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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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What is the effect on a domain when the secondary name server is compromised?

I've heard of a case wherein the domain name of the secondary name server was expired and free to register. Let's say example.com has two registered nameservers: example-ns1.com (primary) example-...
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What are the security benefits or risks of HTTP/2?

Since HTTP/2 is starting to get adopted by more and more sites everyday. Are there any security benefits or known risks regarding HTTP/2?
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Can I control network traffic or bandwidth using router? [closed]

That's the question I have access to the Arris router of a lan there are several options like DMZ, UPNP, Firewall and others. I want get a more large bandwidth of my internet for faster download on my ...
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UFW behind modem does not block remote IP

I have a small linux server with fail2ban and UFW installed and configured behind internet gateway modem which ssh port is forwarded to server. The attackers are discovering by fail2ban and added to ...
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Does HTTPS provide availability?

The paper On the Security of the TLS Protocol suggests HTTPS provides availability, but I couldn't find the explanation. Is it provided because HTTP supports load balancers etc.? Or is it something ...
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When I receive data in this scenario, how many times is it encrypted?

Right now I'm using a Web browser under the following circumstances: I am making this post over HTTPS I am connected to a password-protected Wi-Fi network with WPA/WPA2, EAP-PEAP, and MSCHAPV2 ...
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Is there any reason to log out of websites?

If a user is logged in to a website (via https), is there any reason to log out of the website when they are done using it? For this question, please assume: The network is reasonably secure (ex. ...
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nmap shows that some ports are open, but when i test it online it isnt

Nmap shows that some ports are open, but when I test if the ports are open from the internet (using certain tools) it says that the ports are closed. Struggling quite a bit, can anyone explain why ...
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What recommended precautions should one take when using internet provided by a Landlord?

I am curious about what necessary steps/precautions one should take when dealing with a situation in which you have to use an internet connection provided by a landlord. I assume you would at least ...
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Can a picturefile with stegano be malware when saved somewhere?

I was reading an article about malware active in ad-banners, limited to systems with IE-browsers with some settings. Millions exposed to malvertising that hid attack code in banner pixels ...
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Can you track an IP Address's use in the Internet/where else it was used?

Is there any way to use an IP address to locate other places it was used? Like using the IP address to see anything public that it did on the internet, from comments to a blog, to accessing a site? ...
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Windows 10 Wi-Fi vs Airplane Mode Security

Does Windows 10 Airplane Mode provide the same level of security/protection as turning off Wi-Fi? I know that turning on Airplane Mode disables Bluetooth; however, as far as connecting to the ...
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Is overlayroot a significantly more secure way to use the Internet?

I've been looking into overlayroot as a strategy to help secure my projects that are 'under wraps'. Installing overlayroot on a Linux system allows one to make their hard drive read only and run ...
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Yi Dome Wifi Camera / Yi Home App - Network Security

I have ordered one of these wifi cams however I am curious if anyone may have any input to offer on the security of the device as it relates to the network. My understanding is that they are set up ...
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All nearby routers are blocking mine [closed]

There are so many routers nearby and they are on all available channels and blocking mine. I have a cheap router, I cannot afford a better one and I cannot run a cable across the room. Every router ...
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Monitoring Github/Internet for source code leaks

We teach an online course and would like to issue takedown notices if source code for our projects are made publicly available. Is there a way to automate a periodic online search for any code that ...
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How do Destination Servers Keep Track of my Public IP address? [closed]

Upon doing a simple what is my IP search, I began to wonder. How does the final server keep track of my IP address and how is the request made? A simple tracert command in Command Prompt and I can ...
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Will webshells forever be a challenge for organizations?

The only ways of detecting webshells today are either by using FIM technologies, which are a problem if you start deploying them on "dirty" systems. You literally have to deploy them on clean systems ...
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What is the absolute secure way to transport/deliver information over the internet?

If I were to deliver data across the internet(From my LAN out into the nation's WAN) What would be the absolute secure way to do it? Would it be to use a digital signature with a symmetric key?
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Is it okay to keep .zip files in the public_html folder? [duplicate]

My company website just take copies of the public html folder and keep zip files as backup in the same folder, I want to know if this is secure or not ? Because other people don't know the name for ...
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Kali linux aircrack

I have AirPort Extreme network card and when I try to use airmong-ng on kali linux in a virtual machine this does not work. I know I need a usb-network card if I wanna make this work but if I boot ...
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Does Windows firewall stop attack use bandwidth?

If I block all the international traffic except an IP range and an attacker starts a DDoS attack on my IP, will it effect on my bandwidth?
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Is my machine safe?

