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Self-chosen fixed RSA PIN in addition to a Password

I'm using a Junos Pulse Secure Access Service (Juniper Networks), which requires to enter a RSA PIN in addition to the password. I don't know if this is always the case or if it's a custom ...
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Suspicious about no-log VPN policy - anyone care to prove me wrong?

This post may sound pretty silly for you as specialists, but for me it is a serious question I cant find an answer to on the internet. Basically, I wanted to encrypt my net connection - obviously, I'...
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How can I hide my activity from our network or IT admins at university or especially work? [on hold]

I both work and study. I recently found out that I am being monitored. I have the fear that the administrators can easily read my emails and have access to my passwords. For work sometimes I have to ...
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VPNs vulnerable to MiTM because ANY certificate goes

I spoke to a sysadmin in a business center today who intended to basically perform a MiTM (as he called it) on every connection in his network because people in his office building are using VPNs and ...
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How can html5 geolocalisation bypass my vpn?

About two months ago I've decided to use a VPN all the time (it's launched at startup) for various reasons, privacy being the first one. But recently I realized that if you agree to share your ...
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How does a website know my location? Checked with ipleaks and VPN seems to work correctly

Recently I have been using a VPN to watch a free web series available only in the US -- on a website called https://go90.com. Until a few days ago everything was running smoothly with just Hola VPN. ...
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Certificate handling on a small network VPN

Background - I need to set up secure remote access for a small home office. I'm a bit of a noob and haven't needed to handle certificates before. I understand most of the setup but I want to ...
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Differences between using Tor browser and VPN

I can't quite figure out the differences between using the Tor browser and using a VPN (like concretely proXPN). From what I understand the idea is the same, that they both hide the IP address. The ...
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Two Factor Authentication VPN

I have a VPN connections Site to Site VPN, for security reason, I want to add 2FA Can I set up 2FA on VPN ?
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Why is Home --> VPN --> TOR worse than Home --> TOR?

I've read lot of questions asked on various websites about the pros & cons of using a VPN with Tor. As said on Tails website VPN make the situation worse by introducing a permanent entry guard or ...
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VPN to protect traffic from one server to a remote site

I need to install a server at a customer's site (Site A) that needs to communicate securely to a network at another site (Site B). The communication between Site A and Site B is over the internet. ...
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Is Two-way SSL sufficient for Multiple web servers communicating to each other?

I have a fixed number of web servers. Each web server represents a company and the users of the company talk to their assigned web server. I have this setup to decentralise the databases. So if one ...
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Should a VPN user be allowed to bypass a SSH jump host?

I am setting up a computer network for software engineers. I currently have all SSH connections run through a jump / bastion host, with access to production servers requiring SSH agent forwarding. ...
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IPSec Host-to-Host VPN (RedHat) needs IP Forwarding?

We would like to build a Host-to-Host IPSec VPN (both RedHat Linux). Is it really mandatory to activate IP Forwarding, which is by default deactivated because of our security policy (/etc/sysctl.conf ...
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What exactly does L2TP (over IPsec) mean?

I understand that one of the ways in which a VPN can be implemented is via L2TP over IPSEC. What does this mean exactly? I know that IPSEC is a network layer protocol. On the other hand L2TP is a data ...
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How VPN software apps work?

I have seen cases where people install a VPN app on their phones to circumvent governments which bar access to certain websites (I have heard China is an example of this). I am curious how these apps ...
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Wondering about open port found while using VPN service

I have noticed during port scanning that my "anonymous" IP has an open port (111) while I am using VPN. Does this make me vulnerable as user or is it the provider's failure? Should I change ...
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VPN server in a router [closed]

I am new to using and configuring VPNs. I was thinking of setting up my router as an OpenVPN server, but as I understand that is to connect form the outside to my network. However, I want a connection ...
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2answers
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Is a vpn connection through a proxy more secure?

At the moment there are a number of online services (Hide my ass or PIA) that offer some type of security through an VPN connection. This of course can work, but the big problem (for me at least) ...
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Server side Client VPN management?

Is this possible, and how? Here's the scenario: Public Web Server hosts basic content for general public. Private server inside a VPN hosts special subscriber content and services. The two servers ...
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Is WebRTC still leaking my IP addresses in incognito or private browsing mode?

WebRTC can leak your private IP address, even though you are using a VPN, from what I learn here. Am I protected against this information leak affecting my privacy, when I'm using the incognito or ...
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Most likely a compromised system, but is there a way around it? [duplicate]

I think my home computer has been compromised. My question is, does my intruder have access to my computer if I set the firewall to block all traffic? Will editing documents in this mode prevent him ...
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See the traffic from my own Android phone

My employer (a Dutch university) gave me an Android phone. I am not allowed to root it. Still I want to know what traffic goes through it. Also I want to protect myself when I am in public places. ...
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How safe is accessing HTTP traffic(non-SSL) when using VPN and connected to public WiFi?

Suppose I am using public WiFi and connected to my office network through VPN. I am accessing some applications which are not SSL enabled. How easy it is for an attacker to see the traffic if he is ...
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Security hole when bridging OpenVPN tap interface with the same ethernet interface used to connect to the internet

I currently have the following network set up: A few desktops connect to my modem (which doubles as a Wifi router) via Ethernet cables. A few laptops connect to my modem via Wifi. All PCs are in the ...
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How can VPN providers end violating accounts when “they don't log any data”?

