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What's most standard way to secure internet connections and protect privacy?

It's common knowledge that Wi-Fi, or other Internet connections, should be encrypted via a VPN to be secure, and to hide our real IP address from intermediary network observers. However, one can't ...
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How to pick an enterprise VPN provider?

We have always deployed our own VPN using an open source package, but as our company is growing we've become increasingly aware of the importance of scaling this solution, especially now we operate ...
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How do I protect myself when using a public network? [duplicate]

I'm in a hostel with plenty of software engineers. I want to make sure I have some protection. I quickly read about dnscrypt and some VPN solutions. What measures can I take to ensure my data ...
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Can you login to Facebook through a VPN or a proxy?

I've heard that there's a new type of security in Facebook. When logging in they automatically check if the IP Address is similar to that of the original IP during registration. That's in order to ...
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Open VPN has DNS leak

Since using www.dnsleaktest.com I have found that any VPN service using Open VPN will leak my DNS through the tunnel. I have tried and tested several VPN providers, even those who say that they have ...
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OpenVPN Why CBC mode is recommended?

I just set up my installation of OpenVPN on my server. I am curious why the OpenVPN manual recommends CBC mode. I heard that CBC is predictable and not secure; is that true?
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How are DNS requests sent when using ovenvpn? Are they encrypted?

I use openvpn in thru the gnome network manager. When my computer is connected to the vpn do DNS requests look like they come from the vpn exit ip or from my real ip? Are the DNS requests sent in the ...
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How did this site prevent me from creating multiple accounts?

Disclaimer: I just realized this question may read a little bit as if I'm trying to promote this site. I'm not. Now that I think about it, I'm unsure whether this site even has a proper license from ...
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Can VPN provider see my data?

I have a 2 questions: If I use a VPN and I go to any websites via HTTP - does VPN provider will be able to see the traffic? Those. logins, passwords, all the texts that pass through the channel (in ...
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VPN chain in one machine without VM natively

Is it any way to make VPN chain in one machine (MAC or WIN) without VM natively (L2TP/IPsec)? I need this for obtain an extra layer of security. For example - if one VPN turns off I still have ...
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Is anyone held responsible if a VPN/proxy that doesn't log is used for illegal purposes?

How do the anonymous VPN services work? It’s my understanding that if an internet connection is misused for something (such as downloading copyright material or hacking a network etc) then the person ...
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Does unsecure delivery of keys and certs make a VPN useless?

I had to install an OpenVPN service onto a fresh, disconnected computer, but the keys and certs were delivered through an insecure computer with a highly suspect connection. Let's assume that the ...
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Will the ISP know what sites I visit if I use a VPN? [duplicate]

If I use a VPN, and visit any site on HTTPS, will the ISP know what sites I have visited? Because IP-addresses of websites are not encrypted? And if the answer is yes, are there any ways to solve ...
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IP leakage on Skype through VPN

Does anyone know how the traffic behaves if you configure a VPN natively through SSTP (WIN or MAC)? Because most applications use the TCP, but Skype uses UDP. I try to formulate more specific ...
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How secure/safe should I feel when using a vpn? [duplicate]

I am looking about buying a year pass from Private Internet Access. I am wondering how secure using a vpn is? I have a basic technical idea of how a VPN works, but I still would like to put my mind at ...
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How can meta data be used to identify users through chained VPNs?

Online privacy is a big issue for many people nowadays. Using VPNs is the usual suggestion as a means to stay anonymous. More often than not, somebody comes up with the point "just chain multiple VPNs ...
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What is this Polish IP doing on my internal WiFi?

Lately I've seen many strange events in the logs of my wifi router / cable modem. Many are linked to the IP address 83.0.68.240 from the ISP, Orange Polanska. Events like "DoS attack: Ping Of Death", "...
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Is there a point to Dnscrypt when using VPN?

If a computer is already connected to the internet through VPN, is there point in encrypting DNS queries? From DNScrypt: DNSCrypt is a protocol that authenticates communications between a DNS ...
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Can someone know that I'm using a VPN if they have my MAC address? [duplicate]

My university has a web filter, so I use a VPN to access blocked sites. They also have my MAC address. Can they identify that I'm using a VPN and what I'm doing on the internet?
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How to hide real IP from browsers while using VPN?

You probably know that even when you use a VPN service, browsers like Chrome and Safari can still somehow provide your real location to Google Maps etc (if you give it a permission). My question is: ...
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Should VPN passwords be stored in plaintext?

I know nothing about setting up a VPN, but it happens that I use a VPN add-on for Firefox, and that the VPN provider stores the user password in plaintext. Last week I installed a VPN add-on for ...
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How to hide my ip and browsing history from others on my network? [duplicate]

I need to hide my activity and IP address from those I share this network with. I'm unsure if a VPN will serve my needs, because I'm not concerned about the sites I access tracking me. I'm concerned ...
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Is DNS leak really an issue?

I'm reading about DNS leak and what threat it can pose to VPN users, for instance, this question. But generally, there's tons of similar topics on the internet. But what are people afraid of? I just ...
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Is HTTPS (and other asymmetric security protocols) still secure when using a VPN?

When I am on "public networks" that I don't trust much (for instance in my school) I use a VPN to ensure my privacy. From what I understand, any non-HTTPS connection could be read by the VPN company, ...
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VPN - TOR can VPN provider see the data?

If I switch VPN on, then use TOR browser, can the VPN provider still see what is passing through TOR? I am thinking it can't, right? Because the TOR browser encrypts the data into the Onion layer ...
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How can you be caught using Private VPN when there's no logs about who you are?

