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Can a VPN hide my IP on Whatsapp?

My IP can be seen by a Whatsapp contact using the netstat command. Can a VPN hide my real IP to them? Or their netstat will still show my real IP?
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Can Proxy replace VPN? [duplicate]

I was reading about proxy vs VPN, to summaries that one could say that VPN is similar to proxy with the addition of encryption for better security. So I have a question, wouldn't it be better to use ...
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How to setup internet connection in a way vpn logs would think I'm logging from different country

I have a company laptop which uses a Cisco VPN to log in to the company network in order for me to work. How do I configure internet I'm using at home in a way where Cisco VPN logs, or another log ...
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Is a VPN effective when connected to WiFi network that requires authentication?

I pay monthly for a VPN. However, I browse online while connected to my university WiFi which requires authentication to use. The WiFi is open (no password directly) but when someone connects to it a ...
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Has a VPN actually logged where I've been?

I have been using Touch VPN for a few months to view social media accounts because I worried I was viewing them too much and would be flagged or something. I just learned, however, that VPNs keep logs ...
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VPN does not hide true location on the Maps app on Macbook

I am using a VPN (NordVPN). I am seeing the VPN IP in browsers - this is ok. However when I check the Maps apps on my mac, it shows my true location. How can I ensure that my true location is hidden ...
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Landlord wants to share a single 3Gbps fibre to the property line across 4 flats using a mesh network. Should I be concerned?

fibre to the property is being installed in my road for the first time my landlord doesn't want lots of holes in their building they acknowledges that FttP is probably necessary going forward So ...
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What is the impact of OpenVPN SECLEVEL=0?

OpenVPN throws a "signature digest algorithm too weak" error when I try to connect to a specific VPN. A common suggestion for a workaround is using the following config: tls-cipher "...
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Is there any way to make the Government not find out geolocation from the hoster?

The government can find servers very quickly by contacting the hoster that hosts your VPN server, and the service provider might give your IP address. But what if I use torsocks ssh -d? I don't know ...
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Can't route traffic through home VPN [migrated]

Small disclaimer: I'd much rather ask this question in forums.openvpn.net but it appears that the registration page is busted... I'm trying to set up my home router (an Asus RT-AX55) to act as a VPN ...
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Why do some VPN block internet access?

Some of the VPNs at work block internet access once you are connected. I understand if the incoming (or even outgoing) traffic from some servers are not allowed. But why all the client machines that ...
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How to harden browser against IP leaks when using a VPN?

I've been through a lot of forums and articles about safety/security/anonymous using the internet and still haven't found the right configuration for me. I want to go through the internet without my ...
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Does accessing a server over HTTP vs HTTPS make any difference when using a VPN?

Building on Does using VPN improve security when connecting to a HTTP website?, I need to access servers at a client site. These are only accessible when using the site VPN. The services currently run ...
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Steganographically hide encrypted packets for VPN, Tor, etc?

We all know about different encryption methods used today in secured connections like VPN, Tor, etc. However, there is an issue with usage of those. Even if the outsider can not decrypt the message, ...
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I am still receiving ssh-bruteforce on my VPS

I have a server in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Ashburn. I am using Tailscale to SSH my servers and closed Port 22 in public. I closed Port 22 on the VCN and left Port 22 open on the server. But no one ...
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What are the best ways to block ISP from spying on you

My dad keeps trying to log everything I do with the WiFi, I've gotten a VPN and use HTTPS everywhere, But I'm not completely sure it worked. Is there any other good things to use? Or is this enough, I'...
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VPN client compiled by the VPN server?

Is it normal for a physical VPN service to generate/compile the exe for the VPN client? I don't know that much about VPNs, so this might be normal - but a client uses Sophos VPN, and they're saying ...
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Couldn't validate TLS certificate - Nord VPN

I received this notification from Nord randomly. Should I be worried? Is there something I can do? Am I being hacked? P.S. clicked Don't trust EDIT: I tried connecting from mobile data and am ...
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Best way to avoid DPI/tunnel detection?

guys, I live in Russia and that pretty much says it all. I was using a standard self-hosted VPN on a DO droplet, but now I'm afraid that since VPN usage in Russia started to spread like a wildfire ...
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Can you trust VPN clients on Windows?

I want to use a commercial VPN. It's more reliable when using their own client, since it can automatically select and switch servers etc. But what about the security? On my Android phone, the apps are ...
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Comparing Wireguard to IPsec: Is Wireguard working like transport- or tunnel-mode?

I'm deeper into different VPN technologies for university and wondering, how Wireguard is handling the IP-packets (header and payload) compared to IPsec's tunnel and transport mode. May someone ...
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Comparing two ways to access home network remotely

I go from location to location sometimes and I want to be able to access my resources from my home network like SMB shares or my ProxMox server. Obviously, since these services are on my LAN, I cannot ...
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Should you use encrypted DNS before connecting to a VPN?

The ISP would still see the IP address of the VPN you're connecting to, but it would not be in plaintext compared to normal DNS from what I understand. Should one even bother or just let it be as it ...
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Best practices for securing SSH access? Is certificate-based VPN server a good solution?

I run a server on a hosting. I want to harden it, but ssh access is giving me a bit of concerns. I usually access from home most of the times. I have a provider subscription with the usual DHCP setup ...
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Where should private key(s) reside in IPsec VPN tunnel

I setup an IKE VPN server for road warriors. I actually have this working (YAY!) but took some shortcuts that are leaving me with a working yet not-right/secure setup. My setup is as follows: My ...
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Is using VPN more secured when working remotly? Is using VPN more secure when working at the office? [closed]

I'm new to the company I work in. This company advise me to connect to the internet using a VPN when I work remotely, but also when I work in the office. I've been told it is for security reasons. I ...
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Does it make sense to not use a VPN while consuming some services such as Internet Banking?

