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Securing a Personal Hotspot

I'm buying a brand new phone, added to it: a new line and SIM card, along with a brand new laptop, to use my phone's network as a hotspot. I will not be using these devices for anything but personal ...
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When connecting laptop to internet through VPN via phone's hotspot, should VPN be active on phone, laptop, or both?

The objective is to connect a laptop to the internet through a VPN via a mobile phone's hotspot or USB cable. Should the VPN be activated on the laptop, on the phone, or both? Secondarily, is using ...
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can someone tell what you browse on a hotspot

if you are using a mobile hotspot and the mobile hotspot you are connected to is using data can the history you browse on the device that is using the hotspot be seen by the device that is the mobile ...
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Is a temporary local hotspot on an Android device secure enough for my purposes?

I intend to deploy some embedded software on Raspberry Pi devices. All will have WiFi capability, but not all will have internet access. I want to occasionally be able to update the firmware in all, ...
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Would it make sense if WiFi portals had a password to connect to the wifi too?

It is often told that public open hotspots are dangerous because other can listen in. Would it make any difference if there were a known password to log in to the network, and then a token/ticket/...
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How to detect SMTP proxy on public wifi?

For a small research project I want to collect characteristics of public wifi hotspots. One topic that came up was SMTP proxy - is there a way to detect a proxy or could I just check whether the ...
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How to eradicate and recover a compromised network

I have a somewhat broad question related to a specific, ongoing threat that I am trying to define and defend against. Right now, I need to rebuild a secure access point for my mobile devices and ...
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Automatic change of hotspot network name on Android Phone

I saw this sudden change in my hotspot name. It has been months since I last used it. Is this something to be concerned about? My colleague also saw something similar where both his network name and ...
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Is it possible to get virus/malware by just connecting to an Android phone acting as a WiFi hotspot? [duplicate]

Is it possible that my Windows 8.1 computer gets infected by virus or malware by just connecting to an Android phone acting as a WiFi hotspot? I didn't do anything else. I didn't surf the internet, ...
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Honeypot tricking my android device to connect

I have been facing this issue since a month where a neighbour access point is acting like a honeypot, all the nearby android devices are getting connected to it even after forgetting the network. The ...
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On public WiFi, how does a VPN/tunnel protect me more than secure protocols? [duplicate]

While I'm at a coffee shop, I want to protect my data from inspection and manipulation, including destinations. In other words, the barista can only see that I am using bandwidth and cannot (...
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Hotspot SSL issues, MtTM like exceptions

I have doubt about how to implement hotspot for my startup. Idea is to have implemented WPA2-Enterprise with remote radius server and splash page. This implementation came after the reason of ease of ...
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Im being hacked by someone who created a VPN and set up a hotpot on my phone [closed]

I know as fact that this guy (who I actually know), set up a VPN on my phone that I cant find but can access the logs created by it. He has hijacked all of my email accts, and my Google acct. Every ...
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Tethered connection appears to be intercepted whilst at work

Hi I have an iphone which I tether my laptop to via a personal hotspot. This all works fine anywhere but at the office. IN all other places I do not need to re-enter the hotspot password and the ...
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Computer, mobile or target site infected?

Something strange just happened to me, and I'm having issues telling where the fault is. I'm currently travelling by train, and using my mobile phone as a personal hot-spot (WiFi is WPA2 secured). I'...
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customizable (open-source) wifi hotspot software? [closed]

I wanted to know, which softwares are being used to setup customizable WiFi hostpot, on laptop. I've heard OpenWRT - but think it's for router. I need for Latpop, which will allow me to change the ...
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What can an attacker do to a shared hotspot

I regularly create a hotspot from my computer in order to share documents: cp mydocument.txt /var/www/html/ service apache2 start nohup nmcli dev wifi hotspot ifname wlan0 con-name documents ssid ...
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Can a hotspot in Ubuntu validate wrong passwords also?

I want to host a hotspot in Ubuntu. The hotspot should authenticate every client, whether he enters right password or wrong password. Actually, I want to validate four way handshake even if the ...
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What type of encryption does Windows 10 virtual WIFI hotspot use?

Hi I am planning on using the WIFI hotspot feature provided by Windows 10 to connect to 4 robots, however I do not know what type of encryption this windows 10 hotspot uses.
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What risks are associated with public libraries lending mifi devices to patrons?

My local public library system will soon start lending to its patrons mobile hotspot devices. This growing trend seems to me extremely risky. I am especially concerned that a hacker who borrows such ...
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Why use Mikrotik hotspot gateway?

First of all Let me mention that this whole experiment is for learning purpose and not intended to cause harm or damage. I am a novice networking enthusiast.Recently I tried to penetrate a wifi ...
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iptables: block traffic from OSX hotspot

We use Linux for a router and firewall setup and some of our employee makes hotspot from OS X. Is there a way to block this traffic, or control it? The problem is, that the IP addresses what this ...
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Public WiFi and Tor?

I want to setup public WiFi Hotspot in very dense tourist zone where there's no single WiFi spot yet. My worries are the security of such solution, in particular: People logging traffic from other ...
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public hotspot: Tor vs Antivirus Safe area?

I'm surfing through a public hotspot, I would like to login on my Facebook account with the minimum risk of being intercepted by any cracker connected to the same WiFi. I have both Tor browser and ...
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Can I get malware on my phone, if my phone is tethered to my laptop downloading torrents?

I used a dongle before getting a phone, but now use my phone as a hotspot. I don't want my phone to get malware or viruses. Can my phone get viruses if I use it as a hotspot while downloading ...
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What is leaked about devices connected to iOS personal hotspot?

This is the scenario: 1) I set up a personal hotspot using my iPhone 4S running iOS 5 (we call this device A) 2) I connect a mobile device (e.g. a smartphone) using WiFi to have it use the hotspot ...
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safe money transfer on open wifi VS vpn not allowed

sometimes I need to do money transfer on my windows tablet when I'm connected to an open wifi, but I noticed that some of them don't allow VPN services. This scares me, since I'm worried about ...
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Wi-Fi asks to accept (self-signed) certificate – What is it used for?

When I tried to connect to my University's Wi-Fi for the first time, it asked me to accept a (probably self-signed) certificate. Luckily they published the fingerprint so I was sure it is safe to ...