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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 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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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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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 ...
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Internet security - how long does the NSA store data? [closed]

I am aware that the NSA collects unheard of amounts of data via cable-tapping programs such as OAKSTAR/STORMBREW/BLARNEY/FAIRVIEW and by other means. I also know that the NSA has very large and ...
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Using Tor if you're being watched

I'm not as paranoid as it sounds - just a curious idea. If you're being watched by a specific organisation, national security or foreign power etc, my assumption would be that they would watch your ...
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Can my ISP see my new IP when I am connected to VPN?

So far I am aware of, after connecting to VPN I get new IP from its service; assuming no DNS leaks etc. all network goes trough encrypted channel. Can my ISP see my new IP when I am connected to VPN?...
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How to recover account with an old phone number?

Over the last few years many online portals, email and social networks have linked user accounts with mobile numbers that can be used for account recovery, this way was pretty cool and secure as well. ...
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Are revealed personal emails a security risk?

I am a minor recently employed by a retail company, in the same batch as 10* other new recruits. I have not yet had the first day, however our manager has sent us all a warm welcoming email. The ...
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Strange internet connection problem [closed]

I have a business partner in China. I need connect to their server (in China) from time to time. In recent several months something I don't understand happened. I cannot connect to the server if I use ...
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How secure/safe should I feel when using a vpn? [duplicate]

I am looking about buying a year pass from Private Internet Access. I am wondering how secure using a vpn is? I have a basic technical idea of how a VPN works, but I still would like to put my mind at ...
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Is allowing public access to a DNS server, a security threat?

If i was to create a DNS server that is hosted at my home, so then i can use it for my VPS servers; am I creating any security threat that can be abused by unknown clients from around the globe? TL;...
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IP address- is it dangerous for someone to know? [duplicate]

The last couple days I was talking to someone online, and this person said that my IP address was this and that, out of nowhere... Which was wrong, probably because I was connected to a VPN (not the ...
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AnalogX Proxy on Windows: Would it be possible to make it secured? [closed]

I am using AnalogX Proxy Server to share my internet connection, my question is, would it be possible or does this software supports authentication? I mean, connecting to the proxy will require login ...
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Could other people steal my Internet connection if they had my PPPoE data?

Would it be possible for other people to use my PPPoE data to get Internet access or is it somehow restricted to my house? Then what about my neighbors downstairs, could they do it? And what about ...
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How to determine IP address of target device or network

I know most exploits over the internet are opportunistic, but assume an aggressor has a specific target, but no physical access to that target. How do you find the target network or device to begin an ...
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How to verify internet access restricted

How can I reliably check in automatized way that there is no Internet access from the Windows (Server 2012 and later) instance? I mean all possible protocols and programs.
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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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Can anti-virus/virus protection be used to spy on you? [closed]

I'm a complete noob when it comes to these subjects. But here goes... Let's say someone is using a VPN, TOR, or some other tool to enhance their privacy. As I understand it, you are discouraged from ...
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What tools one can use to detect a malicious activity on a computer, aside from antivirus programs?

Some time ago I got a virus on my computer, which is not detected by antivirus programs. Yet I can see the malicious activity in the Windows Event Log and in the TcpLogView: Considering that updates ...
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How much information/access could the owner of the router and Internet connection have (using his Wi-Fi with his permission)—and how to stop it? [duplicate]

I just moved to a new apartment/room and I'm using my roommate's brother's Wi-Fi connection (almost 3 times faster and 3 times cheaper than if I would get my own Internet). He has access to the router....
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Using company wifi for inappropriate sites [closed]

I was using my company's Wifi while I was trying to search inappropriate things. But some pages were blocked. I stopped when I read the block pages saying that "company's name has blocked this site" ...
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How does the ipv4 option “record route” work? [closed]

As written in the RFC 791 this option is useful to record the addresses of the routers that an ip datagram goes through. I'm sending an ip datagram with an ICMP echo message, i've set the option type ...
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will my ISP know my connection between systems in same network?

lets say im connected to internet via broadband. My public IP is 117.223.23.5 . my question is if i connect to other pc in 117.233.23.0/24 network will they be able to monitor my data packets? if ping ...
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What possible attacks might occur on a SQL Server TCP/IP port?

We have a VPS that contains a SQL Server Express instance. Using SQL Server Configuration we have enabled TCP/IP to listen on a random port, say 5741. We have disabled sa and created another user with ...
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Is connecting to the Internet directly (without a hardware firewall) risky?

I use Ubuntu with ufw enabled. I connect to the Internet directly without a firewall. Are there any risks ?
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Limit web-browsing to list of known well-known websites (whitelist)

I'd like to limit web-browsing to number of websites owned by known internet companies, for example: Google Websites Microsoft Websites Amazon Yahoo Ebay News Etc I understand I can't do it myself ...
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Securing login redirects

If somebody were accessing a protected page while logged out, they would be redirected to a login page: /login?next=/something/123/manage?sort=desc If a successful login, they should be redirected ...
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What parties have access to the *full* requested URL of a website accessed via the HTTPS protocol? [duplicate]

What parties have access to the full requested URL of a website accessed via the HTTPS protocol? Here are some possibilities I can think of, and there could be more: local device accessing the ...
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Is it safe to buy smart home products from second hand?

I wonder if it is safe to buy a smart home product (e.g. Eve Thermo). Because the code on the device, which is needed for pairing, is not changeable. Is it possible that the first owner is still able ...
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Can employer see ssl content on wifi [duplicate]

Doing research, I haven't found anything specific to my question. I work for a small local company with 15 employees. I originally hooked up the internet but we hired an I.T. Company recently. We have ...
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Why is it bad to connect internal systems to the Internet?

We have an intranet system we use to book, track and process invoices for our core business. My boss would like to move this system to the Internet to make it "accessible everywhere". However, I feel ...
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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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What techniques do advertisement companies use to get my browsing information, and how can I stop them?

In the past year, I've noticed a strangely increasing incidence of advertisements on various web sites being for products that I was browsing for elsewhere. This makes me extremely uncomfortable. It ...
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how free internet proxy works [closed]

I tried to get free internet bypassing my mobile network's ISP using a proxy setting in my mobile. I got the instructions in some trick I read and it actually works. When I browsed the proxy page, it ...