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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 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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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. ...
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WiFi Location Tracking

I got a question about pinpointing devices on one WiFi network. Let's say for example I sit at my home and I bought that big beefy WiFi antena and use it to connect to local cafe 100m down the street. ...
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Accidentally typing part of password in username on secure website

My question is already partially answered here. However I would like to know if the answer would be any different considering the following circumstances: When logging into a banking website the ...
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Constant Dos attacks on my router appear to be taking out my internet connection

So I'm a noob here and have been doing some research on why my internet (cable modem) locks up about once or twice a week ever since installing a Netgear N900 router a few months ago. After asking ...
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Application proxy structure & functions

http://postimg.org/image/76newirnv/ For application proxy, Firstly, what does it mean "A proxy is something that acts on your behalf"? Can anyone give a more detail explanation about proxy? I read ...
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I want to host a server from my home computer; safe?

I am planning to make public a website I have been working on; it seems to me that (in my very limited experience) the only way I can do this without needing to pay any extra money to external hosts ...
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How to set up firewall on Mac and/or iOS?

I think it is called firewall. I am basically trying to set up something that tells the Mac to not connect to internet without active VPN on. So all internet has to connect via VPN. How do I do this? ...
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End to end security of HTTPS websites over VPN [duplicate]

Assuming that I am connected to the internet using a VPN service (say Hotspot shield or CyberGhost) and that I am browsing a HTTPS website (say https://www.gmail.com), can my VPN provider see the ...
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What is the likelihood of a NAS getting hacked? [closed]

I'm looking at NAS (network attached storage) to use as one of several backup storage devices to store my data, since I cannot find a DAS (direct attached storage) with RAID functionality (all of the ...
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Track employee browsing on mobile broadband

We've a few employees to whom we need to give mobile broadband dongles (along with laptops) on a regular basis. I'm tasked with finding ways to track employee browsing outside of our company's domain ...
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How to make my wireless internet or WiFi device secure for personal use? [duplicate]

Sometimes I have seen that my internet packets are being consumed after all I did not use it but my device is connected and ready for use. So it is due to some other reasons or someone is using my ...
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What about Long Router Passwords and WPS Push-Buttons

I have a question related to the WPS push-button capability on my router. I know that there is some material on the web about this question, but I haven't found anything that's current enough for my ...
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What is vulnerable in this comprehensive browser setup to avoid fingerprinting/tracking?

What is vulnerable in this browser setup to avoid fingerprinting/tracking for general browsing that is still easy to use? The setup is as follows: Firefox on my personal machine with several ...
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What information can be gained from an Apple device's screenshot or its EXIF data?

I often take screen grabs from my Apple devices for professional purposes (iPhone, iMac, Powerbook...), sometimes sharing them on forums, imgur or S.E. sites for technical support. What informations ...
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Do Social Network Mobile Apps Track Your Browsing?

Facebook are known to track you even after you have logged out of your Facebook account. With mobile apps being given permission to access so much information on the devices, is it possible for ...
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Stateful Packet Filter structure

http://postimg.org/image/o1ojanqq3/ For stateful packet filter, Firstly, why is cannot see application data being one of the disadvantages of Stateful Packet Filter? Secondly, how can stateful ...
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Packet Filter vs Application proxy

http://postimg.org/image/b1w3bujnv/ I don't understand the highlighted part in red. Firstly,Why is a packet filter is enough in a situation where traffic is busy? Secondly,Isn't application proxy ...
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What are the best practices for trusting connection sources in open source software?

Quite concise, but I'll elaborate with an example: Lets say I have a simple app written in C# and i want to know how many people a day open the app. the easiest solution would be to simply have a ...
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Protecting myself in Ukraine

I am a United States citizen planning a week-long trip to Ukraine. A friend advised me that Internet security is less-than-great there. What steps should I take to protect myself if I use public or ...
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On Mozilla's Add-ons site (AMO) what is happening with external links?

On Mozilla's Add-ons site (known as AMO), all external links are directed through: https://outgoing.mozilla.org/v1/[UUID]/[destination URL] As a random example, see the link in the Description ...
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Is possible to build a firewall for all I/O devices and interfaces on a PC?