VPN providers can end accounts which violate their terms of use. If you look at https://nordvpn.com/terms-of-service/ for example, you see that they will terminate accounts violating their ToS. The ...
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Does altering the routing table to my hub defeat the purpose of a VPN?

I am running a VPN on my server with openvpn. When running openvpn I have a shell script that runs afterwards: ip rule add from 192.168.0.19 table 128 ip route add table 128 to 192.168.0.0/24 dev ...
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Tunneling through 2 VPN's [migrated]

My university has recently instituted a no public VPN policy (basically to stop piracy) and I was busted for it but managed to scape off without any fines by pleading ignorance (my school really loves ...
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SFTP or FTP through VPN?

I'm struggling to find out whether or not I should set up SFTP since I already connect to the internet using a secure VPN. Is the security using FTP through a VPN (using OpenVPN, more specifically ...
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Is there a legitimate reason I should be required to use my company's computer? (BYOD prohibited)

I just got a new job at a medium-sized (~100 employees) company and one of the first things I was told is that I cannot use my own computer, because I need to be able to connect to their network, ...
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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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How does SFTP work? Please help someone [closed]

We run a system that automatically sends a swift message at the end of a process. But this messages are sent using FTP. We feel the FTP process is too prone to MITMA and wish to change the sending ...
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Should a corporate laptop client-server VPN connection last for days?

I was experimenting over the past few days with letting my laptop hibernate vs. shutting down on a daily basis (I have always been a shutdown guy, but am trying to update myself). While on business ...
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Concern about potential of VPN access being restricted in Italy

Background: I work a remote employee in the US for a US based company. I log into our company's intranet via VPN to work every day. I also connect to multiple client networks via VPN (as well as using ...
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Does DirectAccess protect non corporate traffic on public wifi?

If I were connected to DirectAccess over public wifi, does this provide any measure of security for non-corporate resources, such as online banking? Would I be better served by going through ...
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My school is making everyone install a SSL certificate. Will my VPN still work? [duplicate]

My public highschool is having everyone with a non-school rented device install a SSL certificate provided by Securely. Nothing has taken place yet but they threatened that personal laptops without ...
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Can I trust DNS servers?

If I use my own VPN and use third party DNS - can I trust it? For example, is there any possibilities that an attacker can track the requests by contacting the DNS-hosting (assume that attacker have ...
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Are there any benefits in using VPN service for application with SSL pinning?

I understand how using a public VPN service can make network connectivity more secure in case of HTTP, or even HTTPS a without certificate pinning in place. Suppose we have a fat client application ...
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Secure way to store openconnect password?

I'm running OpenConnect on my MacOS (10.11 El Capitan) box to access my university VPN servers which run Cisco AnyConnect. The Cisco AnyConnect app has a clunky GUI which doesn't store the password ...
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How can OpenVPN be free? [closed]

Who supports OpenVPN and how do they pay for their servers if it is free? I am interested in using it but feel I should know how they profit so that I know it is not a scam.
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Connect through two VPN clients

What exactly happens if I connect through two VPN clients on my laptop? For example, I connect using Cisco Any Connect, and then use another VPN client (such as HotSpot Shield or proXPN) to connect ...
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VPN / VPS and IP logs

Here's the situation: 1) I rent a VPS at a hoster and install VPN on it. 2) Completely disable all logs. Those logs that can not be disabled - permanently delete. 3) I connect to my VPS via VPN (...
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OpenVPN Client Id appearing in emails

I use OpenVPN to connect to a server. I just found that in a series of emails I sent and received to and from the same person the following line appeared after every message I sent: [cid:{a long ...
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Are VPN tunnels really completely private? [duplicate]

I've been considering a VPN tunnel, specifically PIA. These types of companies make bold claims of complete anonymity and privacy, with no one in the world (ISP's, governments, school or corporate ...
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Can my VPN provider see the name of my WiFi?

Can my VPN provider track the wireless network name, besides the IP? If I'm connecting from home to the VPN via my WiFi called "Whatever" - do they see that my WiFi is called that?
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Could I delete .csr files once the key was signed by CA

I'm creating my own openvpn server. The Certificate authority is located on a separated host. There is two kind of clients: which that just send a .csr and to which i send the .crt as an answer and ...
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How difficult is it for ISPs to understand a user is using VPN?

If a user is using VPN, how difficult is it for an ISP to know that a user is using VPN ? If the government demands, isn't it possible for the ISP to provide a list of customers who could be using VPN ...
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Is using Tor and VPN combination more secure?

I have been reading more about Tor and its risks to personal data leakage to the exit nodes in the chain. This last node can snatch encryption keys or log in information of websites I may have ...
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Connected to my server through VPN. Should I change my key?

I am using an SSH key to connect to my server (I've got Pageant to authenticate my key) and I forgot that I had the VPN on so I connected to the server (SFTP) while I was on it. Should I change my ...
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Make my SSH I treat like VPN more anonymous [closed]

I have a VPS (although I could easily upgrade to a dedicated server) which I use as a "poor man's VPN" by tunneling through it. My aim is to improve this server so anyone attempting to track me has ...