Questions tagged [monitoring]

Monitoring is the act of looking on the processes or systems for performance, supervision and surveillance.

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Smart Tablet Device Vulnerabilities

My son and I have a cybersecurity concern. Somebody somehow compromised his tablet, accessed his files, and emailed them to him from something like guerrilla mail but we cannot figure out how. Our ...
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AuditD and SysCall alerts

Given an alert rule like -a always,exit -F arch=b32 -S open -S openat -F exit=-EACCES -k access how does adding multiple SysCalls (-S) options work? When an application gets executed do all the ...
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SNORT rule for detecting/preventing unauthorized VPN or encrypted traffic

Here's my not so theoretical scenario: A day-one Trojan horse attack where the attacker sets up a secure connection back to himself using a well known trusted port, such as 80 21 443. Or for instance, ...
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Does Windscribe VPN keep logs even when disconnected?

I am using (have installed) this VPN on an Android Smart TV. Does Windscribe (or generally any VPN service) keep traffic logs even when they are disconnected? (Disconnected here means when the 'power-...
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Is there any advantages in using a Network Intrusion Detection System, when already having a EDR solution?

Does implementing a Network Intrusion Detection System (NIDS) give you any advantages over an Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solution? I've been trying to do research on this, but are ...
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aireplay-ng (injection) is not working when monitor mode is enabled

I believe my card supports injection. If I start a terminal and run aireplay-ng -9 wlan0 I get this result: ┌──(root💀kali)-[/home/kali] └─# aireplay-ng -9 wlan0 ...
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Does InfoSec include monitoring?

I am new to InfoSec role, and not really sure if it includes responsibility for monitoring: that's, when we write policies and procedures, who is checking whether they've been obeyed or not? Is it ...
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Which information of a VMware image can be monitored from the host?

I run a Linux virtual machine on my Windows 10 host. What information (e.g. https traffic) can be monitored from the host? Is it safe to browse on a virtual machine that uses the host device's network ...
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Is it possible to ensure detection and logging of all attempts to copy data out of a system?

I am cross-posting this question from Serverfault, because I am in doubt where it fits best. Say I have a server set up for processing sensitive data. The few authorised users of the system are ...
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Cant see data packets when capturing in monitor mode

On linux kali. I got an Atheros wireless adapater. I'm trying to capture data packets off the air and decrypt them as an exercise. I apologize if this question is silly. The problem is that when I ...
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Security Best Practice - Monitoring a Site-to-Site VPN Tunnel

if a customer wants to monitor an IPSec-based site-to-site VPN and basically no incoming traffic is needed, would you recommend: a) setting up a permanent tunnel that can be monitored all the time and ...
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Monitoring User (developer) interaction

I'm looking for a "tamper proof" way, if there is such a thing, to monitor what a developer/engineer does on a given system. To expand a bit more about this, we have several systems that run ...
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Monitoring laptop activity while logged into school's Microsoft account [duplicate]

I logged into my school-based Microsoft account on my personal laptop. But is it possible that somehow my school is monitoring my Google searches and other browsing history through the school ...
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Computer monitoring while working at home [duplicate]

I have a computer from the company and, while working at home, I would like to know if the company could be capable of monitoring or spying on my computer. I am not connected to any company's server ...
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Re-use an old employer's laptop and avoid monitoring software

I still have an old good laptop from my ex employer that they never requested at the time I left (i assume it was old already by then) I would like to reuse this computer and not have the risk of ...
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Can my school see the websites I've visited while on my home WiFi after I reconnect to the schools? [closed]

I know that they can't monitor me on my home WiFi, but can they see the websites I visited while on my home WiFi after I reconnect to the schools?
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What kind of data can be monitored/intercepted/altered by the VPN service provider? [duplicate]

As you may know, Virtual Private Network or VPN is a system to create an encrypted tunnel between two computers on the internet, on one end is the VPN client, and on the other end is the VPN server. ...
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How to detect use of personal NAS devices from corporate machines?

We have an issue where people are taking laptops home and connecting them to their personal home networks in order to backup corporate data to their private NAS devices. From a DLP standpoint we have ...
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Is accessing /proc/ inside docker container a security breach?

In a docker container I am reading the files /proc/stat and /proc/meminfo. As I understand they are the ones of the host. (Not local to the docker container) In a meeting, a co-worker said that this ...
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Can the GlobalProtect VPN of my company track websites when Disabled?

I just installed the Global Protect VPN from my company on my local machine so I can access our servers remotely. I just "agreed" to the following statement: VPN Connected This system is for ...
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Forced to install certificate on my laptop when using company WiFi. Risk? [duplicate]

My company has a 'bring your own device' policy. You connect your device to the WiFi, and then open a citrix environment through a web portal. Basically, everything inside the citrix env is company-...
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critical files to be monitored by file integrity monitoring solutions in active directory servers

We are implementing file integrity solution on Microsoft active directory servers, I need to know the critical paths(files and folders and registry keys) that need to be monitored for any change or ...
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Where do live threat maps get their threat-data from? [closed]

There are many "threat maps" online such as Norse, Fortinet etc serving accurate information of all kinds of attacks around the globe such as DOS, Scans, Pings, and many more. How accurate is this ...
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What ways can you monitor all changes made on a Linux server?

Sometimes we have contract developers that need to do work on the server (via ssh or sftp) and I've been looking for ways to monitor what they do on our Debian based server. We have ways of limiting ...
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How do you protect against your IT domain admins accessing your data?

