a Virtual Private Network is a private network that is built upon a public network, typically using encryption for to secure the private communication.

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How to increase security for my OpenVPN clients?

The idea is simple, I want to increase security on the client-side. Beside the encryption, I'd like to keep them away from malicious websites/files. I had in my mind ClamAV and maybe HAVP, but at the ...
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Can someone know that I'm using a VPN if they have my MAC address? [duplicate]

My university has a web filter, so I use a VPN to access blocked sites. They also have my MAC address. Can they identify that I'm using a VPN and what I'm doing on the internet?
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How can meta data be used to identify users through chained VPNs?

Online privacy is a big issue for many people nowadays. Using VPNs is the usual suggestion as a means to stay anonymous. More often than not, somebody comes up with the point "just chain multiple VPNs ...
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Can you login to Facebook through a VPN or a proxy?

I've heard that there's a new type of security in Facebook. When logging in they automatically check if the IP Address is similar to that of the original IP during registration. That's in order to ...
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Should VPN passwords be stored in plaintext?

I know nothing about setting up a VPN, but it happens that I use a VPN add-on for Firefox, and that the VPN provider stores the user password in plaintext. Last week I installed a VPN add-on for ...
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Is DNS leak really an issue?

I'm reading about DNS leak and what threat it can pose to VPN users, for instance, this question. But generally, there's tons of similar topics on the internet. But what are people afraid of? I just ...
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Is HTTPS (and other asymmetric security protocols) still secure when using a VPN?

When I am on "public networks" that I don't trust much (for instance in my school) I use a VPN to ensure my privacy. From what I understand, any non-HTTPS connection could be read by the VPN company, ...
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VPN - TOR can VPN provider see the data?

If I switch VPN on, then use TOR browser, can the VPN provider still see what is passing through TOR? I am thinking it can't, right? Because the TOR browser encrypts the data into the Onion layer ...
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Is it a bad idea to have a public facing server being logged in in my Windows Server 2012 Essentials VPN?

I've got a home network setup with a Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials which is accessible via the *.remotewebaccess.com service. I'm also having a Windows virtual server that's obviously publicly ...
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Is the VPN provider's ISP able to spy on traffic?

Traffic between a VPN client and a VPN server is encrypted on the client, and decrypted on the server. As the VPN server passes that traffic through the internet, can the VPN server's ISP see that ...
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Hamachi as a way to access home vCal / vCard server - security risk?

I have a home server providing a way to sync contacts and calendars between my machines. Until now, I was using it only with computers in my LAN, but recently I need to sync a computer that is on ...
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Concern about potential of VPN access being restricted in Italy

Forgive me if this is not the correct SE community for this question. Background: I work a remote employee in the US for a US based company. I log into our company's intranet via VPN to work every ...
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Is bypassing my VPN and seeking my IP address hacking? [closed]

I used VPN service to hide my location. Program noticed that another program included inside the mediawiki I was editing is trying to bypass it and read my IP address. Is that allowed or is it ...
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Information and Settings Collected from a PC Connected to a Web Server

1- What are the information and settings collected from my pc when I connect to a website server? 2- When I connect through a VPN, Could the website server detect a mismatch between my new location ...
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Is there a way to get vpnbook passwords without going to the website? [closed]

I'm just wondering because it seems that it would be pretty obvious that I'm using a vpn if I go their website to get the new password every week. I'm fairly sure it's not illegal to use a vpn in my ...
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Azure Networking VPN

Company is exploring the option of connecting Azure VNET to the on premise network using either Site-to-Site or ExpressRoute. There are concerns regarding potential vulnerability of internal resources ...
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how to make vpn shareable via hotspot for windows? [migrated]

I have a question about how to make VPN shareable via hotspot windows. I want to share\cast\hotspot\make my laptop a wifi router and share the VPN (I mean making all sites open like running psiphon ...
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How to determine if a VPN provider respects data confidentiality?

I've read about why I really should use a VPN and I've been looking into different providers, but there's one thing I'm worried about. Can't a VPN provider just look at my traffic all they want and ...
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If I'm the owner of VPN network, what can my ISP see?

I'm planning to build small VPN network, so that me and my customers can connect and use it. But from my understanding, if I use my own VPN network, still my ISP can see the traffic, am I right? Here ...
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Bank website forwards to false site - formatted hard drive - still forwards

Summary: When I visit my bank's website, I get forwarded to a phishing mirror site. This has persisted through a re-format of my MacBook. Even on different browsers! Other computers on the same ...
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Possibility for Multi-layer VPN or queries through TOR? [duplicate]

If a user is to fingerprint a server via SQL injection and doesn't want the server to be able to trace back. Is the only way to use a proxy/VPN? Can queries and requests be sent through TOR network? ...
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Meterpreter session over VPN

I have the following situation: Attacker machine connected to a router with public IP assigned from ISP, forwarding enabled. Victim machine connected to another router, (obviously) different IP ...
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How can website server recognize incoming Tor or VPN connection? [duplicate]

I was trying to signup for a service provided by a website using Tor, the website prevented me and asked me to disable my proxy settings, he noticed me with the following: Our checks indicate that ...
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Certificate handling on a small network VPN

Background - I need to set up secure remote access for a small home office. I'm a bit of a noob and haven't needed to handle certificates before. I understand most of the setup but I want to ...
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How to pick an enterprise VPN provider?

We have always deployed our own VPN using an open source package, but as our company is growing we've become increasingly aware of the importance of scaling this solution, especially now we operate ...
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How can a network be secured against attacks coming from the inside?

