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Can I avoid DNS spoofing by typing the IP address?

The question is in the title. I have been reading about DNS spoofing. What if I were to save the IP addresses of websites I consider sensitive and then just enter the IP address when I am using a ...
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How could an iPhone be transmitting abnormal loads of data without apparently running anything?

My iPhone has sent/received 900MB in 15 days from "com.busuu.japanese.a" I got this information from Onavo, which 'compresses' my data. I have never heard of Busuu until today. It is a language ...
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Stealing WiFi Internet connection

I received a mail about illegally sharing copyright-protected material on the Internet; I never did it. I checked my router's configuration and noticed that the MAC address of one of the connected ...
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Which IP address in email headers is the sender's? [closed]

I have the headers from some emails I've received. There are several IP addresses in these headers. Which one belongs to the sender? Is the address in the headers reliable? Example 1: Delivered-To: ...
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How to diagnose and handle unexplained open network connections?

I was using Wireshark in order to check the activity of an unknown client in my home network, and to my surprise, I found some strange connections established by my own computer. I disconnected all ...
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Encrypting All Network Traffic

For a corporate network, is there a way to possibly encrypt all network traffic on the local network? I would like to ensure that there is nothing left for chance to be packet sniffed. Not even ...
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Securing an appliance

Scenario: We are in the position to offer a local appliance to run a version of our proprietary software, which is normally provided as SaaS. Question: What steps can be taken to mitigate trivial ...
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How can I use linux and disguise myself as a windows computer over a LAN? [closed]

My computer is currently running windows XP on a LAN Network. I'd like to use linux but I want to hide myself. I don't want to be the only linux system on a network full of windows XP computers. Is ...
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Event monitoring for a home network

I'd like to utilise some of the free SIEM type products out there to increase the chances that I will detect attacks and compromises of any of the devices on my home network. Most of my home devices ...
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AWS VPC - should connections between instances be over SSL?

Say I have a few EC2 instances in an AWS VPC network, each assigned its own private address for the subnet at creation. Say one of them is a DB, and another one some kind of web app talking to the DB. ...
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Why is secureserver.net (GoDaddy) showing up blacklisted from my domain blacklist checker thingy? [closed]

I have my business website through GoDaddy and there has been some weird stuff happening within my business over the past year costing me a lot of money and all of my free time trying to figure out ...
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What steps are performed when a serious event reaches an Intrusion Detection System? [closed]

For example, you are using Snort and you just got a serious event, which states that a certain service is attacked. What do you do with the threat source IP? What are the steps that network event ...
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Is it possible to recognise and prevent MitM attacks on devices which use self-signed SSL certs?

I use both Linux and Windows at work on a large enterprise LAN. The majority of the network configuration is out of my reach. Certain SaaS applications that are hosted locally on the enterprise LAN, ...
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How to manage known infected network

If you have large distributed network that is known as being infected with viruses and etc.. and you cannot format the computers becuase its large scale. What are the best ways to handle this ...
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different portscan tools give different results

I have different results as of my open TCP ports. When using nmap -sS 127.0.0.1, I get some 5 usual open ports, but when using osx built-in tool as stroke, I get those 5 ports plus 5 extra ports. How ...
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Allow or Deny Access to a Network Based on Client Hardware [duplicate]

We have to build a product that will have a network. Users will be able to connect to this network by downloading a client. However, before allowing them to access the network we want to check if ...
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How can I get the IP address for a ToR Hidden Service (HSP) with a .onion address?

I'd like to find out the IP address of a given .onion address. Is it possible for me to simply assign an exit node (that I control) to my client and just monitor it to determine what IP address ...
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House owner can see who's connected to WiFi; what more can he see?

I live in a rental house, and use the house-owner's wireless network to connect to the internet. The owner can see who is connected to his wireless network and I had a few questions regarding this ...
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What would a hacker do if he got your router password over the internet? [duplicate]

I was wondering!! I like configuring my router so that I can access it over the Internet even when am not home. What are the most critical risks if a hacker got my router password?
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Hosting an “IP Rental” address. Is this common, safe?

I have a supposed opportunity to get in with an individual with advertising and a side business of his, renting IP addresses. He has asked me to set a dedicated DSL account at my house. Is there any ...
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VM Guest network security with NAT?

Supposing I have an untrusted guest VM (e.g. I'm running a cloud data centre). If I set the network connection up to use NAT, the guest can still access the internet. But what's to stop them accessing ...
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Man-in-the-middle attack over an encrypted channel

I learned recently about man-in-the-middle attacks and came up with this question. Let's say we have two computers who try to communicate over the network. Each computer has an encryptor and a ...
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Protect an application that uses internet from packet sniffing

I developed a stand alone application such a way that, application use a remote service (using SOAP/REST) which available WWW. I am using HTTPS though out the application calls. It was perfectly ...
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Can viruses transfer from phone to computer over the network?

I don't know if this is the right place to ask but I heard that adult websites (porn) had viruses. I used to look up porn on my iPhone (I won't anymore) and I understand that there aren't viruses for ...
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How to convert some packets in a readable format [closed]

I am looking for a tool for osx, that can convert this raw data in some readable format. Testing my wifi network, I began sniffing my packets, and ran tcpflow -i en1 -c I want to get the sniffed ...
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Totally different IP addresses assigned when using the same router

For some time I have observed a strange behaviour when connecting to the internet through my WLAN. Depending on the computer I use on my network, the ISP assigns me totally different external IP ...
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How are IaaS Virtual Machines Isolated?