I work at a small company and we use an external company to take care of all our IT needs (a "managed IT service provider"). This includes managing our windows domain, our network, and everything else....
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Capturing multicast packets in WLAN

(I had to move this from Network Engineering stack exchange where I origianlly asked this question) If a device in monitoring mode snoops on the traffic in a WLAN, can it CAPTURE and READ multicast ...
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Securing a Personal Hotspot

I'm buying a brand new phone, added to it: a new line and SIM card, along with a brand new laptop, to use my phone's network as a hotspot. I will not be using these devices for anything but personal ...
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If a vulnerability has no relevant attack vectors, is monitoring still legitimate for a company?

Today while reviewing vulnerability scan results with a colleague, we had a debate about what vulnerabilities can be considered "true or legitimate" and hence worthwhile to spend resources ...
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How to locally monitor outgoing internet traffic?

I have a cable internet connection that goes to a ASA firewall and then into my local network where i have several machines including many VM's on a ESXI server. I am looking for a way to monitor ...
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OWASP: Insufficient Logging & Monitoring - open source tools

Being new to the security and logging and after reading a lot about the terms used, I am pretty sure I neither need an IDS/IPS nor a WAF. I am mostly interested in automating the "monitoring" of my ...
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What can schools see on school issued Mac? [closed]

My school gave everyone Macs that were sealed in the box and everything. From what I’ve seen so far, the root certificate hasn’t been tampered with. Can they see my https web history? Can laptops have ...
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Analyze / Sniff all packets from all devices connected to a router

First of all, before explaining what I'm trying to do, let me clarify that my intentions are not steal any information, as it's only for study purposes, not even for my own entertainment. I'm trying ...
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Can a laptop be monitored when booted from external drive?

If a laptop is monitored (say from employer) and I boot it from an external USB hard drive or a LIVE-CD/USB-Stick, can it then still be monitored somehow?
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How can I capture all data from a specific device on my network?

I have an iPhone that is connected to my Wi-Fi at home. I want to capture ALL traffic from that iPhone (because it's my network) and record it and view it. I don't have physical access to the device. ...
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Monitoring and Securing IoT devices [closed]

I have a mix of IoT devices at home. Alexas, WiFi PLugs, Smartthings (with related Z-Wave/Zigbee devices). I've been on the hunt for a solution to monitor what these devices send out and secure data ...
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How should we mitigate threats that are keep coming to our security monitoring system?

We have continuous cybersecurity threat feeds that coming to our SOC on a daily basis from different sources that provide all the new CVEs, new malware variations and more. We just don't know how to ...
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How to check if my PC's HTTPS/TLS connection is monitored or a key-logger is installed? [duplicate]

A few days ago, in the office, we were asked by our bosses to install a program. This was supposed to be an Antivirus program. But after installing this program many of our colleagues have been ...
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Avoiding Dark Web monitoring detection

At our company, we offer security services to our clients. One of the things that management has pushed down to us is the need for dark web monitoring. Because I am in the business meetings as well, ...
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Commercially available spyware not getting detected

I guess everyone here knows those commercially available stealth PC monitoring software. I'm surprised that those trojans are hardly detected by virus scanners. All surveillance makers recommend in ...
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osquery in Docker environment

I am currently researching security monitoring in Docker environments and want to explore the possibility of using osquery to gather activity from containers, but I have run into a bit of a security ...
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How can disabling Diffie-Hellman cipher for packet inspection be secure?

I have noticed that a number of network packet monitoring tools on the market today seem to have roughly the same recommended configuration parameters as described below: Disable Diffie Hellman in ...
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Methods for analysing android app on runtime [closed]

I want to analyse security of android app by monitoring its behaviour on runtime. I need to monitor variables modifications, accesses and api calls while android app is running on the device. I tried ...
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Security Onion VMWare + OpenWRT IPTables Mirroring

I'm trying to set up SO in my home network to lab and see if I can monitor all ingress/egress traffic from my SOHO router. I don't have a switch with SPAN ports, or a network tap so I'm using OpenWRT ...
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What is the best way to analyze results of a technical security assessment? [closed]

I want to conduct a technical security assessment on my company's client computers with focus on Windows 10. So far, my idea is to execute several Powershell scripts on the clients and gather the ...
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Are there any good instant messaging applications with a good end-to-end encryption to its web application? [closed]

Whether an app like Telegram is secure or not has already been answered and it has recently been confirmed that it is not. Apps like Signal and Cryptocat have been recommended instead. But do these ...
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Monitoring setup compromising online privacy [closed]

Original post has been updated and includes more details, hopefully it will be sufficient. Background I'm hoping that someone here has the adequate knowledge along with suggestions as to what can be ...
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How to get private keys for traffic decryption?

We are a huge organization with hundreds of web servers in a DMZ. We have appliances (a few of them in each location) where all incoming traffic from outside of the network is decrypted (well it ...
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Tools for monitoring wifi? [closed]

is there any tools in linux for : monitoring upload and download traffic host ip and mac using (that is live) device name of all users who use our wifi or local network?
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What are the core differences between Airodump-ng, Wireshark, and TCPdump? [closed]

As all three tools are packet sniffers, I would have expected them to give me the same results when I use them to monitor my home's network, but they don't. Therefore what are the core differences and ...
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Where would I place a sniffer to capture data in a home network with the following topology?

I am aware of the various techniques that there are to sniff around a network that has Hubs or Switches (port mirroring, hubbing out, use of taps), but I am not sure which method would be more ...