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Questions tagged [network]

Security of network infrastructure and network traffic. For questions about security of network equipment, topology, protocols, traffic, administration, and configuration. Related tags: [packet], [firewall], [network-scanners], [network-access-control].

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Why might malware make a DNS request for an epoch time converter?

I am analyzing malware and I see that two executables when run in a sandbox made DNS requests for www.epochconverter.com Why would an attacker risk detection by making a network request to ...
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Centralized brute force login detection using netflow data

Is brute force login detection feasible with netflow data? With the netflow data one could check the number of incoming packets to a specific destination port (for each flow). If the number is below a ...
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PC turned on by itself and sending packages even when turned off

My father told to me that his PC has turned on by itself. I have no idea about what this can be, and this has never occurred before. After this, he turned off the PC and I checked my router, and seen ...
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Is it possible to put my network card into Monitor mode without root privileges [migrated]

I want to put my network card into monitor mode to try out some simple network packet capturing but i need to have root on my user account in order to enable it. is There someway to do this without ...
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How to decrypt wifi traffic in realtime and write it to file with Tshark?

I have Wireshark setup to decrypt and display packets in realtime. But I need to have them written to file in realtime also. Someone suggested Tshark, but I can only get it to write to file and not ...
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How to access a shared webhosting webpage without the domainname?

I would like to know how one can access a shared webhosted webpage without using the domainname. If i directly access the IP adress I get Apache is functioning normally I need to access it since the ...
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Malware spreading through jump server and SSH data transfer

Can someone explain to me how jump servers mitigate the risk of malware infection please? Whilst I understand some of the benefits of having a jump server as an extra layer of defence i.e. ...
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Vmware ports opening [migrated]

I am using vmware ws 14 and i have some Linux distributions installed and i want to open some ports the problem is in my modem when you try to open a port it requires you to chose only from the ...
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Did ZTE put a backdoor in my router? How can I remove it?

I have a ZTE router model ZXHN H198A. Recently, upon connecting to it with Telnet (with some default username-password, of course), I decided to go around the filesystem. Then I noticed that they ...
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Security and adaptation BGP on MANET network [closed]

How can the BGP protocol be adapted to MANET networks, And is there a mechanism for the security?
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Why is the attacker allowed to create DNS traffic in a DNS cache poison attack?

According to this article, a DNS cache poisoning attack is performed the following way: Send a large number of resolution requests each spoofed with different source IP information for www....
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Firewall can detect suspicious file over HTTPS [duplicate]

A firewall/router can intercept HTTPS traffic, analyse it and detect suspicious file download for example. From my understanding, it is acting as a proxy and/or a MITM device. If it is capable of ...
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Bypassing URL verification

I'm dealing with a URL validation function that was made by the developer (instead of using trusted methods). Here is a slightly modified version of the function: public static bool IsValidURL(...
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Do wifi access points and routers get some kind of data from devices when a device is able to see them?

I was wondering if when a router is broadcasting its signal, it is able to handshake with devices that are wifi enabled and looking for a wifi network to connect and get some info from them?
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2 vs 3 tier network architecture

I am interested in how a 3-tier network topology (web/app/data) provides improved security than a 2-tier topology (web-app/data). I understand the concept of a DMZ as the initial contact point with ...
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Does SSLSTRIP in MITMF only works when the victim visits for the first time?

I just started learning MITM attacks and I use MITMF to perfom these attacks. I have one question regarding to sslstrip. I notice that sslstrip only works when we first clear the cache and history in ...
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What are the risks involved in blindly trusting all certificates for https requests over unknown proxy servers? [closed]

My use case is a Java application where no sensitive data being transmitted whatsoever, and the response being accurate (i.e. unmodified) is unimportant.
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Isolate devices on the same network

I asked a similar question on this topic and some guys recommended use VLANs or guest network, so I asked to a friend and he will give to me a router with guest network function. However, there is a ...
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Does a browsers' vpn feature securely modify my ipv6 address?

If I use inbuilt vpn feature of a browser, does it modify my ipv6 address, making me safe as far as my mac address is concerned ? OS - Ubuntu 16.04. Browser - Opera
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How to prevent router identification [closed]

How to prevent my router (D-Link AC1200 LTE Router DW-953) which is using a 4G sim card for data from being identified by an ISP? The router has the current Firmware Version V01.02.3.045, with no VPN ...
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Why does Google 2FA not display the correct location when behind proxy?

I'm on my corporate proxy and using Google 2-factor authentication to log into my machine. When I get the notification on my phone, it says that I'm trying to connect from Moscow, Russia, even though ...
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Sniffing TCP packets using Wireshark

I am trying to reverse engineer a decoder. To do so I need to sniff the packets that the decoder receives from an Android application installed on my phone, this application is what controls the ...
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How to prevent a DHCP Starvation attack in a wireless network

Is there any way to prevent a DHCP Starvation attack when using a wireless network with anonymous users? Port security cannot be used since maxing the number of clients that can connect on a port ...
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What information for identification does a WiFi router get from a connecting device (Android)? What information can be spoofed?

When I want my device to connect to a WiFi router and make the router not recognize the device I have to change the MAC and the hostname. Is this right? And what information will also be usually ...
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What is the difference between probe and scan?

