This tag is applied to questions related to various VPN types such as PPTP or IPSec.

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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 ...
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Setup a private VPN for family in China?

I have family in China. During the past weeks their internet connection was severely limited. VPNs such as Astrill and similar weren't working anymore. Is it possible to setup my own VPN (or ...
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Disadvantages of Using a VPN?

I've got a yearly subscription to a VPN service which is real quick and from the research I did at the time seems to be pretty legitimate, but are there any disadvantages or scenarios where you ...
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Is OpenVPN secure if both the certificate and private key, are publicly known?

My ISP is rubbish and the state of the internet in the UK seems to be heading to 1984. I've started looking at VPNs and stumbled on IPredator as a cheapy test. It gives you the option of OpenVPN and ...
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What are the security risks of using public address schemes for the DHCP of your VPN'd Users?

At the company I work for we recently purchased a network scanning tool to help with asset inventory and overall PC network management. My supervisor, while looking at the different IP address ranges ...
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IKEv2 vs OpenVPN

I want to ask you for information about the IKEv2 protocol for a VPN connection. I haven't found so much information on the web. I am interested especially regarding the usage on a mobile phone. Is it ...
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VPN and Unencrypted Protocols

I recently started subscribing to a VPN service, and to check that all traffic is in fact encrypted I used Wireshark. According to this page, the lower, right hand side should be gibberish (from this ...
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What is the difference between traffic co-relation attack and timing attack?(with relation to VPN or TOR)

Till what I have understood of timing attack is that I send 5Mb request and my VPN also sends a 5Mb request(the adversary present at both the ends i.e my ISP and VPN's end,hence the adversary finding ...
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What's the best practice when using a VPN and a VM

I am currently on a virtual machine connected to the network via NAT. I wondered what's the best practice when I want to connect to a VPN. Should I connect to the VPN from my host OS or from my ...
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How to know if accessing to a VPN service is safe and won't steal my data

I want to know if a VPN service is safe or not. If the VPN server itself can catch or sneak peek my data? Or as long as it is a VPN service, then the security is protected by the algorithm itself? ...
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Is it safer to run my own VPN server at home?

I am looking to use a VPN server to prevent MiTM attacks associated with insecure network access points. Is it safer to run a VPN server at home over using someone else's VPN server or is it a waste ...
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If I use my own cloud server as a VPN can my internet traffic be tracked?

If I use some IaaS cloud hosting provider to create my own VPN, and then I connect to that VPN before torrenting something, can I be identified in any way? I assume that when you spin up an instance ...
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Are there any benefits to using a semi-trusted network if a VPN is being used?

Let's say that I'm at Larry's Coffee Shop and they advertise that they have open WiFi. I open my laptop and find 2 open networks available, both called "Larry's Coffee". One of these is the authentic ...