Questions tagged [vpn]

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

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Protecting my machine from running untrusted applications

I was big fan of the Toontown Online MMO when Disney used to run it so I was excited to learn that it had been revived by a fan or group for fans building on the original source code. During a recent ...
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Can university vpn see the websites i visit?

I am required to login to the university VPN when I am off-campus, in order to connect to a server to submit assignments for a specific class. Is the university able to see what I am doing while I am ...
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Can the Android "Always-on" VPN setting be relied upon to route all traffic through VPN?

If a user sets up a stock Android device to use a VPN and uses the "Always-on" setting, can they be sure[1] that no traffic will leak outside of the VPN? [1] Assuming no malware is installed ...
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Https - why isn’t the initial connection encrypted / how to avoid initial suspicion?

So with https, someone can still see what website I visited, but not which pages within that website I visited, correct? why isn’t the whole process of connecting to a website - from when I start ...
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Attack while using a VPN? [closed]

While I was using a VPN, suddenly all websites refused to connect in HTTPS, and Firefox warned me since I enabled HTTPS-only mode. Is there a chance that this was an HTTPS downgrade attack? Should I ...
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Can Absolute agent monitor VPN traffic?

I have a pc with absolute agent (computrace) installed, will it be able to monitor traffic send over a private VPN? I.E. Not a free VPN, or will it still capture history via the browser history on the ...
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How VPN works internally [closed]

The VPN is used to establish a secure connection (creating a tunnel) to another network over the Internet. It masks our IP address and geographical location and also when the information enters the ...
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Lateral movement while on VPN [closed]

Now that everyone is working from home using VPN, if infected by any malware, is lateral movement possible?
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Can a website see if I'm surfing the web via remote control?

I am from Pakistan and Paypal does not work here. I was in contact with a Paypal representative today and he advised me not to access Paypal from Pakistan else they will permanently limit our account. ...
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How to check if you are navigating anonymously

I have been reading a bit about the deep web and the dark web, and that you need to connect to the onion network through a VPN to navigate anonymously. I'm currently using Tails and its default system:...
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Securing internet connection with hostile ISP

Please excuse the lack of details, you can understand why. I have a friend in a foreign country who is certain that he is a surveillance target of his local government. Other people he knows in his ...
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What is the privacy benefit of VPNs?

I'm learning about networking. And I feel a donkey. Background We connect to the internet by first connecting to a Wifi Access Point, or a switch. Then when we open up a browser, or use any transfer ...
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Channel the VPN through a WiFi hotspot

Suppose that I have my mobile connect with a VPN and I use my mobile as a WiFi router to provide internet to a laptop. If I check my ip from the mobile, it is correctly the ip of VPN while if I check ...
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What ways are there to securely connect different sites/branches? [closed]

I'm somewhat new to the field, but I have been tasked with coming up with the best way to connect remote customer sites to our two main offices. The data sent across from the customer to the main ...
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How can I find the IP address of someone who is using a vpn?

I have a friend who is being threatened by anonymous accounts threatening blackmail. I have gotten multiple ip addresses from an iPhone, all 1 number off, from this person but they were stupid enough ...
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Store cookies for multiple sites on remote server and connect from multiple clients

Would it be secure to: Store all my website cookies (stack sites, webhost, github, web-based email, etc) on a remote server (using an customized open-source VPN or something) Login to the server with ...
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Insecure VPN entry point

If I use an insecure router as an entry point of a VPN, does this effectively bypass all of the privacy benefits of using a VPN?
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How to confirm VPN is working properly?

I've just started using a VPN service because I'm doing work from a hotel room for an extended period of time with an iMac connected to the hotel's open wifi. Hotel has a web log-in with password, but ...
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WireGuard / CVE-2019-14899: How secure the protocol really is?

I've been using OpenVPN and SSH tunnels for a multitude of scenarios over the years and recently I've been earning a lot of buzz around the simplicity and security of WireGuard. Now I've found some ...
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Why do IPSec VPN Phases have a lifetime?

I was working on a bug with our VPN, and read about VPN Phases 1 and 2, each of which have a lifetime in seconds. I was investigating to validate if these had anything to do with the bug we had and ...
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"Your connection is not private" for specific website, once when opening a new tab

Like many, since March, I've been working from home and using the company's VPN to do my work. Recently, if I open a new tab in Chrome, and navigate to "news.bbc.co.uk", I got the ...
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How does Instagram know my location even if I use VPN and have no sim card? [duplicate]

I'm using this Instagram account only on my 2nd phone which has no sim card and airplane mode always on. I use VPN 100% of the time when connecting to the internet. The account isn't linked with any ...
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What are advantages of SSL VPN over IPSec VPN, if any?

What are the things which can be done with SSL VPN which cannot be achieved with IPSec VPN? What are the reasons to opt for SSL VPN instead of IPSec VPN?
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Security Best Practice - Monitoring a Site-to-Site VPN Tunnel

if a customer wants to monitor an IPSec-based site-to-site VPN and basically no incoming traffic is needed, would you recommend: a) setting up a permanent tunnel that can be monitored all the time and ...
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How to mask a geographic IP address on corporate VPN [duplicate]

My wife is working remote due to COVID for a company that has a policy in place to not work from outside of California for an extended period of time. She logs in via a corporate VPN using our home ...
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How is VPN tunneling actually implemented? [duplicate]

I am new to VPNs, have used them a few times, have read about "how they work" (which is all very high level), and am now confused about how this is actually implemented (so I can come full ...
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Hiding geolocation from employer [duplicate]

I have been working from remote full time for months. Every day I connect my computer to my company network. Is there a way to hide or change my geographic location? I mean, I would like they wouldn't ...
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In setting up a VM, does the Bridged or NAT configuration provide more separation security?

