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Is encryption possible at the physical layer?

When we talk about encryption in relation to the OSI Model we usually hear about encryption at Application (Email - PGP), Transport (SSL), Network (IPSec) and even Data Link Layer (WPA). But I have ...
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How does Facebook really identify requests?

Today I have discovered something very strange. It seems like Facebook is playing some kind of unfair game for identifying one's online identity. So, here is what I have done: I have a regular ...
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Wifi Card Removed, computer still shows data packets sent/received

I have purposely removed the wifi card on my macbook in order to work offline securely. The "Activity Monitor" still shows packets are being sent/received. How is this possible? Of particular ...
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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 can someone do to my computer with access to the modem?

I had to give my new neighbor my WiFi password. He's now connected to my internet and I worried about some things: The modem is connected to my PC. What can he possibly do while he's on my internet? ...
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How to protect a Wifi network from Microsoft WiFi Sense

Microsoft is deploying a new feature, WiFi Sense, which provides users a way to easily share passwords to wireless networks with all of their contacts. This introduces a new security failure mode: a ...
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Opened Ports on a Router attack vectors

I have read somewhere that it could be dangerous to use unknown networks because the router owner could open ports and attack programs that would run on the victim's system on precisely those ports. ...
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How to search for evidence of Camfecting (webcam hacking)?

I'm worried about camfecting (webcam hacking). The camera light on my mac (running OSX) is not on, but it isn't hard wired so that doesn't say a lot. I've ran a virus scan but no signs. Now my idea ...
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Snort even though working properly does not report majority of rules

I have installed Snort 2.9.7.0 and it does not detect majority of attacks, such as nmap port scans, downloading exe files, opening documents containing keyword "root". I use Snort together with ...
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How separated should a management VLAN be from the production VLAN?

I was after a little bit of advice regarding Network Management. Users will enter the network and hit a remote desktop server. On from this, they will pass through firewalls to the core switch. When ...
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What tools are available for distributing and syncing firewall rule-sets to multiple devices?

I am looking for a solution to be able to distribute and sync firewall rule-sets to multiple devices. There are a few solutions out there such as Playbook by Matasano but it comes with an expensive ...
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How does this HTML5-based “Mass Router Infection” scheme work?

I read this article stating that purely through a website, "without any user interaction" mass router infection is (/was?) possible. I'm not sure that this problem still exists as it was posted 3 ...
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Get java code to check AP isolation is enabled? [closed]

I am building a chat application in Java socket programming to communicate locally like IP messenger. When AP isolation is enabled I get only my IP and gateway.gateway. That's why I can't chat to ...
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When should I drop a packet with ICMP type 3, code 9 or 10, TCP RST, or TCP ACK?

This answer says there are a few ways of dealing with a blocked packet at a firewall: At each of these levels a 1st IP packet (and any other protocol packet as an ESP or AH packet) might receive ...
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Block all internet access from a computer except for allowed applications and domains?

I want to block all internet access from a computer except for allowed applications and domains. E.g. BLOCK ALL Except security.stackexchange.com/... Except skype.exe How can I do this? -It needs to ...
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Is it possible to trace a backend through a reverse proxy?

I'm creating a reference network topology for a WebSocket chat application at work, and I'd like to have something clarified for my own understanding. The current topology involves a reverse proxy ...
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Private VPN server in public cloud

I need to encrypt all my traffic, because I often work in unsecure network environments. My questions is this: if I buy my server from VPS providers (amazon ec2, digitalocean, etc) - how secure ...
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Is this the end of malware use of DNS?

I read about the release of a free dataset of malware related DNS queries called "Predict". A researcher or network security team can download or query this data set and use it to identify malware ...
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Wifi penetration testing aireplay-ng does not send packets [closed]

bt ~ # aireplay-ng -1 0 -a 00:19:7e:4d:79:79 -h 00:11:22:33:44:55 -e 4ae8 rausb018:27:07 Waiting for beacon frame (BSSID: 00:19:7E:4D:79:79) on channel 10 18:27:08 rausb0 is on channel 10, but the AP ...
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Encrypting layers of OSI

I was reading that WPA2-PSK encrypts layer 2 of the OSI network model. What is the danger of having this layer in plaintext (I know it can be decrypted very easily from within the network)? Is there a ...
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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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Why would a corporation NOT want to allow users on a corporate network to RDP to their specific desktops?

