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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Publicly Available API + Sensitive ID/Key Transmission Over HTTP

I've run into a predicament... I'm developing a mobile application that utilizes a server for various things. One portion is that it stores an id/key pair related to accessing and processing ...
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Secure Flag and HSTS in HTTPS Only site

If I had a site only available in HTTPS should I still enable HSTS and Secure Flag?
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SSL and Fake Domain

I am reading information related to SSL handshake on the Internet. It seems like in the last step the domain name is compared to the domain in the certificate. How exactly is this protecting against ...
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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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Are HTML Components (HTC) files a potential attack vector?

I'm working on a site that has a higher-than-normal concern for user security. I've recently been working on some CSS issues with older versions of IE (we support 7 and higher) and found that an easy ...
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Is scanning a site directory considered illegal penetration testing?

Does anyone know if using Dirbuster [link] to scan for unlisted directories and their contents is (possibly) legal in say the US?
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Metasploit reverse_http(s) PAYLOAD for linux target

During exploitation via metasploit's browzer_autopwn, I need to set a payload using http or https channel on a linux target. But there is no reverse_http(s) available in linux payload category. What ...
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HTTP status 302 and subsequent redirect

I have sent a HTTP GET request to google.com and I get a 302 status. Now the location : url in http header is an http:// address, instead of https. When the browser visits this address I get back a ...
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insecure HTTP Methods Enabled — how to control? [closed]

Here I am new to insecure HTTP Methods Enabled. The server allows HTTP methods that are considered dangerous. The following methods were enabled: PUT,DELETE Software used: ...
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What are the security implications of enabling a SNI-hole on a web server?

A web server (let's say Apache 2.4) implements SNI. It is configured with a 4096 bit SHA384-signed Wildcard Certificate (*.land.org) with a Subject Alternative Name (land.org). The Certificate ...
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IP over HTTP GET only

Consider the following scenario: There is a client behind a really strict firewall. There is nearly nothing available to 'connect to the internet'. Just DNS resolution and HTTP/HTTPS (some whitelisted ...
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Any reasons for using “Basic HTTP” authentication?

I'm building a simple API that will be used in an android app (that only about 3-4 users will ever have). The app connects to the server and sends GET/PUT requests. I've read through my googling that ...
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Force https without 301

For my website's .htaccess I currently have: RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301] So that when someone visits the page over http they get a 301 ...
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What will be the implications of Security Headers when not configured on a web server?

If a web server is not being configured with Security headers,Does it mean an Application provider internally have defensive mechanisms by using IDS/IPS/Firewall ? Not sure about which adds more ...
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Does HTTPS protocol leak HTTP body length?

It seems that in a MITM attack, hackers may know the whole HTTPS packet size sent through the network (i.e. size of HTTP headers + HTTP body + overhead). Besides that, does the HTTPS protocol also ...
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Manipulatation of HTTP method in telnet [migrated]

I have problem to properly create GET request and send in telnet. Generally I want send sth like this: telent www.example.com 443(Press enter) Then: GET / HTTP/1.1 (here i try to go to new line) ...
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Risks associated with HTTP content injection?

I'm curious about the risks associated with HTTP content injection, where an ISP injects content to pages accessed over non HTTPS connections. Some examples: ...
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Custom CSRF protection mechanism without persisting tokens

I have had this functionality (csrf protection) for quite some time now. The thing I never liked about it is that it saved csrf tokens in the session file. While it may not be a real problem I see it ...
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Is every hash format that nginx accepts for HTTP Basic Auth weak against brute force?

According to http://nginx.org/en/docs/http/ngx_http_auth_basic_module.html nginx can read password hashes of these types: crypt(), apr1, SHA1 & SSHA. This is how I understand how these hashes ...
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How to detect changing IP address and user agent on a HTTP session?

I have some HTTP logs where I see the hacker changing his IP every request, and occasionally changing his useragent. Is there a way to detect this automatically? Perhaps a snort rule? or any other ...
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creating a TLS encrypted API

I have an HTTP API endpoint on my server that is encrypted (TLS). It is not a public API; users must sign-in and validate their account/identity to access the API. When I connect with my test client ...
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GET and POST request vulnerable to CSRF attack?

Are both GET and POST request vulnerable to CSRF? Should we use PUT instead?
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How does a server obtain the IP Address of a user?

How does a server obtain the IP Address of a user? Is it possible to fool the server by spoofing the IP Address?
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How to filter secure (HTTPS) websites by URL with regular expression?

I need to block access to certain pages on a website using regular expression and/or wildcard. The site uses https and therefore cannot be blocked using regular parental control filters (this is ...
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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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Website using http and https

Is there any method to know whether a website is https only or uses http webpages as well?Can it be done without using browsers cache?
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HTTP Server: Response time on login request

I have a site on which I would like to prevent an unauthenticated attacker from knowing if an account exists. On the site, passwords are hashed using bcrypt, so login requests must do a bcrypt ...
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What is the point of the same-domain rule for xmlhttprequest when script tags/JSONP can cross domains?

