Questions tagged [vpn]

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

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When using a shared / public VPN, can others on the same IP address log into your accounts?

I know browsers use cookies so that, for example, if I log into Facebook on a public computer and forget to log out, the next person who opens up a new browser can go into my account. Does this work ...
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Does combination of Tor and VPN result in total security and anonymity?

I want absolute anonymity online without anyone being able to track me down or sites I have visited. Are Tor nodes secure? And if you use a VPN would this mean that eventually if someone wanted to ...
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Concept for (almost) untraceable networking setup

I have been working on an my digital footprint lately, trying to reduce it as much as possible, taking steps like fully encrypting my device with Veracrypt, installing 3 AVs, or spending hours trying ...
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SSL/TLS connections over VPN [duplicate]

When communicating with a server using SSL/TLS via a VPN, can the VPN or ISP intercept the communication and understand the data being sent?
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Best practice for multi-factor re-authentication

We just introduced multi-factor authentication (MFA) to access a remote business network. This has a re-authentication option: to prompt the user to re-enter the password and MFA code periodically. ...
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Split tunneling to speed up Windows update

We have almost 10 years worth of Win7 updates that need to be done and the amount of bandwith can't be handled by our VPN. Are the security risks of enabling split-tunnel a lot smaller when its just ...
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How to prevent police from tracing Instagram account? [closed]

I created this fake Instagram account on my phone while using TunnelBear VPN without any links to my ‘real’ account. Now I’m wondering if the police are still able to trace my true location? If so, ...
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VPN and software

If I use Hide.me VPN does it route all traffic of software such as Adobe through the VPN? If not, what VPN or software can I use to route all traffic of software used such as Adobe through the VPN? ...
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Is using a VPN or Proxy the only explanation for a wrong location being displayed?

My boyfriend is using an iPhone XS Max. He is in Johor, Malaysia, but his last active session displays that he is in Kuala Lumpur. He told me that he is in Johor, and he said the only reason why it's ...
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How hard is it to retrieve IKEv2 Server Certificate from the server?

I got access to a VPN via IPsec and IKEv2. The provider gave me a username, a shared secret and a server certificate. Since the certificate was self-signed, the manual came with specific instructions ...
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How to check if “data packet head” is encrypted by VPN?

I found here: Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) allows ISPs to identify the source of data via inference based on the data packet head. A good VPN will protect against this, so even the data packet head ...
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Is my credit card information “wide open to hackers” without VPN?

I saw an ad for a vpn provider recently where they claimed that, without using a vpn, my credit card information is "wide open to hackers" while shopping on-line. I guess the implication here was that ...
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Separation of devices for VPN / Firewall [closed]

Our company has two separate firewall devices from different vendors (Checkpoint / Cisco) for firewall and VPN access. We're currently evaluating the possibility of migrating to a newer, clustered ...
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how to force openvpn client to use TLS instead of SSL connection [duplicate]

i'm trying to use openvpn client to connect TLS VPN server here is my .ovpn file client tls-client dev tun proto tcp remote example.com 443 resolv-retry infinite auth-user-pass persist-key ...
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Are commercial VPNs useful for privacy, or do they just add another party to be worried about?

A common suggestion I see for people who want to protect their privacy is to use a VPN. Now, I don't own a data center in Switzerland, so if I were to use a VPN it would probably be from one of the ...
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Can my job see what I do on my home computer if I use my work computer on my home network?

I'm currently using a work computer on my home network. On the work computer, I'm connected to the company's VPN. Can my work see what I'm doing on my home computer because it's connected to my home ...
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Would a VPN prevent hackers from gaining access to my network if already breached?

Hypothetically, if someone had illegal access to your network, wireless, or the like, and if you set up a VPN, would that stop the hacker from being able to see everything that you do or would him ...
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Security measures to take upon acquiring a new laptop?

I'm planning on buying a regular HP laptop. However, I'm still a novice when it comes to information security. I'm planning on using this laptop to SOLELY login to my bank accounts and NO OTHER ...
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Finding all random IPs and ranges of Torguard VPN or any VPN service provider

I'm securing our networks and want to be able to whitelist all known Torguard VPN ip addresses for accessing my network. I read that I have to use the dig command, but I only get one result when I do. ...
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How to check if all PC programs are using the VPN's IP?

With browsers you can go to websites that specifically check your IP to see if your VPN's IP is there. But how do you check if all the other programs or applications on your computer are going through ...
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Is VPN needed when using https? [duplicate]

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 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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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 ...