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comment If I use a VPN such as IP Vanish on my office network, can they see
The funny thing about data is it is technically never secure. If you're worried about your company getting it, then you would need to research to see how tech savvy their IT department is... what their skill level is.
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comment If I use a VPN such as IP Vanish on my office network, can they see
If in doubt you can use a wireless network card, or tether your phone to your laptop. Otherwise you have to doublecheck all of the certs for MITM. Also they would see the initial DNS request to the VPN unless you're using a static IP for the route. If you're using internal DNS for the lookup they could replace the destination IP with a proxy server's IP.
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answered How safe/secure are banking applications on Android phones?
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answered How did Google Map know it was me on my mother's hardwired desktop?
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comment Malware analysis - Traffic Inspection
@armani Exactly my point.
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answered If I use a VPN such as IP Vanish on my office network, can they see
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comment Malware analysis - Traffic Inspection
By enabling heavy logging on each of the machines they'll want to monitor the disk space. If they have something that is filling a log quickly or something that's misconfigured it could run a system out of room if it doesn't have enough space on the OS partition or where ever the logs are being stored.
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revised What techniques do web services use to identify password theft?
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comment What techniques do web services use to identify password theft?
@Joe, If they didn't steal your phone and the site uses a two-step verification also the cookies won't help him to login at all but it will tell them that he's the one who was attempting to login when he tries to access a different page on their site and use his own identity.
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comment What techniques do web services use to identify password theft?
@Joe Some sites use cookies for detection just the same as they use cookies for authentication. For instance if you've tried to login a couple of times some sites will give you a cookie for the number of login attempts. (Usually they're hashed). Also the cookies help the sites determine if you're a legit user who has accessed the site before. It really depends on the site as to how they do it specifically.
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comment What techniques do web services use to identify password theft?
@Rook I briefly touched on IP geolocation in the database section, but didn't go into it too much. I've added an example mentioning it.