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Security risk of connecting one mobile device to another mobile device's hotspot

Is there any risk when connecting an Android Phone to a [Verizon] iPhone's Hotspot? If there are I'd like to know about solutions. The Android Phone will basically be tapping the data plan of the ...
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How to limit source port for accessing blocked website?

My country has a firewall which blocks sites like Facebook, whatsApp etc. However, they use some kind of port blocking, so some important websites for me like Chegg is also getting blocked I think due ...
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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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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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How can I view images in forwarded packets on (current) Mac OS X?

How can I view reassembled images on a Mac being used as a router? I'd like to do this as a demonstration of how HTTP doesn't provide privacy. I've done some research, and on Linux there's a tool ...
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Performing an airport scan on my Mac for available WiFi networks pulls up multiple SSID with different mac address. What's going on?

I performed the following command to search for available WiFi networks in my apartment complex: /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/A/Resources/airport scan | grep OBC I ...
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Can the windows Remote Procedure Call subsystem be modified from the default without causing Windows 8/8.1/10 to break?

This is a question that personally as a security professional has bugged me for a long time. So, a default Windows installation, from XP up to 10, typically has a few services listening on the ...
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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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Unsecured Guest access on Macbook Pro

I am concerned that my personal, home based Macbook Pro guest network access may be being used by an outside source. Is there a way for me to identify user access, time logged in / out, etc?
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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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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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How should software respond when Captive Portals or Untrusted SSL certs prevent connectivity?

I need to fix an issue where the initial (or perhaps only) HTTPS call to a website is blocked by a captive portal, not managed by me. The resolution has been to ask the user to navigate to a "http" ...
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Is the GTK or MIC in the unencrypted portion of a WPA protected frame?

In order to decrypt traffic you must have all 4 portions of the WPA Handshake. In WPA protected data frames, is there an unencrypted portion of that frame that has some sort of identifiable value to ...
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Pros and cons of disabling TCP timestamps

So, lynis informs me that I should unset net.ipv4.tcp_timestamps. I know that's a bad thing because an attacker could figure out which updates that require restarting the machine I haven't applied, or ...
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Security for Hospital IT

I'm developing a program in Java intended to be utilized in a hospital. The system uses RMI internally between workstations and the server program. The program would be installed on the hospital's ...
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Wayland Partial Encryption for Mouse / Keyboard? (Also X and RDP)

Question What are the best practices for implementing Partial Encryption, to encrypt just the input devices (mouse/keyboard, etc), not the actual video display, during remote desktop sessions using ...
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Distinct databases with the same Kerberos Authentication server

Should two deployed applications within a private network requiring distinct databases (for storing their own users credentials) require distinct Authentication servers (implementing Kerberos)? Or is ...
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Determining time it would take to exhaust IVs on 802.11b/g/n

I'm trying to learn about WEP attacks at the moment. I know that attacks against WEP require collisions of the initialization vectors. Is there a way to determine how long it would take for the ...
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please give me an specific example about “a lattice model of secure information flow”?

Currently I read the paper "A lattice model of secure information flow", but I think this paper is so abstract. Could you please give me an specific example and describe what the secure information ...
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How can I launch DHCP starvation attack in WLAN?

In WLAN, due to MAC association on Access Point (AP), I can't send the DHCPDISCOVER messages using random MAC addresses. But if I keep my original MAC address as the source ethernet MAC a and random ...
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Why would home routers accept incoming DNS traffic?

I stumbled upon an interesting paper (PDF Link) where researchers found out that more than 58% of the DNS open resolvers that are blamed in DDoS attacks are in fact home routers distributed by ISPs to ...
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Is there a “smart cache” device which provides cache if authorized?

Is there an implementation of a HTTP (or decoded HTTPS) optimization device which would allow for "smart caching" - i.e. the ability to release some cached content (initially transferred by someone ...
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Peer Entity Authentication and Data Origin Authentication services in OSI layers

What kind of Peer Entity Authentication and Data Origin Authentication services are provided in network layer(L3), Transport layer(L4) and application layer(L7) ?
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Web/search engine spider on local network?

I was setting up a test webserver on my local network earlier, and whilst sorting out the firewall I noticed the following in the log (/var/log/ufw.log - I'm using UFW on Ubuntu 14.04): Jul 9 ...
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Migration from TDM to All IP: any security issues?

