A security mechanism which enforces policy describing which requesters may perform operations on specified objects. There are typically multiple types of operations. Common operations include: read, write, execute, append, create, and delete.

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Is there a legitimate reason I should be required to use my company's computer? (BYOD prohibited)

I just got a new job at a medium-sized (~100 employees) company and one of the first things I was told is that I cannot use my own computer, because I need to be able to connect to their network, ...
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Unique assignment of permissions to objects seems to also require the role?

So my understanding of RBAC is that Users have Roles, and Roles have Permissions and there should be a Permission Object mapping. I'm having a bit of a business logic problem though concerning RBAC. ...
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Should I set up a VPN for these services?

I'm developing a personal project with a few people. I need to setup Continuous Integration service, Jenkins, version control service, Perforce, repository manager service, Nexus, and a Web server. ...
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Convert customer tracking system from web access to REST

Intro:In our company there is a service tracking website for our clients, where they can monitor the progress made in their cases with us. Our users are required to log in to that website (admin ...
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Attribute Certificates and Access Management

I recently came across Attribute Certificates (RFC 5755), which can be used as a means for authorisation. I like the idea but I have spent a lot of time searching for information how this works in a ...
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“If encryption has not been implemented, a comparable alternative has been implemented” [closed]

What constitutes as a comparable alternative to encryption? I know that password keepers and other services are not comparable and are not considered encryption. If the context is authorized access ...
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Locking down Amazon RDS table data

We are using MySQL Amazon RDS. The instance is encrypted, and also only available via SSH from the production server EC2 instance. One of the things we are trying to do is give access to some ...
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Online Marketing company want me to share my Google Account login details?

We are a small business and use "Google Apps for Work" and my google apps account was used to set up the business's "Google My Business" and related Google+ pages We have now engaged an online ...
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WiFi Fingerprinting RFC2617 Linux Device Cannot Unauthenticate Unless AP Password Changes

There is a Cisco WiFi Access Point in the office that is intended for guests. It is an open network in that you can associate without providing a password with the SSID. It supports RFC2617 and so the ...
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How to determine which program accessed the Mac Camera?

The green light on my laptop's camera just flashed on and then off after 1 second. I am extremely concerned about this since I am not running any programs which could have enabled the camera. I ...
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How do I allow only app to view/download files from server?

I have an Android app that uploads and downloads pictures from my dedicated server. However, before I go live, I want to know if there is some way I can secure the server to allow only my app to ...
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Why is it a terrible idea to implement restrictive measures in .bashrc?

Asking this because apparently there are multiple people who genuinely don't realize just how bad of an idea this is, and I want there to be a single, easy-to-find place for them to go / be sent.
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Session hijacking [closed]

I know one way of doing session hijacking 1.copying the session value from the chrome browser and pasting the cookie value to firefox browser Is there any other way of doing session hijacking ? If ...
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Is it possible to get Network Domain from Client with PHP or Apache? [closed]

I'm working on a solution to identify client Network Domain or Workgroup in a private network. Based on it, I must change some access permissions. I can't do that through IP address because it isn't ...
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How to access files or getting rights access with NJrat

When I'm using NJrat to control my own computer, I can't delete, open or move some files. Are there some kind of security access I need to stop first? How can I change this to allow full access?
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Is there a way my organization can collect clients' sensitive documents without being liable for them? [closed]

I am the head of IT for a microlending organization. We make small loans to new businesses, and as such we have to collect these clients' tax returns and other financial data as part of the ...
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Control access to public API

I'm working on a public API for project X. System allows to register an app_id and call API methods providing it, as usual. Now, I need to develop an official mobile client for project X that should ...
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What is the difference between claims and capabilities in access control?

I've read about the differences between capabilities and access control lists, but to me capabilities seem similar to claims. Can anyone explain the difference, if there is one?
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When can the exploit for CVE: 2006-7098 be used?

I'm studying the vulnerabilities of an old version of Apache, the 1.3.34. And I don't quite understand in what exact situation the CVE 2006-7098 vulnerability can be exploited. The README included in ...
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Server for School Coding Assignments

An introductory C++ course is offered every year in our university. In order for students to code in C++ and submit their assignments, we give them shell access to a Linux server. They use ssh to log ...
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encryption vs access control comparison

I have a very basic and simple question about two security concepts. Both encryption and access control are used for privacy and to prevent unauthorized users from accessing some object (eg. files, ...
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How do we verify identity before creating a new admin account?

We are designing the security for a B2B Saas service, the user and admin accounts are based on the customer's email addresses - typically our customers are small organisations without their own in ...
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Security Administrator Windows Roles

I find that security administrators often need to perform vulnerability checks on systems and these tasks need at least domain or local administrative rights. Does the security administrator need full ...
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web security testing - vulnerability issue

I'm testing a website to find out vulnerabilities. Website is fully running on HTTPS only. While testing, I came to know that the pdf files can be downloaded by authorized users only. This ...
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Bell-LaPadula model and composite services

The Bell-LaPadula model is useful for access control. Can I use this model for access control in composite services? The security level of each service is exported from WS_SecurityPolicy file.
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Will a crossdomain.xml file reduce a potential security risk?

