Questions tagged [vpn]

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

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Looking to take a hotspot that is shared and create my own hotspot that can be firewalled

What is the best way to take a wireless hotspot that is owned by someone else, create my own hotspot or VLAN to be able to Firewall / Not allow my devices to view the other individuals' devices? I ...
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If I am using a VPN with allowed multiple connections can each user/device be able to view traffic of the other user?

If I am using one a VPN Service, but it allows up to lets say 8 devices to connect, are all the devices/users able to view traffic from other users/devices? Or is each VPN connection creating its own ...
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VirtualBox + VPN with Win10 Host - how secure is it?

I got a notebook running Windows 10 from my company which I am officially allowed to use privately. I have to travel a lot. I don't want to carry a second notebook. Since the admins have access to ...
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TCP vs UDP connection on my machine [closed]

I am using windows 8.1 to connect to a VPN server via TCP connection but always fail because it needs to verify a server certificate or something. However, if I use another computer running windows 10 ...
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Does Tor still hide all tracks?

I've seen some threads on Reddit that say true hackers, when attacking, go through a public WiFi network, use a VM, proxy through a zombie computer, use a VPN, then proxychain through Tor, use another ...
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What is the relationship between cookies and anonymity?

If you are using a vpn for anonymity you can allow cookies when you surf the internet but you must delete them once you close the browser to get complete anonymity. Is this correct? Or is it that ...
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Security risk of connecting to two networks simultaneously

My employer issues a list of security recommendations when using a work laptop outside of the work network. The security recommendations are related to such risks as data theft, viruses, or other ...
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VPN service - change of ip

Imagine I connect to example.com, change my IP address using my VPN service, and then remain on example.com in my browser. Meanwhile I open some other sites and eventually switch off my VPN service. ...
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How is site-to-site VPN better than SSL + IP whitelisting?

My company wants to move an internal web app to the cloud. The app only accepts SSL/TLS connections and requires all users to authenticate using our Single Sign-On provider. Today when a user wants ...
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Does using Desktop vpn client then browser vpn, is that creates two hopes? [duplicate]

What exactly happens if I connect through two VPNs? For example, first to commercial VPN's desktop client (software) then its browser extension, is that creates two nodes?
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A VPN Server On Router Versus A Conventional Computer?

So we have an OpenVPN Server running on a Synology File Server. We have SSH into the Synology to have custom certificate keys and a password for two factor authentication. This is working well, and ...
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How can I access a website without it being able to determine any information about my device, network or location?

Basically I want to be able to access a website without it being able to determine any of the things it dermined about me (my device, location, connection etc) when I accessed it last, no matter how ...
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Can the GlobalProtect VPN of my company track websites when Disabled?

I just installed the Global Protect VPN from my company on my local machine so I can access our servers remotely. I just "agreed" to the following statement: VPN Connected This system is for ...
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Reasonable security for RDP over VPN

An organisation I work with requires that employees be able to connect to machines on their network and log on to them from machines that are not on the network and not joined to the domain. They ...
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Is it safe to use HTTPS websites over an unknown PPTP VPN? [duplicate]

I want to create e.g a Gmail account while connected to an unknown PPTP VPN. Is it safe, or can the owner of the PPTP VPN see my Gmail web page information, such as username or password, at all? Can ...
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Can I get a double layer protection if I use both desktop & browser based VPN?

Let's say, if I use both NordVPN's own software (random VPN location) and its Google Chrome VPN extension (random VPN location), does this add an extra layer of protection/encryption - means hiding ...
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Does a mobile VPN provide anonymity when using apps?

When employing a system-wide VPN on a smartphone, I understand that all web traffic is routed through that VPN. Browsing to a webpage in incognito mode would provide some degree of anonymity, but I'm ...
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Decrypt DTLS traffic when using the Cisco AnyConnect Client

I am using the Cisco AnyConnect Client 4.7 to connect to a VPN. I need to decrypt the traffic to examine the packets and understand how VPN works. I have read about providing the PSK to Wireshark, but ...
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Can I trust Post-Quantum VPN for protection against quantum computers?

Should I trust VPN services that provide post-quantum encryption like NewHope for protection against future quantum computers? How can I tell if the connection between me and the VPN is using post-...
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What is the difference between browser based VPN and desktop VPN by anonymity point of view?

For example : Nordvpn provides both chrome extension and its desktop software. Opera provides a free browser vpn, etc.. Some people says the browser extensions may leak dns but i never had an ...
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Can my isp see the (non-https) websites I visit if I use browser VPN extension?

Can my isp see the (non-https) websites I visit if I use browser VPN extension? Chrome notices non-secure connection for them but I use browser based VPN extension and different country (VPN server).
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Does OpenVPN encrypt my traffic between my computer and VPN server?

I set up my own VPN by installing OpenVPN on a Ubuntu server, then I download client.ovpn file from Ubuntu server to my Windows laptop. And then, I import that client.ovpn to OpenVPN GUI app on ...
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Which VPN offers more security conceptually, SSL VPN or L2TP/IPSEC?

