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Can Juniper's Network Connect SSL VPN software access information on a Windows client PC?

Looking for some help with the questions below. 1) Can the Juniper Network Connect VPN client be used to gather information on the client PC? 2) Does the Juniper Network Connect VPN client support ...
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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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180 views

Why is torrent transfer speed reduced when using VPN?

I have been living in a country where recently access to Twitter and a week later, YouTube has been prevented by the command of the government. There are ways to circumvent it but they are often ...
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1answer
62 views

Secure file transfer: VPN vs SFTP

We have a client who needs to transfer small, secure data files between customer sites and a central server. They wanted us to develop an application for them that would make use of a VPN to send the ...
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Can I run a VPN server with certificates only, and no password/pre-shared keys?

I've seen several writeups around discussing VPN server configuration. In all of them, there are 2 or 3 pre-shared keys / passwords used at various levels of the tunnel -- one for IPSec, one for ...
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Network Security Compromised (Need Advice) VPN, VNC, XP

I'm running a small LAN with no WiFi. 2 XP machines, 1 Vista, 2 printers, and a DVR for security cameras. Last week I set up RealVNC (the personal version, with no encryption) so that I could Remote ...
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1answer
50 views

Simple way of demonstrating that a VPN is working, that is easy for novices to understand/comprehend?

I am developing a Linux-based security appliance. One of its functions is to cloak a user's traffic within a VPN, and I need a simple way of demonstrating that this function is working properly, and ...
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96 views

Routing traffic over Vpn without NAT?

I want to tunnel traffic through my vpn but I just realized that my kernel does not have nat enabled ;( iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -s 10.20.0.0/24 -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE iptables v1.4.14: can't ...
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349 views

How do I know If my traffic is getting logged in VPN

My corporate uses Juniper VPN connection. How could I know if they are tracking all my network activities. If I use vpn I can asses almost all sites, unlike in office. Thanks a lot.
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1answer
763 views

Cisco AnyConnect v3.1 AutoLogin

I'm having a bit of difficulty with Cisco AnyConnect v3.1 in regards to automatic login. I have to stay connected to a single server all day every day, and it would be super if I didn't have to dig ...
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1answer
461 views

Can my organization monitor my activity on my personal computer in their WiFi?

I work in an auditing firm and so we don't have desktop computers but laptops. The organization gave me a work laptop but I like to use my personal laptop. I am normally connected to the internet ...
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56 views

Control who connect to my server and access the file

I have installed NAS sever which is accessible from Internet by SFTP with certificate authentication. but I have a challenge: I want to control who is using my server but If I send a ...
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83 views

How secure are VPN providers? [closed]

Im thinking of buying a VPN service. But I Wonder how secure are these VPN services, for instance http://www.secure-vpn.com/? My Whole "internetlife" would og thru them, I dont want them to abuse my ...
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1answer
66 views

Public Wi-Fi and software updates

According to Microsoft, "Never update your software on a public Internet connection." So I have some questions. 1. What if a public Wi-Fi hotspot is the only Internet available, ever? Never update ...
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1answer
451 views

How does VPN secure me from my ISP eavesdropping on me? [duplicate]

I'm trying to understand the whole VPN thing and how it can protect me, but it still remains very vague to me. If I connect to a VPN, all data goes through my ISP first, right? What keeps them from ...
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73 views

VPN server on a modem - Safe?

I was going to setup a VPN server to allow LAN access over the Internet through a secure channel. Was going to achieve this, adding functionality to a Windows 2003 server, however I see that the ...
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1answer
171 views

How to simulate yourself as if you are located internally behind the trusted zone of a FW

I work in security operational center engineer in one company. We manage a lot of customer FW, proxy,..etc. An example of our daily tickets could be the user can't access some site, so we check the ...
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1answer
268 views

TCP-IP versus TCP-IP over VPN

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a TCP-IP connection over VPN opposed to a regular TCP-IP connection? I am interested mainly in speed and security! Thank you.
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129 views

Sharing VPN of my friend

I am using windows 7 on my laptop. I got VPN ID and password from a friend of mine to have access to blocked sites in my country. I wanted to know does my friend know my activity or which site I am ...
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1answer
145 views

Protect Windows VPN from Unauthorized Users

I have a VPN connection that I use while away from home to remote into my home network. I would use a zero config solution like Hamachi, but need access from my mobile device. Therefore, I have my ...
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2answers
9k views

How to use OpenVPN through a restrictive firewall?

I'm currently in the situation of attempting to setup OpenVPN on a personal VPS, for connection primarily through an overly restrictive firewall. All of the setups mentioned below work when used ...
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2answers
1k views

Can VPN or TOR protect me from my ISP [closed]

For connecting to internet I need to open the ISPs website and login. I believe during this my IP address can be tracked. So how will VPN or TOR help here. If not any other solution?
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1answer
162 views

How to use internet anonymously [closed]

Let's say someone has decided to track my internet actively. He knows my email and Skype id. How do I work on internet securely? What kind of software do I need to cover my tracks? Also how to prevent ...
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3answers
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Can admins monitor my activity locally even when I use a VPN?

My school has one of those super overreacting web blockers (specifically Fortisnet) that blocks things that should be accessible by a high-school senior trying to research projects. Despite many ...
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1answer
1k views

Can javascript be used to extract ones IP if they're using a VPN?

If you're using a vpn, is it possible for a 3rd party website to use javascript or any other means to extract your real IP address? Or is there no way for them to know your real IP as long as you're ...
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2answers
636 views

Will using public VPNs expose my user information to the VPN owners?

