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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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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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Virtualbox and OpenVPN connections [migrated]

I taking training on web application hacking and the professor is asking me to ssh to attack machine and do hacking. I am using Kali Linux at home and using Virtualbox. The professor allows OpenVPN ...
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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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DH group 20 vs 24 [migrated]

Which encryption under DH has greater Encryption, it's said that the higher the number in DH the greater the encryption but I would like to verify this further. Does Anyone have inputs on this? or ...
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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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Diffie-Hellman Group 25, and 26? [migrated]

Looking here: https://www.sonicwall.com/en-us/support/knowledge-base/180427163815045 It appears that our firewall supports DH group 25, and 26. Almost everywhere I've seen, they've recommended DH ...
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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 ...
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Does a self-hosted VPN (openvpn) at home encrypt traffic for my ISP? [duplicate]

Title says it all. If I host my own VPN at home (using openvpn), and connect my devices to it, will my ISP be able to see the contents of my traffic?
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Why are VPNs secure and which one is good getting [duplicate]

I'm new to information security, so please kindly forgive me if I get some data wrong and feel free to correct me! My understanding of a VPN is that it is a secure encrypted channel that essentially ...
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How do VPN providers prevent getting blocked using e.g. Cloudflare, like it is the case for Tor exit-nodes?

How do VPN providers prevent getting blocked using e.g. Cloudflare, like it is the case for Tor exit-nodes? Anyone using Tor to the browse the Internet have experienced that their connection is ...
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Difference between VPN server and Tor node server

I've been reading how VPN service and Tor network works, and I can't understand the difference between the VPN server and Tor node. I know that in the Tor network there are several nodes, but what ...
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Hiding IP Address/Geo Location Spoofing, VPN, Proxy, Proxy DNS or something else?

Let me explain the scenario. I am in country B, I have a subscription to the software that must be used while residing within Country A. In case of violation they will ban my subscription forever. ...
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Can a VPN server be traced through Tor?

I was wondering that if my data was intercepted by Tor by an exit node, would they be able to see which VPN server is being used to encrypt the data. I am asking because I planned on making an OpenVPN ...
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On-site Whitelisting vs. Off-site Cisco VPN

A company I’m applying to as web software tester is requiring me to be on-site so they could put me on their whitelist. However, I had a previous job which allowed me to work anywhere, using only ...
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What is “Waiting for eb2.3lift.com…”?

I am using purevpn on Firefox, I have noticed that when I open the browser sometimes it hangs and on the bottom left hand corner it says "Waiting for eb2.3lift.com..." I tried to google this eb2....
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Am I traceable if the VPN I am using keeps turning on and off?

Let's say Bob is on network A and he decided to use a VPN service. Unfortunately he is using a poor VPN service which keeps turning on and off. But the Active downloads of packets are still ongoing ...
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How does Netflix tell I'm behind a vpn managed with OpenVPN but not other managers?

I run Ubuntu 18.04 and use a VPN service. If I use OpenVPN to manage the connection and connect to a given server, then I can browse the internet as if I'm from that location, except for Netflix, ...
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Get real IP Address behind VPN [duplicate]

Is there any way to get the real IP behind a VPN? If so what is the best way that is possible to do with least knowledge about the subject using it?
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Are my website visitor's protected more if i use a vpn while self-hosting website [closed]

I installed a VPN and started configuring my website to use the VPN addresses, but will that add a stronger layer of security for my website visitor's?
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IPSEC connection attempt to rogue server — is my PSK compromised?

I am setting up an IPSec connection between two sites using Ubiquiti EdgeOS-based equipment. Using a DDNS service (a static IP is unavailable from the ISP), they can be found at east.example.net and ...
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Is it possible to obtain someone's private IP through IP logging?

Let's say Alice sends Bob a link through email, social media etc. The link logs Bob's IP if Bob clicks the link. If I'm correct, the IP Alice gets is Bob's public/ISP IP address. Is it possible for ...
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do we need VPN for SaaS cloud applications?

If we need to connect to the corporate network from home, we need to have the VPN connection. However, what if for accessing SaaS applications like Google Doc, Salesforce, etc, do we need still need ...
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Company VPN and privacy. (Cisco Anyconnect) [duplicate]

Straight to the point. Is my employer able to see what websites I visited while I was connected to the VPN of the company? I'm pretty sure that all web internet traffic is routed on my private ISP ...
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4G Pocket WiFi - IMSI Catcher?

Nearly all mobile phones are vulnerable to IMSI catcher attack's fake mobile networks. They can access storage, inject rootkits/backdoors, turn the microphone on view internet traffic even with a VPN ...
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Can you serve up special content to an end-user based on IP or other identifiable data?