Aside from possible implementation bugs, which VPN concept aims to offer more protection by design? SSL VPN (implementation example - OpenVPN) L2TP/IPSEC (implementation example - Strong Swan) After ...
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Possible reasons for an incorrect VPN geolocalization [duplicate]

I have installed a VPN on my computer via OpenVPN and a vpnbook.com French server. When activated, IP sites correctly locate me in France (I am currently on holiday in another European country), yet ...
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Can ISPs see which website we visit when we use desktop VPN client and browser VPN extension? [duplicate]

If we user both: desktop VPN client + chrome VPN extension or if we use just browser's vpn extension, does ISP see which website/link we visit?
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Open Ports at ISPs Gateway

I am working to set up OpenVPN access to my home network. To do this, I had to contact my ISP, because they had the necessary port blocked at the Gateway/Router that I do not have access to. In my ...
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What can my ISP see regarding my VPN tunnel? [duplicate]

I use the free version of proton VPN because it has such a nice interface. From my understanding, when I connect to one of their VPNs located in the US, my information passes through an encrypted ...
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Is a VPN + Firewall + Authorization Redundant?

I am creating a simple application so a distributed team can access sensitive data. This application will have a database that will be inaccessible to the public internet inside a VPC with my cloud ...
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Can't tell If The OpenVPN Server I Setup Is Encrypted using Wireshark?

This might sound dumb, but I set up an OpenVPN server on a Synology NAS. When I connect via the client at home to the server, everything works for. I know you can read packets in Wireshark. If I ...
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How is browsing from a virtual machine/virtual box preventing fingerprinting or tracking?

Does it increase your internet security in terms of privacy/tracking/fingerprinting if you are surfing with your web browser in a virtual machine environment (virtual box + VPN) instead of surfing ...
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Does it make a difference to use a VPN to access home services?

Situation: I want to set up some home servers that can store my files. Currently in the planning stage of the setup. Problem: Security and stuff comes to mind when doing such things, especially ...
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Speed issues with VPN to cooperate network in Europe from Asia - is it possible to attach a local VPN server to the europe network? [closed]

Got this situation where we are forced due to security reasons to only be allowed to connect through VPN to our network - which is fine when you are in Germany (GER) where the main office is located, ...
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Whonix with Remmina to Connect on RDP - Is it safe?

My question is based on 2 things. I do not want my ISP logging any of my data, and do not trust my VPN either. Is it a safe measure to use Whonix in a VirtualBox, connecting over VPN. Then using ...
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Security of service requests on a public Wifi

I'm currently rebuilding my network infrastructure and am planning to make my NAS available trough an OpenVPN server running on my router for "outside" use (no port forwarding: NAS in private LAN, ...
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Securing Client-Server Architecture with VPN or a SSL-connection?

I developed a mobile application that runs on our company's mobile terminals. The mobile application connects to the company servers via GSM network. We had a meeting to decide how to secure the ...
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How do VPN providers exactly encrypt traffic from client to their server?

I'm thinking to build a VPN for personal use on a VPS but am unable to understand one thing. How exactly VPN providers encrypt data from client to their server? Suppose if I simply configure IP of my ...
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Firewall and VPN

Let's suppose i work in a small office and i can't use my workstation to navigate in Facebook because the external firewall forbids it. But i still can use a VPN to bypass the firewall. I read that ...
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How would you hide your tracks/location without Tor or a VPN yourself?

This is kinda similar to this question, How can you hide / fake your ip address without proxy / vpn?, but this was about particular tools and their effectiveness. What I'm wondering is how someone ...
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Command line tools for checking if a VPN is leaking on a headless device

I have a headless device that is connected to a router with a VPN connection. Not al the devices connected to the router go through the VPN connection, since I have set rules on the router to tell it ...
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Is a VPN and Virtual Machine secure enough for running programs that might include malware [duplicate]

I am trying to start a business online but don't want viruses from any sketchy software that I will be downloading. I will be using a VM and a VPN but was wondering if I needed any other software so ...
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What would running a VPN client over a VPN router actually do?

Just curious.. would it add any additional layer of security to use something like Private Tunnel VPN or another while connected to a VPN router? Or would it just be overkill and slow things down for ...
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Could a desktop application disclose location even if a VPN is used?

When using a proper VPN to access a remote server, the server should not be able to resolve your country of origin using your IP address because the IP provided in the request will be the one of the ...
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Are some Free VPN services secure or not? [closed]

After deciding to be security engineer, everything that I do, for example visiting pages, downloading any content or apps, etc. seems suspicious. So today I encountered something strange in my new VPN....
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How can it be that I can't register on a website while my VPN is on

I've had problems with making a account on a website (https://etsy.com) I tried different browsers, disabeling all my plugins with no succes. I use a VPN service that automaticly turn on when I start ...
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How can I hide my mac address when using a public wifi? [duplicate]

As a new student of cyber security, I have started to see in real-time how an individual can actually scan and view the mac addresses on a public wifi connection. How can I hide my mac address when ...
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Effective ways to hide your IP address and Device Information from apps on Mobile? [closed]

How can you make sure site admins are not able to get information like your IP, Browser, Device, etc?
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Is using a VPN like changing your ISP?

I am asking this question from a security perspective (not privacy) I have read that using a vpn can prevent hackers including your isp (who could be working for the government) from doing mitm ...
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Do more credit cards get stolen through public WiFi than through data breaches?

I was listening to a podcast the other day which was sponsored by a VPN provider. During the talking points for the advertisement, the host said something to the effect of the following (I'm recalling ...
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Good ways to secure yourself on Reddit and other social media sites? [duplicate]

I would like to prevent websites like Reddit from having access to information about my devices, my IP, personal information, etc. I have began using Nord VPN and cleared my cache on both safari and ...
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VPN as a temporary layer of security?

I have a startup working on Django app, that will be processing sensitive personal and financial information. We're just finalizing a prototype of the product (no paying clients, no investors), so we'...

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