My phone operator is slowly abandoning TDM (Time Division Multiplexing) to replace it with IP connections. What are the security risked related to this change? will all the phone line be like in a big ...
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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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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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Is a direct SIP video call (encrypted) between two computers more secure than going through a registrar service?

I learned recently about ZRTP-encrypted video calls using an SIP client, such as Jitsi or Linphone or Blink. I was able to make a direct encrypted video call between two clients on the same local ...
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Key Distribution using multicast

I am trying to come up with a solution for a system where i need to generate a key (Kn) from time to time and distribute it to a large number of servers in a private network. Since it has to be a ...
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Local lan drive by download

Basically, I'm testing a local network, on which I'm able to use ARP spoofing. I now want to try and infect one of the Windows boxes on the network with a backdoor. I could inject an iframe into their ...
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Multiple Independent level of security vs Multi-level security

I am looking for a way to isolate two different networks from each other. Suppose we have 2 different network (public and private). I am looking for a way to connect to these two network via single ...
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Proxy via pfSense and exclusions for DNS

I have posted this to NetworkEngineering.SE, as that seems the more suitable audience for this question. I will leave this question open here but am happy to see it closed. I just did not want to ...
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BeEF public IP address vs local IP address

I just set up BeFF XSS framwork on my remote Ubuntu server and I hooked JS.code to my public website (I developed deliberately vulnerable persistent XSS website for education purpose). So I simulated ...
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Isolating Computer on Home Network Using Multiple Routers

My goal is to isolate a computer on my home network. This computer (a rapsberry pi) should be considered untrusted and is accessible from the internet (port 22). I need a solution that will prevent ...
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airbase-ng: How to apply `iptables` rule to packets on `at0` tap-interface

airbase-ng: How to apply iptables rule to packets on at0 tap-interface Reading a tutorial on the net, I see this iptables command used with the tap-interface at0, created by airbase-ng. iptables ...
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Is the OS the exclusive “owner” of the network traffic?

I boot up a fresh OpenBSD on a notebook. The notebook has an ethernet port and a wireless card. Does all the traffic on the ethernet and wireless goes through the OS? So if I shut down the ...
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Using Digital Signatures in isolated networks

Is it possible to use Digital signatures in isolated environments which do not have access to internet and work only on internal network. How does the certificate authentication happen in such case
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Tools or scripts to automatically block IP's from threat feeds via IPTables?

Are there any tools or scripts that can automatically take IP addresses from STIX, TAXII, CybOX, MAEC, or other threat feeds and automatically reconfigure IPTables to block addresses found in those ...
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BRCM-LVG in home network

Shortly after the local cable provider upgraded our cable modem an item named BRCM-LVG appeared in the list of devices (two computers) connected to our Windows 7 homegroup. It contains a folder named ...
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Is EasyIDS obsolete?

I have found EasyIDS from Skynet Development recently but noticed that the latest change-log is from 2009. Does this mean it is obsolete and should not be used as it is not being kept up-to date?
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Secured router bridged with a less secure router

I have a router provided by my ISP physically connected to the internet access point. It has basic security (WPA2-PSK) and broadcasts its SSID. I have a second router bridged wirelessly to the first ...
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VPN Server Inside VPN client on Router

This is a different context of an already asked question: In a few words: Sub-VPN or VPN SubNetwork... VPNsception? So I am using DD-WRT flashed router which connects as a client to VPN server ...
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Options to protect an outbound initiated connection IP?

Consider a service that has 3 separate organizations in a SaaS model. The end user(#1) connects to the first provider(#2) and then initiates a function from within the #2 that connects directly to ...
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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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How 'private' is my setup?

I'm currently running QubesOS (so essentially a virtualized Fedora operating system), which I use to access an offshore VPS through I2P (using garliccat). I then route all my traffic through the VPS ...
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Alternative to ECC for mobile security

I asked a question a couple of months back, which led me to ECC. The following question is in continuation: Current Setup: I've two devices A and B which need to interact with each other securely ...
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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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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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Deleting from USB on shared workstation/profile in enterprise network

I'm curious about something which, apologies, is hard to succinctly say in the subject line. In any case, here's what I've done (and has me worried as an employee for lack of caring on my own part). ...