I am accessing the Google Play Store from a VPN software which will supposedly mask my IP to make it appear that I'm in the US (for country restrictions). My question is, will logging in to Google, or ...
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2answers
261 views

Security and encryption with OpenVPN

The UK government is trying to implement man-in-the-middle attack systems in order to capture header data in all packets. They are also equipping the "black boxes" they will use with technology to see ...
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2answers
3k views

Does a VPN make 3g/4g/cellular connections more secure?

I have been reading the FAQs at witopia.net, publicvpn.com, and other VPN providers, and I see why their services might be valuable when I use my computer or smartphone at a WiFi hotspot. But what ...
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1answer
173 views

VPN Server host name - public DNS resolution

I have a VPN server which I have to configure in the next few days. One question that is tormenting me is which host name should I give it for public DNS resolution. Will it be secure if I choose ...
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1answer
748 views

Questions about how proxy servers & VPNs work [closed]

I have a couple of questions that are related to security. Correct me if i'm wrong :) If I want to request something (ex: visiting www.google.com): my computer will request that then it will go ...
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2answers
91 views

Can other see the content I post over a secure connection?

I'm gonna ask a question which includes both SSL and VPN. Though, question is same for both. For SSL, i logged into a forum which offers/supports SSL encryption for secure authentication.(like email ...
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5answers
4k views

Could local ISP capture my location whenever i launch a VPN to a VPN server?

I am extremely concerned that my ISP collects any information once I am connected to a VPN server. For instance, as far as I know, when I start a connection to a HotSpotShield VPN server, an IP ...
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1answer
492 views

How can I configure my SOHO Windows 7 machine to host a Minecraft Server that requires people to join the VPN prior to connecting?

Is that possible? Basically having some security issues with having the port open. Wondering if I can expose the Minecraft Server to a VPN only so that users will need to authenticate and join the VPN ...
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1answer
498 views

Making PPTP VPN Secure

I've been reading about the security, or lack of, with regards to a PPTP VPN. The specific things mentioned over and over are the fact that DNS can leak and the encryption is insecure. Is this a ...
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1answer
546 views

Secure alternatives to VPN?

I need a way to access my home network (well, specifically just one server on the network) from anywhere. Usually I would use Himachi (free VPN client, made things very easy) but it has since become ...
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1answer
860 views

Secure shared folders over VPN

I have machines both on windows 7 and windows 2008 R2.The VPN is up and running, and on all machines the VPN network is set to Home, and router network is set to public. What I need, is a secure and ...
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189 views

What happens if the computer I am accessing remotely via TeamViewer is infected with malware, etc?

Is there a risk it can infect say my computer even if I don't download a file?
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1answer
218 views

What communication can be intercepted by network I'm connected over VPN to?

I have to connect to client's network over VPN, and I was wondering if the client can intercept (and read) my Google Talk messages (or any other IM communication) while I'm VPN-ing. My main concern ...
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590 views

Allow internet connection through nothing but a certain VPN connection in Mac OS X

How can I configure Mac OS X such that it can only allow an internet connection (both downloads and uploads) through a given VPN connection? If the VPN connection disconnects, the internet should ...
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2answers
587 views

Home Network, VPN & Security

At the moment, my home network is comprised of 5 computers (3 laptops and 2 desktops), one of which is running Windows Server 2008 and works as a home repository for some of our files. We access the ...
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1answer
426 views

Do I have to worry about PPTP?

for the recent time i have been actively using PPTP to externally connect to my home network. This is going great as i can easily browse my local NAS's content. But it seems like PPTP has some ...
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2answers
613 views

Why use a VPN connection? [closed]

I've been reading the news about Lulzsec and I was wondering why they use a VPN before connecting to Tor or proxy servers? The latter 2 can be used for hiding your identity so why is the VPN used ...
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2answers
3k views

Is VPN a more secure solution than SSH tunneling?

If I can send all of my traffic over SSH, is there a benefit to using VPN? Another words, is VPN more secure than SSH?
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1answer
365 views

Where is user authentication for Hamachi VPNs?

I'm looking at LogMeIn Hamachi as a VPN and wondering where the user authentication settings are. You can set a password for joining a network but that's a one-time event. I see no settings to ...
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2answers
684 views

Method to tunnel traffic from my laptop back through my home computer and to the Internet

I'm looking for a way to acomplish several things that have been bothering me. I access the Internet through many insecure (and often poorly maintained) networks, many of which active block anything ...
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2answers
1k views

OpenVPN on a campus network?

I have my router at home running Tomato USB with OpenVPN running on port 1194. The campus network only has port 80 publicly open and I'm almost positive that they do traffic shaping and content ...
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2answers
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What is the difference between a proxy and a VPN?

There are several service providers out there that allow a user to circumvent firewalls or anonymize their web access. Some of them use proxies, some use VPNs. Most people say that VPNs usually work ...
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2answers
676 views

security of and the flaws of having open ports?

Ok, so, here is my my issue. awhile back, a friend wanted to grab some files from me, so I gave him my AFP (Apple File Protocol) address. Much like FTP SSH or SMB. Its cool for mac users and thats ...
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407 views

Does Juniper Networks provide keyloggers with their software?

I noticed that I had a "USB Mass Storage Device" plugged in when there wasn't in fact anything plugged in to any USB port. I turned it off via Windows (XP), but it's quite concerning. This was after ...
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2answers
5k views

Connect iPad to windows 7 VPN

My iPad keeps spitting out the error: "A connection could not be established to the PPP server." I am trying to connect it to a VPN I set up with Windows 7 as an incoming connection. On the iPad, I ...