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

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In using a VPN service is it possible to transmit data without giving away system configuration details?

In using a VPN service I want to feel comfortable in the knowledge that outsiders cant simply build up metadata on my browsing activities. The fact it is done is somewhat unsettling. I have spent days ...
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How do VPN services in the US choose to comply with foreign law enforcement requests? [closed]

Imagine a user from Russia uses a VPN-service which obeys US jurisdiction. This user did violate Russian legislation and the violation is being investigated by Russian law enforcement. Let's assume ...
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AirVPN, DNS Leaks on Windows 8.1, but not Ubuntu

I've noticed when I visit dnsleaktest.com using Windows 8.1 & Chrome a bunch of UK IP addresses (Belonging to my ISP) are displayed alongside the Netherlands IP address I should be appearing as (...
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Smoothwall is blocking the registration for my vpn [closed]

I don't have WiFi at my house, so I told my foster mom I would get a VPN app on my tablet. I'm on a kindle fire, and the app I picked is called VPN by private internet access. I have to use my high ...
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“Your connection is not private” when connected to work's server through VPN (Cisco AnyConnect SMC 3.1)

I'm trying to configure mother's personal computers (Win10) for remote work with server in FL. When I connect from her work laptop - using provided Cisco AnyConnect VPN 2.5 on Win7 - I can still ...
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Is there anything else than DNS leaks that I should be aware of while using VPN?

Is there anything else than DNS-leaks that I should be aware of while using VPN that could potentially leak my real IP address?
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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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Detection and monitoring of important events on OpenVPN server

If an attacker can establish a VPN connection to the company network and have access to internal resources (by getting various certificates and credentials used to authenticate to the VPN server), ...
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Using VPN on Android, Necessity of Rooting

I have just gotten a new phone and would like to protect my privacy better than I have in the past. I have read about rooting and then installing OrWall, OrBot, and OrWeb. If I understood correctly, ...
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vpn vs ssh, what to choose? [duplicate]

First of all i am noob in this area so came here to get some idea from the experts. My friend was telling me the other day that ssh is pretty secure protocol and one should not be worried about ...
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How to make my traffic go out of one VPN into another? [duplicate]

This question has been asked before a number of times, but I seek a more in-depth answer: The objective is to mitigate the risk of being identified, by setting up chained VPN services so that the VPN ...
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Why can't VPN extensions filter everything in the browser?

For example, when I'm using one of this extensions, such as ZenMate or Browsec, I'm not able to watch video streamings. Or another thing that happened is my internet provider detecting me going on a ...
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Why L2TP is required over IPSec

IPsec facilitates encryption and authentication with ESP. With tunnel mode, IPSec is also providing tunnelling. More importantly, one can use IPsec in tunnel mode, along with transport mode (i.e. ...
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How far a VPN service is legal? Does it makes my data vunerable for hackers?

Today, in Brazil, the government suspended by judicial requirement the WhatsApp application for 48 hours. It is a messaging app that works only via Internet connection (3G, 4G, WiFi...) and not by ...
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which is the best way to encrypt internet? [closed]

i want to know which is totally end to end encrypted methods for internet surf ..? like vpn .. i heard that nsa cracked vpn .. is there any other method for private internet surfing?
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What do browser VPNs actually do?

Firstly, I am not sure if this is the correct forum to be asking this question so I apologise if not. What I would like to know is, what do VPN browser plug-ins (such as zenmate) actually do and how ...
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Are Downloads from file hosting sites are 100% safe from legal issue? [closed]

See we can download files from file hosting sites, but there is no warning on it. but this security warnings present on torrent sites but not on file hosting sites, why so? See here this picture i ...
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How to establish VPN connection through Tor? [closed]

How do I connect to a VPN network via Tor? Is it more anonymous than the other way around (VPN-->Tor)?
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Can a location be determined from a 2nd VPN connection after going through a 1st VPN

I connect to the internet using Internet Explorer and VPN service to a company internet site. From the company internet site I open a Citrix remote desktop connection to a company computer. At this ...
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Transfer of packets in a VPN connection

I am trying to figure out how a computer communicates with a website when using a VPN connection (specifically, how packets are transferred) as compared to a computer that's not using a VPN connection....
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How can I pretend to be accessing from another country and still do not flag up as possible fraud? [closed]

I live outside the UK and because of my work I make a lot of purchases on UK websites using my UK billing addresses. One problem I have is that sometimes if the billing country is different from the ...
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VPN through VPN question [duplicate]

I was wondering about data consumption and VPN through VPN. If I have a router connected to a vpn server within the same country as I am, then create another VPN tunnel through a software on my ...
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TLS in slow/unstable mobile/wireless networks [closed]

We have this rather old VPN tunnel software that is running in various wireless/mobile networks (from 2G mobile and upwards). It is currently running WTLS, as this software is from the old days when ...
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How safe are employee laptops in China against International corporate espionage?

