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1: What do you think? Hacking. 2: No. 3: A list of software you run. All of those likely had known exploits at one point. 4: Take your server off the internet. If people can not reach it, they can not try it. ONLY way. YOu put a server on the internet, someone WILL try to see whether you run crap software. There is no way from stopping people from doing ...


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You can go into monitor mode and capture packets of any WiFi network in range. But you won't be able to decrypt them easily unless you have the PSK of the wifi network, or a supercomputer.


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If you want to have more security tan already mentioned use a VPC - so you will get you own private network inside of the Amazon Cloud. This will add another layer of security as you can use internal IP addresses which are routed internally to your machines only - so no way of sniffing your traffic (except for AWS on their switches and routers).


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According to their Security Practices statement: http://aws.amazon.com/articles/1697 Packet sniffing by other tenants: It is not possible for a virtual instance running in promiscuous mode to receive or "sniff" traffic that is intended for a different virtual instance. While customers can place their interfaces into promiscuous mode, the hypervisor will ...


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You can for example use mod_security to limit a volume of probe requests from single IP address. Something like this: LoadModule security2_module modules/mod_security2.so <IfModule !mod_unique_id.c> LoadModule unique_id_module modules/mod_unique_id.so </IfModule> SecRuleEngine On SecRequestBodyAccess Off SecResponseBodyAccess Off ...



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