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What defines a Secure Audit Log as such and how do you implement it?

What features would you expect from a secure audit log? Is there more than not being able to change it and make sure you know who wrote it? You do that by hashing the previous entry and signing the ...
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Where can I find sample logs/ loggin templates or generate them ?

I am trying to build an environment that will generate simple data, basically simulating small client environment. I have a tool that can generate data from sample log files and modify them/replay ...
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Determining which files a process modifies / creates with strace?

For purposes of setting up AppArmor or SE Linux, I'm looking to audit what files a program could possibly need access to. My understanding is that the end of AppArmor or SE Linux, is to constrain ...
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Where do I start to learn more about a given company's or software solutions' security track record?

I don't personally have the resources or authority to audit for security issues all of the third-party services and companies I might want to use or be forced to use by business circumstances. How ...
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Is there any way to verify that an organization operating an open-source SaaS is using an untampered-with version of the software?

Some organizations have begun offering access to servers running open-source software (mail servers, chat servers), operated and maintained by those organizations, for a nominal recurring upkeep fee. ...
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Are the Linux community/universe repositories significantly less safe then the main repositories?

If so what makes community/universe less safe? Is there less testing or is it simply less safe because more people could put malware in them.
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Has malware ever been found in a package from a large Linux distribution and what is done to prevent this from occurring?

I am wondering exactly how safe are the Arch, Ubuntu, Mint and Manjaro repositories. What testing is done to ensure that a trusted user does not place a virus in a package, and how often?
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Security in transferring sensitive data over web apps

I am working on an app that has to transfer sensitive data over HTTPS and I have an idea but I am wondering if it is overkill or good. One of the issues is I need the ability to "share data" between ...
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Looking for some sort of system wide auditing tool [closed]

The title summarises it all but here's an example: You're sharing some hardware equipment with your dev colleagues, some days everything works well with it, the next day, nothing works anymore,...
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Certifying software as secure

What security certifications do major banks in the US expect an external software vendor to comply with? The software might form part of their payment processing system. ISO/IEC 27001 would apply to ...
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Why do several bug bounties ignore user enumeration?

While viewing bug bounties, I noticed that most of the bug bounties list the user enumeration in the excluding list. For instance brute forcing user accounts, forget password forms would generally ...
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Security fails in private key and xor

I've implemented a very short program to encrypt a file, and send it on a remote server. First, I build a key based on a pass-phrase and a subset of prime numbers (the length of the key is defined by ...
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Security Questions I should be asking my developers [closed]

I am looking for a comprehensive list of security related questions I should be asking my developers. I have done some research on the net and have yet to find a great list of questions I should be ...
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Security considerations in storage of audit logs

How can I securely store audit logs of activity from a system such as together with source data or separately off site?
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Process of auditd -s enable/disable persists for a long time

I have setup auditd on my system, with some basic rules from CIS Benchmark paper and the following auditd.conf file: log_file = /var/log/audit/audit.log log_format = RAW log_group = root ...
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Use of automated security testing tools in the industry

I read this article about the 10 year old Finnish boy collecting a $10,000 bug bounty from Instagram with interest. According to the article (and I hope someone can shed more light on the exact ...
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What are some metrics to be used to evaluate SaaS security?

Some examples: static code analysis (Fortify) code coverage (bugs being a potential source of vulnerabilities) others? In case it isn't obvious, the code is available to audit and measure.
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Secure Systems Design Principles Excercise

I've been asked to find which Principles are being violated in this situation: I have the program "su" that is similar to the UNIX one (It gives you access to another user if you are a SuperUser, ...
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How do I demonstrate OpenSSH redhat/centos patchlevel to auditors?

A common problem is that Redhat backports security fixes leaving OpenSSH with an old, but not vulnerable, rpm version and ssh version string on Redhat and CentOS. This fools auditors. Apparently, the ...
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Tuning auditd to be more operational friendly

We are in the process of pushing for a passing SOC-2 audit report, and part of that is to get our auditing act together. Specific to what I'm working on right now auditd. I have a nice set of rules, ...
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Does the use or the implementation of PDCA or Deming cycle in the Information Security Management System mandatory?

To comply with ISO 27001, does the Information Security Management System ought to implement the PDCA process ? or ISMS can choose another management method? PDCA process is the Plan Do Check and ...
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What is Samba in simple terms? [closed]

Well basically a couple of days ago I decided to go on Omegle and one of the people I met seemed to be a troll and some point said why is my Samba protocol open. From this site they were able to get ...
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Is it safe to store SSN's in Azure Cloud?

I'm doing due diligence on a company. They are entirely cloud based and need to collect lots of personal information from users (including SSN). Is this something I should be majorly concerned with? ...
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Would generic exception messasges be considered a security risk?

For example, if visiting a webpage you get the response: Error in exception handler. This has a high chance the website is using Laravel. Would this class as information disclosure? I'm guessing ...
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How to pick an enterprise VPN provider?