I am currently examining Hypervisor firewalls for my graduate thesis, but I unfortunately don't have a lot of experience with IaaS environments. How are IaaS Virtual Machines network isolated from ...
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Can botnets be injected through open wifi to smartphones?

I have read this paper, which is answers part of the question. It answers, 'open wifi will help increase the spread speed and impact' but what I want to know is, can you 'plant' an open wifi access ...
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How can I monitor traffic of devices on my WiFi? [closed]

I have my kids cell phones attached to my router. What can I install to view what they are browsing and the media they have? I want to make sure my kids are safe
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Reassemble sniffed packets [closed]

I am attempting to analyse my WiFi network with on Mac OS X, is there a tool to reassemble TCP stream from Wireshark capture. I would like to see the entire HTML pages that are passing through the ...
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hide dhcp/ip request, traffic under lan router

I have a question on the following scenario: Lets say, we have a normal LAN network with 192.168.1.1/24 gateway, DNS, DHCP servers all running on 192.168.1.1 ; There is only one client: ...
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What is the better way to share files between a server in DMZ and a server in the internal network? [closed]

I have to implement a solution to share some xml files between a frontend server in a DMZ and his backend in an internal network. Both servers are Solaris 10 boxes. What is the better way regarding ...
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Bridge Exploit of Network Multi-function Print/Fax Devices

I performed a recent security audit and was wondering if anyone has heard or run across any known exploits against any commercial multi-function print/scan device whereby you can bridge the incoming ...
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If a hacker is on the same Wifi Network as I am, what can he do? [duplicate]

Ok so when a hacker has the wifi network's password and gets on the network, he can do things like monitor traffic, catch passwords, even access PCs, etc. But what I'm interested of knowing is what ...
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Hack a LAN with low security [closed]

In our university users have to use VPN to connect to internet.But for local works(like login to university website,checking their university accounts) VPN is not needed.And as I know we have ...
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Block unauthorized user from getting access to intranet

What's the common way to block users from accessing intranet? Right now, whoever plugs in a cable can access any intranet server freely. I want to change this behavior. But given that we run not only ...
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Security test lab setup [closed]

I want to setup a testing lab in my basement for penetration/vulnerability testing & offensive/defensive security skills. I believe I have all the equipment that I need, and if I'll need something ...
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Securing my firewall (both dedicated and iptables-based) [closed]

I have an ASA-5510, but I also intend to maintain strict IP tables on my server (Ubuntu 12.04.2), so that there are two layers of "protection". My iptables look like this: *filter # Allows all ...
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How are IP addresses traced? [closed]

Let say I have done something harmful to some computer. I am on wifi at my hostel, so for that session I have some IP assigned. Now, since tomorrow I will connect again to wifi and get a new IP ...
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User Account Control and outside processes

I was using TeamViewer (a remote desktop client) to log in to a remote computer running Windows 7. While logged in, the Java updater prompted me for administrator access to run an update check. Out ...
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Why is WPA Enterprise more secure than WPA2?

In personal mode WPA2 is more secure than WPA. However, I have read that WPA Enterprise provides stronger security than WPA2 and I am unsure exactly how this is achieved.
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any reason not to run tmux/wemux on a bastion host?

Is there any reason to worry about running tmux/wemux on a bastion host? It seems to me that it would open up vectors to have your terminal sessions hijacked by some locally exploited account on the ...
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Securing Downloadable Files on Website Per User

I have an ASP.NET website serving up private PDF documents. The PDFs are stored unencrypted on a share on the internal network. The user logs in and navigates to the download page. The web server ...
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What's the difference between an application-level and circuit-level gateway?

From Wikipedia, I understand that circuit level gateways look at TCP handshakes to filter illegitimate traffic and that application level gateways somehow filter application specific traffic. But I ...
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Eavesdropping a communication between a local application and the network

After some digging on the Internet, I've been unable to find a satisfying solution for my curiosity... Here's the thing : using a shell script, I've been able to obtain a list of IP addresses ...
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IPSec, hubs, crypto maps

I thought hubs were layer 1 devices, and so would have no active role in IPSec. I am reading to understand crypto maps, Dynamic crypto map policies are used in site-to-site VPNs when an unknown ...
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Securing a network attached storage on the internet

I recently purchased a network attached storage for personal file storage and would like my family members to store files on the device from their computers as a remote backup. I'd like to secure ...
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Alternative to VPN

We have a network that is completely closed to the outside world. It needs to be. Problem is we need to remote into a server on this network once in a blue moon for diagnostics. We've discussed ways ...
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Snort/IDS detect and alert on possible DoS/DDoS attack?

As per the title, I'm attempting to configure Snort to detect and alert on a incoming Denial of Service attack. Looking at the rulesets, which are primarily signature based rules, I can't see a ...
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How to make sandbox-only internet access?

How can I set up my Windows PC and/or network, so that none of the programs on my actual PC have internet access, but i have a sandbox/VM, with a browser, which has internet access, but has no access ...