Network Security - securing network infrastructure and connections

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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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Is a “standalone WPS server” possible?

Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) is a network security standard to create a secure wireless home network. It aims at simplifying the enrollment of WiFi devices in a WiFi network (via a PIN, a ...
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Network Architecture for CTF-scenario [on hold]

My boss recently enrolled me in an InfoSec training. I am part of the network team, but have limited experience in InfoSec. My first assignment is to draw a layout of a network that will be used ...
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IPv4 forwarding Wifi issue [migrated]

I am facing an IPv4 forwarding problem with the following setup: Router / WLAN-AP = AVM FritzBox 7490: IP: 192.168.0.1 Host B = Debian Computer: IP: 192.168.0.2 ; Gateway: 192.168.0.1 ...
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BeEF public IP address vs local IP address

I just set up BeFF XSS framwork on my remote Ubuntu server and I hooked JS.code to my public website (I developed deliberately vulnerable persistent XSS website for education purpose). So I simulated ...
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Do smartphones produce cnonce when connecting to secured networks or when logging into user accounts? [on hold]

Do smartphones produce cnonce when connected to secured networks or when logging into user accounts ? I know that computers generate cnonce and use cnonce for verifying users. My question is do ...
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Why should servers be placed outside of the corporate network?

In an answer to How do you deal with massive port scans?, user tylerl said: ... And you, like a wise IT admin, run all your servers elsewhere on the internet, not inside your corp network, for a ...
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Isolating Computer on Home Network Using Multiple Routers

My goal is to isolate a computer on my home network. This computer (a rapsberry pi) should be considered untrusted and is accessible from the internet (port 22). I need a solution that will prevent ...
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How do you deal with massive port scans?

This morning I was looking through firewall logs and saw there were about 500 packets marked as port scan. The scanning range was from 1000-1200 5000-5200. The IP address is 85.25.217.47 which seems ...
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Would you typically want to monitor all ports for NIDS monitoring? If so, is span port or network tap the way to go?

We're setting up NIDS monitoring and the bosses want to monitor all the ports, but I'm wondering if this actually makes sense. The switch we're currently using can only mirror 4 source ports to one ...
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History of connected devices to my internet router (WIFI) [closed]

Note: same question here, however I was not able to comment because it was by an unregistered user account. Simply, how can I know who (devices) has connected to my network WiFi without using tools ...
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History (logs) of connected devices to my internet router (WIFI) [duplicate]

Simply, how can i know who has connected to my network WIFI? without using tools that run on PCs to monitor the traffic. Is there is a way?
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Can still ping from secure network?

I have a standard network and wanted to make a more secure one so I bought a second router and set it up as a separate network daisy chained so it can get internet. I managed to make the setup, with ...
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Full mesh and partial mesh networks [closed]

I have a homework question that says true or false: service providers only implement full mesh networks because of the need for reliable and available communications. this is true because they need ...
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Which of the TLS/SSL and IPsec protocols is effective?

Which of those two protocols is the most effective for sending data from a client to a server on a local network (knowing that I aim to use it for FTP traffic)?
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Setting up a secure Network [migrated]

I have a home network that I want to make more secure so I brought a second router with the aim of setting up a second, separate network at home to put the more important device on. I checked out the ...
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LAN client attempting to connect to many unkown IPs on Boot [migrated]

I have a Zywall 110 Firewall. While perusing the logs I was seeing random bursts of attempted connections to unknown external IP addresses from a single LAN client computer. I noticed because I would ...
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Linux responds to ARP requests for other interfaces - could this be a security vulnerability?

Linux responds to ARP requests on all interfaces by default. To explain, say you have this setup: Client 1 ---> [eth1] server [eth0] <--- Client 2 And the server's eth1 IP is 192.168.1.1 and ...
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How can I find an unauthorized/unknown proxy on my home network?

I recently started receiving an error while trying to stream netflix that I'm using a proxy. Exactly this error code here: https://help.netflix.com/en/node/277?ba=GSButtonClick&q= My problem is ...
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Is it possible to hack a single computer without injecting a payload or a virus? [closed]

I know the ways to hack a computer or a mobile phone by injecting payload using some exploits with metasploit. We can inject a exe, or we can use pdf file, or docx file as I know. I wonder the ...
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airbase-ng: How to apply `iptables` rule to packets on `at0` tap-interface

airbase-ng: How to apply iptables rule to packets on at0 tap-interface Reading a tutorial on the net, I see this iptables command used with the tap-interface at0, created by airbase-ng. iptables ...
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Deleting from USB on shared workstation/profile in enterprise network

I'm curious about something which, apologies, is hard to succinctly say in the subject line. In any case, here's what I've done (and has me worried as an employee for lack of caring on my own part). ...
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Computer Security vs Privacy

Probably this is a redundent post but in fact I have been searching online about a precise clear distinction between computer security and privacy. I'd like to know the difference of between them ...
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Beginner > Medium > Advanced Books/Guides/Tutorials on TCP/IP [closed]

Long time web developer looking to get into infosec. Was hoping on guidance on material from a beginners stance on TCP/IP and hopefully "networks". I realise the massive generalisation I'm making but ...
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How can I view images in forwarded packets on (current) Mac OS X?