I have a multitude of users that are requesting the ability to RDP from other workstations, on the same network, to their specific desktop computers. I would like to know what the risks of this are ...
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Identifying the correct ssid

Suppose a wifi 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 wifi , which one will he connect to?Also ...
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A collection of tests and demos for security headers and TLS configurations [closed]

There are (or have been) various websites designed to educate and provide examples on good / bad configurations of security headers and TLS configurations (e.g. https://badssl.com/) I want to build a ...
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Wireless password available in plaintext

Running below command in as admin from Windows : C:\Windows\system32>netsh wlan show profile name=MY_WIRELESS_NAME key=clear Outputs : Security settings Authentication : WPA2-Personal ...
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Zeus botnet source code

I am doing my project on botnets and wanted to understand the source code of the Zeus botnet. Where is the right place to get started with some analysis of zeus botnet source code? I need a good ...
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Can I connect to a network without being detected? [closed]

Some people use software like whoisonmywifi and so on. Is there a way to bypass this software? I think it pings all IP addresses like 192.168.1.0/24 so it will ping all addresses. Can I disable ...
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Looking for botnet IP address feeds to protect against DDoS

I would like to get a live feed of botnet IP addresses delivered from a service and block them under certain conditions. Preferably community based/open source but open to looking at worthy commercial ...
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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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Event codes for Unix [closed]

I have to write alerts in SIEM Tool. Do we have any events code for Unix as we have in Windows. If yes, where can I find that? If not, on what basis can we write alerts for unix flavours or ...
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Hack into a computer through MAC and IP address [closed]

Is my computer vulnerable to someone who knows my modem's MAC address and my public IP address? What kind of vulnerabilities would this imply? Could they actually get access to my computer just with ...
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How to monitor websites being visited on network? [duplicate]

I want to monitor the websites that are being visited on my wifi network by the different IPs connected to the network. Is there a way to do this, other than Wireshark?
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Monitor websites being visited on network

I need to monitor the websites being visited on my wifi network by the different IPs connected to the network. What is the best way to do this? I spent some time with Wireshark but I feel it is a bit ...
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Link(s) between subnet mask, IP address and subnet ID [closed]

I am studying CompTIA Security+ material and am struggling to understand the link(s) between a subnet mask, an IPv4 address and a subnet ID. The question that I'm working on is as follows: Your ...
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What kinds of attacks can VLAN's mitigate? [closed]

Assuming these very basic kinds of attacks: Header based Protocol based Authentication based Traffic based What would using a VLAN mitigate? Several people seem to be overthinking the question. ...
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How to sniff [possibly encrypted] TDS protocol data from the host the client application is installed on?

Let's say, there is an .NET application on a windows 7 host where I have administrator's access rights. The application works with remote MS-SQL server which I don't control, it also seems that the ...
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SDN Security - why not attack the controller itself?

I have been looking into SDN (Software Defined Networking) and one advantage of using this is to be able to redirect traffic to stop DDoS attacks. The traffic is ultimately thrown away. My question ...
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Are there any notary-like services for standard HTTP content? [duplicate]

One of the things I've consistently noticed is that a lot of open source projects and companies publish the public keys they use to sign packages on HTTP sites, with no HTTPS equivalent. I've come to ...
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Are documented networks easier to attack? Are undocumented networks easier to protect?

I am learning about network documentation for the first time and have come across the following statement: Undocumented networks might not be protected and can be used to support insider attacks. ...
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Ways to prevent traffic injection by ISP [closed]

I live in a big brother country (Egypt, but valid to many other countries), which apparently bought Hacking team and fin fisher software since couple of years. After reading about the very-easy ways ...
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How to protect against rogue Base Stations? [closed]

I just read the answer to the question here and it sounds surprisingly simple for calls/SMS (and data?) to be intercepted by a fake base station. From what I understand, if you were to walk past ...
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How do RATs access computers through routers?

I've started trying to increase my networking security at my house. One thing that worries me (because other people in the house are always downloading viruses that come along with "free" games) are ...
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monitoring outgoing network traffic [closed]

The graphs for one server that I am using are showing consistent 7.5 kb/s outgoing network traffic that started a few days ago. How can I monitor/log/capture/analize this traffic to see what is it, ...
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Ideas on how I can fragment captured network traffic?

I am trying to create a lab environment where I can analyze common IDS solutions (starting with Snort specifically) and their ability to reassemble fragmented IP trains. I have a collection of ...
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What is same site scripting and what are some exploit scenarios?

I know it is an issue with how DNS is configured , but is it really dangerous if the attacker couldn't access your network?
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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 I detect subnets? [closed]

Given a WAN, which is connected to the internet via a single exit point. Inside this WAN, I don't want to have any subnet structures. Every user gets his own access point, which he can expand via ...
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Is it safe to put my own router in my neighbour's DMZ?

I use my next door WiFi for a small charge as I am unable to install my own broadband connection. I have a 300Mbps WISP router connected with a fixed IP to my next doors router (192.168.0.2). My ...
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Is there a way to make a WEP-secured AP uncrackable?

For some days, I was feeling that my Internet bill was booming. Then, I recently found out that a boy near my house was accessing my router to use the Internet. Then, I read some articles how to crack ...
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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 ...