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What stops a developer from accessing credit card details and other secret data from a company

First of all, I'm sorry if this has been discussed many times. I read many posts about PCI compliance but there are some small things I'm not quite sure about. Suppose there is Mr. GoodGuy, an ...
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SSID rotation prevent tracking or not?

The Program VirtualWifi Manager can rotate SSID's. Does rotating SSID's prevent the google tracking _nomap problem?
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How can security audits be integrated into an agile project?

If we give a security auditing company a working system, and ask them to audit it, and only do that once during a project because it's expensive, this is basically waterfall. How can security ...
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“Shell shock” - exploitable when `system()` syscall or `exec(bash)`, right?

Is my understanding correct that in order to exploit via "Shell Shock", binary we influence needs to execute bash (and we need to have influence on command line)? Therefore, am I correct, that if ...
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Any advice on how to assure patients that a medical facility is well protected against identity theft?

My apologies if this question has been asked before. How does a medical practice assure patients that the practice follows excellent computer security practices? Conversely, how does a patient find ...
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How can one secure Exchange 2010 cookies?

We have received the below finding from an IT audit. Missing Secure Attribute in Encrypted Session(SSL) Cookie: It is best business practice that any cookies that sent over (Set-cookie) an ...
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Is this hash function safe?

Below is the hash function implementation of the roguewave library. It returns a 32 bit hash. The core operation is A = B ^ ((C << 5) | (C >> 27)). Is this hash safe to use as a password check ...
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Information Security and Financial Risks

Recently, we've been asked by Audit Dpt. to have financial risks controls in our ERP (fraud-like incidents). Our question is if this request is covered by the scope of Information Security Dept? If ...
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security reviews of third party code

I am not familiar with all the steps involved in a full-fledged information security review of an in-house developed application, so I am wondering whether or not the following scenario is ...
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Websites Forcing Weak Password Standards (Updated) [duplicate]

Please Note: I am not going to name the websites which have these horrible standards for their clients and users. I have had to change my passwords for my routine update just recently in the last ...
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In a company is it good to have a back door account?

Having a backdoor account (that is a username/password that can login in to an administrative account on all machines) can be very useful for IT staff. However, some believe it's a security breach. ...
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Auditing Event Logs of a System

Soon I will be acquiring the event logs of the systems my company produces and expected to audit them. Multiple logs are generated from each computer and there are multiple operating systems to audit. ...
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Trusting SSL and the Trust Chain

As we all know, when an SSL Certificate is assigned, there is a trust chain that is created for verify everyone from the Certificate Authority to the actual website's SSL Certificate. Thanks to a ...
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Storing Old Password History and Information

Google, Facebook, Twitter, and several other services still knows the older passwords which we used on our accounts. At times, I can not reuse the same password as I have. Then with Google, if I type ...
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Issues with format of Logs generated by Auditd

I have below snapshot of log generated by auditd when I tried to delete a user. It doesn't have hostname and addr in the logs: type=DEL_USER msg=audit(1404811391.243:4407153): user pid=5772 uid=0 ...
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What tools on unix can scan sql dumps for malware? [closed]

I'm attempting to check for malware, spam and any kind of injection/exploitation on a sql dump that has been provided and was wondering what kind of tools are there already in place to help with this? ...
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How can I get a fiddler-style trace of an iPhone / Android?

I want to audit the HTTP and HTTPS activity of apps downloaded onto my mobile device. What is the best way to do this? I own the device, can add a root certificate, and can connect the running ...
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Tools to test all-around hardness of a Unix installation? [closed]

I'm looking for tools that will audit a very simple Unix (Linux or BSD) installation, identify vulnerabilities, and perhaps give suggestions for fixing them. I realize that "penetration testing" can ...
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Physical vs Logical - Location/Address

According to the CJIS Security Policy - Access Enforcement The information system shall enforce assigned authorizations for controlling access to the system and contained information. The ...
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How to work effectively to win bug-bounties?

I really want to prove myself (to my parents) by winning a proper bug bounty How should I best prepare for this and go about actually finding bugs? Edit So can anyone give some web sites ...
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Where can I find a list of checksums for windows files? Why don't MS sign all their executables?

Is there anywhere I can download a list of checksums for microsoft-published OS executable files, preferably grouped by release name? I could do the same by decompressing files on a windows setup CD, ...
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Search on encrypted data of multiple users

I want to implement a search over encrypted data. I found a blogpost, which explains 3 methods. One method is to use deterministic encryption, which I'm trying to implement. But my use case is a ...
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Is it a security risk for users not to logout of a website?

Is it a security risk to myself that I am not logging out of Twitter, Facebook, StackExchange, and a majority of the sites which I am using? Is there a chance for someone to hijack my session or cause ...
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Dynamic analysis tools in windows

I'm sorry, i'm newbie in security, i'm looking for a software that detect changes in the whole operating system during its execution, that's helps analysing the behaviour of malicious software to know ...
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Can we trust encrpytion when the random number generator is compromised?

How can we trust our encryption methods if our random number generators are to be [assumed] compromised? Does encryption also depend on the random number generators of our hardware? I forgot to also ...
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How do I communicate security issues encountered on an online banking platform?

