Questions tagged [vpn]

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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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Is iCloud Private Relay leaking my DNS queries to my ISP?

So I noticed recently that despite iOS settings saying all DNS queries go through iCloud Private Relay's DNS servers, despite Private Relay using Oblivious DNS over HTTPS, and even despite dnsleaktest....
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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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StrongSwan, IPsec remote certs and cert_policy

I'm looking for a way to limit the certs that my IPsec can accept. I'm using StrongSwan (swanctl version 5.7), I want to accept only certs coming from a remote with a name of yoji.*.example.com I ...
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Could an OS or app store and send my old IP after I start using a VPN?

If I connect to a VPN, go to some websites, post something or browse something, is it possible for my OS (Windows 10) in this case to: Store my IP before I connected to the VPN, say "old IP"...
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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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Is it possible for someone to location spoof (such as a VPN or other) to not be flagged when logging into personal accounts (for example Facebook)?

I just logged into my FB account from a different location as usual and received a message that my account was locked down due to that attempt from an unknown location. This spiked my curiosity, and I'...
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Is 802.11ac Security “beefed up” Connected to Wi-Fi 6

We have been slowly upgrading laptops at the office; we do use VPNs per device (software) to help “encrypt” out of date Wi-Fi adapters. Should we upgrade network cards or dongles to a newer technology ...
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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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Is using Tor and VPN combination more secure?

I have been reading more about Tor and its risks to personal data leakage to the exit nodes in the chain. This last node can snatch encryption keys or log in information of websites I may have ...
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Could logless VPNs be traced?

Logless VPNs, such as ExpressVPN, claim that they can't tell authorities your real IP even if asked. They claim: No connection logs. Never logs connection timestamps, session duration, your ...
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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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IPv6 address leaking despite VPN?

Given that commands like ifconfig or ip address don't require root privileges, apps can access information about ip address. If you use ipv4, you are normally behind NAT and apps would get an address ...
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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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Simultaneous VPN and SSH connections on the same adapter [migrated]

Assuming a device with no firewall restrictions. Is it possible to have a VPN connection in parallel with an SSH connection on the same adapter? Is it possible without having the SSH connection going ...
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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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Can GlobalProtect VPN be connected to a wifi connection that is tunneled through another VPN?

My work PC uses GlobalProtect VPN. I want to connect my work PC to a wifi connection which is tunneled through another VPN (Private Internet Access, to be exact). Will there be any issues?
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Can a malicious WiFi router open a malicious website without permission?

Can a malicious WiFi router that doesn't have a login page open a malicious link without my consent to hack my computer if I simply connect to it? What about one with a login page? Can it open the ...
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IPSec VPNs and symmetric keys

When dealing with IPSec based VPNs, I understand that there is a slight "problem" with symmetric key exchange. Obviously, you can't send the keys over the VPN, since they are used to guarantee the ...
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SNORT rule for detecting/preventing unauthorized VPN or encrypted traffic

Here's my not so theoretical scenario: A day-one Trojan horse attack where the attacker sets up a secure connection back to himself using a well known trusted port, such as 80 21 443. Or for instance, ...
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Would the TCP port of a VPN with access to the VPC be considered as a "Server administration port" in CIS benchmark?

I'm deploying an AWS Infrastructure that should adhere the CIS Benchmark. I'm trying to understand if the TCP port of the VPN server that permits access to the VPC has to be considered as a "...
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Can a HTTP proxy see HTTPS traffic?

I was checking some things with the (Chromium) inspect tool and I saw that if you go to the 'Network' section the IP address wasn't the actual DNS A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6) IP address but the Proxy IP ...
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Chaining VPN servers with virtual machines

I am a little bit confused how this works and would greatly appreciate some explanation. Say I have the following setup: Virtual machine running VPN 1 --> Host PC running VPN 2 --> Destination ...
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How can this website bypass by VPN/proxies and somehow figure out my actual location?

My browser (Vivaldi) does not send any accept-language or similar headers for my native language. Its user-agent does not contain my country or preferred language. My proxy is verified at https://...
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How much does a VPN help if a hacker controls the router?