I have a virtual machine with Windows 10 as its guest and Ubuntu 14.04 as its host. My router has its SPI firewall enabled, with only ports 22 and 80 being forwarded to the Ubuntu host. The Windows ...
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Can my roommate see my web activity? [duplicate]

I live with 4 housemates, 3 of them are software engineers and we share the internet. They use the optic fiber cable and I use my personal router, to which they don't know the password. Could they do ...
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How Audio steganography is called secure? [duplicate]

Everyone can extract the information from audio file then how its called secure. Means if we hide the text message into an audio file its the possibility that the third person can extract then how its ...
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How to spoof IP to show I'm in the US? [closed]

I'm interested in purchasing a router so that I can (not sure what the term is called) "spoof?" my IP to show that I'm in the US. I moved to Mexico and and I brought my computer from the US. I'm ...
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Port-Forwarding insecure? [closed]

I was going to do port-forwarding to create a gaming server with an old PC. I the found out that it makes more things visible to the internet. Is port-forwarding a bad choice considering its ...
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Can ICANN deny Internet service to people? [closed]

I had an argument with a co-worker yesterday about the recent transfer of the administration of ICANN. My co-worker said that, since ICANN has control over the assignment of (a) IP addresses and (b) ...
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Protecting a new computer nowadays? [closed]

With so many security threats - how does one protect their PC? Before it was easy(er?) - have a firewall and an updated anti-virus. But is that enough today? What type of software would you put on a ...
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How would a resourceful government block Tor?

I came across this article saying that after the November 2015 Paris attacks, some French police officers proposed to ban Tor. Tor is used to circumvent censorship! What security techniques would ...
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Dedicated application server security

I'd like to expose a machine running Windows Server 2012 to the internet. I plan to run a single application that uses a specific port (say 12345) and then use RDP through 3389 to logon and manage it. ...
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WiFi Location Tracking

I got a question about pinpointing devices on one WiFi network. Let's say for example I sit at my home and I bought that big beefy WiFi antena and use it to connect to local cafe 100m down the street. ...
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Accidentally typing part of password in username on secure website

My question is already partially answered here. However I would like to know if the answer would be any different considering the following circumstances: When logging into a banking website the ...
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Constant Dos attacks on my router appear to be taking out my internet connection

So I'm a noob here and have been doing some research on why my internet (cable modem) locks up about once or twice a week ever since installing a Netgear N900 router a few months ago. After asking ...
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Application proxy structure & functions

http://postimg.org/image/76newirnv/ For application proxy, Firstly, what does it mean "A proxy is something that acts on your behalf"? Can anyone give a more detail explanation about proxy? I read ...
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I want to host a server from my home computer; safe?

I am planning to make public a website I have been working on; it seems to me that (in my very limited experience) the only way I can do this without needing to pay any extra money to external hosts ...
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How to set up firewall on Mac and/or iOS?

I think it is called firewall. I am basically trying to set up something that tells the Mac to not connect to internet without active VPN on. So all internet has to connect via VPN. How do I do this? ...
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End to end security of HTTPS websites over VPN [duplicate]

Assuming that I am connected to the internet using a VPN service (say Hotspot shield or CyberGhost) and that I am browsing a HTTPS website (say https://www.gmail.com), can my VPN provider see the ...
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How to detect self destructing emails? How to prevent from self destruction?

Recently I came across a gmail extension for Chrome browsers which claims to send self destructive emails. I tested by sending self destructive emails to my email account and it works fine Now my ...
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What is the likelihood of a NAS getting hacked? [closed]

I'm looking at NAS (network attached storage) to use as one of several backup storage devices to store my data, since I cannot find a DAS (direct attached storage) with RAID functionality (all of the ...
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Track employee browsing on mobile broadband

We've a few employees to whom we need to give mobile broadband dongles (along with laptops) on a regular basis. I'm tasked with finding ways to track employee browsing outside of our company's domain ...
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How to make my wireless internet or WiFi device secure for personal use? [duplicate]

Sometimes I have seen that my internet packets are being consumed after all I did not use it but my device is connected and ready for use. So it is due to some other reasons or someone is using my ...
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What about Long Router Passwords and WPS Push-Buttons

I have a question related to the WPS push-button capability on my router. I know that there is some material on the web about this question, but I haven't found anything that's current enough for my ...
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What is vulnerable in this comprehensive browser setup to avoid fingerprinting/tracking?

What is vulnerable in this browser setup to avoid fingerprinting/tracking for general browsing that is still easy to use? The setup is as follows: Firefox on my personal machine with several ...
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What information can be gained from an Apple device's screenshot or its EXIF data?

I often take screen grabs from my Apple devices for professional purposes (iPhone, iMac, Powerbook...), sometimes sharing them on forums, imgur or S.E. sites for technical support. What informations ...
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Do Social Network Mobile Apps Track Your Browsing?

Facebook are known to track you even after you have logged out of your Facebook account. With mobile apps being given permission to access so much information on the devices, is it possible for ...
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Stateful Packet Filter structure

http://postimg.org/image/o1ojanqq3/ For stateful packet filter, Firstly, why is cannot see application data being one of the disadvantages of Stateful Packet Filter? Secondly, how can stateful ...
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Packet Filter vs Application proxy

http://postimg.org/image/b1w3bujnv/ I don't understand the highlighted part in red. Firstly,Why is a packet filter is enough in a situation where traffic is busy? Secondly,Isn't application proxy ...
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What are the best practices for trusting connection sources in open source software?

Quite concise, but I'll elaborate with an example: Lets say I have a simple app written in C# and i want to know how many people a day open the app. the easiest solution would be to simply have a ...
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Protecting myself in Ukraine

I am a United States citizen planning a week-long trip to Ukraine. A friend advised me that Internet security is less-than-great there. What steps should I take to protect myself if I use public or ...