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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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connecting a secure computer directly to the internet without a router

If you have a fairly secure computer how dangerous is it to connect to a modem directly without a router in between. Let's say the computer is running Debian as a host and Whonix in VirtualBox, a VPN ...
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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: ...
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what type of attack does LOIC do? [closed]

I have used LOIC (Low Orbit Ion Cannon) earlier . Today i was reading on wikipedia that there are many types of dos attacks , namely SYN attacks , HTTP flooding ,UDP flooding ,etc and two questions ...
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Get the browser history without using a browser

I would like to get the browsing history of a computer in my network (without running that web browser), is it possible?
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Blocking access to social media on Windows

I would like to block websites like Facebook, YouTube and other social sites as part of my job and would need your advice on how to manage that. There are about 120 PCs in the building. Is something ...
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Designing and implementing a secure epayments system with RESTful API

I want to design and implement an epayments system (I will not be handling credit card payments). The system will have a RESTful API. I am already familiar with RESTful servies, and have built a few ...
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Pivoting without meterpreter [closed]

Is there any way other than Meterpreter to pivot into the network? If yes, then please guide. I already know about Meterpreter, just want to know manual methods other than this.
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good books for learning network and web security? [closed]

I am reading "Hacking The Art of Exploitation" book . i have read till chapter 2 programming but most of it has gone above my head . I want to learn basically cryptography , network security and web ...
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What is the point of hosting database externally?

Following the breach of avast:forum.avast.com they decided to host the database externally@id.avast.com. My question is, what is the point of hosting the database externally since when you get remote ...
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is UPnP / NAT-PMP really necessary today?

The possibility to enable port forwards for any hosts inside the LAN has of course security implications. The problem from my point of view is not that there are bad users, but bad hosts/programs and ...
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Implementing MITM attack on MAN or WAN

Is it possible to implement MITM attack on larger networks than LAN? For example is is possible to implement such an attack on the whole network of an ISP?
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Should remote access (RDP/SSH) only be allowed for VPN clients? Or should RDP and SSH be opened the public?

I am about to push hard against the powers that be and strongly recommend that we shift our many (20+) consultants from direct public access to RDP & SSH to VPN clients (connecting to a ...
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How common are mitm attacks behind an ISP?

Yes. Of course using https everywhere is best. But sometimes that's not an option. In those cases, I'd like to make an informed decision. Is there any information about their prevalence? Or would that ...
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Is a firewall an access control list?

I want to know if a firewall is considered an access control list (ACL). I know there are other types of ACLs, but am specifically interested in knowing if a firewall is an ACL. Edit: It appears ...
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untangle server at work place privacy

When I am browsing in an environment where Untangle server is installed, can the network admin track everything I do? for example: Skype chat messages Personal emails (Gmail, Yahoo)
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What does this Snort rule do? [closed]

Rule-4: alert udp $EXTERNAL_NET any -> $HOME_NET 3333 (msg:"ET EXPLOIT Wireshark ENTTEC DMX Data Processing Code Execution Attempt 1"; content:"|45 53 44 44|"; depth:4; content:"|04|"; ...
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Hundreds of legitimate IPs are hitting my website like bots [closed]

I'm having a huge problem with my website due to a weird spike on hits. Today, i'm getting several hundred hits. Normally, i get a lot less, and they are from me country. Today's hits are from every ...
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Custom surveillance protection [closed]

I want to make a secure network because of government surveillance. Is there a way I can configure or build some type of custom hardware to be able to detect and to access the network, but only ...
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Network camoflage-techniques of hiding networks [closed]

How are top secret networks hidden? What are the techniques to make a network hidden from the public?
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User Binding Request with credentials in Lync Dump

I've dumped a call between two lync clients and saw that there were some UDP packets that look like this: Server -> Client 1132 14.495362000 <serverip> <clientip> STUN 146 ...
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Are popular porn sites more likely to be infected with malware?

I'm trying to help my friend understand this because he believes that since a site is very popular, that it's less likely to infect its viewers because of its security! Is a popular site less likely ...
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How can I get a fiddler-style trace of an iPhone / Android?

