closed]

Which is safest for security and being anonymous in internet? I have heard TAILS is better because it was used by Snowden, but I don't really know FREEPTO.
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Can I VPN a phone's connection to my home network, and then apply my home firewall to my phones network connections?

I have a decent firewall/router at home, and I was wondering whether it would be possible to use my home firewall for the connections that my phone makes, even when I'm not at home. It would mean ...
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Can a network admin see my computer's screen if I'm logged into their wifi network?

I had a friend try to convince me today that simply by signing into a wifi network, without any physical access to your computer, the network admin can see your computer's screen. Obviously this is ...
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Are consumer-grade routers any more or less vulnerable? [closed]

I apologize if this is an obvious question, I'm not very familiar with hardware. I am planning on hosting a few personal websites from my home, but I'm concerned about my security. I'm using a fairly ...
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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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Identifying the correct SSID [duplicate]

Suppose a Wi-Fi network is present with a given SSID. Now I create a hotspot with the same SSID as that of the original network. If a user tries to connect to the Wi-Fi, which one will he connect to? ...
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Any tools like PuTTY for manually stepping through network communications?

Are there any tools that would allow me to "manually" step through the network-stack processes of a device connecting to a network and communicating with other devices? Similar to using PuTTY to ...
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VyprVPN (from GlodenFrog.com) weirdly keeps sending unauthorized suspecious data even after uninstall [closed]

Update: Check the VyprVPN's app developer answer below, seems this is okay and an uninstaller is added to new versions to prevent such issues. Original: I was working with VyprVpn a few months ago, ...
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Host-based security architecture for web server network

I am begining with network security and after studying for a while about often used technologies I got to this architecture for my home server (sorry it is not in english). I considered 3 basic ...
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Should I use a VM firewall or not?

I am managing a couple of VPS-es on an old platform I would like to no longer maintain. We used a widely used commercial VPS control panel to create the VPS-es in question. The customers may ...
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NMap to scan a private subnetwork

I have a test network setup based on virtual machines. My host machine, a web server and the firewall is under the 192.168.0.0/24 network (gateway is 192.168.0.1); a server machine is located behind ...
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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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Can I tell if a python script is secure from transmitting sensitive data by analyzing its imports?

A thought experiment My goal is to know whether, and how, a 3rd party python script that may be entrusted with sensitive information, can be trusted on a fundamental level. Basically this question ...
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running botnet for analysis

I a very curious to understand botnets practically. I want to run a p2p botnet (storm or waledac) for analysis and learning. I have mainly two issues: Where can i get access to binaries of either ...
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Is my LAN infected?

I don't know if this is the right place for this question but here it goes... When I access websites that have Google ads included with a device (pc, tablet, laptop) connected to my LAN, these ads ...
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Analyzing a TLS connection?

Suppose I want a secure TLS communication between me and myschool.edu. Which of the following should I trust to preserve confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity. Here are the options and my ...
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Forensics - trace back DNS query origin on host?

So I tried to search the web for answers but didn't find any. Is there any way to trace back which exe file or application caused the computer to make a specific DNS query?
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Are open wireless networks unencrypted?

When you connect to an open wireless network (that is, a wireless network without any symmetric password set) is there any sort of secure key exchange going on, or is data sent back and forth ...
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Can a website detect which method you are using to connect (LL2P, SSTP and PPTP)

When you connect to a website using a VPN with the same IP however using a different type of connection each time (LL2P, SSTP and PPTP) can the website detect the difference between these connection. ...
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Most secure location of database

Let's say I have a straight forward completely database driven web site application and I store my database on my web server in the DMZ. I won't be broadcasting the IP address of my database because I ...
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Bring your own phone to a (new) job: Consequences?

I am starting a new job, and I have the choice to receive a phone from the company, or to bring my own. I am considering using my own phone, to avoid having an extra device, but I want to better ...
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What will happen to my Windows PC if I visit a site from a network marked as malicious by google safebrowsing [closed]

Google rated a whole network in china as malicious: http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=AS:4134 Quite a few of our customers have their websites hosted in that network (e.g. ...
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How do TSC (TKIP sequence counter) calculate into WPA?

I'm reading about 802.11, from IEEE's pdf (IEE pdf), from page 1191, and in particularly I'm reading about TKIP. And to decrypt and to encrypt used a TSC (TKIP Sequence Counter) as you can see in ...
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How can you transmit data without revealing your location?