I recently took a business trip to China. Our IT department told me I could not take my normal machine, and instead gave me a loaner. This loaner had MS Outlook and was linked to my normal company e-...
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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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What danger can come from D-DoS over VPN

Every time I use VPN, I get a message to notify me to be sure that my PC is 'healthy' from pots infections. Also I've read in this article to stay away from that. My question, what damage could ...
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Cmd traceroute not being affected by VPN configuration

I am using a virtual private server in combination with SOCKS5 proxy, which in essence provides the same functionality as VPN. When I connect and check my public IP, it shows the location of the ...
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Shrewsoft VPN client calling home?

I received a notification from my firewall software that Shrewsoft's latest VPN client (version 2.2.2, released 2013-07-01) appears to be calling home. The ipseca.exe file included with the client is ...
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When connecting to a VPN Provider, do other connected users pose a threat?

TL;DR: Can other users connected to a VPN Provider exploit my computer or information? I usually use a VPN service when connecting to the Internet. The provider is a private company whose business ...
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Snoopers Charter VPN advice needed

With the Snoopers Charter coming soon in the UK, I intend to start using a VPN service. Disregarding issues of the VPN logging user details or leaving my IP address discoverable, what other potential ...
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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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How does WebRTC bypass a VPN Tunnel

While reading about WebRTC I was wondering how exactly the default route through an established VPN tunnel is being bypassed. If I'm not mistaken the VPN tunnel is normally represented in the system ...
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Can in a VPN LAN-to-LAN one site be completely isolated from the other?

In a VPN LAN-to-LAN setting, is it possible to isolate one site from the other? I know that we can use a firewall but that would obligate us to manage specific rules in the firewall. I would like to ...
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My college is forcing me to install their SSL certificate. How to protect my privacy?

My college administration is forcing us to install Cyberoam Firewall SSL certificate so that they can view all the encrypted traffic to "improve our security". If I don't install the certificate than ...
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Does using a VPN completely stop MITM (man in the middle) attacks? If not, what other defences should I consider?

Just for added context, I am curious about connecting to a remote desktop using a VPN but if there are any major differences that can be highlighted for other services I would be interested in that ...
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Is using VPN, Tor and ProxyChains together more secure?

Similar question (Tor and VPN only). All these three technologies seem to share the same goal, i.e. making internet traffic anonymous. Does it make any sense to try to use them together to increase ...
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VPN daisy-chaining via Virtual Machines

Assume that my host is a Windows computer. I have Virtualbox installed and I put on it another Windows guest. Assuming I connect with my host to a VPN provider called "A" with OpenVPN and with my ...
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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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Adobe Flash-based site's UI misbehaves when it's accessed through a VPN. Is it leaking my real ip address?

Here is a setup: A Linux/Windows VM at home (will call it "hidden VM" from now on) which is placed into an isolated environment (it's located in its own isolated virtual network, and the only way ...
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How the NSA can break trillions of encrypted Web and VPN connections

Based on Diffie-Hellman's negotiation of key exchange, why would it turn out that only a few primes are commonly used? What and who determines the prime? Would it not be safer to use a safe prime? (...
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How secure is VPN addons for browsers [duplicate]

I regularly uses VPN addons like browsec, Zenmate etc in my browser. These addons/Plugin boast about hiding IPs, bypass firewalls, faster and encrypted services, tracking protection etc which they ...
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Does a VPN provide any security benefits over sshuttle or a vanilla ssh tunnel?

I use sshuttle to tunnel my traffic through one of my remote boxes whenever I'm in a cafe or connected to an insecure network. Does a VPN provide any additional security benefit over this kind of ...
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Is a VPN really required with free Wi-Fi on a train?

Our local train service has added free Wi-Fi. I have been checking GMail and logging into a few apps. Then logging into websites using HTTPS. Is this secure, especially if done via app? The network ...
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Properly solving IP leaking from WebRTC and other apps with STUN when using a VPN

This is really a follow-up question from this: Stun scripts/webRTC IP leaks I'm connecting to a VPN using a virtual adapter, which has a default routing rule so all traffic goes through it. I still ...
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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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How do VPNs bypass ISP monitoring

How exactly do VPNs bypass monitoring of the requests and traffic? I get that the traffic is encrypted, but how do VPNs manage to hide the DNS requests before establishing an encrypted transfer? If a ...
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Commercial VPN for privacy: Which country servers to connect to?

I live in North America and I use a commercially-provided VPN. I use it to encrypt my connection to the Internet, so that my ISP cannot store logs of my DNS requests or browsing activity. I also use ...
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Are firewalls required if using a VPN [closed]

If you are using a VPN to transmit data from router to router, do you still need a firewall? I am using a VPN Server to encapsulate data from one cisco router to another. Do I need to have a firewall ...
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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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Can an employer see cellular network traffic routed through company-owned device?

When on the road, I have a company issued iPad with Verizon service, my personal ipad (wifi only version), and my iPhone. If I turn on the hotspot on my company iPad, then connect my personal ...