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The risk is not really for your own system but for the corporate network. I assume that the private network is only connected to internet through a secured firewall, and that through the VPN you get access to that private network. If you manage to have your machine connected at the same time to a public network and to the VPN, it will constitute a new ...


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Depending on your routing table (corporate laptops may have defined route table entries), settings in your network adapters, having or not having a perimeter firewall which filters traffic for VPN users, IPS or IDS, when you connect to any two networks (cable + wifi, cable + hotspot ad hoc) (cable + cable) (bridged) (if network is setup as shared) the hosts ...


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When you say "disabled" I will assume you mean "disconnected" from the VPN. I will also assume this is a company asset and not a personal asset. You can't be completely sure based on the information you gave, but I would say generally no based on the research I've done and based on my manual poking around our Palo Alto admin console (and local log ...


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The corporate network is almost certainly segmented into multiple zones or security areas. Between them are firewalls and/or other security systems to control access to those areas. If you connect a machine that is not a properly configured security device to two networks at the same time, you are creating an uncontrolled bridge between these two networks. ...


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When you enable/disable a VPN your IP address changes but your browser doesn't. A web application can easily track you regardless of your IP address by using cookies and a variety of other methods. In fact, the IP address doesn't matter at all for tracking purposes - a user on a mobile phone will have their IP address change frequently by simply walking out ...


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NordVPN uses /var/run/nordvpnd.sock to allow the nordvpn client tool to communicate with the nordvpnd daemon (which is running as root).


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What if you used a network like tor but one that has a more difficult algorithm that connects to each host within the farm? 'Network traffic pattern correlation attacks'. I heard that such an attack was done to trace users in Tor network by the Russian government. I think if someone executes such an attack against you, then it is a matter of proxy servers ...


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Most corporate VPN clients (by means of firewall and routing rules) intentionally insulate your computer from all other networks you may be connected to, when connecting to the corporate VPN. This is done in order to prevent your computer from being used as an intermediate for connecting to your corporate network from outside. When you connect to more than ...


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