Occasionally, I've produced (and reproduced) the HTTP 500 Internal Server Error on an online banking platform - quite a famous one. I suppose the errors are due to bugs in back end code, possibly ...
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PHP files browsable: is this a vulnerability?

I have a friend who has a website developed in PHP on which we can browse all his files one after one (of course, we can not read the content of the PHP files). Do you think this is a security hole ? ...
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BYOD - Looking for Secure means of Wiping Data Remotely

We are in the process of implementing a Bring Your Own Device policy to allow our many employees to use their personal laptops and desktops (Windows platform) to VPN into our company's network. These ...
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Multi Tenant Database - HIPAA

We are planning to develop a EHR/Billing Software and we are aware about HIPAA rules and regulations. Our current application architecture using a shared database with all client's(Provider/Practice) ...
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Password capturing from dump file or browser after log out

I am working on web application security auditing. I was going through various checklists & methodology. I found one interesting stuff in a document. Type - Configuration Management Security ...
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Bittorrent Sync encryption

Sync, a new product from BitTorrent, Inc., has been cited as a viable alternative to other cloud-storage platforms. The Sync FAQ indicates that an encryption scheme is being used, but does not comment ...
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Installing profile on “Good” Mail application give someone admin permission on my iPhone

My new enterprise use the app "GOOD" for the emails. But to use it, I have to install a GOOD profile with description : "Install this profile to enroll to encrypted profile service". If I choose ...
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RKHunter and CHKRootkit Warns About /usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/.path

In relation to my previous question. I have this Warning again from both RKHunter and Chkrootkit. My VPS has been turned off for how many weeks, until I turned it on again to deploy my website. After ...
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Why is Windows auditing svchost by default?

I would like to know why, by default, Windows set an audit rules on svchost.exe ? While it's used only when auditing is active, i don't understand why there's a special treatment for this file since ...
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How to crack SHA512 hexdigest passwords with John the Ripper?

I've been playing with John The Ripper (JtR) to try to crack/audit a salted password that was hashed with SHA-512, with 20 interactions according to the source (for the curious, this is a Rails app, ...
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programs or methods to review Internet browser applications for security [closed]

I've been tasked with doing a security review on a Firefox update, but we don't have any utilities that we can find. How would we go about running a security review on Firefox before pushing it to ...
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How can I prove to a third party that I'm sending the emails I'm supposed to?

Suppose one of my duties for a small organization is to send out statements to clients by email. Suppose one of the directors / owners / trustees want to be able to audit the numbers. Specifically he ...
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Secure 'pg_settings' for PostgreSQL

I have been looking for some kind of hardening guide towards PostgreSQL which I can use for a security audit of a PostgreSQL DB. I came across this url, have checked the same. Anything more to this?: ...
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Does ISP have control on all routers in their network?

When I was changing my router my ISP technician told me that he has remote access to all routers provided by ISP. Was that true? If that is a fact it scares me...
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Extracting the GPG userid from the Public key file?

Is it possible to extract userid from GPG public key? I got public key only and want to know to whom it might belong. I find one possible workaround — to publish this information on keyserver — it ...
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Security controls to implement on a private environment

On a large project, my company is responsible of administering the internal servers where applications used within the intranet are installed. One of our sites are accessible from outside but we do ...
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How to safely mirror network traffic for audit reasons?

We have an internet connection that we need to audit: INTERNET ->> ROUTER ->> CLIENTS our idea would be to put a (enough big) HUB before the router (router, that logs in via pppoe to ...
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SCADA, ICS Specfic Testing Tools and Methodologies

I have been contracted to perform a security risk assessment that relates specifically to ICS and SCADA systems. I have performed many IT security risk assessments, however, I am new to assessing ...
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Basic Security Knowledge [closed]

Perhaps I am being both naive and overly ambitious in my first post but I have a huge interest in learning about network and system security and am at a loss as to where to begin. I realize that stack ...
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What criteria should be used for manually reviewing / prioritizing failed logins?

I have a web application that is exposed to the Internet, and am interested in creating alerts, or prioritizing the manual review of failed logins to the web application. What thresholds, or ...
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Is there any useful Android app for security assessments? [closed]

I've been thinking for a while about whether or not ask this, as it may be a opinion-based question, but as I have seen a couple of non-closed questions about recommended books, so I think this is the ...
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How can I be sure my former employer no longer has access to my computer? [closed]

How can I be sure now that I no longer work for a certain company that they are not accessing my computer from their side. Strange things happen ( someone remove a certain set of my friends on ...
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How secure are the new TLDs ( .us, .io, …) and do they compare to .com? [closed]

The introduction of the new top level domains (TLDs) such as .music, .books, etc. will increase the number of people and organisations adding and removing entries into the root DNS servers (.) for ...
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How do I montior exactly what a program does? [closed]

I would like to run some program, preferably in a sandbox, and see exactly what it does/did. I'm currently puzzled by disk access and network, since there's so much other stuff happening there at the ...
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Why is my Mac trying to connect to an http://akamai.com server

I am running a properly configured pf_config ( at least, sort of properly configured ) and have wiped my hard drive clean 3 times with a fresh install of OSX Maverick. I find it odd that my laptop ...