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After i set my vpn up and connected to another country how do i get internet access [closed]

I can not get internet access while vpn hooked up in other country. How do I connect to internet while vpn is showing in another country? As of now I have vpn and in another country,but have no ...
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Windows Defender SmartScreen Heuristics

Question Is there a clear list of the high level heuristics used by Windows Defender SmartScreen when deciding what files to block? Context Our in house developers have built an electron app which ...
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Ddos attack on the ISP [closed]

I need help in controlling my ISP from Ddos attacks it's happening for almost a month almost everyday bringing down the isp for 4 to 5 hours sometimes for the whole day anyone can help it guide what ...
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How can I detect secondary internet connections?

I have a LAN. Is there a way, without installing any agent in each computer, to detect if any computer is accessing the internet without going through the LAN? For instance, via dongle, Wifi hotspot?
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How to understand which website is official for a project?

Let's say I want to download a golang. How to understand which website is official for a project without referring to a some kind of authority like Wikipedia or a search engine rank? Is there a ...
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How do hackers hack into private network device? [duplicate]

As a picture show above, how do hackers use PC0 to hack into PC1? They are in different private network. As far as I know, we can use VPN to communicate two different private networks, so do hackers ...
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How to tunnel intranet web site with php file?

I have this configuration: ________ | | Internet -----> | Server | ----> All intranet server port(443) | | port(80) ------...
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Couldn't establish a secure connection

NordVPN popped up with "Couldn't establish a secure connection." "We couldn't validate this TLS certificate and ensure a secure connection required for NordVPN to run. It looks like ...
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Random endpoint getting pinged constantly on my server [duplicate]

I've read bits around this, but I am curious should I be worried. I constantly am getting hit with random GET and POST requests from I guess just bots crawling the web trying to find vulnerabilities. ...
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How can I be sure that my internet service provider is safe?

There is a new internet service provider in town that provides fiber internet--their internet is fast and it's proven. Almost everyone in our town switched to their internet. However, I am kind of ...
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Does my ISP sees that I am using someone else's PPPoE username/password?

I want to ask that does my ISP will be able to see that I am using username/password of someone else on my dialup PPPoE.
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Router network seperation when an (unknown) device is connected via LAN?

I share a router (Asus RT-AX58U) with my flat mate. Because the rooms are on different floors it is of no use for him to use the wireless network (he doens't have the password). He bought his own ...
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Secure DNS (DoH, DoT) differences, performance, comparison

I am reading up on secure DNS (DoH, DoT) and trying to identify its differences. Currently, I am on https://www.cloudflare.com/learning/dns/dns-over-tls/ page. Is there for example some non-...
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How would I communicate with my computer from a remote server when I'm using a VPN? [closed]

I have a computer at home. It's connected to the Internet. I use OpenVPN on Windows 10 to auto-connect to a VPN at startup. Now, I would like for a remote computer to make some sort of network ...
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"needs to review the security of your connection before proceeding.": What security check is that? [duplicate]

From time to time, when browsing a website I see the following message: [Webpage URL] needs to review the security of your connection before proceeding. What kind of security check on my connection ...
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Clicking on links [duplicate]

We are often warned about clicking on links in emails from unknown senders. That got me to wondering about other situations. For instance, you are searching the web looking to purchase an item and ...
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Can my ISP access my browser cookies and browsing history?

I only use https websites and Microsoft Edge. I know that my ISP can see only https://example.com of the full URL I've visited (e.g. https://example.com/abc/xyz). But I don't clear my browsing history ...
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Can my ISP censor my internet?

Can the internet be censored from the ISP itself? And what to do if the internet is censored by my ISP? Even TOR is not showing me the results I want: I had previously searched for the same keywords ...
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Can websites see the Google account I'm logged into?

If I go on a website, can the owner see what Google and Youtube account I use (on the same browser or not) even if I don't give that information away? I ran one of those tests from privacy.net and it ...
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How can this website bypass by VPN/proxies and somehow figure out my actual location?

My browser (Vivaldi) does not send any accept-language or similar headers for my native language. Its user-agent does not contain my country or preferred language. My proxy is verified at https://...
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Landlord wants to share a single 3Gbps fibre to the property line across 4 flats using a mesh network. Should I be concerned?

fibre to the property is being installed in my road for the first time my landlord doesn't want lots of holes in their building they acknowledges that FttP is probably necessary going forward So ...
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Why do some VPN block internet access?

Some of the VPNs at work block internet access once you are connected. I understand if the incoming (or even outgoing) traffic from some servers are not allowed. But why all the client machines that ...
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Why aren't search engines encrypting search queries? [duplicate]

As you will know most search engines pass the search information url-encoded, i.e a get request with the parameters on it. But given all the fuzz about security and surveillance, why aren't SEs ...
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Internet connection issues with new cable broadband (100/10) service, intermittently able to reach neighbor's management interface at 192.168.x.x?

I'm unfamiliar with coax broadband provisioning specifics with new (100/10) service in a residential neighborhood, and intermittently getting Internet disconnections and interestingly discovered the ...
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If someone knows your wifi password can they hack your router?

What exactly can someone do if they know your Wifi password? Can they only see which sites you visit or can they do more? Are they able to hack(router) and do malicious things with your router just by ...
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If the connection is encrypted, is it still unsafe to login at a public network?