We have always deployed our own VPN using an open source package, but as our company is growing we've become increasingly aware of the importance of scaling this solution, especially now we operate ...
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Security event log entries missing values when generated from network access

With object auditing and directory audit settings correctly applied, all necessary file system access events are logged to the Security event log. When making changes locally (to C:\Share for example),...
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Is C a good choice for security-related software any longer? [closed]

C is a rock-solid and widespread programming language that is very popular especially in the FOSS community. Many security-related software (such as encryption libraries) are written in C and will ...
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Are There Any Measurements for Web-Application Complexity That Positively Correlates to Num. Vulnerabilities?

Web-applications have vulnerabilities. Generally, a more complex web-application has more vulnerabilities, compared with a simpler and smaller web-application. For example, white hat hackers have ...
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How unsecure would I assume old PHP code is? [closed]

We have several websites that are client facing at a very large company. These websites do gather client information. They were written 6-7 years ago, quite possibly using a PHP/mysql code generator....
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Router connected to my ethernet [duplicate]

I'm guessing that someone is bringing his router to provide wifi to his coworkers, by connecting it to a certain point on one of the 8 floors of my building, how can I know where is connected?
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How to check third party code for Security? [closed]

This may be a very broad question. I am a software developer and from time to time we use third party components which may / may not be secure. Are there any basic things that I should check the ...
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Surveillance in the Workplace? [closed]

Auditing, surveillance and logging are typical and common place in the workplace, understandably so. These actions are crucial to establishing metrics and performance of the network and its resources. ...
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How to audit login on a Debian distribution if var/log was deleted

Last week I had a linux debian distribution accessible from Internet compromised through SSH for 24 hours. As far as I know the attacker could get root privileges and performed some malicious actions. ...
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Did KeePassX ever have an audit funding?

Did KeePassX ever had an Audit Funding like ex.: TrueCrypt? Or any other password manager?
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Little bit confusing with nmap scan

I started MySQL with this command service mysql start and it worked pretty well. So: Using the netstat command, I found 127.0.0.1:3306 was in listening state, this is the MySQL service. So I did a ...
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Basis for “trusting” third party code and services

I remember reading an article mentioning, that third party services and code should not be trusted, meaning blind trust. So, i was thinking, everyone uses third party code in software development ...
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How to group user actions within the same session?

I'm working on enterprise application where it's needed to audit all user actions (data modification, settings changing etc.) within their work session. What is the best way to group all that actions ...
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What kinds of features are useful for network security visualization? [closed]

I just want to know is network security visualization are practical for enterprise network administrators? (Which I am not) And if it is what kind of tools they uses and what kind of features they are ...
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Security evaluation terminology

I'm learning about Protection Profiles, Security Targets and Target of Evaluations, and these all seem like very abstract ideas to me. Could someone explain with examples how these work in practice? ...
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Is it possible to determine if the BIOS has been modified between two points in time?

Is it possible to determine if the BIOS of a computer has been modified between two points in time from that computer while it's running ? Effectively I'd like to be able to gather the equivalent of ...
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Between point to point connectivity and remote network access, which is riskier?

Between point to point connectivity and remote network access, which is riskier? If I have a third party accessing my company's network, which are the different modes through which they can access and ...
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What's the most secure way to save Connection String in Windows Forms application?

I just got myself in a new company where they develop Windows Forms applications using .NET technologies and VB.NET, Of course. They use SQL Server databases. The BIG issue is that they store the ...
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attack on port 80 [closed]

I have a ubuntu ec2 instance server hosting apache2 site & tomcat7 at back end. According to apache logs I have doubt there malicious attack ! Please can anyone confirm it & what can i do to ...
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PCI audits, TLS 1.0, and scoring

I'm new to security in a variety of ways. We have a PCI audit coming up soon. We've put together a risk mitigation/migration plan for TLS 1.0 and have submitted it to the auditors. My boss is ...
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Security audits priority [closed]

Security audits could be technical such as penetration testing, configuration review and network architecture review. or non technical such as Organisational audits (based on iso 2700X, physical ...
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Zenmap question on scanning [closed]

Using Zenmap, I continue to get host down notifications when completing a scan on all ip addresses scanned, what am I doing wrong? I am new to infosec and loving it so far..
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Should I have special emoticon handling for compliance, audit and logging?

I'm required to audit various communications (email, sms, messenger, social media) for keywords relating to financial data, HIPPA, and other PII. Is there any rational reason I should extend my ...
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Is there an equivalent of nsp audit for nuget packages?

I'm working on a couple of large .NET web apps and would like to audit the packages used in them. For node projects I've use nsp audit. This checks whether your npm packages or their dependencies have ...
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In CIA triad of information security, what's the difference between confidentiality and availability?

I sometimes get confused between confidentiality and availability. This site defines confidentiality as Measures undertaken to ensure confidentiality are designed to prevent sensitive ...
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Things to look for a backdoor in web application source code (.PHP, .JS, etc files) [closed]

I am in the process of adding functionality to a web application and I will be receiving some source files (PHP, JS, and CSS) from a hired external developer. These files are not obfuscated or ...