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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 does a government shutdown Internet (and how to bypass it)?

Recently the government of India shutdown Internet in the state of Gujarat due to riots. How does this "internet shutdown" work? How can someone who is in the country circumvent this? What can a ...
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Does NAT really provide security? [duplicate]

I had an argument with someone on IRC about Network Address Translation. I was under the impression that NAT provided a layer of security to internal networks. I understand that's not the primary ...
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Can you exploit an Internet IP adress just like a LAN IP address?

Is exploiting an Internet IP address as simple as exploiting a LAN IP address? i.e.: Scan that IP for vulnerabilities and open ports using tools like nmap or nikto Use a vulnerability and set the ...
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Why are discovered vulnerabilities of suspicious/illegal online software published? [closed]

For example, the Tor network has recently been hit by a reveal of a major exploit in a research paper. Isn’t publishing the details on the exploits completely counter-productive as the developers of ...
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WiFi Network Whitelisting?

At school we have a school-wide LAN network. It connects all the wireless devices to the internet. I've gotten the wireless pass code and have successfully connected to the network, yet I can't use ...
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Can FBI or government agencies get hold of my Google Docs files just by confiscating my laptop? [closed]

Assume the following: I am doing all my work, including the one with sensitive information on Google Docs. No documents are stored on local hard drive. I am not using the Google Drive App, just doing ...
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Do ISP Detect and Block Pen Testing Tools?

I one of the earliest books I read on security - The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing (978-0124116443); the author emphasized that you cannot use these Penetration Test Tools over the ...
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Configuration panel videotron [duplicate]

At the moment I am living in an apartment with some other people. We are students and we will start school in Canada. One guy took internet with Videotron, he manages the internet and we just give ...
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Self-signed certificates not working over Internet?

My self-signed certificates are not working over Internet. What can be the problems? Here are the setup details: I have a Windows Virtual Machine in Azure with IIS, and a self-signed certificate ...
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How should I report a security vulnerability? [duplicate]

I've found an SQL injection vulnerability in a website and I want to go reporting it. I do have contact email, but I'm afraid that they'll sue me because I found a way to hack into their site. (No, I ...
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If password is super long, your wpa / wpa2-psk is safe?

sorry im kinda clueless with this stuff... I heard if you set your wifi password to more than 10 or so digits (and make it complicated), then your wpa / wpa2 psk would be safe. Is that true? If not, ...
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How to monitor websites being visited on network? [duplicate]

I want to monitor the websites that are being visited on my wifi network by the different IPs connected to the network. Is there a way to do this, other than Wireshark?
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Monitor websites being visited on network

I need to monitor the websites being visited on my wifi network by the different IPs connected to the network. What is the best way to do this? I spent some time with Wireshark but I feel it is a bit ...
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What are the chances of a normal Internet user being hacked or infected by malware? [closed]

Say I'm a normal Internet user, I visit some well-known social networks like Facebook, twitter, play flash-based games in Facebook, visit some big websites that are known to be safe and trusted and ...
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Is possible to get infected by only staying connected to the Internet (nothing else)?

I have a router and I'm the only user. I have a computer with Linux and a tablet with Windows 8.1. Because of a few problems, I had to reinstall Windows on the tablet. Since I'm a bit paranoid about ...
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Why am I sometimes spontaneously presented with an SSL certificate from my U-Verse Residential Gateway?

Sometimes, we will experience a brief "hiccup" in our AT&T UVerse internet service. When this happens, and a user happens to be surfing the web at the same time, we will suddenly be presented with ...
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Can a mobile operator assign traffic to every SIM card in their network?

When using 3G or 4G internet on my phone, is this running over the SIM card or is this similar to WLAN traffic? Can a mobile network provider assign my mobile internet traffic to my phone by either ...
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What is the importance of an ISP maintaining IP-Assignment logs?

I was reading an article which explained that there is a growing movement to force ISP's to store IP-assignment logs for DHCP connections for longer periods of time in order to fight cyber-crime. ...
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What's the risk of opening ports 1-65535? [closed]

Just going to say this right now; this seems absolutely ludicrous. I've had a problem with playing Super Smash Bros. on Wii U ("Cannot connect to partner's device."; also happens for all Internet-...
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Simple method requiring no installation of special tools to share a file over the internet

I have searched for related topics, but found other existing answers to not be satisfactory, because they require installing special tools. This is a very common use case. For example, I want to ...
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Does altering characters of a file url lead to another file?

I have a link to a file which is stored in cloud: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B8Tf19cw9c8SNnFPamhRWGFwaTq (I have edited a character from the original for privacy) So if the garbage ...
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How can someone sniff dial-up connection using phone line?

Let's assume we have a computer that sends packets to the internet using dial-up connection, and we have access to the analog data on the phone line(we have access to the phone line), how can we make ...
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Can I use a VPN to disguise internet traffic at work? [closed]

I have seen this question asked before; I want to know if I can use a VPN to disguise my internet traffic so my employer can't see what websites I'm visiting while at work. However, unlike most people,...
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Are string comparson timing attacks practical over public networks

Related are-there-any-working-proof-of-concept-string-comparison-timing-attacks I was looking at doing some encryption and hashing in PHP and came across this note Please be careful when ...
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Can all your public files on Dropbox be accessed by anyone with one of the links?