It's common knowledge that one shouldn't login to personal or bank accounts on public wifi such as in a starbucks or a hotel. However, assuming that the connection is HTTPS and the passwords itself ...
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Is an open TCP port that doesn’t take input secure?

I have written a simple C program (~30 lines) that opens an internet socket and sends data to the client on every connection. The program never read()s from the socket; it just parses the /proc ...
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The practicality that a home network / router gets compromised

I know that it's theoretically possible that a router can be hacked, and malware can be spread throughout a network merely by being connected to it. However, I'm wondering what exactly the chances of ...
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How can I prevent people from logging into public services with non-company accounts?

Since everyone seems to have personal outlook, hotmail, and gmail accounts, is it possible to prevent people from using non-company email accounts when logging into Google, Bing, and other websites on ...
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Best practices against mass surveillance for everday internet usage? [closed]

Corporations and governments use a variety of de-anonymization techniques to identify and profile users. All aspects of our personal lives are now consolidated online (banking, medical, academic, ...
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Is it possible to hide a servers location on the internet?

Can you make a server appear to be in another country and how would you do it?
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Can a device that connected to malicious network once be compromised even after disconnection from malicious WiFi?

I need to take my personal laptop to the workplace so I will be using their internet that only employees usually use. However, if the network I connected to was malicious, is my data only compromised ...
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why public WIFI cannot use encryption? [duplicate]

I want to ask why public WIFI is always open and cannot use encryption? For example, customers in coffee shop can use WIFI without password (i.e. no encryption). Why WIFI router cannot configure with ...
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Preventing internet access for smart devices using MAC filtering

If I use MAC filtering on my router to prevent internet access for a smart device e.g. IP camera, could it feasibly change the MAC address to get around this and leak data to a remote server? If so, ...
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My housemate is spying on my web traffic with their own "faster" router [closed]

I live in a student house with 2 guys and a girl and I'm not very tech-savvy. When we moved in we got Virgin Media broadband. I have set this up before and the admin panel is very basic with no ...
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If my home router password was reset, is that a sign of a security breach?

Recently I started having issues with my home Wi-fi connection. My devices showed as connected to the router, but no Internet was coming through. While trying to log into the router through my browser ...
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Why does Firefox claim a site has a "Potential Security Risk"? [duplicate]

When trying to go to https://www.pfizerpapconnect.com, the Firefox web browser claims there is a "Potential Security Risk" and pops up a page recommending to not proceed. Is there a real ...
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How easily can ISP/mobile network operator employees read or decode traffic data?

When I sign up for a mobile subscription or internet connection with my ISP (also a mobile network operator), the company's privacy policy says that certain information is processed such as personal ...
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How can a service like Fastly have such an impact on the Internet? [closed]

Fastly WAF service was down a while ago, and it has affected a lot of major internet platforms and sites such as Amazon, PayPal, eBay, Spotify, HBO Max, the UK's main government website - Gov.uk, and ...
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Can a domain be taken by someone else if custom nameservers are misconfigured?

Example: I own the domain example.com. Instead of using the nameservers set up by default by the registrar, I set up my own nameservers on my own machines with bind9. Let's say that at the beginning, ...
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How can I safeguard myself if share the same router with the people living in my apartment

I share the same wireless router with some other people living in the same apartment. I want to safeguard my privacy and also not be held liable for their internet activity. The modem from the ISP ...
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Is every packet in a home Wi-Fi which has say, AES password for connection, encrypted using the same password?

If there is an intruder in a LAN who knows the encryption type and password, will he be able to monitor all the packets which are in the LAN? Suppose someone on the LAN is visiting HTTP sites, which ...
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installed windows 2003 in VMware cant get internet to work [closed]

I have installed Windows 2003 server in VMWare and cannot seem to get the internet to work. It says it is connected to the internet in the box in the icon bar and when I run ipconfig it returns with ...
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How safe is it to use SMB file share on a machine running up-to-date Windows 10 LTSC through the Internet?

Running Windows 10 LTSC. Forwarded 445 port on the router to Windows SMB. Assuming that: My machine has no viruses in it (fresh Windows installation) It has been updated to the latest OS release I am ...
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Will Internet provider know what sub-page I visited on a site? [duplicate]

Let's say in my address bar I see such link: Privatebin URL/key interception? Can somebody besides server and me know that I'm visiting not just security.stackexchangec.com but excactly ../questions/...
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My friends are disrupting my internet connection [duplicate]

My friends have my ip address and they're all programmers/hackers. They've been interfering with my wifi connection several times today. Asking them to stop or saying "they won't do anything"...
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What kinds of security risks do wifi enabled laundry machines and other internet of things appliances pose?

I am an old fashioned person and have never heard of wifi enabled laundry machines until recently, I don't care for it and have trouble seeing the benefits outweigh unknown risks. I don't know if ...
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Would putting important information on a flash drive that never touches the internet be secure?

First off, I'm not even sure if this question belongs on this site, but I am a programmer and I usually just ask stack overflow questions like this, and I know for a fact this one doesn't belong there....
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Zero-Trust alternative to google sign-in, is this a feasable design?

I was thinking about zero-trust systems over the last few weeks and it seems like there are many things that could be implemented that way. With password managers being one of those things, I was ...
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Can my internet administrator see what I'm uploading?

Can the internet administrator on my school where I teach see what I'm uploading to my students on Blackboard. I.e. if I upload a file: "exercises_class1A.pdf", would they be able to see and ...
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