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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 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 ...
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How does pornhub infer gender? [closed]

The adult website Pornhub (very NSFW) has an active data science blog (mostly SFW) that tracks usage statistics. One frequently reported statistic is gender, as exemplified by the SFW post "Women and ...
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Is it possible to have a protocol that sits on top of TCP/IP that encrypts packets?

I was wondering if it is possible to make a new protocol which sits on top of TCP/IP and encrypts the packet which is going to be sent. One of the issues I can see is the metadata being available ...
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Is removing the Ethernet cable from the router (when I'm not using it) a good security measure?

I have here at home a router, like many people out there. The router is connected with an Ethernet cable that comes from the modem. But, to prevent hackers or anything else to try bothering me, if I'...
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What is the effect on a domain when the secondary name server is compromised?

I've heard of a case wherein the domain name of the secondary name server was expired and free to register. Let's say example.com has two registered nameservers: example-ns1.com (primary) example-...
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What are the security benefits or risks of HTTP/2?

Since HTTP/2 is starting to get adopted by more and more sites everyday. Are there any security benefits or known risks regarding HTTP/2?
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Can I control network traffic or bandwidth using router? [closed]

That's the question I have access to the Arris router of a lan there are several options like DMZ, UPNP, Firewall and others. I want get a more large bandwidth of my internet for faster download on my ...
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UFW behind modem does not block remote IP

I have a small linux server with fail2ban and UFW installed and configured behind internet gateway modem which ssh port is forwarded to server. The attackers are discovering by fail2ban and added to ...
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Does HTTPS provide availability?

The paper On the Security of the TLS Protocol suggests HTTPS provides availability, but I couldn't find the explanation. Is it provided because HTTP supports load balancers etc.? Or is it something ...
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When I receive data in this scenario, how many times is it encrypted?

Right now I'm using a Web browser under the following circumstances: I am making this post over HTTPS I am connected to a password-protected Wi-Fi network with WPA/WPA2, EAP-PEAP, and MSCHAPV2 ...
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Is there any reason to log out of websites?

If a user is logged in to a website (via https), is there any reason to log out of the website when they are done using it? For this question, please assume: The network is reasonably secure (ex. ...
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nmap shows that some ports are open, but when i test it online it isnt

Nmap shows that some ports are open, but when I test if the ports are open from the internet (using certain tools) it says that the ports are closed. Struggling quite a bit, can anyone explain why ...
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What recommended precautions should one take when using internet provided by a Landlord?

I am curious about what necessary steps/precautions one should take when dealing with a situation in which you have to use an internet connection provided by a landlord. I assume you would at least ...
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Can a picturefile with stegano be malware when saved somewhere?

I was reading an article about malware active in ad-banners, limited to systems with IE-browsers with some settings. Millions exposed to malvertising that hid attack code in banner pixels ...
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Can you track an IP Address's use in the Internet/where else it was used?

Is there any way to use an IP address to locate other places it was used? Like using the IP address to see anything public that it did on the internet, from comments to a blog, to accessing a site? ...
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Windows 10 Wi-Fi vs Airplane Mode Security

Does Windows 10 Airplane Mode provide the same level of security/protection as turning off Wi-Fi? I know that turning on Airplane Mode disables Bluetooth; however, as far as connecting to the ...
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Is overlayroot a significantly more secure way to use the Internet?

I've been looking into overlayroot as a strategy to help secure my projects that are 'under wraps'. Installing overlayroot on a Linux system allows one to make their hard drive read only and run ...
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Yi Dome Wifi Camera / Yi Home App - Network Security

I have ordered one of these wifi cams however I am curious if anyone may have any input to offer on the security of the device as it relates to the network. My understanding is that they are set up ...
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All nearby routers are blocking mine [closed]

There are so many routers nearby and they are on all available channels and blocking mine. I have a cheap router, I cannot afford a better one and I cannot run a cable across the room. Every router ...
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Monitoring Github/Internet for source code leaks

We teach an online course and would like to issue takedown notices if source code for our projects are made publicly available. Is there a way to automate a periodic online search for any code that ...
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How do Destination Servers Keep Track of my Public IP address? [closed]

Upon doing a simple what is my IP search, I began to wonder. How does the final server keep track of my IP address and how is the request made? A simple tracert command in Command Prompt and I can ...
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Will webshells forever be a challenge for organizations?

The only ways of detecting webshells today are either by using FIM technologies, which are a problem if you start deploying them on "dirty" systems. You literally have to deploy them on clean systems ...
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What is the absolute secure way to transport/deliver information over the internet?

If I were to deliver data across the internet(From my LAN out into the nation's WAN) What would be the absolute secure way to do it? Would it be to use a digital signature with a symmetric key?
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Is it okay to keep .zip files in the public_html folder? [duplicate]

My company website just take copies of the public html folder and keep zip files as backup in the same folder, I want to know if this is secure or not ? Because other people don't know the name for ...
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Kali linux aircrack

I have AirPort Extreme network card and when I try to use airmong-ng on kali linux in a virtual machine this does not work. I know I need a usb-network card if I wanna make this work but if I boot ...
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Does Windows firewall stop attack use bandwidth?

If I block all the international traffic except an IP range and an attacker starts a DDoS attack on my IP, will it effect on my bandwidth?
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Is my machine safe?

I have a virtual machine with Windows 10 as its guest and Ubuntu 14.04 as its host. My router has its SPI firewall enabled, with only ports 22 and 80 being forwarded to the Ubuntu host. The Windows ...
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Can my roommate see my web activity? [duplicate]

I live with 4 housemates, 3 of them are software engineers and we share the internet. They use the optic fiber cable and I use my personal router, to which they don't know the password. Could they do ...
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How Audio steganography is called secure? [duplicate]

Everyone can extract the information from audio file then how its called secure. Means if we hide the text message into an audio file its the possibility that the third person can extract then how its ...
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How to spoof IP to show I'm in the US? [closed]

I'm interested in purchasing a router so that I can (not sure what the term is called) "spoof?" my IP to show that I'm in the US. I moved to Mexico and and I brought my computer from the US. I'm ...
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Port-Forwarding insecure? [closed]

I was going to do port-forwarding to create a gaming server with an old PC. I the found out that it makes more things visible to the internet. Is port-forwarding a bad choice considering its ...
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Can ICANN deny Internet service to people? [closed]

I had an argument with a co-worker yesterday about the recent transfer of the administration of ICANN. My co-worker said that, since ICANN has control over the assignment of (a) IP addresses and (b) ...
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Protecting a new computer nowadays? [closed]

With so many security threats - how does one protect their PC? Before it was easy(er?) - have a firewall and an updated anti-virus. But is that enough today? What type of software would you put on a ...
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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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Dedicated application server security

I'd like to expose a machine running Windows Server 2012 to the internet. I plan to run a single application that uses a specific port (say 12345) and then use RDP through 3389 to logon and manage it. ...