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comment Basic question about why it's useful to have VPN encrypt traffic
Ok thanks that clears things up
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comment Basic question about why it's useful to have VPN encrypt traffic
So in a really short nutshell, since the routers and servers the packets pass through are owned by people you don't know they could have been setup in a way to read your packets?
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comment Basic question about why it's useful to have VPN encrypt traffic
A huge pet peeve of mine is using metaphors to explain things. They should only be used in the most complex of examples. For instance, in the article it says using WEP to secure wifi is like speaking in pig latin. This basically says nothing.
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comment Basic question about why it's useful to have VPN encrypt traffic
Ok so if you pay AT&T for your internet connection, it may pass through telecommunication devices not owned by them? In that sense what difference does your ISP make, if you're paying them and using equipment they don't even own?
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comment Basic question about why it's useful to have VPN encrypt traffic
@Ulkoma why do you find it necessary to use the word "third"? For example, if I were to replace all the times you say "third ISP" with just "ISP" what difference would it make?
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comment Basic question about why it's useful to have VPN encrypt traffic
"They belong to a third ISP" how do you count third? alpha has an ISP, beta has an ISP (though it may be the same as alpha), and now you're saying yet another ISP owns the public routers?
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comment Basic question about why it's useful to have VPN encrypt traffic
@Ulkoma ok. So are they public routers they pass through between the home router and the ISP? Who owns them, for example are they technically property of the ISP and are just lacking security so anyone can eavesdrop on them?
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comment Basic question about why it's useful to have VPN encrypt traffic
Sorry, I can't understand anything you say.
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comment How can a VPN use a virtual router and not send encrypt traffic and still be safe?
@R15 yes we were talking about MPLS before VPN so that very well may be it. I realized I may have a whole in my understanding. security.stackexchange.com/questions/73589/…
Oct
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comment What is the purpose of yubikey
You say the password changes every minute. Are you using it as an example or is it actually one minute?
Oct
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comment What is the purpose of yubikey
What does mean "server"? So Yubikey and the password manager (e.g. Keppass, Lastpass) both know the secret seed and the algorithm (which is open source so is public knowledge) and using the seed and the current time both calculate a deterministic output. Is my understanding correct? If an attacker gained knowledge of the seed, then they would be able to create the password for any time, and yubikey would be defeated? What prevents that from happening?
Oct
14
comment What is the purpose of yubikey
It seems all of your points rely on the fact that is still unclear to me, how can it possibly work if each time it generates a new password? It's not like every program that needs a password is specially designed to handle the case of a Yubikey.
Aug
25
comment How does this website prevent directing away from it
@user10008 the non-pornographic one
Aug
25
comment How does this website prevent directing away from it
That's interesting, I wonder what is it about Firefox that it can't leave the page even by trying to close the browser.
Aug
24
comment How does this website prevent directing away from it
@user10008 I did, it automatically is linked to
Aug
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comment How does a country block/censor an encrypted website (HTTPS)?
But I also know some proxies that can bypass restrictions, for example at high school they blocked most web proxies but they couldn't block ones starting with https and I thought it was because https:// encrypts the headers? I guess maybe it only encrypts some.
Jul
30
comment In a company is it good to have a back door account?
"There is a difference between admin privileges and an admin account" how so?
Jul
29
comment How to block web-sites from viewing browsing history within firefox?
I've heard CCleaner doesn't work properly with firefox. To give one example forum.piriform.com/?showtopic=41117
Jul
28
comment In a company is it good to have a back door account?
@EricG we may be talking about different things. FIrst of all I'm not talking about a company selling a product to a customer that has an undocumented admin account, I'm talking all internally. Also I don't think it's right to just say it's an admin account - anyone could have an admin account and that's a rather generic way of saying it. I'm saying the IT has the same usernmame/password to an admin account on all machines they could be responsible for, and the end user of the machine isn't told the password to this account. What would you call it? You wouldn't just say it's a plain admin acnt
Jul
28
comment In a company is it good to have a back door account?
Right I'm just saying it's bs to claim that most companies don't have computers where the end users get administrative rights.