Is it possible to serve up specific content to an end-user? For example, I know your IP address, and other device information. Can I use that to serve up certain search results on a search engine, ...
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Difference between different proxy types

While using VPN handler apps I have come across terms such as real host dual real host reverse proxy These terms appear under the proxy type tab. What is the difference between them and what is ...
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Logging in to a website using my gmail account gives away my location but I can access the trail content without logging in. How? [closed]

When I use a VPN (Tunnel Bear) to India from USA and access Hotstar.com it takes me to the Indian version of the website. I can access and watch the trail streams offered but when I log in to the ...
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I use VPN+Socks5 proxy for torrents in Utorrent. What is the security risk?

So my setup is essentially MyPC -> VPN Server -> Remote SOCKS Server in Utorrent -> Destination torrent swarm The VPN server is a well known "no-logs" provider, the country is the ...
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NAS with a public IP and multiple file sharing services – security concerns

I've ‘inherited’ (it's now my responsibility to take care of it) a WD My Cloud EX2 with a public IP and since it's exposed to the internet, I want to make sure that the data and other machines on the ...
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Could PPTP be considered a secure VPN type with idle timeout 0?

Ive got a Draytek router which im trying to setup as a VPN host. The options i have are : PPTP IPSEC LT2P with IPSEC policy SSL My VPN client only seems to supported PPTP and LT2P with IPSEC ...
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OpenVPN configuration and ISP's DNS

I have configured OpenVPN server for using Clouflare DNS - 1.1.1.1. I use OpenVPN connection in the next way: sudo openvpn --config Config.ovpn on my local machine in WiFi network. My ISP provider ...
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How does VPN provider hide traffic from different users

I´m currently learning much about VPN security and now I got to that point where I would like to know how a VPN provider is able to hide my traffic from other user. I am connected to one gateway (as ...
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Can my VPN provider see my browsing activities on SSL sites? [duplicate]

I gather they can probably see everything if they want to on non-SSL sites but how about on SSL sites, can they do it?
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IP-whitelisting for DB access, does solution fit best practices?

All the data we have on our customers sits in our data-lake, which is hosted by one of our suppliers. Currently the security is such that a limited number of users has (limited) access to the database ...
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SSH over VPN blocked on certain networks

Why can I only access protected resources over VPN on some networks? Location | SSH to GitHub | SSH to private IP ------------------|---------------|------------------- On-campus Wi-Fi | ...
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Infection of malware

Lets say, My firewall is configured to block any incoming connections My browser doesnt allow any traces and scripts I have vpn on My browser always asks before downloading files My browser doesn't ...
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What makes a VPN safe for an organization when connecting BYOD infected machine?

Several malware types have the capability to move laterally within the company infrastructure, infecting connected machines within the company. I was wondering how it's possible for an infected ...
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OpenVPN one account multiple servers & Load Balancing

I have recently been experimenting with OpenVPN. My aim is to create a group of servers in different locations with a single username and password for each user stored in a central database. For ...
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Is a SSTP-VPN connection enough to hide my internet traffic?

I am currently renting an apartment with shared guest internet and I don't have access to the router. For several reasons (mostly privacy), I don't want others in my apartment to see what I am doing ...
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Exposing HSM to a WAN via VPN

For our project we are using a 3rd party application (installed on their cloud). For crypto purposes, this application requires to access the HSM that is located in our LAN. So in terms of security ...
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Is this a viable defense against correlation attacks?

So, I guess most of you know that the true identity can be revealed if somebody controls the entry and the exit node of your Tor-connection. Let´s say I´m connecting first to an encrypted VPN Server ...
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How to sniff VPN traffic using Snort?

Here's what I want to do: I want to use a VPN client on my PC (like TunnelBear). Then I want to use Snort to sniff traffic before it's encrypted and after it's decrypted by VPN. So basically I want ...
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VPN vs SSH tunnelling for hotel wifi

I know it's recommended to use a VPN with a hotel WiFi but if I'm in a hurry and don't have time to setup my own VPN server would an SSH tunnel (invoked with ssh -D) work just as well to secure my web ...
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public WiFi hotspot-What is leaking at that tiny moment before connecting to a VPN?

When you sign up for a VPN account you also download the service's client,be it for Android, Windows etc but this question is specifically for Android or portable devices connecting through public ...
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VPN block by nation states

If possible, how would a nation state prevent a SSH connection to a US visitor's home IP in the United States? Assume that the visitor is not a dissident, journalist or of any particular interest to ...
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Please explain the vulnerability for the pre-shared Key for IKEv1 brute force IPSec

After the vulnerability was released for IPSec IKEv1 PSKs, our organization decided to increase the size and complexity of the PSK. However, upon releasing the new PSK we had a few issues: ...
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Being connected to a trusted VPN, do I still need personal firewall, and if so, why?

Background Hardware: Dell Inspiron 15 Gaming 7577-92774 with recent BIOS (16-Aug-2018) Operating System: Windows 10 Pro, version 1803 (Build 17134.285) Antivirus / Firewall: ESET Smart Security ...