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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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How to disguise internet traffic as that of a specific application [closed]

Is there a way to disguise all of my internet traffic so my ISP sees it as that of a specific app/website. For example, can I disguise my traffic as that of MS Teams/Zoom/Webex?
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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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My ISP uses deep packet inspection; what can they observe?

I found out that my ISP does deep packet inspection. Can they see the contents of HTTPS connections? Wouldn't having HTTPS ensure that they can't see the contents being transferred? And can having a ...
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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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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 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 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 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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Was Goggle.com actually crazy malware in 2006?

This video shows how somebody accidentally opens Goggle.com instead of Google.com. He gets flooded with pop-ups, SpySheriff or SpywareSTOP get installed automatically, and the computer user has no ...
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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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How did a website make an accurate assumption of my identity in incognito mode? [duplicate]

What piece of information can websites retrieve that would allow for later identification without cookies? Intro Out of interest I jumped into the rabbit hole of online marketing scams. The site I ...
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Attack that stops internet access for several minutes

I have a question that might sound a bit weird: A friend of mine (Person A) is being attacked by a former friend (Person B) and now person A asked me for help. Person A and Person B know each other ...
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Is each office having their own router coming off the main router as secure as each office having their own internet line

Company A owns a building and leases out 2 offices to other companies. Telecom 1 provides internet to Router 1 with ip address x.x.x.121 Company A connects their router, Router A, to it and gives it ...
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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 to circumvent an isolated domestic internet connection?

Perhaps this is off-topic or too broad to answer but I'm thinking that there must be solutions. Some countries are talking about unplugging from the internet and creating their own isolated domestic ...
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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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Does HSTS provide security advantages on private networks?

For systems that only connect to the internet via a single dedicated private network (no WiFi hotspots), and assuming no systems or components on that network are compromised, does HSTS (HTTP Strict ...
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Can a bug in an application that has no internet connection be used from outside

I have recently been occupied with a question regarding IT security. Suppose there is an application on a PC that is connected to the Internet, but it does not have access to the Internet or support ...
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Can a website be used for targeted attacks?

I asked a question before about how you can tell that a website is safe to visit (to prevent yourself from getting hacked) and I was told that it can not be done. A virus scan with virustotal will not ...
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ISP provider does not giving permission to change my router password

We have got a new connection from a local ISP provider, the provider supplied a router and other few devices, then he has configured the device with a password, but he does not allow us to reset or ...
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Is it possible to safely connect to the internet using a malicious router?

If you connect to the internet using a router that's controlled by a hacker, is there some way you can safely surf the internet without getting hacked? By using a vpn and firewall maybe? Does it make ...
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Is using a VPN like changing your ISP?

I am asking this question from a security perspective (not privacy) I have read that using a vpn can prevent hackers including your isp (who could be working for the government) from doing mitm ...
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How to judge website security?

How can I know if visiting a website is safe? Is a scan with virus total good enough? If it says that the website is clean then can I be sure that I won't get hacked by visiting it? Could a website ...
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Why do I see Network Traffic without any User Activity?

Why does my computer send any network data, even if I am not doing anything? Is it possible that this network traffic includes private data (text documents, images,...), to which I did not consent?
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Is There Any Risk When Visiting Websites Without Secure Connections If You Don't Enter Personal Info?

Sometimes when I click on a link to a website, from google search, etc., I get a warning that says "Your connection is not private. Attackers may be trying to steal your personal info", and makes me ...
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What are the benefits of shutting down a modem router when it is not in use?

Are there any security benefits of shutting down a modem router when it is not in use? It is now widely known that devices such as D-Link have been insecure. Assuming that this remained undisclosed, ...
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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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Is it safe to pay bills over satellite internet?

We bought a house. We need internet for basic research, email and paying bills, but there is no internet... Even a dedicated hotspot will not give us a stable connection. We are planning to get ...
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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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If we can't protect the targets, do we need an Internet police force to chase the attackers? [duplicate]

If we can't protect the targets (CVEs until we drop), do we need an Internet police that chases the source aka attackers? I don't like the police/military either, but couldn't that be more economical ...
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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 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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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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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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