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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 [on hold]

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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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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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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Simple example auditd configuration?

Auditd was recommended in an answer to Linux command logging? The default install on Ubuntu seems to barely log anything. There are several examples that come with it (capp.rules, nispom.rules, stig....
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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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Carrying out a professional IT audit procedure

I'm a new masters graduate and I need to find out how to carry out an IT audit professionally. What software tools are required and what are the specific topics I need to cover? Please point me in the ...
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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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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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Problems during Pen-testing of SCADA systems

Is there a way to monitor the way the SCADA systems behave 'during pen-testing or security audit', and find out the implications of just port scans and/or monitor the state of activity while sending a ...
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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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Are we obliged to provide a complete log should auditors ask for it?

We have a system that outputs and rotate logs on a daily basis. If an auditor requests us to provide logs of a particular date for a particular task, are we obliged to provide a complete full day ...
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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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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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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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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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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 stop my IP from being resolved through my Skype?

I recently discovered that someone found out my current IP info via Skype among other information. People can do this via a thing called Skype resolvers. However nothing I do so far seems to work. I ...
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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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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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Which security documents do providers typically share with their customers?

In the context of managed/cloud hosting, what level of information does a provider typically share (under NDA) with its customers for compliance audit/3rd party risk assessment purposes? What are ...
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Best efficient windows hardening audit script [closed]

Do anyone know of a script that uses no third party executables (preferably a batch file) that can be used to audit windows machine state security wise? (including best practices features - gpo, ...
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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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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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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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What should a security audit report include?

Background I'm in charge of auditing a medium-scale web application. I have audited web applications several times before, but I've always written a short PDF quickly explaining what I encountered ...
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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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Breaching a computer knowing only IP when all ports closed - possible?

I'm checking my setup for security holes with some dedicated Linux distros. First thing I did was to scan all ports, and beyond that - it seems like it's pretty much unhackable. Since all ports were ...
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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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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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Strange SECCOMP entries for sshd in audit log

I've posted this over at ServerFault but haven't received a response over there. I'm not a security professional, but I'm curious as to what kind of attack this might be and how the attackers might be ...
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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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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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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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Source code auditing and fake builds

I am wondering about source code auditing and how hard it would be to fake a build to be audited? Let me explain. Say I would be a dishonest programmer that would wish to put in some backdoor into ...
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auditing open source compiler binaries for trojans

It is a well known vulnerability that a properly altered compiler binary can transfer itself to new binaries of the compiler, and still be entirely absent from the source code. But how real is this ...
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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 ...