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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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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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Possible gumtree scam [closed]

A family member put an item up for sale on Gumtree.com (online classified ads). Unfortunately he put his phone number and email address on the posting (which is actually pretty common place). Texts ...
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Leaked instagram username on unethical site [closed]

I accidentally told someone my Instagram username on an unethical and age inappropriate site. Should I be scared?
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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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Is there any danger from leaving your Ethernet plugged in/WiFi left on during boot?

Since my research came up with nothing I decided to post here. Were these any cases of boot-up internet viruses? That means early in the boot sequence in the startup of networking something bad ...
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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...