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170 views

VPN with Encryption gives twice the download speed?

I am currently paying for internet through SuddenLink which has offered me 50Mb download and 3MB upload. I have also bought a VPN through PrivateInternetAccess, which has pretty much doubled my ...
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17 views

Folder Encryption in a network

I am using Windows 7 and I want to put a password in my folder in a LAN. Example: The \192.168.1.1 address is the Server of File sharing in a LAN (in my case). So all of the PC's that are connected ...
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1answer
44 views

Benefits of using a VPN for personal Internet browsing [closed]

I can understand a VPN is good in this scenarios: For a company network, to allow encrypted connection among company computers and with the comany server. If you are connected to a public Wi-Fi, ...
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2answers
53 views

How to encrypt traffic from my laptop so that i can't be monitored over Wifi by any other on that network [closed]

I would like to know what is the mechanism or tool to encrypt all traffic going or coming to my laptop which is connected to the wifi network so that i can't be monitored by anyone and no one on that ...
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2answers
132 views

OpenVPN encryption and authorization issues

I have configured my OpenVPN server and client by reading various tutorials. The configuration I'm using currently is the following: For the server: port 1194 proto tcp dev tun ca ca.crt cert ...
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1answer
34 views

Security of Microsoft Windows, Windows on a network, and network backup?

I recently got a laptop to accompany my desktop, and to manage files across them I am considering backing the laptop up to the desktop over a network, and then backing up the desktop in turn to an ...
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3answers
247 views

Laptop won't work with WPA encryption

I bought a new router (Linksys E2500) because the old router (Linksys E1200) WiFi would keep cutting out. I setup the new router using the same settings as the old router (WPA/WPA2 encryption, same ...
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1answer
77 views

TOR and Unencrypted HTTP Traffic [closed]

If the NSA has pinpointed certain people using TOR, is there a way to encrypt unencrypted web traffic? I suppose this is kind of a dumb question that answers itself, as once it leaves the exit node, ...
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1answer
50 views

How can I utilise unused space on a large network in a decentralised yet resilient manner?

I administrate a large windows network and I would like to make use of the unused space on the workstations, is there a free way to do this? Let's say we have: 200 Windows workstations each with ...
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2answers
248 views

Can I see what strangers are using my freenet for

I understand that Freenet achieves plausible deniability by using nodes to pass on data to other nodes even if they have no connection to the file being transferred. My question is, if I am running ...
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1answer
69 views

SSTP VPN not encrypt packets?

I had installed SSTP VPN server (windows server 2012) and then tryied to check whether my traffic is encrypted or not. I had used wireshark and got strange result: packets to all servers, but my ...
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1answer
106 views

Record VPN/encrypted packets/ Internet Privacy

I am more interested in an answer to the above question for my own privacy. I am curious how secure using a VPN is, especially on a larger or public network. If you know someone is monitoring the ...
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1answer
4k views

Wireshark on WPA2-PSK [AES] not decrypting

I am trying to capture all packets on my network from all devices connected to an SSID . I started up airmon-ng Started Monitoring on mon0 Changed Preferences in wireshark to 'enable decrytion' ...
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1answer
757 views

How can I find out what is changing my wireless encryption from AES to TKIP automatically?

I have a wireless connection using WPA2-Personal as the security type, and I've set the Encryption type to TKIP. However, without my intervention, the encryption type will change from TKIP to AES, and ...
0
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1answer
216 views

Using VPN and Proxy at the same time

If I have one program run through a proxy then turn on my vpn, will the vpn "override" the proxy? The case is, I want all my traffic to be encrypted over the vpn but I want the speed of the proxy in ...
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0answers
124 views

Is there any way to block all unencrypted connections?

I'm in the United States and I really don't think what I do is any of my ISP's business. No, I'm not doing anything illegal, I would just rather they not be watching everything. I tried TOR a few ...
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2answers
339 views

How is data sent back from a server to my computer through tor?

I do know how Tor sends data to the destination server, but how does it know how to send it back to my computer when the project claims it does not keep any logs of connections. Furthermore, if you ...
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1answer
210 views

How to set up encrypted network in easiest way in Linux?

Let's consider we have unencrypted network connection (for example, Ad-hoc Wifi without any WPA, but not limited to wireless, of course). What is the simplest way to secure it (having GNU/Linux on ...
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3answers
24k views

What does “STA-ASSOC” mean?

Looking at the wireless statistics on a TL-WR740N wireless router, I sometimes see the MAC address "00-20-00-A5-22-1A" connecting, with the current status being "STA-ASSOC". The manual actually shows ...
2
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4answers
934 views

Log and debug/decrypt a windows application's HTTPS traffic

I've got a proprietary windows-only application that uses HTTPS to speak with a (also proprietary, undocumented) web service. To ultimately be able to use the web service's functionality on my linux ...
3
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3answers
202 views

anonymous browsing

I just watched a video by Eben Moglen about the increasing surveillance of our connected network devices and a lot of what he said rang true. The video can be found here if you're interested. I'm not ...
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1answer
625 views

Encrypt net share traffic

I have two Windows 7 Professional workstations in my network. Workstation A is hosting a standard Windows network share which is accessed by workstation B. I would like to encrypt the (net share) ...
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1answer
670 views

Bitlocker encryption on data shared over network

Is there a way to restrict users to access encrypted data shared over the network using Bitlocker on windows 7 ultimate? Meaning - any user accessing the shared data which is on the windows 7 ...
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2answers
7k views

how does tor encrypt information from your ISP or local network?

At my work, I have a network administrator that presumably sees everything I connect to on the internet (and has banned things like Facebook, Youtube, etc). However, tor seems to let me through those ...
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2answers
633 views

How to prepare and secure a Macbook Pro for work/office?

I plan to use my Macbook Pro at work/office. Before I do so, I will need to speak to my manager on how to properly prepare and secure it since this is the first Mac that will be regularly used on the ...
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2answers
1k views

Does https encrypt URLs, too?

This is fairly easy. If I go to https://webserver.com/someurl?a=b, will the someurl?a=b part be protected, or just the contents of the site?
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4answers
685 views

Why does encryption not destroy the way networks work?

I've a very basic understanding of how encryption works. My knowledge insofar is that of CCNA discovery level on the CISCO courses (along with a few other things such as Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte ...
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12answers
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What is the most practical security method for a home wireless network?

Quoting Ars Technica: Proper wireless network (802.11a/b/g/n) security is quite simply out of reach for most organizations. ... Given that WEP (both 64- and 128-bit), WPA1/2 (PSK), and ...