I'm struggling to understand the difference between probe and scan because they seem very similar. Does NMAP tool use probes and scans? Could you give a practical example to make the theoretical ...
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Network Breach - Possibility

Hypothetically, if someone had unauthorized access to my network, there are a lot of things that can happen, depending on the point of attack and how it accessed, I can assume that anything that is ...
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What does “DECed” mean in Network Security?

As in this MIB documentation: http://www.circitor.fr/Mibs/Html/F/FORTINET-FORTIGATE-MIB.php#fgIpsAnomalyDetections fgIpsAnomalyDetections 1.3.6.1.4.1.12356.101.9.2.1.1.9 Number of intrusions DECed ...
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Is it expensive for ISPs to store browsing, text and call logs?

I couldn't really find this answer anywhere. If an ISP was to record every browsing, call and text we make/send, would it be expensive for them log and store this? Assume an ISP has 4 million devices ...
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Is my credit card information “wide open to hackers” without VPN?

I saw an ad for a vpn provider recently where they claimed that, without using a vpn, my credit card information is "wide open to hackers" while shopping on-line. I guess the implication here was that ...
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How would you characterize a cyber surface? [closed]

Thinking through a network boundary characterization, say firewall/IDS flux. How some activity may change profile of that surface.
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Separation of devices for VPN / Firewall [closed]

Our company has two separate firewall devices from different vendors (Checkpoint / Cisco) for firewall and VPN access. We're currently evaluating the possibility of migrating to a newer, clustered ...
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Is my router spying on my network traffic?

I got a new TP-Link router a couple months ago, and configured it to use the OpenDNS domain servers for basic content filtering across all household WiFi devices. Everything seemed to be great. ...
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VDSL modem getting probed?

My ZyXEL VMG8924-B30A VDSL modem recently had these alerts in its log. The WAN IP address of the modem is 10.225.205.128. There was nothing like this before 1 May. What is this? 2019 -05 -01 T16:05:...
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if i send a mail on protonmail and close account straight away is it trackable [closed]

I sent an email via protonmail. I then closed my account. Can you trace my email from this?
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In Kerberos authentication protocol, why is the TGT encrypted using the user's key Ka?

When the user first logs in, he fetches his TGT from the KDC along with the session key. I get why Sa (session key) is encrypted with Ka (user's key). But why is TGT also encrypted with Ka. TGT is ...
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Best Practices for Securing a network for Developers?

Asking as a developer: There seems to be a lot of tension between what developers want/need and what the Security Team would like to have locked down at a lot of development shops. Approved ...
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standards reference to perimeter security

I have the following problematic that I am currently dealing with. I have two zones/perimeters that need to be interconnected, some standards protocols have to be whitelisted such as HTTP, FTP, SSH ...
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Is it possible to prevent man-in-the-middle attacks in token-based authenticated online games without packets encryption?

I'm creating a home made MMO server (as a hobby / way to learn something new). I've decided to use a token based authentication for game traffic. Many people say that you shouldn't use any kind of ...
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Is it safe to login using HTTP on a WPA2 protected home network?

I have a small network infrastructure in my home on which I'm hosting some services such as a website, file server and such. Many of those services have an administration web interface which isn't ...
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What is an Albert sensor?

Recent news articles have started to talk about government networks deploying "Albert sensors" (e.g., this article). What is an Albert sensor? And how effective is it? Going purely from context, it ...
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Security of next generation firewall

In recent years there's been a number of IndieGoGo or KickStarter projects for smart device protection, or next-generation firewalls. Some examples are: Anonabox, Cujo, Dojo, Firewalla, Keezel, ...
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How do I list IP addresses a system is connecting to from its memory dump or OS image (obtained from FTK Imager)? [closed]

I'm looking for a tool that will enumerate the IP addresses that a system is connecting to. This is mainly for forensic purposes, to gather IOCs. I know we can run a netstat on windows, but would like ...
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Network diagram based on Cisco ACL and other firewall rules [closed]

Are there any tools for automated building network diagram from ACL rules or any other firewall rules?
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Kerberos replay attack within allowed range - authenticator won't prevent it?

In kerberos protocol the client, after receiving a ticket to the TGS server, sends a request to the TGS and adds an authenticator to the request. What if an attacker performs a replay attack within ...
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How could the Chinese Communications Authority find a backdoor on my website?

I host a legacy HTTP website on my own hardware in China. It was attacked due to the Struts file upload flaw last month. But yesterday, Communications Authority in my province alarmed me, there is ...
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Monitor SSL traffic at home

There is an underage guest in my house for whom I will be legally responsible for the next few months and I'm concerned about some of his interactions online from some of the public postings I've seen ...
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Can a PC without VPN expose the public IP of another PC with VPN on the same local network?

Computer 1 is surfing the internet while using a VPN and at the same time accesses files on computer 2 (this computer does not have VPN) on the same local network. Since computer 2 does not have a VPN ...
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Can a school monitor my school laptop? [duplicate]

So i'm on my school computer right now at home, and I was wondering, if i'm at home on my internet connection, can my school use their monitoring app (DyKnow) and see what i'm doing, from my wifi?
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Possible risks of multicast

I noticed that a android in my network is constantly connect to Multicast DNS IP. I seen this because my firewall block this inbound connection. Other devices connects to that IP too, but this android ...
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What ISP know about my local network when I use their ONU?

I have FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) and a GPON ONU given to me by my ISP. I know they can see hostnames and MAC of devices connected in ONU. If I connect my personal router to this ONU and then ...