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Possible to encrypt packets sent from one computer through LAN?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by pure_evil020, Nov 21, 2011.

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  1. pure_evil020

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    Hi, I have a curious security question...
    Let's say there is a person on a shared home network, and is connected to that network via LAN, but This person does not have administrative rights over the router/ISP connection.

    If that person wanted to keep their Internet activity super protected, so not even the ISP would be able to get information from the packets they send/receive from their computer, would it be possible for them to achieve this?
    If so, would they use either some type of physical layer of protection between them and the router? or through software on their pc?

    I know it sounds sus, but everyone has a right to privacy, so I'm not asking any questions about why they want to be this strict with their privacy.

    Thanks.
     
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    An HTTPS connection between a computer's web browser and some server on the Internet would provide Transport Layer encryption of the packets. Anyone sniffing packets anywhere in the data path would only be able to determine the source and destination IP addresses of each packet but not the actual content.

    If the person using the computer wished to hide the IP address of the server they were connecting to, they could establish an HTTPS connection to a suitable proxy server which would then, in turn, connect to the target server.
     
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