I want to audit the HTTP and HTTPS activity of apps downloaded onto my mobile device. What is the best way to do this? I own the device, can add a root certificate, and can connect the running ...
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Public facing computers in a Media Lab

I've just taken over administering a lab of Apple computers on a university campus. We have about 15 computers and I've discovered that they all have public IPs and domain names. Even our printer is ...
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how can I stop someone from watching my internet history? [duplicate]

I use someone's wifi network. Is there anyway to stop him by getting my browsing information or can I somehow hide my browsing history from him?
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How secure is split tunneling on a VPN?

What protocols get encrypted and go through the VPN? Is it just port 80 and DNS traffic that does not go through the VPN? Does this impose any security risks by running a split tunnel? Making the ...
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what can hackers do with a hacked router?

In Malaysia, our service providers are giving us a router with remote-admin available. It has come to my attention that with a simple line I'm able to find out the routers username and password. I'm ...
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When downloading from an https web page - will the download also use ssl?

If I click on a download link on a page that uses ssl, will the download also use ssl? If the answer is not (or: sometimes yes, sometimes not) - is there any way I can force it to be protected? I'm ...
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How does Network Discovery OFF protect my computer?

Yes, it seems that the computer will not respond to pinging. But any computer with a packet sniffer will be able to see my ip once I send any packet to the router. So basically, if I'm surfing the ...
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Choosing the Path in IT Security [closed]

I graduated last year from an Informatics and Security degree program. This program was taken in a Canadian college. It equipped me with the basic security knowledge in all fields; networks, systems ...
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What prevents this session hijacking from occurring? (SMB/CIFS example)

SMB/CIFS (file sharing, Windows environment) I understand when a client connects to a server there is a challenge/response system in place. However, once the client is connected that "connection" is ...
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Firewall hole punching [closed]

I'm interested in doing my thesis on Firewall hole punching. Hole Punching: A way to exploit NAT to open a connection TCP or UDP between a Client and a Server. What I'm looking for is a reason this ...
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Secure way of opening web page from iOS without need of logging in

I am developing an iOS application and web page, both use same Parse backend. Web page contains some functionality that is not available in the iOS application. Therefore I would like to present the ...
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How do exploits and payloads work together?

I knew about the metasploit framework since a few good years ago, but I never really got into it. I have some knowledge when it comes to networks, but I am not a PRO. I've tested some things with ...
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How to monitor my home network traffic?

I have an ATT U-Verse Wireless router supplying 5 computers throughout my home. It is hardwired to my main computer. I have three children of all ages, one of which has had a tendency to make poor ...
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Router level filtering on home network [closed]

I want to block some part of a website or some videos from dailymotion or other site video sites. Type of network I have 7-8 devices(PCs, Mobiles, iPhones & tablets) all connected to a router ...
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What exactly does one get from a Nmap Scan?

I know nmap is a port scanner and its output shows all the open ports, the services running on those ports, the underlying OS and technology, etc. What should one take from this result in easiest ...
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Is MAC address filtering effective on a wifi router? [closed]

I want to improve the security of my home wifi. My neighbor wants to crack my Wi-Fi password with a nutcracker. I tried to activate the protection by MAC address, but now my laptop and smartphone ...
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How common and how easy is sniffing plaintext communication?

So the first reason we give to encrypt content is to prevent against a man in the middle sniffing all data. That is the reason ssh is used and not telnet for example. But in today's networks where ...
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SSL Finished message contents

Hi everyone I'm little bit confused about contents of Finished Message used during Handshake Protocol.In particular this message (client/side) contains the connection-id originally sent from the ...
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Can teleworking let my boss to sniff my network traffic? What else could he do?

My boss proposed me to code from home on the their machines via internet, in two possible ways: I would connect to their computer and work on their machine, as if I was in front of the computer(from ...
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How do you stop a hacker when their IP address is 0.0.0.0?

Wordfence reports the following visitor: An unknown location at IP 0.0.0.0 visited 4 hours 45 mins ago IP: 0.0.0.0 Browser: Baiduspider version 2.0 Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Baiduspider/2.0; ...
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Way to make “DNS unblockers” safe?

Many people who live outside the US use "DNS unblockers" such as Unblock-Us to access region restricted services such as Netflix and Hulu. My understanding of these services is that for DNS requests ...