Dropbox is one of the most famous cloud storage and sharing platform. Dropproxy's website claims that there is a weakness in the Dropbox security: Lots of people use Dropbox. Lots of people ...
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Will an ISP give out network/traffic info upon request?

Nothing big, just a fear of embarrassment. I use my mom's (she pays for it) internet service to connect online and stuff. The thing is, I am nervous that she may possibly ask the ISP for some traffic ...
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How to get directly to text versions of Google cached pages [closed]

http://navigators.com/cached.html According to the bottom of that site, it seems the easiest way to view websites without giving them your IP is: "Edit the heck out" of google URLs like this: ...
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Does visiting cached pages disclose my IP address to site admin? [closed]

I know it discloses my IP to Google, but is my IP also disclosed to the owner of the site of which Google made cached pages that I'm looking at? And how about anything I do within the cached page - ...
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Malicious Website URL [closed]

Recently I found out that there are malicious websites that do not have a domain name on its own. For example, 94.247.2.195 as in http://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.hk/2009/06/top-10-malware-sites....
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Stuxnet - The background functions [closed]

Stuxnet was a clever worm that aimed to malfunction programmable logic controllers on nuclear networks (Iran was the most affected). Nuclear networks were private networks, not supported on Internet ...
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Why to place an email as image or replacing “name@email.com” with “name at email dot com” [duplicate]

I noticed it in, for example, the profiles of some Stack Exchange users. So I wonder: did they want to protect themselves from spamming bots this way, or ...? Does it have to do with security? ...
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Is this a DDOS attack?

I lost my internet connection for about 15 minutes and I checked my netgear router log and found these 3: [DoS Attack: ACK Scan] from source: 114.77.184.189, port 44822, Tuesday, March 24,2015 19:...
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Persistent Connection Attempts By Akamai Technologies

I have seen this question asked in different places, but have never seen a satisfactory answer: On different computer builds, ASUS/GIGABYTE/MSI, I constantly have outgoing connections to XXX-XXX-XXX....
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Is my WiFi connection protected?

In my college the WiFi is open type connection and before I connect to it using my laptop with windows 8.1, it displays message "Other people might be able to see info you send over this network " (...
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Secure no-login REST API for very few clients

I'm designing a very simple data collection device for a research project. Because we are logging, among other stuff, the GPS position of actual vehicles, we need to protect the data. Since we ...
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How to secure a network (FTP connections) from sniffers

I'm actually working in a medium sized company with security concerns. Let me explain you my problem : The context: My office has one single internet line. This line is accessed by anyone in the ...
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Unpublished server

Is it possible to setup my web server such that only certain sources can access and the public from internet has no access? i am thinking that we could just not publish our web server URL/IP to our ...
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How to improve the security and privacy of Firefox

What would be a sensible approach to enhance the security and privacy of Firefox? I did not find a question about this and I feel that some guidelines for casual web users would be handy. Currently ...
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Interpreting anti-hacker-alliance analysis [closed]

One of security tools available for web browsing is (http://anti-hacker-alliance.com) Please find below two readings: a) Reading for IP 205.x.x.x that state among other-things "you are using proxy ...
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Iphone app not allowing proxy

Hi everyone I am interested in how a banking app works, especially the way it handles https requests. So I installed one, set my proxy settings, started burp suite and expected it to work. As you may ...
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How to authenticate a legit thing App on the Internet of Things?

I want to develop a server for a sensor on the Internet of things (IoT). Everybody can buy the App for that specific sensor. The App will exchange data with the server. How can the server validate ...
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Is a sensitive NAS behind a router safe?

I have four pcs connected to a switch connected to a router that gets connected directly to the internet. How safe is a NAS attached to the same router along with the switch plug? I'd like to have ...
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Locking an enterprise account from an internet facing application

Some corporate applications are most useful when they are accessible from the internet. Outlook Web Access comes to mind. Those application usually have a user directory (usually LDAP) in the ...
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TOOL-BARS: How do toolbars manage to insert new settings on to the users computer when legitimate programs can't/won't do it?

I accidentally installed Ask Toolbar, and it changed my Homepage,Search engine and added some extra stuff. It did all this without alerting Google Chrome! But when I try to install a legitimate ...
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Do website owners know what keywords a visitor typed in google search to get to their site? [closed]

Does google give the info to website owners / administrators... is I guess how it would work?
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Computer hasn't been connected to internet for 2 weeks

A computer hasn't been connected to the internet for 2 weeks but has still been used. It's running Windows 8 and various notices are complaining about virus definitions and updates not being current. ...
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How does https check md5, sha-1 and sha-2 fingerprints?

When a https site shows multiple finger prints, i.e.: md5 and sha1, or sha256 and sha1, how does the browser check? is it both just the "strongest" or whatever is convenient? This question arose ...
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Dos Attack and other malwares!

I have been experiencing DoS attacks: ack scan and rst scan. Now I know these are supposed to be normal and the internet works that way but I experience severe internet disconnection when that ...
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How can I verify that an organization is what they say they are online?

I'm creating a website that only allows nonprofits and government organizations (parks, etc) to sign up and post service project listings. The accounts posting the listings must be verified to protect ...
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Problem in downloading and browsing [closed]

My downloads stop completing and some page in the browser appearing blank or with text only without css or js and so on, some program after complete return me a message when trying to start installing:...