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The Internet is a global network consisting of many networks connecting billions of devices together via a variety of network technologies.

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Can I brute force a telecom APN?

I'm currently curious about how an APN is verified in the telecom software. If there are multiple APN that are left unused since long time (like private apn and corporate ones), is it possible to ...
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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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Is it possible to sniff packets from a remote IP? [duplicate]

For a while I have been playing around with packet sniffing on my local network (using an ARP poisoning attack to redirect packets to me, then relaying them and viewing them in wireshark). However, I ...
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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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How is my school blocking new Internet traffic after midnight?

My school supposedly cuts everyone's connection at exactly 12:00am. Although the network is still there, Windows shows the "no internet" sign when connecting to the network. However, the ...
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In what cases people know that I see their stories on instagram or mystalk? [closed]

I don't have an instagram account, but I always look to my friends' profiles on instagram or mystalk and see their stories. BTW my google account is always signed in when I check their stories on ...
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How to prevent my ISP from seeing what sites I visit without a VPN

I use opera browser, and while the built-in VPN has been working relatively well it's been preventing me from joining discord voice calls and using omegle. Is there a way to hide my activity from my ...
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Does a secured guest network on my router create significant vulnerability?

Guests need to use Wi-Fi when they come by, so to minimize risk, I've simply kept a secondary secured router running for guests since it's not possible to understand anybody's computer & security ...
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Securing internet connection with hostile ISP

Please excuse the lack of details, you can understand why. I have a friend in a foreign country who is certain that he is a surveillance target of his local government. Other people he knows in his ...
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Do ISPs like Xfinity gather geographical information about their users?

Do ISPs like Xfinity gather geographical information about the users of their public hotspots? If so how is it done and how accurate is it?
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How to connect to a wifi network that shuts down connections [closed]

Our school's wifi shuts down after 12 am, and although we are still connected to the network, our connections are closed, and the computer says "no internet". However, we can somehow manage to stay ...
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How can I double check security against a TLS on a public IP?

Dilemma We are setting up a docker registry server for our company as per these official indications: https://docs.docker.com/registry/deploying/#run-an-externally-accessible-registry. We are ...
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How do I restrict network access to websites using a monitoring system?

I am making a Java Project a LAB MONITORING SYSTEM for my University practical exams. Where a teacher or admin can monitor some selected computers and can give permissions to what the user at that ...
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Does routing internet traffic via VPN through a company proxy gain any more security?

There is currently an ongoing discussion in our company about what security measures to put in place regarding workstation access to the company network and the internet. Situation: Employees have ...
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Is it a Bad Idea™ to open all IPv6 ports for devices in an isolated guest network?

At home I have a dual-stack IPv4/IPv6 broadband connection, and I also have a wireless access point. The access point currently bridges all traffic into my LAN, which is not segmented in any way, so ...
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Can an indie apps developer get fined if they unintentionally didn't protect users' data from hackers? [closed]

I'm currently developing an app, which the users will store sensitive data in, and this data will be stored in the internet (I'll use Firebase or a similar service). I'll try to secure the data as ...
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Is there any way to hide my using the internet (or maximize privacy) when connected via router to other computers?

I shall begin my question with the remark that I am not tech savvy at all! The problem is the following: A cluster of computers (laptops, desktops, etc.) A, B, C, D... are all connected to the same ...
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TLD Re-direct precedence in law

I hope to soon resurrect an old web-site of many years standing: it has the URL xxxx-xxxx.com, and I still rent the domain name. Now I am not anxious to continue hosting it in the USA --- though ...
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How can any intelligent person believe that PGP, HTTPS or anything else we have today is secure, given history and logic? [closed]

It truly feels like we are living in an "afterworld", long past the era when smart, intelligent, real men and women worked on things that really did matter. I'm talking about Enigma, Lorenz, Collossus,...
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How does neighbor know when WiFi/Internet is used?

A neighbor, somehow, knows, when I connect to the Internet - and begins shooting something at my home (ice pellets). Is there a way to prevent people from seeing my SSID/internet connection? We are ...
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How does RusNet block websites with so many separate ISPs?

How does the Russian Federation enforce the blocking of websites for end users? I know that ISPs have a database of DNS records that will redirect the user to a corresponding IP address for a given ...
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What attacks can be done from a "sketchy" internet site

I've heard that tabs in modern web browsers are fairly well sandboxed, so what kind of attacks could a malicious site do to your computer and/or web browser assuming you don't do anything obviously ...
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