(updated to (hopefully) be less broad) No matter how well one secures a network there's always the chance of an attacker gaining access. In a shared home + home office network (eg. for a remote ...
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VPN - Why is my NAT'ed Laptop being SSH-brute-forced by External IPs when in VPN?

I am using a commercial paid licence to a VPN provider, which I use on two boxes, a FreeBSD, and a Linux BackBox. When connected to this proxy, my interface receives a public IP from the VPN ...
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Are VPNs for iPhones vulnerable to hacking?

I use VPNs all the time on my iPhone to get around websites being blocked and sometimes just for privacy, but are they secure? In this video the guy installed a certificate on the lady's phone that ...
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Setup a private VPN for family in China?

I have family in China. During the past weeks their internet connection was severely limited. VPNs such as Astrill and similar weren't working anymore. Is it possible to setup my own VPN (or ...
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What are the security risks of using public address schemes for the DHCP of your VPN'd Users?

At the company I work for we recently purchased a network scanning tool to help with asset inventory and overall PC network management. My supervisor, while looking at the different IP address ranges ...
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VPN with client certificate via managed PKI - where did private key come from?

$company allows Mac users to request a client certificate via Symantec PKI to connect to their SSL VPN server. This process involves going to a specific Symantec website (has some sort of ID to ...
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Does DirectAccess protect non corporate traffic on public wifi?

If I were connected to DirectAccess over public wifi, does this provide any measure of security for non-corporate resources, such as online banking? Would I be better served by going through ...
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What is the difference between traffic co-relation attack and timing attack?(with relation to VPN or TOR)

Till what I have understood of timing attack is that I send 5Mb request and my VPN also sends a 5Mb request(the adversary present at both the ends i.e my ISP and VPN's end,hence the adversary finding ...
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What's the best practice when using a VPN and a VM

I am currently on a virtual machine connected to the network via NAT. I wondered what's the best practice when I want to connect to a VPN. Should I connect to the VPN from my host OS or from my ...
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Is it safer to run my own VPN server at home?

I am looking to use a VPN server to prevent MiTM attacks associated with insecure network access points. Is it safer to run a VPN server at home over using someone else's VPN server or is it a waste ...
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How to know if accessing to a VPN service is safe and won't steal my data

I want to know if a VPN service is safe or not. If the VPN server itself can catch or sneak peek my data? Or as long as it is a VPN service, then the security is protected by the algorithm itself? ...
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Shared Office Network Security - VPNs, Firewalls, and systems

First, let me premise this post with the fact that I am completely new to network security. I have done a fair bit of reading up, but I am certainly by no means a professional. If anything I say here ...
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If I use my own cloud server as a VPN can my internet traffic be tracked?

If I use some IaaS cloud hosting provider to create my own VPN, and then I connect to that VPN before torrenting something, can I be identified in any way? I assume that when you spin up an instance ...
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VPN Authentication and Network Administrators

Is it possible for a network admin (or attacker) to monitor traffic sent to a VPN server during authentication and end up being able to decrypt the data as if they were the legitimate user? I don't ...
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Are there any benefits to using a semi-trusted network if a VPN is being used?

Let's say that I'm at Larry's Coffee Shop and they advertise that they have open WiFi. I open my laptop and find 2 open networks available, both called "Larry's Coffee". One of these is the authentic ...
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VPN and traffic filtering

VPN server assigns to the client public ip address and doesn't offer NAT function. In this case, can firewall on the client side to filter (inspect) VPN traffic (L2TP/IPSec, IKEv2, SSTP, OpenVPN)? I ...
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VPN to protect traffic from one server to a remote site

I need to install a server at a customer's site (Site A) that needs to communicate securely to a network at another site (Site B). The communication between Site A and Site B is over the internet. ...
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Gargoyle (OpenWRT) firewall routing for VPN

At present I have Gargoyle setup on my WNDR3700 to connection to a VPN provider in order to provide a little privacy. However this prevents me from connecting remotely to my home network. Previously I ...
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what are the advantages and disadvantages of using ipsec protocol, how vulnerable is it? [closed]

There are several ways through which the VPN can be applied, like SSL, TLS etc. But most of the VPN use IPSec. What kind vulnerabilities does ipsec possess?
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Can an open Wi-Fi hotspot be considered “secure” when using a VPN connection?

There are many open Wi-Fi hotspots scattered around from cafes to airports. I understand that a non-passworded Wi-Fi leaves traffic unencrypted and therefore available for hackers to read. I also ...
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Can VPN,proxy servers and TOR evade/remove Browser Fingerprinting in terms of anonymity? [duplicate]

If not what are other ways to beat browser fingerprinting?Thank you.
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Is a vpn connection through a proxy more secure?

At the moment there are a number of online services (Hide my ass or PIA) that offer some type of security through an VPN connection. This of course can work, but the big problem (for me at least) ...
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Can an OpenVPN server track the client os type?

I was wondering when I connect to an OpenVPN server what kind of information can the server extract from my client? Obviously the server can detect my user-id, pwd, but can it detect: My ...
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How do i know when IPSEC Phase 2 Has completed with Openswan?

When I bring up a connection using openswan I get the following output but I don't see any ESP traffic through ports 50, 500 or 4500. # ipsec auto --up globacom-vpn 104 "globacom-vpn" #44: ...
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How can I find an unauthorized/unknown proxy on my home network?

I recently started receiving an error while trying to stream netflix that I'm using a proxy. Exactly this error code here: https://help.netflix.com/en/node/277?ba=GSButtonClick&q= My problem is ...