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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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 ...
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Firewalls vs DMZ

What's the difference between Firewalls and DMZs? These terms seem to overlap at time and I'm not clear on the difference. Maybe a DMZ is achieved using firewalls?
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Could my boyfriend be hiding his encrypted emails inside of my inbox? [closed]

is it possible that my boyfriend could be hiding his encrypted emails inside of my email inbox with my email address and I can't read them? And if it if that is possible is there way that I can ...
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Bad Connections Blocked

With a new Windows 10 computer, McAfee Livesafe is reporting nearly 20,000 bad connections blocked. I ran some tests from Gibson Research, including the UPnP Exposure Test and the All Port Scan. The ...
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Trouble connecting to LAN card (Lantronix Micro125) [closed]

I am having a tough time connecting to a LAN card (Lantronix Micro 125 'Embeded Device Server'). I can ping it, but the software I have to use to reset the card won't find it and the card doesn't show ...
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Can employer see your posting content on a public site when using their network on their hardware [duplicate]

Can the employer identify you as the person that posted on a website (you logged onto the system using their computer) if the computer is replaced by a new one?
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How a computer can infect others devices on the same network?

As I said in this post, my father is very careless about online security. Besides what I already said on that post, yesterday I saw in his android that the permission to install of third-party apps ...
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Testing Network layer encryption enabled or not

I am new to network security. I have a requirement to test whether the network layer encryption is enabled or not. How do I test this requirement? Are there any automated tools available?
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How to prevent an infected PC from infecting other machines on the same network? [duplicate]

My father is pretty careless about his security and this is not new. He even said to me that in the last year he used Tor to access some links just for curiosity because he read about it in some news ...
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Can we use network hub as an MITM sniffing device?

My intention is to analyze all network traffic which is coming to and originating from a network connected device I have. From the configurations of the device I am able to proxy all the HTTP traffic ...
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Open ports on my NetGear router

I ran an nmap scan on my home router and I am seeing a ton of open ports. Is this normal? How do I go about closing them? $ nmap 192.168.1.1 Starting Nmap 7.70 ( https://nmap.org ) at 2019-03-16 20:...
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Does someone need to be connected to my network to sniff HTTP requests?

TL;DR Would a potential attacker need to have my Wi-Fi password and be connected to my network in order to read HTTP requests? Over the past year or so, I have made a few DIY home automation projects....
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Is it safe to use Orbot with the normal Firefox browser on Android

I noticed that when using Orbots "VPN Mode" that my normal Firefox browser works fine and when I visit check.torproject.org it says I'm connected even though I'm not using the Tor Browser specifically....
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Nmap showing different open ports every few seconds [duplicate]

I'm running Nmap on an Amazon Web Services EC2 instance but between runs just a couple seconds apart, I'm getting new results. Is this normal? I'm seeing open ports then they don't show. I'm running ...
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Is using simultaneously a VPN on router and another on computer any good?

I know that the use of two VPNs on a machine is generally not advised for multiple reasons (security, stability, etc.) as well explained here : Connect through two VPN clients However I was wondering ...

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