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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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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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L2TP/IPSec using srongswan in ubuntu [migrated]

I'm using strongswan on ubuntu 16.04 to connect to a thirdparty L2TP/IPSec VPN. They provided me a profile file like this: VPN connection IP : X.X.X.X IPSEC Authentication : --------------------- ...
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Enabling web-hooks for server in VPN [closed]

I have a Jenkins server in a VPN. I can only connect to it off-office with a VPN client (FortiClient). Now I want to enable Github webhooks on that server. Can it be done?
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VM with VPN detected in same network group [closed]

Yesterday I was trying to cheat a game, where I was trying to connect with 4 accounts at the same time (you can only use 2 accounts at the same time). I was using VMWare to host the virtual ...
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Sending the data without permission to the PPTP connection server

I connected to VPN a few days ago using a PPTP connection in Windows 7 Then I realized when my system connected to vpn PPTP, a process called "system" sent data to the server PPTP without my ...
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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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Can you use a VPN to anonymize slowloris? what about proxychains? [closed]

Can you use a VPN to anonymize slowloris? what about proxychains?
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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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Can A VPN provider see my HTTPS traffic? [duplicate]

Can the VPN provider do a man in middle attack on their clients who are using the HTTPS protocol?
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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 [on hold]

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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How does a vpn protect my information? A d other quesions [duplicate]

How does a vpn potect my infomation when i suef the web? Does it work offline from the web? Are tere malicious vpns
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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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The reason of having IKE phase one and phase two

My understanding of IKE is that IKE phase one is to authenticate IPSec peers and negotiates IKE SAs during this phase so that peer can set up a secure channel for negotiating IPSec SAs in phase 2. And ...
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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 ...
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White screen popped up. All of sudden not able to do anything. Scam or something else?

I have been using this laptop for the last 6 months and never had any issue, but last Friday I was watching a movie and then all of sudden my PC restarted and a white screen (see figure below) showed ...
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Access from external network safely to raspberry

I am implementing a home alarm system with raspberry and I need to access it from the external network. The initial idea was to use cascade VPN and ssh (in my university to connect to the cluster I ...
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Can personal VPN help protecting my behavior on the company laptop?

Update: I don't care if the company knows I'm using a private VPN (this is allowed and confirmed with the IT department). My only concern is if the company knows I visited nba.com (for example). On ...
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How is my employer accessing my router when employer's laptop is wirelessly connected to my home network

I have a modem bridged to a modern router running open source software and heavily secured. I have all connections to the router through a personal vpn from a dedicated provider. During work from home ...
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Simultanous VPN on router

I have questions regarding the following setup: Router is configured to tunnel every connection through a VPN server in country A Additionally, using the software of the same VPN provider on the ...
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OpenVPN client can still connect to the server after client's tls-auth key has changed

I'm currently getting familiar with OpenVPN by building and testing some client–server infrastructure using VMware workstation. This is what I've recently noticed: if you manually change some values ...
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Where does the encryption happen with an encrypted VPN?

I have been trying out ExpressVPN to connect to the internet. I have mostly used this at a coffee shop that I use regularly. I see this question with answers: Differences between using Tor browser ...