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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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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 if I do only legal stuff on Tor, I'd like to hide it from my ISP. Currently, I use a VPN whenever I am online, ...
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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

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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Should I be concerned my vpn server provider is based in the U.K.? [migrated]

I understand in this age that there are several uses for vpns. As such I did some research and decided to use nord as they seemed popular and claimed to not log. However when I connect to certain ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...