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Questions tagged [vpn]

This tag is applied to questions related to various VPN types such as PPTP or IPSec.

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Is VPN needed when using https?

Some YouTube videos have sponsors who claim "your banking can be stolen if you connect to unsafe networks like airports and hotels" If using https, and hsts, and verifying the certificate is valid, ...
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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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What's the safest way to make home server available from outside the network?

I have an old laptop that I decided to use as a server, with some samba shares and whatnot (making available some dvd rips and the like), and I'd like to be able to access the files in it from not ...
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Torrented files under my IP address

Last year (2018) I was accused of torrenting Files whilst in my residence in Germany. I have never torrented any file ever. One thing that stands out is that during the same day CyberGhost (the VPN [...
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Why do VPN Providers ask for installation of Root CA?

I've seen a lot of VPN providers and they all seem to agree on one thing: ask user to install their own Root CA. I don't get why they do it. A legit server should have a certificate generated by ...
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How can a network inspect SSL traffic, and how can I secure my data? [duplicate]

There are many different network filters out there, and a lot of them, such as iboss the ability to 'selectively inspect encrypted SSL traffic.' How can the network do this, and what does this mean in ...
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How does MS graph API (at ms azure) and Shodan categorise any IP as VPN, Tor, proxy or genuine ISP?

Can anybody tell me how Shodan categorises any IP by just taking one input as IP? 90% of the time it gives an accurate result, and also ms graph API also categorises IP address as anonymous, Tor etc ...
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Detecting and blocking TCP VPN connections that bypasses existing VPN detection software

I help manage a small college campus network and students are not allowed to visit certain sites and download using torrents. Currently I'm able to block UDP VPN connections, but TCP VPN connections ...
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VPN and posts on forums [closed]

I know that VPN changes my IP that is seen by websites but I wonder about topics and posts sent to them. Does VPN change IP of the post/topic (IP from which the post/topic was sent) or it will appear ...
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What is risky about international travel?

I have seen guidelines which suggest that traveling overseas is particularly risky when it comes to protecting your intellectual property. I'm confused about what specifically are the factors that ...
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Does load balancing multiple WAN connections improve anonymity?

I would like to understand the advantages and disadvantages of load balancing outbound connections for anonymity. Scenario 1: My router (ip A) > VPN router (ip B) > VPN router (ip C) > web host ...
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VPN client DNS setup for maximum anonymity

I am installing a pivpn, on my raspberry pi, at my home network and it asks me for the DNS provider for my VPN Clients. I am concerned about the privacy of the DNS. What can I do to ensure the maximum ...
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Are there any chrome extension VPNs that use the chrome.vpnProvider API? [closed]

Seems most extensions use the old proxy api which requires giving them full "read and change site data" access. A more recent API is available made for VPNs: https://developer.chrome.com/extensions/...
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VPN encryption per device

When you use the same VPN (for example NordVPN) with same username and password on several devices, if one device is compromised/hacked, can it be used to decrypt the traffic of the other device using ...
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VPN Kill switch doesn't work with Tor Traffic [migrated]

Always, when I try to run kill switch for VPN my Tor Browser stops working and I am not sure why it happened. I am not good in firewalls and port forwarding but I would like to learn. I have ...
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Aren't VPN servers exposed to the same threats as public Wi-Fi?

Besides trust of the VPN provider, are VPN servers safe? Other people connect to it and it can be compromised, right? Is it the same threat as being connected to a public Wi-Fi where someone could ...
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TLS Robot testing with robot-detect.py script

Has anybody tested TLS Robot Vulnerability in Qualys WAS with robot-detect.py script (https://github.com/devsecur/robot-attack)? How to run the script for on an internal IP if there writing on step 3....
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How to determine where an attack came from? [duplicate]

I've noticed sometimes that I'd receive very random requests coming to a live server that I'd be hosting in realtime through my log. It would usually look something like: [14/Mar/2019 02:05:36] "GET /...
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Do I have to do any setup if I want to run a VPN with the Tor browser bundle?

I know there will be some votes against this but I want to run a VPN alongside the Tor browser. Can I just open the VPN program, connect to the VPN provider, then open the Tor browser and use it as ...
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Meterpreter and OpenVPN

During a meterpreter session, is it possible to deliver a payload that creates a connection request to a local OpenVPN connection? For example: I have a payload. Whenever that payload runs on the ...
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How to securely transfer data from a public website, to a VPN-secured website?

I'm (currently) a VPN newby. I have a VPS with a few websites on it, hosted by liquid web. I have installed a medical records package (openEMR) in a sub-domain, in its own cPanel account. I intend to ...
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Advice on Site-to-Site VPN in China and protecting Intellectual Property

I know the title is an oxymoron, but our manufacturer is based in China, so I need to get as much information as possible so that management are aware of the risk/s and make this as air tight as ...
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How to set up the Tor browser on Linux Mint in a VM with a VPN on the Host

(Forgive me, I don't know whether to post this here for in the "Tor" community) I'm brand new to Tor, I understand the basics of how it works and the Do's & Don'ts. I have a Windows 10 computer (...
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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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Loosing internet connection while connected to specific VPN server?

I have noticed a strange behaviour earlier today on my VPN on a specific server. When I run a trace route command while connected to VPN (on a specific countries server) my internet will not work for ...
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Is my VPN leaking or is this normal?