If one is using a VPN from the local machine, how much can a hacker on the local networks router inspect, modify or hijack the packets?
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OpenVPN Key Size 1024 vs 2048 and Eavesdrop vs Access?

OpenVPN recommends using a 2048 RSA key size for greater security, however, the hardware I'm using is somewhat weak and defaults to using a 1024 RSA key size. I'm trying to determine if it's worth ...
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Is it possible to get "real" IP from a host machine which is using a SSL-VPN connection?

We'd like to obtain the public IP of a user that connects via SSL VPN, the one that the user would have if he didn't connect that way. But this looks impossible to do, if we use web services like the ...
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Does opening an IPsec tunnel compromise the rest of my VPN?

Let's assume: I allow all of my VPN users to connect to various internal services (VPN's IP is allow listed) My VPN will be connected to a 3rd party network via IPSec Site-2-Site Tunnel. The purpose ...
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Can you sniff VPN traffic just like you would a coffee shop?

I see a few questions related but am not sure I understand how VPNs work so my question is: Can you sniff VPN traffic the same way as you would another network like a coffee shop. For example, at a ...
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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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public MySQL via XAMPP - security - whitelisting IP's versus VPN

I'm working on app that uses MySQL database on XAMPP Control Panel on Windows. I am concerned about security part. I received advice about connecting to MySQL through VPN so it won't be accessible so ...
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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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"Your connection is not private" when connected to work's server through VPN (Cisco AnyConnect SMC 3.1)

I'm trying to configure mother's personal computers (Win10) for remote work with server in FL. When I connect from her work laptop - using provided Cisco AnyConnect VPN 2.5 on Win7 - I can still ...
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Is chaining multiple VPNs a good way to reach anonymity on the internet?

I would like to chain a couple, say 6 or 7, VPNs together to create a sort of "super" encrypted lane on the internet. I'm not too concerned about speeds, all I want is privacy and anonymity. I've ...
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Whonix with Remmina to Connect on RDP - Is it safe?

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 remmina to connect to an RDP? My goal ...
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Safest way to access a service without directly using a VPN

I'm not sure if this site is the best option to be asking it, but could not find a better fit. Imagine I have some services (SSH and RDP, mainly) exposed on my personal desktop, running at my home. ...
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Can you use VPS for login and bypass VPN detection?

Can I bypass VPN detection with VPS? Instead of using VPN, I use VPS for another IP location and while doing that I can bypass VPN detection, right? Like, they don't know where I am and they use the ...
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How is RDP through VPN safer?

I've read that I shouldn't open RDP ports on my router (obviously with port forwarding, I don't mean opening 3389 port directly). Instead I should use something like VNC (I get that solution) or ...
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Is it dangerous to share the internet with a hacked phone?

I'm sharing my hacked phone's Wifi connection with tethering, so my data travels trough it from my PC. I'm using VPN both on PC, and phone. My phone(facebook account, camera) got hacked, but I made a ...
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My ISP provides IPv6 natively but my VPN does not support IPv6

I have an internet connection that is soon rolling out IPv6 native support but my VPN connection is far from rolling out IPv6 connection. Can there can be any sort of leak if I still connect to my VPN ...
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OpenVPN kill switch on Linux [closed]

How to prevent IP leak on Linux when OpenVPN fails to connect to the server while I am surfing on the net? I read about kill switch, but after some internet searches I found out that is not ...
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Mixing VPN Protocols

Is there any benefit to mixing vpn protocols as far as obfuscating your traffic. Would a multiple hop setup like (openvpn(server1) + wireguard(server2)) be better or is (openvpn(server1) + openvpn(...
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Websocket VPN and MitM Gateways

A number of solutions are available for tunnelling IP over Websockets to masquerade a VPN as browser traffic. How well are these connections isolated though? Specifically, if the browser happens to ...
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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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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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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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Are my DNS requests encrypted when I use VPN and DNS of Google or others?

When I use my ISP's DNS servers and I am connected via OpenVPN the DNS trafic will not bounce through the VPN tunnel. When I use others' DNS servers will my DNS traffic bounce through the VPN ...
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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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