How can I view reassembled images on a Mac being used as a router? I'd like to do this as a demonstration of how HTTP doesn't provide privacy. I've done some research, and on Linux there's a tool ...
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How does a Man In the Middle attack happen in reality

I am trying to improve the MITM protection of an iOS app I am responsible for, so I want to understand exactly how it happens. I have set up Charles to act as a proxy which required setting the proxy ...
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Pros and cons of disabling TCP timestamps

So, lynis informs me that I should unset net.ipv4.tcp_timestamps. I know that's a bad thing because an attacker could figure out which updates that require restarting the machine I haven't applied, or ...
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Is the OS the exclusive “owner” of the network traffic?

I boot up a fresh OpenBSD on a notebook. The notebook has an ethernet port and a wireless card. Does all the traffic on the ethernet and wireless goes through the OS? So if I shut down the ...
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How to route all traffic through TOR?

I have TOR setup on my macbook and I configured my wifi connection to use TOR's SOCKS Proxy that is running on port 9050. When I check my connection it confirms I am browsing through TOR. However, ...
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Evil Twin attack: How to make client send WPA2-PSK password when asked for AP-password? [closed]

How can an Evil Twin attack be set up, so that the client will be prompted for a password and send it in plain text? Is the above even possible? I have already set up the fake AP, but it must be ...
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Defense in depth

How is defense in depth strategy different from network security policy? What is the need to name it a "Defense In Depth", although you may simply name it "Network security policy"? Secondly if DID ...
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Is it safe to host passwordless web applications/software with web GUI in Virtual Machines

I have a Linux Mint Virtual Machine which I use quite a lot with my Windows host. I have lots of Software installed there (mostly with web GUI so I can access them from host easily). So I am ...
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Eavesdropping and sniffing attacks [closed]

Assume we have two routers connected by a link. Speaking of eavesdropping and sniffing attacks, does it technically appear at link itself or at the routers? If at the routers, does it imply that these ...
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Security for Hospital IT

I'm developing a program in Java intended to be utilized in a hospital. The system uses RMI internally between workstations and the server program. The program would be installed on the hospital's ...
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Hiding using VPN

I have just connected to a vpn server in my University using Cisco AnyConnect. But when I check http://whatismyipaddress.com/, it still says that I'm in the same country as before I connected to the ...
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Understanding the behaviour of existing eavesdropping techniques

I am studying the behaviour of existing eavesdropping techniques (part of my research). I have a question through the following scenario: Suppose Bob lives in New York and wants to listen (i.e. ...
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Which method is the best for IDS : heuristic or signature based? [closed]

In signature based IDS: it maintains a database of the signatures that might signal a particular type of the attack. Problems: New attack that has been specifically constructed in order to not ...
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FIN Flag - Evade Firewall [duplicate]

I would want to understand how which setting a FIN Flag. That flag closes the connection. Can someone explain me how FIN Scan do it?
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Using stingray against police (idea) [closed]

This is focusing on UK mainly, where police radios are similar to mobile phones. Pretend it's possible to buy Stingray, the IMSI scanner. Pretend Jimmy is a criminal, waiting for a police raid at any ...
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Using Digital Signatures in isolated networks

Is it possible to use Digital signatures in isolated environments which do not have access to internet and work only on internal network. How does the certificate authentication happen in such case
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My email hacked

Someone has definitely gained access to two of my alternate emails. I know this by looking at the login activity. By looking at the email logs I discovered that the IP that is always gaining entry to ...
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A seemingly innocent program is attempting to connect online. Should I be worried?

OS: Windows 10 64-bit updated, usually used for development and Steam-CSGO. Straight to the point: Solitaire just tried to connect to the internet. Details: After tightening my firewall rules after ...
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What stops a man in the middle attack from intercepting SSL encrypted data and sending it with a spoofed ip address to the server? [duplicate]

Say you have a client that connects to a server using SSL. The server, upon receiving a certain command, launches a missile. Then say there's someone in the middle of the connection listening to the ...
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How to secure wireless (Wi-Fi) home network [closed]

What are the countermeasures to make home wireless network secure, which will both prevent others from stealing internet and will also prevent hackers from taking control of computers through your own ...
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Blocking all incoming traffic, will it still accept a response from a request I initiated?

I am a 'newbie' when it comes to firewalls, but I am trying to launch some machines that will connect to Facebook's Graphs API. I only want these machines to contact Facebook and nothing else. By this ...
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Why limit internet access while connected to a remote desktop?

I work in the nuclear industry, and sometimes we have some strange (but understandable) standards for information security. I have encountered one which seems odd and would like to know the potential ...
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Is it good idea to use a access point MAC address as wifi password?

I realized that one network I'm connecting with is using a MAC address of one of its interfaces. If an attacker would know that fact, could he somehow obtain the MAC address wirelessly and break ...
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Reasonable means of security in commercial dealings [closed]

I am writing a paper from a legal standpoint and I'm suggesting legislation for a new duty of care for private companies in the safeguarding of customer's personal information. This will not apply to ...
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MitM attempt resulting in ICMP redirects

I am trying to 'man in the middle' a device on my wifi network. I have configured it to use my Linux machine (also in the wifi network) as a default gateway. On the Linux (attack) host, I switched on ...
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Is Windows 10 [Password protection on wakeup] set to 'Required' relevant when machine is asleep?

I like to just hit the spacebar and have the machine ready without the extra fuss (many times a day.) No one untrusted has physical access to the machine, but it wakes up at ~3am and does updates and ...