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The Internet is a global network consisting of many networks connecting billions of devices together via a variety of network technologies.

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On Mozilla's Add-ons site (known as AMO), all external links are directed through: https://outgoing.mozilla.org/v1/[UUID]/[destination URL] As a random example, see the link in the Description secti …
asked May 9 '16 by RockPaperLizard
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If a user is logged in to a website (via https), is there any reason to log out of the website when they are done using it? For this question, please assume: The network is reasonably secure (ex. n …
asked Feb 27 '17 by RockPaperLizard
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website router modem local network provider (wired or wireless) ISP each hop along the internet to the destination big brother destination ISP destination local network provider (typically wired, but …
asked May 3 '17 by RockPaperLizard
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Looking at Firewall logs, I see that consent.exe, which is responsible for the Windows 7 UAC UI, attempts to connect to the internet. I have verified the file is a genuine executable provided by … Microsoft. Does anyone know why it attempts to connect to an external server, and if there is any reason to allow it? In performing an internet search for this information, I could find only ambiguous …
asked Nov 12 '17 by RockPaperLizard
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An elderly friend received a telephone call similar to this Information Security SE post and this one. The caller claimed that my friend's computer had a problem that needed to be fixed. My friend w …
asked Jul 31 '15 by RockPaperLizard
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For systems that only connect to the internet via a single dedicated private network (no WiFi hotspots), and assuming no systems or components on that network are compromised, does HSTS (HTTP Strict Transport Security) provide any security advantages? …
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