Hi when I am not connected to my VPN and do a route print I get one 0.0.0.0 entry in the Network Destination column. It has a gateway of 192..... When I connect to my VPN and do a route print I get ...
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Secure API access with mobile apps in restricted environments

In our current project, IT rules prohibit anything that is not PROD to be publicly accessible from the Internet. Access to development and review environments must be severely restricted. That said, ...
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Extending on-premise security to a virtual machine used in Home Office environment

The environment Our company has a reasonable (from the point of view of a regular employee) security policy consisting of, among other things: Sophos suite covering both local antivirus solution and ...
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Can using torrent help me obfuscate Tor-over-VPN traffic?

There is tremendous misinformation about Tor in my country's mainstream media so, even though i use Tor for everyday surfing, I'd like to hide it from my ISP. Currently, I use a VPN whenever I am ...
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Getting VPN users to trust a non-global Root Certificate Authority on Windows in order to use TLS on intranet websites

Consider the following scenario, keeping in mind the restrictions: Your goal is to secure intranet-only web applications to start using https - so you need a certificate issued, so you can bind ...
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Do I lose the anonymity of a VPN if they open a port for me?

I currently use a VPN supplier that does not allow for opening ports. They argue that I lose the whole point of a VPN and the anonymity by doing this. I can't see how and they don't seem to be able to ...
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Weak ciphers in TLS VPN

We have a firewall out of our firm network and administrators connect to this firewall by VPN over TLS. Scanning this firewall, the vulnerability scanner get us some warning as the 443 port allow weak ...
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Is it possible to direct traffic first to my OS firewall and then to a full tunnel VPN?

I have rules on windows firewall for specific programs that I don't want communicating. I use windscribe's openvpn for perceived anonymity, but more importantly I want the firewall rules followed. ...
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Hacked Raspberry-pi server

My internet provider doesn't let me open my ports, it's an optional service, and even when they finally said over the phone that I was allowed to open the ports I was still not able to. So I was ...
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CISCO VPN Client - Gateway's fingerprint has changed - what is the risk of simply accepting the change?

I am using CISCO VPN client when working remotely to join company's VPN. Once every 2-3 months I receive an alert like the following: Title: SSL Network Extender Message: Gateway's ...
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Problems accessing websites in Netherlands [closed]

I have problems accessing certain websites in Netherlands, I have tried using several VPN, RDP, SOCK5(Vip72), Epic privacy browser. By the way i am in Asia (Malaysia). I used to be able to access it ...
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What is going on with my VPN and is it anything to worry about?

When I connect my VPN to certain servers in Europe and go to ping.pe I get an address that is in the UK, even if I am connected elsewhere. I believe this might be the address of the company that hosts ...
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IKE Phase 1 /w PSK resource?

I can't seem to find a sufficiently detailed resource that describes the IKE phase 1 PSK identity authentication process. They seem to focus on differences between aggressive and main mode while ...
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Does VPN protect my personal identity?

When using email over VPN, can I use an alternate login and password to protect my identity when the email reaches its destination? Is the same true for Twitter and Instagram? Is it truly secure or ...
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Does using VPN on insecure host improve security?

Let's say we have a private network that is inaccessible without VPN. Now we want an external service to communicate (e.g. HTTP/AMQP) with the service from our network. As stated in title, it is ...
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Is it sufficient for the sender of an email to be on a VPN, or must both sender and receiver use a VPN?

I want to send an email to another user with the contents encrypted. Do both of us use a VPN to have the email be fully private? Or is it enough for only one user to be on a VPN. If both, then do both ...
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Using a VPN for privacy?

Say I am only using a vpn for privacy (as is recommended by many people, especially on public wifi etc). How I understand it is that many people are using the same servers and have the same ip online. ...
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Anyway of finding connected devices on a vpn router from the VPN server itself?

I've setup my own OpenVpn server on AWS using an EC2 instance and I have a router with OpenWRT configured to connect to the VPN Server. Now, I want to have some EC2 running network scans such as NMAP ...
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Techniques used by highly sophisticated entities to snoop on VPN or SSH traffic?

It is mentioned in almost every where that very strong agencies, and governments are able to watch the online activity of the people. Aside from techniques like attacking computer networks, and ...
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Why is my VPN behaving like this and should I be concerned?

I recently started using NordVPN and have noticed something strange. Sometimes when I connect to the VPN service in my system tray it will show a wifi connection and other times an ethernet ...
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Is it dangerous to connect to a public unsecure wifi network a few seconds before connecting to a vpn?

This might be common sense but I just can't seem to get it. I purchased a vpn subscription for security ( I travel a lot therefore I am dependent of public wifi networks ). I have configured all the ...
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Is Private Internet Access (PIA) VPN safe to use? [closed]

As said in the PIA website they pretend to have the following VPN features: PPTP, OpenVPN and L2TP/IPSec SOCKS5 Proxy Included No traffic logs So my question are: Is Private Internet Access VPN ...
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Do VPNs have upstream ISPs that log traffic (making VPN claims of having strict no-log policies pointless)? [duplicate]

Most VPNs claim to adhere to a strict no-log policy, but these claims are typically unproven and/or even downright false. For instance, if the VPN says they collect absolutely no logs, how will they ...
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Deanonimizing VPN/tor traffic [duplicate]

What a VPN does is take the encrypted traffic from the client, decrypt it and forward it to the server, while tor bounces the traffic in multiple nodes decrypting a layer at each node. I have some ...
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Difference between SSH Tunnel / Proxy and VPN in terms of security

What benefits does a VPN have over just using a regular SSH Tunnel? I'm considering setting up OpenVPN on a server, but was wondering what benefits that would have over just using that same server as ...