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Questions tagged [internet]

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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What kind of redirect of websites is this? [closed]

Some websites can redirect you, but they're not using http 301 or 302. After that the url will be changed and you can't go back to the previous page using your web browser's back button. For example, ...
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Shouldn't only the last digits of a Dynamic IP change when we are assigned a new temp IP? [migrated]

I kept track of my IP the past months and I noticed that for a few months I had for example an IP starting with 92.. Then the next month I had a different one starting with 79.. How is this possible? ...
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Is it easy to evade a ban if you have a Dynamic IP? [closed]

Static IP, I get it. Once it gets banned, you are done on that IP. But what about Dynamic ones? Let's say I am playing on a game server and the administrators decide to ban me for cheating. They ban ...
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What are the risks resulting from having a switch without strong access control directly facing the Internet?

At home I have a connection to my provider via glass fiber that provides two VLANs: IPTV and Internet. The structure of the network is exactly as shown in the following image, except for the phone ...
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Can an attacker who has wiretap access to my phone line intercept internet traffic?

At what points on a (wired) phone connection can a wiretap occur? At any of these points, if an attacker gains access, is it possible to intercept/read/modify internet traffic that uses the line?
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Do I need two firewalls or is one enough?

We have a bunch of company devices (servers, desktops, laptops, company-issue phones, etc). All of these devices are company devices, every employee uses them just for business. All devices should ...
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Spooky ISP settings

I recently switched to some local internet provider who is relatively a fresh boy in town. It is a wireless setup, with wifi antenna attached to a router in home. This is a fritzbox kid. I observed ...
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Is it possible for the firmware of an SSD be infected by malware/malicious rootkits via the internet?

I am asking this because based on Snowden's relevations, bad actors "interdict" (intercept) shipments of routers, HDDs, SSDs, servers, etc., install malicious rootkits and spyware in the firmware and ...
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Is it possible to become infected with virus, trojan or malware by browsing the infected sites or running installation .exe?

I am quite paranoid and I am always afraid that when i accidentally open some infected sites it would run scripts that automatically download malwares, viruses and trojans into my pc and run by ...
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Verify my scenario of Internet infrastructure security [closed]

I have read a bit about Internet infrastructure recently. I have figured out how the IT crimes are easy to cover and quite confident way to perform any attack without traces. I got suprised that is ...
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How to find and ban some devices from my wifi using the command line? [closed]

I use Arch Linux. I just installed some packages such as nmap, netdiscover and others. It is a ubiquiti internet network, for the sharing of connection to several routers. There are about 7 routers ...
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Is sharing you IP address dangerous? [duplicate]

I was wondering, What is the most damage someone can do with your IP address and what attacks can be carried out? Thanks!
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Can a domain name be trusted?

I'm in need of some distributed processing, the cheapest way for me to get that processing power is renting some dedicated servers from a company with specialized hardware for this. The servers that ...
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Best techniques for periodically creating very secured but easy to remember passwords [duplicate]

I need recommendations on techniques to creating highly secured, yet very easy to remember passwords. I need to create multiple passwords for personal accounts which must change periodically (every ...
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Can I get malicious malware in my computer or any kinds of virus by registering through Google/Facebook to a specifc site?

Lately, there is a start up company in Israel called Initiative Q and currently it gives out coins (that are similar to bitcoin but they don't run on Blockchain technology) in order to advertise their ...
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What information is still exposed when visiting an HTTPS website using DNS over TLS?

DNS over TLS is now supported in Android Pie, which allows a user to define a private DNS server, and by DNS providers such as CloudFlare's 1.1.1.1. This opens up the world of DNS security to more ...
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What is an internet-facing system?

I have a home server with access to the Internet. It runs a TeamSpeak server service. On my router, ports 30033 and 10011 are forwarded to the server to allow TeamSpeak to properly run from the ...
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How can I make sure Linux only uses secure connections? [closed]

Suppose I need to connect to the internet but I cannot (or I don't want to) trust anything outside of my laptop. Therefore I will need to make sure all connections are secure, so I guess this means ...
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Should I let users set rel=“canonical”?

There is a website where users can post content. Often, users repost content they’ve made on other websites, to this website. (For example, their blogs, Facebook, news website, etc.) Because they ...
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Was Goggle.com actually crazy malware in 2006?

McAfee version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3atmWmWCwlw “Spyware Rubbernecking” WebRoot version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6D-GSdLtNo “The effects of typosquatting”. This video shows how ...
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Do VPNs connect to my ISP?

When I ask the VPN server to do the queries for me, does the VPN use its own ISP to run the queries over the internet? Or did the VPN server use my ISP connection to search over the internet and by ...
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Is it possible to detect VPN in the network?

Is it possible to detect the use of a VPN in a network? Let's say that I'm going to use a VPN during my connection in a country where internet is filtered, and to avoid been monitored I installed ...
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Is it dangerous to turn on internet connection under su -c?

If someone would turn on internet connection using command su -c "/sbin/ifup ppp1" would it put system at risk (how bad) ?
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bypass data limit [closed]

So as security student, I have been tasked with the challenge of trying to figure out a way of bypassing an ISPs data limit of 1GB . When the 1GB ceiling is hit the internet becomes really slow I ...
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Can restarting a router result in its software being updated?

