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These headers are set by reverse proxies to let the web server behind the proxies know what the original IP address making the request was. Changing them would not hide your IP address. A properly configured reverse proxy would simply overwrite the value. (A reverse proxy is basically a web server between the outside world and another web server/application.)...


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Qubes OS comes to mind: https://www.qubes-os.org/ You can create a Whonix Gateway, or create a ProxyVM with any VPN that you like to use, and then route your AppVM through it. Here's the instructions: https://github.com/Qubes-Community/Contents/blob/master/docs/configuration/vpn.md


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A basic level concept of security vs "ease of use"; you CAN NOT have both at the same time. You can either increase security, like go above and beyond and forget accessibility, or the other way around. For Example, you can definitely prevent WebRTC leaks by doing a pre-30min preparation before "Checking your Email". WebRTC is an ...


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As you say, companies like Netflix have a strong interest in detecting if their users are using a VPN, so I'm sure that VPN detection is a full field of study unto itself, and I am not an expert, but I can theorize. How do VPNs work? Wikipedia gives a good overview. Basically, normal networking works something like this: Laptop -> local router -> ISP -...


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I don't know whether the Netflix App is coded to detect your interface, but the information is available and it certainly could know you are using a VPN. To clarify, based upon a comment: Yes, any app can know it's using a VPN. I don't think Netflix cares how you use your account, and using a VPN to your house is fundamentally the same as using your direct ...


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In addition to the other answers, noting the change in IP addresses between the two scans, from the rDNS records returned, it looks like you're not actually scanning a host belonging to dewalt, instead you're scanning two different Akamai servers. Akamai provides traffic management services (e.g. Caching, DoS protection) for a wide range of websites, so ...


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Take a look at the IP addresses of dewalt.com in both the cases. They are different. So, what's happening is that your default DNS (which is setup for your home connection) is getting a server A that is "shortest distance" away from your device. When you do it after the VPN connection, your public IP (visible to the rest of the world) is the one ...


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Nmap scan report for dewalt.com (23.10.143.98) ... Nmap scan report for dewalt.com (104.95.44.203) Looks like you are scanning different systems here (look at the IP address). Probably the DNS for the domain is setup in a way to return different IP address depending on where the requests comes from, so that the user gets its "nearest" system for ...


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It depends on what kind of apps. If you are talking about apps installed on the device, it changes nothing. If they have access to Location data, that data comes from the GPS subsystem on the phone, not from the internet. If those apps are websites using Location API, it depends on the browser. If the browser have access to location data from the device and ...


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There is no "definition" of what logging in terms of a VPN covers or not covers. There might only be an expectation based on whatever information (like marketing), but expectation is not definition. VyPrVPN itself offers a more detailed explanation itself what they mean. From Our Commitment to Our Users: ... we don't track or retain any user ...


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There are many different things that could possibly be logged. They are certainly able to define things how they want for advertising purposes; it sounds like while they log the who and when, they don't actually log what sites you are visiting (which is probably the privacy concern for most users). However, "no-log" would probably imply to most ...


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