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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 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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How can I avoid getting exposed while travelling to Russia?

UPDATE: There is a similar question, but my question is different because it is very narrow and about a very specific security concern. In short, I used a laptop to make posts on a Russian social ...
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Sell ebook online without disclosing my identity

I write short erotic stories that I want to sell safely online. Is it possible to sell an ebook while protecting my true identity from the buyers? Say I use a free Wordpress + Stripe + SimpleGoods. ...
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Is revealing a PC account user name bad?

Typical computers with modern operating systems require log-on accounts with a user name and a password. Is it dangerous to reveal the user name of the log-on account to the public? My research: I ...
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Login webpages not loading correctly [closed]

Sorry for the vague description as i do not know how to properly describe this problem. When some web pages are loaded, the formatting will be the wrong size and in strange places. in addition ...
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Is there any point to opting out of interest-based ads?

There are various browser extensions for opting out of interest-based ads, e.g.: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/iba-opt-out-by-google/gbiekjoijknlhijdjbaadobpkdhmoebb https://chrome.google....
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nethogs finds many connections without process ID

Monitoring my network connections with nethogs (on ubuntu machine), I find many connections, which I cannot identify. The columns are PID USER DEV SENT RECEIVED and most connections are owned ...
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How to prove my Gmail has been hacked?

I believed that someone had hacked my Gmail because they were using information contained within my emails in an attempt to try to convince me that they were psychic. I told them that I didn't believe ...
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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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Is it insecure to publish the private IP addresses of my devices?

I'm interested in both IPv4 and IPv6, but more-so IPv6 because of how unfeasible it is to find valid addresses by just guessing-and-checking. Edit: My concern is that more trust may be given to IPv6, ...
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Is it possible for a hacker to spoof the internet time, or any HTTP or HTTPs response?

I want to create an application that self-destruct after a certain date ( say: 2022 January 1st). For this I will get the time from the internet, and then compare it with the given date, and if the ...
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How to locally monitor outgoing internet traffic?

I have a cable internet connection that goes to a ASA firewall and then into my local network where i have several machines including many VM's on a ESXI server. I am looking for a way to monitor ...
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Full isolation of a honeypot on a single Internet line?

What happens when you swap a modem and router out with a different modem and router? Can you achieve full isolation by alternating between which network is plugged into the Internet line? I am ...
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Someone said they have my ip and my internal ip. They threaten to post it on the internet. What should I do? [duplicate]

They threatened me with a “I have your up and your internal up. I’m going to send it on the internet unless you do exactly as I say” what should I do? I’m doing what they say but I’m petrified.
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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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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 do ISPs send their own pages when a user is trying to access a blocked site?

I know that some ISPs send block pages(like "This site has been blocked because ... ") over HTTP by sending a fake 301/302 redirect. I also know that instead of sending a block page, some ISPs simple ...
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Can I use a virtual machine to connect to a public WIFI to use Internet by totally isolating the host from it?

I want to use my laptop to connect to a public WiFi in a library but... I have strong security in my Windows host machine (comodo firewall using a public network settings and rules, protocols ...
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Is there a technical security standard for internet facing test environments?

We have a number of test environments that are permanently internet facing to accommodate external and automated testers with dynamic IP addresses. While we regularly check the servers for security ...
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Database of all known hacking methods

As the internet is growing bigger and bigger, different kinds and methods of attack have been invented And there’s (anonymous) hackers who are willing to share these methods. I am wondering if there’s ...
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What is MITM attack in terms of implementation?

When I search for MITM in the google most of the results say an unauthorized person positions himself in a conversation between two authentic users for malicious reasons, and there are several types ...
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Does load balancing multiple WAN connections improve anonymity?

I would like to understand the advantages and disadvantages of load balancing outbound connections for anonymity. Scenario 1: My router (ip A) > VPN router (ip B) > VPN router (ip C) > web host ...
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Using a decoy traffic while using the internet

Since the ISP knows what sites I visit and they can assume or predict that I'm using Tor if they are monitoring my traffic, how can I distract them by making them see that I visit some particular site ...
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What is the protocol used for authentication/authorization of my internet access using account inside web browser?

Our university uses Microtik devices and a 3rd party application to manage our access to web and internet services. When I open browser in my desktop or connect to a wi-fi access point, it prompt that ...
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Data leakage in internet-only services

Nowadays, internet-only services became very popular, for example, direct bank and many others. The advantage of such services is you don't have to spend the time to get to the office in order to get ...
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How do I know that my connection is really encrypted?

I am using a VPN to ensure to encrypt my traffic. I wonder though if I could check somehow if the datastream really is encrypted?
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Sensitive data transmission over Internet

I was wondering how we should transfer our sensitive data (identity card softcopy, plaintext-password, secret documents, etc) over the internet securely, the following are a few related questions: Is ...
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What information can be obtained with my public ip? [duplicate]

As I understand it, my public ip is known for everyone who communicates with me over the internet. I'm concerned about security, and my doubt is, what can a malicious agent find out about me by ...
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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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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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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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How likely is it that I was hacked by running a local server for development?

Over the last couple of days I've been learning Apache and servers in general - I installed Apache, PHP and mySQL on my Ubuntu system and accessed my website with 'localhost'. I have always thought ...
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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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Is there a way to block your ISP from controlling the password of your main router?

I got internet installed at my home earlier today by Bright House Networks. When I asked the installation technician about changing the router administration password, he said that he can change it ...
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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 does the password become 30,000 times stronger?

This google support page says: For example, an eight-character password with numbers, symbols and mixed-case letters is harder to guess because it has 30,000 times as many possible combinations ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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) ?