Anyone can pick up wireless transmissions without revealing their location, but transmitting is much harder. What types of wireless communication systems are there that a device can use to transmit ...
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How can I get EAPOL packet's number?

I need to work with EAPOL packets, and I have to distinguish between first, second, third and fourth... If I'm using WPA2 I can use the first 2 bytes of Key Information field, and I can use Key MIC, ...
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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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Is there any reason that captive portal server can't block the ICMP echo request/reply packet

We can get connected to those public WiFi hotspot without the account but can access to no website but the login page. As I tested, all those login website would respond to my ping even I was an ...
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How to find out if somebody is spying on my private browsing data in the same WiFi network? [closed]

I live in a hostel and eight people including me, are using the same WiFi network. One of my friends is a "computer wizard". I would like to know if he is secretly checking my browsing history and ...
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Secure Connection between two mobile (Android and/or iOS) devices

I've a Device A which will communicate with multiple devices on a network (BLE and/or NFC). All the devices will be handled a Token upon authentication which somehow needs to be transferred over to ...
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Terms for input/output to and from a Firewall

Is there an official/standard term for the stream of data sent into or out of a firewall? Obviously the inbound traffic would be the traffic under surveillance, and the outbound traffic would be the ...
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How to use a port scanner in a hostile manner

Port scanners like nessus and openvas are basically used to identify the vulnerabilities of the network. My question is if someone with bad intentions is able to use these legal tools in a more ...
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How do I allow for anonymous encryption? [closed]

I have a protocol I am designing that requires anonymity and privacy. My idea is to have a minimum number of hops in the network before the message can be sent to its intended destination. The ...
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Updating privacy/security-concerned applications [closed]

Lets say we have a decentralized open source p2p chat client meant for secure communication. The main attack vector seems to be the (centralized) update mechanism. What methods and/or techniques can ...
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Security issues with multiple interfaces

Say I have a server with multiple interfaces. I wish to configure each interface as different IP addresses (and host name). Is it advisable, on a security standpoint, to do that? I have an application ...
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Accessing user accounts without asking for their password

I don't like asking my (windows network) users for their passwords, it doesn't seem like a good security practice. I also want to train my users to never give their password to anyone if they ask for ...
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Information Security classification [closed]

I've been interested in IT security for a bit (~1 year) and had a bit of experience with NSM as well as web security. I want to have an overview of the entire industry, with all relevant niches and ...
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Snort alerts analysis (web interface) [closed]

I have a question about Snort (or maybe any other IDS/IPS, any working solutions would be ok). The goal is to set up some web interface providing a way to view the whole TCP stream packets of each ...
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Stuxnet - The background functions [closed]

Stuxnet was a clever worm that aimed to malfunction programmable logic controllers on nuclear networks (Iran was the most affected). Nuclear networks were private networks, not supported on Internet ...
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Does NDP (Neighbor Discovery Protocol) reduce ARP (Address Resolution Protocol) attacks?

I read the comparison of NDP with ARP but am uncertain if NDP does reduce any amounts of ARP attacks, given that with NDP, ARP is not used for address resolution. For the discussion to be specific, ...
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Is using Chromecast “a security nightmare”?

I'd like to use Chromecast on our office network. Doing so requires enabling UPnP (Universal Plug and Play). A quick search turns up statements like this: The US Department of Homeland Security ...
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ARP poisoning question

I'm writing a program that detects ARP poiosoning. My question is: How can I b sure my LAN hasn't been poisoned? Yes, I can use my settings and find the IP address of the default gateway and yes I ...
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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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How do bits transefer over wire? [closed]

i was tackling with networking and cannot seem to understand How bits are transferred over wires in the first place what counts for each of 0's & 1's
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Belkin wifi netcam cloud storage [closed]

If my net/router turns off with the belkin netcam will i still receive video if the motion sensor is activated? I was considering purchasing one, but if all that needs to be done is simply turning off ...
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Setting up a secure Ad-Hoc network

I am taking my laptop with me on a school bus trip, and I want to use an Ad-Hoc network to host a multiplayer Minecraft server. I have heard, however, that Ad-Hoc networks have a vulnerability that ...
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Inspecting every packet leaving the system for sensitive information ? [closed]

Is there a way to check every packet leaving the system for sensitive data like IP addresses, personal information (like logins) etc ? A free (and preferably open source) program which does this for ...
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What is the most secure way to protect a custom CMS from infiltration? [closed]

I have a custom CMS with a randomly generated ASCII 100-character string from this site for both my username/password. I also have this following sha512 encryption system, which was created by ...