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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 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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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 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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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) ?
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What is the key to detecting all IoT devices in your organization? [closed]

In recent news, IoT devices are a target of hackers -- specifically botnet herders. The first step to securing your organization and its users is to detect all IoT devices that are functional on your ...
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Can I prevent my ISP from accessing my network if I change my router config?

A few days ago my internet provider automatically changed my Wi-fi network name. I was very annoyed because I add to reconfigure all my devices, and I had no choice to refuse this update. As they ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Effects of CVE-2017-9445?

http://thehackernews.com/2017/06/linux-buffer-overflow-code.html https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2017-9445 "that could allow remote attackers to potentially trigger a buffer ...
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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'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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Why no support for TCP Sockets in JavaScript

I know there are now WebSockets, but what is the issue with providing a socket API to allow interacting with existing protocols? I mean, after all, I can use a hidden flash object to do the same ...
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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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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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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 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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How to investigate my wifi router for devices which are disconnected earlier

I have a D-link 600M router with a simple WPA2 password that got cracked. 60 Gb of data was downloaded (I think they downloaded torrent movies), which resulted in the renewal of my data plan. I ...