I maintain a website were users are allowed to upload files. I'm doing already some good MIME-checks, consistency checks, virus checks, blacklist checks based on hash lists, some other custom checks ...
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How to find out if content on my XAMPP server has been altered

During the development of a site, me and the team decided to develop the site with my computer as a server, with me making my localhost available from outside. I have been using several settings to ...
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How to reset a second factor authentication without compromising the authentication process

I am designing a system that uses two-factor authentication. Where the user can only granted access only if the two authentication factors passed the verification. Let us assume that the first ...
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Gaining root access on Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

I am taking a Computer Security class and I am supposed to harden my system really well but I am supposed to leave one "hard backdoor" for the adversary to gain root access. I have been trying to ...
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Is VPN the best solution against man-in-the-middle attack? [closed]

I'm looking for the best way to protect my enterprise against man in the middle attacks, because a lot of people connect to the same network. So I was thinking of creating a VPN. Is this really the ...
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Is a long, random string in a URL considered adequate protection from unauthorised access? [duplicate]

I have recently had to submit a number of confidential PDF documents to a website. These documents contain more than enough information to use in identity theft, and I can conceive how others using ...
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Secure database password stored in an env variable

I need to somewhere store my DB password on my production environment to access the DB. At the moment the prod system is deployed in the cloud, so is the DB. The password, the username and some other ...
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Open source tools to run generic audit of user entitlements? [closed]

Over the past years, my team has been asked to conduct audits/reviews for other teams. Most of these audits have been compliance-driven and almost all of them have followed the same format: some group ...
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How to appropriately secure a database using different db users

I was thinking recently of the steps to secure a database server. Most of us are aware how to handle the security on the application side, although a malicious user might find his way to bypass the ...
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Are there file-encryption tools that only allow access to whitelisted processes?

I am looking into VeraCrypt, a spiritual successor of TrueCrypt. This made a question pop up: As far as I understand, as long as the encrypted volume is mounted, every process can access the data. ...
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What methods are websites using to prevent direct access to media?

I really hope this question isn't off-topic... Background The question pertains to media security (video, audio, etc.), where the media in question is digitally protected (legally, DMCA-style) or ...
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rate limiting and access filter for web application

I had a requirement of rate limiting and dynamically access controlling access to web application dynamically I want to be able to rate limit access turned on / off dynamically black/white list ...
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Expose the source code repository externally or allow VPN access?

To allow third party consultants, offshore developers and contractors working on the code, we can expose our Git repository externally. Or we can grant VPN access to the external parties and limit ...
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On Windows, how to restrict access to a folder, sub folder and files to only some applications (not users)

We have an application which is not per user and can be used by multiple users simultaneously. Data is also shared by all users. The path to the data folders we use is ProgramData\OurAppName\Data (...
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How safe are networking ACLs based on IP-address?

As far as I know, a determined attacker would have no major issues in hacking the IP address of the packets contained by his (web) request. Therefore, I cannot see how an Access Control List (such as ...
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How to to make a file private by securing the url that only authenticated users can see

I was wondering if there is a way to secure an image or a file to be hidden when it is not authenticated. Suppose there is an image in my website which can only be seen if that user is authenticated. ...
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Is there a strong protection against CSRF executed from the sames server via stored XSS?

If we have a domain with stored-XSS vulnerability. I know it's already critical!.. But, I'm talking about limiting the damage. The hacker can't get the session cookie of the admin, because it's ...
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Smart cards and firewalls are what type of access control?

Specifically for the CISSP, trying to figure out what type of access control these would be considered.
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How can security models be relevant to the current environment?

I am trying to understand the Clark-Wilson and Brewer Nash Security Models. After deep research, I couldn't find any solution or idea to find out the relevance of these models in the current ...
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Can I configure a router to control access from my children's telephones as well as other devices?

Our children use both iPhones and Motorola phones. We get worn down by the fights about "confiscating" the phones, and want to be able to block access to the Internet on a device-by-device basis when ...
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Restricted Access through Box and log commands

I want to solve following problem. Please share your ideas or directly product name that capable to solve this. Our system administrators need to connect customer's servers but I don't want to share ...
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What port services can hackers use to break into a server?

I am getting ready to run my first server. I will use ufw to disable every port except port 22 for ssh and port 80 for http. I am curious though. Suppose theoretically I left every port open except ...
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Access token vs. UserID + access token

My goal is to associate (authenticate) hardware devices to users in the database. The access token is generated via webinterface. It is then entered into the hardware device by the user, and the ...
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how to gain root access to linux machine? [closed]

I am a security auditor and I have faced the following situation: A development company that has a group of Linux machines gives limited access to their users. They asked me to find out all the ...
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Safety in Access Control Matrix and Take-Grant Model

I'm learning about the Take-Grant Model and Access Control Matrix, and I have a couple of questions regarding leaking and the safety question. Definitions These are the definitions I am using (see ...