I am setting up a few VM's (assume VirtualBox w/ Linux). They will all be on the same PC host (assume Linux) and the intent is to have all the VM's handle separate functions (business, personal ...
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How do I access a website on my phone without it being able to determine that it was accessed from the same phone and location?

How is it possible to create an account in a website with completely different credentials without the website being able to link the user of the first account and this new one? Tor is not a viable ...
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How do I prevent against man-in-the-middle, specifically the packet injection attack? [closed]

I suspect that I am being targeted in a man-in-the-middle attack from the ISP or in-between of the fiber cable transit or the node by sniffer hardware that detects and injects the malicious packets. I ...
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How does openvpn work for only certain servers?

I got a *.openvpn from work and I monitored the traffic on wireshark. On my normal vpn every traffic is routed via the vpn (as expected). But with this work vpn only the traffic that uses the work ...
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Can my physical location be detected with double VPN?

My company's laptop has a VPN installed that connects to the company's network. No other VPN software can be installed. However, I have a VPN router that has ExpressVPN installed so all devices ...
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Securing Admin Login by only whitelisting a dedicated vpn ip [closed]

Is it is a good idea to restrict access to the admin-login-page-url of a website, by making a .htaccess rule that only allows access to the dedicated VPN IP? If so, is it recommended to just buy the ...
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Plausible reason for a VPN to point to a country different to the one you are connected to?

I am using NordVPN, but I believe this applies to VPNs in general. For some time now, I have been worried about the reliability of my VPN provider, especially because information that shows up when ...
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Does it make sense to use CloudFlare's DNS in addition to NordVPN?

Starting at the Computer level, NordVPN gets installed. But according to the experts who know a lot better, a VPN isn't good enough. So going to the router's IPv4 network settings, the default DNS is ...
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Reverse shell from backdoor - exposing attacker? [duplicate]

If an attacker successfully installed a backdoor that connects to his computer via a reverse shell, how can the attacker hide his IP address? I'd guess he can't use Tor or a VPN, because packet ...
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Cisco Anyconnect Company VPN

I am currently working remotely and logging into my machine in the office through Cisco AnyConnect VPN. I was wonder what information can the company see. For example, do they have access to my ...
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Is MS-CHAPv2 in windows 8.1 secure in 2020? In Windows 10?

My provider still uses VPN with MS-CHAP2(no encryption). How easy can it be exploited? I see a lot of articles but they are from 2012/2013. And some sites do not work. What is going on? Has Microsoft ...
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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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Does a VPN utilizing PPTP and MS-CHAPv2 without encryption pose a risk to security?

I see there is no encryption for ms chap v2 (providers settings.) Furthermore, what can I do if the provider refuses to cooperate and improve security? Can a vulnerability in this setup be exploited ...
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Can a user connect to the same VPN more than once simultaneously?

I do not have much knowledge of VPN (concepts, implementation specifics and what not). In general, to networking as well. So please correct me if my question doesn't make sense. Is it possible that a ...
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Is taking a screenshot of my VPN settings safe?

I had a problem with my VPN Service, and I asked a guy in a forum for help, and he told me to screenshot all of my settings in my VPN application. Is this safe, if not, what setting should I redact? ...
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Is it possible to craft a certificate signing chain that thwarts MITM corporate VPNs?

Some companies install software on corporate VPNs which also come with a root certificate installed on all employees' machines. This allows for encrypted traffic to be decrypted by technology ...
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Can my company track my web history when Opera VPN is active?

Today I brought my personal laptop to the office. My laptop connects to the personnel wi-fi automatically (not actual intranet). To mention, my work ID and password are needed to connect this network. ...
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Will anyone figure out who I am if I am downloading torrent while logged in facebook in my browser?

I have protonvpn. I am downloading torrents. I don't want anyone to know that I am downloading torrents. I am also logged in to Facebook in my browser. So Facebook knows my VPN IP. And my ISP knows ...
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How can my ISP block certain websites if I'm using a VPN?

Even when I'm using a VPN (ExpressVPN), I still can't access certain websites. But when I'm using Tor browser it loads them without a problem. So this must mean that my ISP somehow knows I'm trying ...
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Monitoring laptop activity while logged into school's Microsoft account [duplicate]

I logged into my school-based Microsoft account on my personal laptop. But is it possible that somehow my school is monitoring my Google searches and other browsing history through the school ...
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VPN provider asks to install RootCertificate. How is it safe?

I want to use VPN provider (ProtonVPN), and don't want to use an app. They ask user to install their Root Ca. How safe is it? What type of info could they get from my laptop? If I have their ...
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Is possible to do bypass to VPN with Certificate?

I would like to know if there is a way to make a false certificate to bypass a Palo Alto VPN (specifically Global-Protect). The clients only connect by certificate and I don't know if some hacker can ...
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Certificate for SSTP VPN server

I'm trying to set up an SSTP VPN on Windows Server 2019 Essentials (I was originally going to use L2TP/IPSec, but the company which manages our network infrastructure doesn't support it). I'm new to ...
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