Definition: HTTP - the Hypertext Transfer Protocol - provides a standard for Web browsers and servers to communicate. The definition of HTTP is a technical specification of a network protocol that software must implement. HTTP is an application layer network protocol built on top of TCP. HTTP ...

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Question About HTTPS Security [duplicate]

I recently read about how HTTPS work and I have some questions to clarify. Pardon me if this sounds silly but I just need to get this clear. Correct me if I am wrong. I got to know that as part of ...
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How to perform safe authentication via HTTP?

I have to log in on an HTTP website. There is a login form which contains inputs for username and password and as hidden inputs the sessionId. I am creating an application in which I have to access ...
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HTTP DoS prevetion with UFW firewall [migrated]

I am trying to creator an HTTP DoS attack on my servers using UFW firewall using this Resource. I edited /etc/ufw/before.rules to get the following rules. # # rules.before # # Rules that should be ...
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is encrypted body http secure

I'm working on an embedded project that needs to communicate with a server. Both the server and the device have an AES key pre-installed. I have a network device that provides http services but not ...
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Whitelist for HTTP request

Malicious request can come in the form of user agent string, referrer or cookie. To prevent being pawned by zero day attacks such as Shellshock, I have created a whitelist of characters for user agent ...
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Can serving HTTPS to Internet Explorer on Windows XP be made secure?

Answers to Why is HTTPS not the default protocol? state that a lot of sites still use clear HTTP instead of HTTPS because all of these are true: A substantial number of visitors to the site use ...
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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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Is it safe to set up IP address to domain name redirection?

We recieved the following e-mail with from one of the UI developers When we browser site with IP: http://x.x.x.x/, it doesn’t redirect to http://www.our_website_name.com. This could cause ...
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Are CSRF tokens useful outside of web APIs?

I'm trying to understand CSRF tokens and one thing isn't making sense to me. For a web API, you can provide a CSRF token just once, on authentication, and expect the client to remember that token ...
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Best way to do security testing for a server behind nginx proxy [closed]

I'm trying to do some security testing for my server(not a web server) which is sitting behind a nginx proxy. To start with it, I've done some fuzz testing using Sulley. As expected, most of the ...
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Why can protocols on higher layers be left unchanged?

In his answer to "How does SSL/TLS work?", Luc gives an explanation of how SSL works: SSL (and its successor, TLS) is a protocol that operates directly on top of TCP (although there are also ...
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How is HTTPS/SSL able to hide destination website that one is connecting to?

I understand how it is able to create a secure connection via the handshake, but how is it able to initiate a secure connection without first sending an unencrypted request, thus revealing the ...
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Can someone using Wireshark obtain the full URL if my program uses HTTPS?

While perusing the contents of pcap files I've noticed some URLs appear to be visible despite being HTTPS. These mainly occur inside payloads that contain cert URLs too, but I also see HTTPS URLs ...
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Do I need to receive the private key from VeriSign? [migrated]

I requested a trial certificate from Verisign which I received via email and thus the intermediate and root ones. What I reveived was an PEM certificate, the one with BEGIN and END CERTIFICATE. I'm ...
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What to use to encode JSON Web Token?

I'm using JWT to create access tokens for a Sinatra API. My question is, what should I use to sign the token? Right now I'm trying to use the user's password hash, but bcrypt-ruby changes the ...
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Security of HTTP proxies

If POST requests are being made to a website via a browser using an HTTP proxy from sslproxies.org, is it possible to trace the origin of those AJAX requests without having access to the proxy being ...
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FTP over SSL vs HTTPS implemention

Consider two implementations of SSL on a HTTP server and on an FTP server. With the same cipher suites used and the exact same protocols used. Is one more secure than the other. I have heard that it ...
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HTTP Host Header redirect traffic

Recently, I've seen periodic floods of traffic to my web servers with various Host headers that do not belong to us. The traffic appears to come primarily from China and a decent number seem to think ...
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How can I be sure that I'm downloading over SSL?

Maybe I'm asking absolutely dumb question, but I couldn't find the answer yet. I know when I'm sending or getting a data in a browser over https, both server and client (browser) checks each other ...
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How could one defeat Webtrackers

I was just wondering why some pages refuse to load completely while surfing with no-script Plug-in when I don’t allow specific Java scripts. I was wondering if there is some way to hold the tracker ...
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intercepting AJAX request and response using BURP

I would like to intercept an AJAX request using BURP. I have used BURP for web applications testing before. This, however, appears to be a weird case. I am not certain what am I missing here. The ...
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CSRF-protection using authentication token in HTTP header

I'm working on a web application which stores an authentication token in a cookie. The only CSRF-protection is referrer checking. I am considering improving this by moving the authentication token ...
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Long character sequence in first string of HTTP GET request breaks the web service's HTTP response. Buffer overflow?

During my current security audit test I've stumbled on something I can't possibly comprehend. The behavior exhibits signs of a buffer overflow in the target or in some intermidiate service (HTTP ...
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HTTPS in request and HTTP in response [closed]

If I have an API that calls a backend webservice, is it possible to use HTTPS in the request and just HTTP in the response? I have such a question because I want to protect my OAuth token in my ...
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Know of any HTTP tarpits/blackholes to use for redirecting malicious traffic?

