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Does using a router connected to an unsecured WiFi network add security?

If I connect a portable router like GL-AR150 to a public, unsecured Wi-Fi network at a hotel and create my own private, password-protected Wi-Fi network, how much more secure is this compared to just ...
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Susceptibility of 7z encrypted archive files to man in the middle attacks

Given: A file (assume 1 GB in size) is encrypted along with filenames using 7zip into a 7z archive using AES-256 The file is uploaded to a cloud storage service such as those offered by Google, ...
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Is it safe to login to my bank account from work? [duplicate]

I have a company-owned laptop used for work. In the past I have used this company PC to login to websites with sensitive financial data. (Vanguard, PayPal, Mint, etc). A few months ago I learned that ...
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Can google read my mind? [closed]

I had just been looking, in a plain text file, using a VI-ish editor, at my notes about garlic. I did not use the clipboard. The file is on my HD; nothing is 'in the cloud'. In the editor, I had ...
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Difference between interception, spoofing, falsification and repudiation [closed]

In very layman's terms AFAIK security threats are classified into four broad categories namely Interception or Snooping or Sniffing Spoofing Falsification and Repudiation I could get few related ...
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How can I stop my neighbor from seeing my web surfing?

My relationship with one of my neighbors went downhill after I discovered his son trespassing on my property. I complained to his dad. Instead of giving me an apology for their son's behavior, his ...
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What is this Polish IP doing on my internal WiFi?

Lately I've seen many strange events in the logs of my wifi router / cable modem. Many are linked to the IP address 83.0.68.240 from the ISP, Orange Polanska. Events like "DoS attack: Ping Of Death", "...
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Can free Wi-Fi hotspot providers snoop on HTTPS communications?

Every article (and post on this website) I find on public Wi-Fi safety is mostly concerned with other people connected to the same network snooping on our communications. As far as I understand it, we’...
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Can an attacker listen to a DSL signal by calling telephone? [closed]

With a normal telephone connection you can't call two people separately and simultaneously. You can have a conference call where the signal is shared by all participants. With my DSL line I can call ...
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Unknown ports shown on Nmap scan…and other strange behavior

My local network has been exhibiting some inexplicable behaviour. Firstly connecting to my websites domain name from inside the lan redirected me to my router's login page. I checked again with 3g ...
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Can someone use WiFi snooping to see data I send through Tor Browser when I'm not using SSL?

(NOTE: I've read other similar questions, but I'm not at all certain about this, therefore I'm asking.) I travel a lot, and I generally use public WiFi spots and hotels/hostels/boarding houses etc. ...
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(Theoretically) intercepting GCHQ's smartphone exploit

In the lastest Snowden interview, it was revealed that GCHQ used an exploit sent via SMS to gain access to smartphones, and that this 'exploit' goes unnoticed to the handset user. I was wondering if ...
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The spyware spooks use to hack mobiles [duplicate]

With regards to the report and video link below: How do I guard against this sort of snooping? Is it only possible if unwittingly install some kind of trojan? BBC Click Report: Surveillance ...
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Securing Laptop's Wireless

When ones goes into a public space, like a train or plane, how does one prevent their previously joined SSIDs from being broadcast? I noticed that my phone and tablet tend to try to join these ...
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Does WPA2 Enterprise protect against evasdropping from within the network?

At home, I have a simple ISP supplied router where I have set up a WPA2-PSK wireless network for our laptops and other devices. While I played around with Wireshark, I noticed that I could use my ...
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Can I find out if my employer is snooping on me? [duplicate]

I work at a large university and have a computer supplied by my employer. I would like to find out whether my employer is snooping or can snoop on my files or activity on my computer. Can I find that ...
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Understanding Hearthbleed attacks [duplicate]

In order for a Heartbleed attack to happen and for someone to grab the SSL private key and even spy they have to be on the local network with a router, switch or server, correct? Or can this be done ...
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Sniffing, Snooping, Spoofing

Could somebody please explain me the differences between the following attacks? sniffing snooping spoofing My professors used them all in his documents, but I'm not sure, if those are 3 different ...
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For security reasons, can I block ping response on my router without disabling my network?

I seem to have a serious problem of being attacked and after looking up the attack source, 99% come from China, then Korea, Hong Kong etc. Here is a fraction of the report from my Router, which is a ...
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Can we identify if someone is keeping an eye on our computer usage?

For some reason I had been using public network for a small time, and I suspect that someone was actually watching/recording my online/offline activities. At some time I suspected that someone was ...
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Is it safe to log into my bank website over a public wifi?

Is it safe to log into my bank website over a public wifi (like a coffee shop)? I realize that the connection between the browser and bank servers should be encrypted, however I'm wondering if there ...