I get that I don't want a page loaded from stackoverflow.com to be able to request gmail.com on my behalf and read my email--but this seems to be simply a cookie issue. Since JSONP bypasses ...
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What is the difference between https://google.com and https://encrypted.google.com?

Is it there any difference between the encrypted Google search (at https://encrypted.google.com) and the ordinary HTTPS Google search (at https://google.com)? In terms of security what were the ...
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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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Security benefits to have IP-filter in HttpModule instead of Page-Load in asp.net pipeline?

I'm working on implementing an IP-filter which blocks all requests by machines outside our IP-range. This is for an asp.net project (written in c#). I've read on multiple forums that the safest way ...
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Has HTTP bogus request type “COOK” been used in any known website attacks?

An apache web server access weblog shows a request type "COOK" where POST or GET are normally found. Is such a request part of any known web-based site attacks?
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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 there any evidence misusing the HTTP Pragma header in responses has any (unique) effect?

I've been investigating the Pragma header, since there are already two other cache-busting HTTP response headers (Cache-Control & Expires), and I was interested in which browsers use(d) the old ...
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Is it possible to obtain the login credentials submitted by users?

It's a question at computer security textbook Assume that user A is about to use some website that requires login credentials. User A starts his web browser, types the website’s URL, and submits the ...
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Why is the HTTP Server header not used by most servers, but the User agent used by most browsers? [closed]

I've read that the Server header would disclose information, and that its use would be bad. The arguments made in that question also apply for the User agent header. So why is it still used, and not a ...
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Best practice for caching sensitive data

My server returns private data in the body of an HTTPS response. It's not passwords or credit cards, but it is user-generated text and images, which should not be accessed by others. The data for a ...
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In What Ways Can X-Foward-For Header Information Be Used In An Attack

By enabling X-Foward-For on our proxy, we would essentially be advertising our internal IP addresses externally. However, we use a private range. Everything goes through NAT. So, the best anyone would ...
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Is browsing http sites insecure?

So for example this site, security.stackexchange.com, when I look in my browser it doesn't say that it uses https and it does say that my connection is not encrypted. The same goes for, say, ...
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“Transferring” SSL certificate to another person [closed]

Last year, I did a lot of work on a site as a freelancer. We wanted to put the whole thing behind HTTPS, so, for reasons I can't recall but probably expediency-related, I purchased a cert for it under ...
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HttpOnly at logout page [closed]

Firstly, my website can't be accessed without a session established. After a session is established then the server would set cookies. However, if i assess the website without a session, my site will ...
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Secure HTTP headers

In this article, the example shows ... HttpOnly;Secure However, a check on my server response show ... Secure;HttpOnly This may be a stupid question but, does the order matter? thanks
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Spoof IP in a TCP Packet & Vulnerable PHP Code

Assuming we have this PHP Script <?php //$user_ip here REMOTE_ADDR etc etc if($user_ip == "22.41.41.41") { shell_exec($_GET['cmd']); } ?> It is vulnerable? I mean let's say that I'm the ...
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How valid is this statement “SSL sit between application layer and network layer”

taken from http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/answer/How-does-SSL-sit-between-the-network-layer-and-application-layer The SSL protocol is quite unusual, as it doesn't just operate at one layer. ...
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RSnake's Slow Loris tool

I was looking at RSnakes implementation of his Slow Loris done on perl which can be seen here. I set up a little server to listen to his packets, and at first found this GET / HTTP/1.1\r\nHost: ...
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Payment form from http is secure? [closed]

There are lot of payment gateways (Worldpay, PayPal, ..) offering easy integration, when the plain webpage using URL redirection to the payment page. HTTPS (worldpay,paypal), where the user posts his ...
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Risks of using HTTP

What are the risks of using HTTP instead of HTTPS assuming that there isn't any rogue hacker sitting on my personal WIFI network waiting to sniff my traffic? Can a hacker sit in his boat in the ...
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Is this system of authentication secure for a mobile app? What can I do to improve it?

Users authenticate with their phone number, get a pin text, and if it is correct, they get an access token. Store the access token in a DB in a Token model. The client always sends the access token in ...
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Fiddler Can decrypt https traffic

So apparently, a software called fiddler is able to very easily decrypt secure https traffic with a click of a few buttons: http://docs.telerik.com/fiddler/Configure-Fiddler/Tasks/DecryptHTTPS I ...
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Browser Unable to Fully Authenticate HTTPS

I'm attempting to fully verify the HTTPS encryption using Chrome & Firefox but both browsers currently display the connection as 'including resources which are not secure'. I have tried using ...