Lately there is a trend were input/output devices and interfaces are used for either exploits (taking advantage of their vulnerabilities) or to blatantly "copy" near by audio/video information. So, ...
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PayPal is asking for my Bank Details. How secure is this? [closed]

I am from the UK but I'm living in Poland. I have two British bank accounts and a Polish account. The two British accounts are linked to a PayPal account registered from the UK and the Polish one is ...
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Google DNS query pointing at ISP instead of Google

I am not sure if this is actually an issue or not or if I am just being too paranoid, but I noticed this upon arriving home to Alaska recently (location is important as you'll see shortly). In short, ...
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Is the VPN provider's ISP able to spy on traffic?

Traffic between a VPN client and a VPN server is encrypted on the client, and decrypted on the server. As the VPN server passes that traffic through the internet, can the VPN server's ISP see that ...
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whats with Chinese and Russian proxy servers?

I keep hearing that if you commit some network activity via Chinese or Russian proxy servers you are very difficult to be tracked down. What is the reason for this other than lack of international ...
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How to obfuscate outgoing traffic if we don't want to use VPN? [duplicate]

If we say that I cannot trust my internet-service-provider regarding privacy, how can I obfuscate the outgoing traffic on my line? So the ISP will not see that what am I actually doing. Randomly ...
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Internet of things is what exactly? [closed]

I have found that the term IOT (internet of things) is pretty vague. I am wondering if a mobile device, a cell phone, is this considered a part of the IOT realm? It is a thing, and its connected to ...
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Wipe out or dissapear and start over again in internet for personal security? [duplicate]

The other I was talking with a work mate that is part of finances and He made a question that I couldn't answer at the moment. "I have a lot of accounts and information about me internet. I'm really ...
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Internet security. Wifi vs Ethernet

Home office: The security risks of using wifi for an at home business vs using Ethernet connection? Office: Would the security concerns be different or more concerning at an actual office of store? ...
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Can an ip be forced to connect? If so, how is it done, and how can I prevent it? [closed]

Can an IP be forced to receive data from another IP (specifically IPv6 for both)? If so how does this work, and how can I prevent this from happening to me? Does that have any way to be broken? If so ...
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How do websites track users for flow control

I've written a short program that uses a webbrowser to visit many pages of a website (on which users can sell/buy items - kind of like a specialist ebay). However after 20 or so page views I get ...
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Why is it dangerous to let an internal server talk to the internet (to a specific IP)?

Sort of a basic question, but if we have an internal server and want it to talk externally, for example to get new packages. This environment normally does not have access to the internet. I've heard ...
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With whom does my PC communicate at startup?

I've been reading about Windows 10 and its incessant desire to call home. I've tried putting some firewall rules in place. I am sure they are working but I got to thinking that many events probably ...
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Are we anonymous when not connected to internet on windows?

When we don't use internet on windows, can windows or any Laptop vendor can access our Laptop (similar as connected to internet ). If yes, then How ?
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Scam caller claimed to have elderly friend's “Windows unique identifier”

An elderly friend received a telephone call similar to this Information Security SE post and this one. The caller claimed that my friend's computer had a problem that needed to be fixed. My friend ...
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is it possible to intercept network packets outside lan?

User A is in a different country than user B and they have different IP ranges and ISPs. Is it possible for A to intercept B's communication sent to a third party, without using techniques like ...
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There's still remain anyway to surf 100% anonymously on internet using a computer? [duplicate]

There's still a way to be 100% anonymous on internet using a computer? I know that using a prepaid SIM card you can surf 100% anonymously, as far as your phone hasn't been bought with a credit card ...
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Do technical advice sites sometimes link to malware, and if so, how should we properly research errors? [closed]

Suppose you get an error on your PC that shows up randomly, then you do a search on the internet for the error to find out how to fix it. Typically, you will get some sites that offer a solution, but ...
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Why is leaving a passworded SSH over the internet so bad?

I've heard multiple multiple times to never leave SSH with a password open over the internet. Why is this so bad? I understand the password can be bruteforced, but what if it is a very strong ...