Articles in the past few days have mentioned the FBI recommending folks restarting their routers to avoid “Russian” malware from affecting some 500,000 routers. This made me curious; what could ...
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How SearX private instances protects users privacy?

SearX is a search engine recommended by privacytools.io. I liked the idea of a fully open-sourced and user controlled search engine and I also installed a docker image with SearX in my local machine ...
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How to route internet traffic through google

I'm in a situation which my network provider blocks all my internet access except for google and its branches (drive , gmail ,etc...). I'm looking for a way to route my traffic through google (with a ...
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Securing our browsing history and data [duplicate]

Can our ISP's view our traffic and browsing data even when we are using HTTPS protocol? Is it the same for VPN? How can we secure our data from our ISP's?
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How can I use a VPN connection on Eduroam? [closed]

I'm an italian student. I recently bought a VPN from Private Internet Access. Everything works fine from home and my mobile but it does not on University's WiFi Eduroam. Does anyone know if there's a ...
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A secure connection with an application and a dedicated server

I'm wondering if this kind of technology is already exist (not VPN), I'm looking for a method to make secure internet connection within a dedicated server, where my laptop has a desktop application to ...
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Deny a plugin (.dll file) access to the Internet (windows)

I want to deny a VST plugin access to the internet, but when I try to block it in Windows Defender, the file doesn't show up. The file/program is being opened only in other programs (in this case a ...
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How to protect a small company?

I'm setting up a small company (~3 employees) but having about 10 High-End PCs and maybe also open Wlan for guests. The later probably within a separated LAN. How to provide this Wlan for guests so ...
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How can an internet server can find my local ip address? [duplicate]

This site shows my public IPv6, my public IPv4 and my local ip address. The first and second is clear, but how can a webservice located in the WWW determine my local ip address since a router is made ...
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What are the vulnerabilities of storing a User's Public IP address in Secure Messaging Service?

What are the drawbacks if a Secure Messaging App (Privacy&Encryption based) stores a User's Public IP Address ? Are Public IPs used to detect concurrent connections from across the gloabe ? Can ...
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What's going on with this URL? Has the honda website been hacked?

Here's a URL that you may not want to open (should be fine with a modern browser though): http://www.primavera.honda.com/ga01/fwsg8.php?teu=boat-puns-captions It seems to redirect through a bunch of ...
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Does an ISP monitor user browsing history without a subpoena? [closed]

I understand that an ISP has the ability to monitor a user's Internet browsing history, but do they actually do it without a subpoena/court order? And if they do, does the user's history look exactly ...
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How to protect against simple web distributed viruses

I work as a data recovery consultant and a surprisingly large number of my clients are individuals that caught a virus from "The Internet". A lot of people would browse dodgy websites, download all ...
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How to exchange private keys between server and clients?

I am developing an encryption application but I do not have good ideas about how exchange the private key as securely around the internet. I have some simple ideas like combine some data with client's ...
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Windows 7 consent.exe attempting to access the internet

Looking at Firewall logs, I see that consent.exe, which is responsible for the Windows 7 UAC UI, attempts to connect to the internet. I have verified the file is a genuine executable provided by ...
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How do I hide the OS I am using from internet sites?

I am currently trying to mask the OS system I am using from the websites I visit. I'm doing this for an added layer of security. How would I go about hiding the OS from websites?
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Are revealed personal emails a security risk?

I am a minor recently employed by a retail company, in the same batch as 10* other new recruits. I have not yet had the first day, however our manager has sent us all a warm welcoming email. The ...
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Strange internet connection problem [closed]

I have a business partner in China. I need connect to their server (in China) from time to time. In recent several months something I don't understand happened. I cannot connect to the server if I use ...
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Disposable ip addresses

Is there an internet provider that assigns a random ip address when you connect to the internet and disposes of it when you disconnect?
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Is allowing public access to a DNS server, a security threat?

If i was to create a DNS server that is hosted at my home, so then i can use it for my VPS servers; am I creating any security threat that can be abused by unknown clients from around the globe? TL;...
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IP address- is it dangerous for someone to know? [duplicate]

The last couple days I was talking to someone online, and this person said that my IP address was this and that, out of nowhere... Which was wrong, probably because I was connected to a VPN (not the ...
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AnalogX Proxy on Windows: Would it be possible to make it secured? [closed]

I am using AnalogX Proxy Server to share my internet connection, my question is, would it be possible or does this software supports authentication? I mean, connecting to the proxy will require login ...
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How to determine IP address of target device or network

I know most exploits over the internet are opportunistic, but assume an aggressor has a specific target, but no physical access to that target. How do you find the target network or device to begin an ...
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Setting up a IPv6 Darknet/Network Telescope

I would like to setup a IPv6 Darknet/Network Telescope. It is unused address space a network that is completely passive and sends no outbound traffic. This talk gives more details. Most residential ...
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If my VPN provider sees all my traffic, who sees their traffic?

What I understand is that when you connect to a VPN, all your Internet traffic goes through something like a tunnel, and your VPN provider can see everything you do, but your ISP only sees that you ...
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How to verify internet access restricted

How can I reliably check in automatized way that there is no Internet access from the Windows (Server 2012 and later) instance? I mean all possible protocols and programs.