So I cleaned up some malicious php scripts from a client's site and I've been monitoring for follow up connections to the scripts. Of course, I've found ALOT of IP's requesting the files. Too many ...
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HTTP BA from a different Server [duplicate]

There is a weird situation that I am stuck with regarding HTTP Basic Authentication. Below is a hypothetical situation: Lets say there is a certain domain, say https://myfacebook.com and there is a ...
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HTTP GET Request to a webpage that does not exist [closed]

I am seeing a machine is making a HTTP GET request to webpage (ex: www.sample.com/1.png), proxy devices respond with status code 407 (proxy auth required). But when I checked for the site via ...
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Working of Burp [closed]

I want to know How does burp decides whether the attack has been successful or not. When I send a request through burp the server give http response code as 500, what does this mean Session lost ...
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Scan all possible files on server (Brute force Filenames)

I'm not sure if I'm right here, but I just wanted to know if there is a tool that scans all possible filename combinations on a server and tells you what filenames the server responded to. So it would ...
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Http redirect using Location, but using falsely supplied data from host header

If I have a domain www.mysite.com, and I am making a request to www.mysite.com on port 80 using telnet, but I send a host header with another domain name(www.wrong-domain.com), but the server doesn't ...
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Do concurrent connections to an HTTPS website perform separate SSL handshakes?

I know that most browsers nowadays support around 6 concurrent TCP sessions per hostname, to perform multiple requests at the same time. For sites which utilise SSL, is there a separate handshake ...
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Authentication and security of a REST API

Scenario: I design a REST API where authenticated users can hit the API over TLS. I have to use TLS as the data transmitted over the wire is sensitive. I don't need authorization right now, but I ...
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Data on Malicious WiFi Network

Let's assume that I unwittingly connect to a malicious WiFi network and visit websites. By malicious, I mean the network has been set up for the purpose of stealing data. From what I've read, using ...
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Hydra from Kali Linux + Tamper http post form syntax of the failure login attempt [duplicate]

I had asked this question in the general forum I think it is more adequate to place it here. ...
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How to ensure that a login is really going over http?

So I've been offered the chance to go to a day long security awareness event hosted by some organization. On their site, I noticed the login box in the corner, but the site was delivered on HTTP. ...
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Google is going to mark all HTTP traffics as insecure in 2015? [closed]

Firstly I would like to mention that I got this news from a blog I have read in last few days. This is only, perhaps, a rumor. If this is true, does this mean that anyone using Google Chrome or apps ...
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Is there a way to mimic http request of a compiled program?

Lets suppose my program makes a http request and uses it response to update some values. Is it possible to somehow mimic the response in order to modify it so the program believes the server responded ...
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Should I be worried about this url request I received on my site?

I was checking the weekend logs of my IIS server and noticed a strange request which was blocked: ...
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Using my own encryption instead of https in app

I am writing a program that uses a webserver as a backend for communication between different users. Is it okay to use my own encryption (such as ...
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Is HTTPS over UDP secure?

Recently, I notice that while using Google search, I am connecting to Google's server using UDP instead of TCP on both port 80 and port 443. It seems that Google is experimenting with some new ...
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What is the Impact of TRACE Method? [duplicate]

What attacker will benefit of TRACE Exploitation and What is the Recommendation to fix this issue?
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Safe to use setuid with absolutely no input?

I have a shell script which syncs some files from a remote source and I have a pretty typical HTTP server set-up. There is a user who owns the files served by the HTTP server and a user which runs the ...
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How to find out whether an ISP adds a perma-cookie to my requests?

I am interested in finding out whether my (or any) current ISP (Internet Service Provider) uses a technology known as "perma-cookie" oder "sticky cookie" when I am browsing the internet. This ...
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Is SSL dying? Should I buy SSL certificates for my sites any more?

I'm planning to purchase a SSL certificate for one of my sites when I'm concerned about points made in these articles: WiredTree: The Most Significant Issue With SSL – And How To Solve It ...
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Can a form submission be encrypted even though address bar shows HTTP?

I was going to apply for a Student ID card through ISIC, but noticed that the form where they ask for payment (such as credit card number) details is not available through HTTPS. The URL to their ...
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Mixed content - stylesheet being blocked because of a querystring parameter?

I've just run into a scenario where a stylesheet was being blocked on a secure payment page. The stylesheet was loaded like so: <link href="/CSS/all.min.css?v=2" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" ...
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Minimal HTTPS SSL client in C [closed]

I want to implement an HTTPS client using pure C. I have implemented an HTTP client, and it works just fine. My question is: I know the HTTPS protocol does some kind of negotiation to announce what ...
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How much does a GET request over HTTPS reveal to an eavesdropper

Correct me if I am wrong, according to HTTP v1.1 a simple CONNECT request initiates a SSL tunnel between the server and a client. its only after the tunnel is created that the complete GET or POST ...
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How does https check md5, sha-1 and sha-2 fingerprints?

When a https site shows multiple finger prints, i.e.: md5 and sha1, or sha256 and sha1, how does the browser check? is it both just the "strongest" or whatever is convenient? This question arose ...
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{Secure} Telnet connect to a console server from webbrowser

I've got a terminal server set up in a data center that also serves as a console server. This console server only accepts regular telnet requests. To this server are a bunch of routers and switches ...