Network Security - securing network infrastructure and connections

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If someone hacks my wifi connection what if any control do they have over radio waves in my house? [closed]

A couple questions on wifi security. If someone knows my wifi password (be it WEP or WPA) what kind of control do they have over radio waves? Can they emit radio waves from computers on my network? ...
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On the ability to reverse engineer the Instagram Private API

I came across these blog posts where a man was able to extract the Instagram private signature key from the Android app: http://mokhdzanifaeq.github.io/extracting-instagram-signature-key/ Which could ...
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Is this an evidence of a Skype communication being spied on?

A couple of days ago I was having a conversation using Skype, then I wanted to share a link to a page with the interlocutor. I didn't want to let her understand the link content by just looking at the ...
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Why is it dangerous for a company to allow employees to connect their own devices to the internet?

I've heard complaints about allowing employees, clients, etc. to bring their own device and connect it to the network. What exactly is the complaint and how can it be a threat? If no network resources ...
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Scapy WPA2 packet forging

Can I use scapy to forge custom packets on WPA2 network? Can I even pack the IEEE 802.11 headers?
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How do personal/private cloud products work?

On amazon.com I found some personal cloud NAS products and was wondering how some of them work. In this article the author discusses the My Cloud app and how it can be used from any internet ...
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How can I use netcat like ping?

How can we use the netcat (nc) to determine whether a particular machine is running web, mail or SSH services?
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Firewall - Allow WMI internal network

I am not totally sure if this is the correct stackexchange to place this question, so just let me know if it should be somewhere else. I am looking into IT asset management systems and for these ...
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Public key - private key question

I have a query about public/private key encryption that I hope someone can answer. So as I understand it: Client connects to server and server responds with certificate Client pulls the public key ...
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Are there enforcements on host configurations to protect other computers?

I was reading the Wikipedia article on Smurf attack. As far as I understand, the only protection from a smurf attack is to rely on other people to configure their hosts in a way that these hosts won't ...
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Spoofing TCP/IP stack OS Fingerprinting attacks in OSX

We need to change our OSX fingerprint in order to impersonate the Android OS against "passive OS fingerprinting" attacks. For Windows machines there are tools/guides for doing that, but can't find ...
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Linux File Security when connected to internet [closed]

Let me first admit that I am a nobody in computer security - I just know the various threats generally known to public. I have a Linux Cent OS 7 installed on my computer which is connected to the ...
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If I connect to a website using a cellular network, and change the sim card and connect again with the same phone, will they find its the same phone?

I read on a blog that when you connect to a website with your phone they track the model number id of the device, or something like it. I don't remember what its called. Even if you change your sim ...
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Spoof another IP address in the same network,will the spoofing source get the response?

I have read some articles about IP spoofing. Briefly speaking, IP-spoofing means the attacker uses a fake IP address in the IP header, to pretend this IP packet is sent by another machine. The ...
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Hiding packets, requests, traffic from my PC through Ethernet connected to workplace network

Before everyone jumps on the bandwagon, as I so often see, of saying you shouldn't do anything on a workplace network that is to be done annonymously on your own home network, I want to know an actual ...
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How often should I check for unknown open ports

I wan to run a cron job on each of my hosts that sends a list of all open ports to a central db on which I will run auditing and forensic queries. My question is how often should this job run so I ...
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Can man-in-the-middle attacks affect anyone not connected to the attackers network?

I'm trying to understand what these attacks are restricted to. I'm aware that man-in-the-middle attacks can be done if the attacker is on the same network (using something like Wire Shark), but is it ...
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Government/ISP tracking of internet activity trivial to evade?

The recently announced Investigatory Powers Bill in the United Kingdom will mean that ISPs must store the internet activity of everyone for one year. Anyone who wishes to evade such tracking can use ...
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Why hashing algorithms in layer 2 are weak? [closed]

It's known that hashing algorithms such as md5 and SHA1 are weak and can easily be cracked. I wonder why many layer 2 and 3 devices such as cisco switches still use weak hashing algorithms but don't ...
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Most secure way to isolate computer on network

I handle personal client information. Stuff that shouldn't get lost. Because of this, I have had to be careful not to download or install anything that is in any way uncertain. One data stealing virus ...
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What local ethernet-accessible resources can be accessed on a PC through a USB cable?

Clarification: this is about scanning the network resources on computer B from computer A in a situation where: Computer A is connected to Computer B through a USB cable Computer A has some scanning ...
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Types of risks for my router

Recently I've read about viruses and worms that attack routers and do some nasty things, incl. DNS changes etc. In the beginning, I just read that some people have issues that their DNS server address ...
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Is checking out network traffic for suspected malware useless if the malicious actor is in a different timezone? [closed]

I had recently upgraded from OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) to OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) from a bootable drive that the Genius Bar of one of the my city's Apple stores has, and I installed the 10.11.1 update ...
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Is there a “smart cache” device which provides cache if authorized?

Is there an implementation of a HTTP (or decoded HTTPS) optimization device which would allow for "smart caching" - i.e. the ability to release some cached content (initially transferred by someone ...
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What are the advantages/disadvantages of changing the SSH/SFTP port in Linux?