I have recently watched an interview with a guy discussing how to drastically diminish your digital footprint. One of the points argues that VPNs should be used all the time: DO NOT use a VPN when ...
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iCloud Private Relay MITM Defense?

When it comes to defending against MITM attacks while using public Wifi, is the security offered by iCloud Private Relay comparable to using a VPN? Edit: My motivation for asking the question comes ...
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If I am using a VPN, what does the website or app (like Netflix) see when I am downloading or uploading?

If I am using a VPN, what does the website or app (like Netflix) see when I am downloading or uploading? For example, if I upload an image, will they see that I am uploading from VPN's IP or my IP?
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Why does VPN forbid unrelated user logins on client machine?

Not looking for any solutions here, just explanation. I work remotely for a university in another state; they supply a proprietary VPN to connect to their network. I work on a Ubuntu machine and for ...
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RDP security review over private VPN

I know Remote Desktop Protocol can be incredibly insecure if handled wrong. Knowing no system is 100% safe, are there any easy to exploit vulnerabilities in the described system below; ZeroTier VPN: ...
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Can network admin track obfuscated vpn? [duplicate]

I have been using an alcatel hotspot that has been provided to me and I was seeing if they can see my history/app activity even with a obfuscated vpn connection.
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What are possible attacks if am connecting to public WiFi using repeater, through Ethernet or /and if the router's firmware is hacked

What are possible attacks if am connecting to public WiFi using repeater, through Ethernet or /and if the router's firmware is hacked, supposing am running a Debian system ,blocking inbound ...
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Can work system admin remote into my personal Mac when I connect to work VPN? [duplicate]

I usually connect to my work VPN on my personal Mac and then use Windows Remote Desktop client to access my work computer. Today on my Mac while disconnected from the VPN I noticed the username/...
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How to know which IP address is used for my DNS queries on macOS?

I'm not an expert, only have basic knowledge about all this but I'd like to understand what's going on so please bear with me. I'm currently using a VPN (IKEv2 protocol) on a macOS system and I can ...
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How is Tor's exit node safe?

If I use Tor over VPN (User -> VPN -> Tor -> Destination), then VPN first encrypts my data and hides my original IP address, and then it goes to Tor's Entry Node. So that Tor's Entry Node can'...
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Azure VPN through Wireguard VPN - 'Name Not Resolved'

I have setup a wireguard (WG) vpn server on a raspberry pi that connects to my home internet and I connect to this with my work laptop through a VPN router. On my work laptop, I get access to several ...
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Can we double encrypt VPN traffic with a custom certificate?

I want to forward VPN traffic to an Internal Proxy that uses client certificates to authenticate users. Can we add this second encryption at the VPN Configuration file for example? Or what is the best ...
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Windows / OpenVPN "kill switch" via firewall

First, not sure if this is the appropriate site or if it would be better suited for a different one, but there isn't a networking or Windows one, so this appears to be the best place. And I'm posting ...
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How compromised will I be by allowing location services while using a VM that is connected to a VPN?

I'm currently using a browser in my virtual machine. My host machine (laptop) is connected to a VPN. I've just been prompted by a website to allow location services in order to use the site. Would the ...
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Trying to understand transport-mode IPSec and VPNs

Disclaimer: My understanding of the types of VPNs and IPSec is limited. What I am struggling to understand is the fact that the IP header is not encrypted in transport-mode IPSec. My understanding of ...
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Risks of using custom DNS instead of my VPN DNS

If I use a custom DNS like NextDNS instead of my VPN service's DNS (NordVPN), where DNS queries go through the tunnel, will there be a privacy risk or some major disadvantages?
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What information is sent through companies VPNs?

I'm currently working at home. My employer provides me a VPN access to the company resources: intranet, ssh access to computers, etc. I was wondering what exactly means to use a VPN, and what type of ...
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MITM attack on public wi-fi and ISP wired connection [duplicate]

I know how MITM attacks work (theory/videos on the subject etc), but I am a bit confused and not sure what are the worst-case scenarios that can happen. If I'm using a public VPN and someone is indeed ...
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Company VPN on personal PC

So the people at my new work set up a vpn on my personal pc today, windows style, so now when I go into network tab I can pick their company connection. What they don't know is that I have another ...
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Will pulling firewall from router into separate device in front of the router increase security?

To secure a router available at a public static IP address from various vulnerabilities discovered and exploited from time to time (or other examples), would it help to separate its firewall and/or ...
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Difference between tor over VPN and VPN over tor

I saw many posts here saying that tor over VPN is different from VPN over tor, and one is better than other, but I was unable to find any explanation over it. There were some speculations that you ...
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Submitting password over untrusted VPN

Hi,I do not work in IT security and hence am asking some general questions here. I read https://security.stackexchange.com/a/172821/266785 and have questions that would appreciate answers. Is my ...
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Can I use a VPN to access services only available to a specific network? [closed]

I am a member of a library which has access to online databases that I use for work. The databases can only be accessed when you are on library's WIFI network. If I try to use the same databases from ...
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What data can a VPN provider get when analyzing HTTPS traffic without hacking?

What can VPN providers see without hacking when I access an email site (ex. mail.yahoo.com) with HTTPS via their service? Can they see only not critical data like source and destination IP's, ...
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