I know there are 2 services of VPN (free and paid). Normally, free VPNs need money from somewhere and sometimes they can sell your information to any agency that needs it. Now, if we are talking about ...
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Is it a bad idea to have a public facing server being logged in in my Windows Server 2012 Essentials VPN?

I've got a home network setup with a Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials which is accessible via the *.remotewebaccess.com service. I'm also having a Windows virtual server that's obviously publicly ...
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Is ExpressVPN using hidden trackers? or spyware?

I have ExpressVPN installed and keep getting strange warnings from malwarebytes antimalware. First odd fact is that XVPND.exe is always running, even after a reboot. I have set ExpressVPN to not ...
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How can a network be secured against attacks coming from the inside?

(updated to (hopefully) be less broad) No matter how well one secures a network there's always the chance of an attacker gaining access. In a shared home + home office network (eg. for a remote ...
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Is the VPN provider's ISP able to spy on traffic?

Traffic between a VPN client and a VPN server is encrypted on the client, and decrypted on the server. As the VPN server passes that traffic through the internet, can the VPN server's ISP see that ...
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Hamachi as a way to access home vCal / vCard server - security risk?

I have a home server providing a way to sync contacts and calendars between my machines. Until now, I was using it only with computers in my LAN, but recently I need to sync a computer that is on ...
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Is bypassing my VPN and seeking my IP address hacking? [closed]

I used VPN service to hide my location. Program noticed that another program included inside the mediawiki I was editing is trying to bypass it and read my IP address. Is that allowed or is it hacking?...
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How to determine if a VPN provider respects data confidentiality?

I've read about why I really should use a VPN and I've been looking into different providers, but there's one thing I'm worried about. Can't a VPN provider just look at my traffic all they want and ...
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Information and Settings Collected from a PC Connected to a Web Server

1- What are the information and settings collected from my pc when I connect to a website server? 2- When I connect through a VPN, Could the website server detect a mismatch between my new location ...
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Is there a way to get vpnbook passwords without going to the website? [closed]

I'm just wondering because it seems that it would be pretty obvious that I'm using a vpn if I go their website to get the new password every week. I'm fairly sure it's not illegal to use a vpn in my ...
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Azure Networking VPN

Company is exploring the option of connecting Azure VNET to the on premise network using either Site-to-Site or ExpressRoute. There are concerns regarding potential vulnerability of internal resources ...
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How do I pick a VPN provider?

There's a lot of VPN providers out there. Some are free, some are for a fee, some report logs to the government, some inject ads into your HTTP, some are in other countries, you might not have any ...
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If I'm the owner of VPN network, what can my ISP see?

I'm planning to build small VPN network, so that me and my customers can connect and use it. But from my understanding, if I use my own VPN network, still my ISP can see the traffic, am I right? Here ...
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VPN Vs Hotspot Shield [closed]

A VPN is a Virtual Network that is used to hide IP address of the attacker. A Hotspot Shield is also used to change IP address which hides the origin IP. What is the difference between VPN and ...
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Bank website forwards to false site - formatted hard drive - still forwards

Summary: When I visit my bank's website, I get forwarded to a phishing mirror site. This has persisted through a re-format of my MacBook. Even on different browsers! Other computers on the same ...
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Are VPNs for iPhones vulnerable to hacking?

I use VPNs all the time on my iPhone to get around websites being blocked and sometimes just for privacy, but are they secure? In this video the guy installed a certificate on the lady's phone that ...
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Setup of Kali Linux for reverse shell connections over the internet

I am running Kali Linux as a VM on my Windows machine which is NAT'd behind my company network, if I wish to pen test a website for a client and believe that a reverse shell is possible, what is a ...
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Possibility for Multi-layer VPN or queries through TOR? [duplicate]

If a user is to fingerprint a server via SQL injection and doesn't want the server to be able to trace back. Is the only way to use a proxy/VPN? Can queries and requests be sent through TOR network? ...
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Meterpreter session over VPN

I have the following situation: Attacker machine connected to a router with public IP assigned from ISP, forwarding enabled. Victim machine connected to another router, (obviously) different IP ...
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Shared Office Network Security - VPNs, Firewalls, and systems

First, let me premise this post with the fact that I am completely new to network security. I have done a fair bit of reading up, but I am certainly by no means a professional. If anything I say here ...
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VPN Authentication and Network Administrators

Is it possible for a network admin (or attacker) to monitor traffic sent to a VPN server during authentication and end up being able to decrypt the data as if they were the legitimate user? I don't ...
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How can website server recognize incoming Tor or VPN connection? [duplicate]

I was trying to signup for a service provided by a website using Tor, the website prevented me and asked me to disable my proxy settings, he noticed me with the following: Our checks indicate that ...
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Using VPN in the UAE - safe or trackable?

I'm currently in the United Arab Emirates, and I am wondering if Etisalat or the UAE can track what I am doing if I use the ZenMate VPN addon to Chrome?
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VPN - Why is my NAT'ed Laptop being SSH-brute-forced by External IPs when in VPN?

I am using a commercial paid licence to a VPN provider, which I use on two boxes, a FreeBSD, and a Linux BackBox. When connected to this proxy, my interface receives a public IP from the VPN ...
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VPN with client certificate via managed PKI - where did private key come from?

$company allows Mac users to request a client certificate via Symantec PKI to connect to their SSL VPN server. This process involves going to a specific Symantec website (has some sort of ID to ...