I have setup a remote CentOS VM (through a host) for our websites. I read an online recommendation to change the default SFTP port from 22 to a higher port such as 22000. I understand it is security ...
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Wayland Partial Encryption for Mouse / Keyboard? (Also X and RDP)

Question What are the best practices for implementing Partial Encryption, to encrypt just the input devices (mouse/keyboard, etc), not the actual video display, during remote desktop sessions using ...
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What is the difference between X-Received and Received in email-header? [closed]

Also how to calculate delay between sent and received?
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Gathering network device data for security detection purposes

I've finally gotten the networking team to start sharing data on the devices they manage (routers, firewalls, VPN, NAC, etc), so we can get better insight into our network and focus more on detection. ...
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Can ICMP Redirects still be used to redirect traffic in a LAN?

I tried just tried to migrate a MITM attack using hping3 with ICMP Redirects in my testlab. hping3 -I eth0 -C 5 -K 1 -a 192.168.2.1 --icmp-ipdst 192.168.2.15 --icmp-gw 192.168.2.100 --icmp-ipsrc ...
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Peer Entity Authentication and Data Origin Authentication services in OSI layers

What kind of Peer Entity Authentication and Data Origin Authentication services are provided in network layer(L3), Transport layer(L4) and application layer(L7) ?
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VPN Server Inside VPN client on Router

This is a different context of an already asked question: In a few words: Sub-VPN or VPN SubNetwork... VPNsception? So I am using DD-WRT flashed router which connects as a client to VPN server ...
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Router or Switch can defend against ARP spoofing attack?

I'm learning about ARP spoofing attacks. Can a router or switch defend against ARP attacks?
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What security measures should be taken when running a Linux web server out of our office?

I am interested in running our company's web server from our local office. The office makes use of file sharing and NAS devices among other common office protocols. The worst case scenarios I've ...
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Secure sharing between Windows computers

I'm working on a project to setup a secure system to share files between 5 Windows computers. The computers are part of a domain so could have multiple different users logging in (based on an AD ...
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How should software respond when Captive Portals or Untrusted SSL certs prevent connectivity?

I need to fix an issue where the initial (or perhaps only) HTTPS call to a website is blocked by a captive portal, not managed by me. The resolution has been to ask the user to navigate to a "http" ...
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How to dnsspoof against HTTPS

I am doing a dnsspoof PoC, but apparently it doesn't work with HTTPS because of the certificate. Please don't tell me that I have to generate a certificate or send a legitimate certificate, I want ...
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Wireshark reveals suspicious UDP traffic sending to a bogon IP address

I am running windows 7, and using Wireshark I can see that my girlfriend's computer is sending UDP traffic to 239.192.152.143 on port 6771. I looked up info on that IP address, and it says it's part ...
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What was the purpose of this attack if one took place?

Background Windows 7 Home Edition HP desktop (no av/no firewall/ remote assistance enabled) two external drives attached/no documents on internal drive connected to fios wifi (wep ...
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How much information can be gathered about a network without connecting?

I'm working on a project that ideally needs to be able to identify local wifi networks, and be able to recall them if they are approached again. Is there any unique identifying information that can be ...
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Is it possible to disable `ypcat passwd`

We have an old NIS setup which, at geological speed, is being replaced by a Kerberos one. In the meantime, all the (non-root) users can simply type ypcat passwd and get the hashes of all the users' ...
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What are WiFi certificates used for? What are they?

Recently my university updated the certificates for authenticating on their WiFi network. I was hesitant to accept it because I wasn't sure what accepting it entailed or even what it was and what ...
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Is there a legitimate reason I should be required to use my company's computer? (BYOD prohibited)

I just got a new job at a medium-sized (~100 employees) company and one of the first things I was told is that I cannot use my own computer, because I need to be able to connect to their network, ...
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What would be the most efficient way of brute forcing a wifi key [duplicate]

I was wondering how can a brut force of my wifi be prevented so I want to know the best technique that can be used to brute force it first, so protection isn't my question. My question is: What brute ...
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Is it possible to maintain security and data integrity through a network decrypting HTTPS?

A network I often use has started to decrypt HTTPS traffic (and reencrypt, using a different key) using a local proxy. This proxy is operated by people I mostly trust. However, I would like to know if ...
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Mac overflow (flooding)

On a recent switch, is mac flooding still a vulnerability to be careful of? If that attack is patched on most of them, then on which type of switch is it still vulnerable?
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If I have my neighbors wireless router password, can I access his data with a smartphone?

My neighbor gave me his wireless router password to use on my smartphone. Using this, can I access any of his accounts whether it's his bank account or Att/Direct TV account? I ask because I think ...
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best practices for storing retrievable passwords

I am trying to build a NMS (network management system) and I am required to store passwords for 3rd party databases, devices and servers that are being managed (not user passwords). These passwords ...
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Prevent fake gateway device attached to PC's network card

Office. Several PCs with Linux. Internet is limited on gateway level, so nobody could do POST-requests over HTTP. We prepared several measures to prevent data leakage on infrastructure level, but ...
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What does a switch do against a packet sniffing attack?

I have heard that using switches in my network helps prevent against a packet sniffing attack but how does it help prevent the attack?
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DHCP Exhaustiation / Rogue DHCP interrupted by real DHCP NACK

I was trying to run a Rogue DHCP Server which should cause a MITM attack. I did the following Exhaust the real DHCP Server using DHCPig (worked) Run a Rogue DHCP Server using the ...