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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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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Is there any evidence misusing the HTTP Pragma header in responses has any 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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Implementations of the Slow Loris Attack [on hold]

I have been trying to implement this attack for my Apache server with Python for my security issues. For each new connection I'd send GET / HTTP/1.1\r\nHost: MyServer\r\nUser-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 ...
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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? [on hold]

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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Disclosure and HTTP status codes

Disclaimer: yes, I have checked the Which HTTP status codes are interesting from a security point of view? which sounds relevant but not entirely. These days it's supposed to be a good practice to ...
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Testing Basic Authentication with ncrack

I'm conducting some basic pen testing against a page protected with Basic Authentication. I've sucessfully tested with Medusa and Hydra but am struggling to get the syntax correct for ncrack. The ...
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HMAC authenticated API calls with multipart/form-data file uploads

We have an existing API where 3rd parties can push data. The API calls are authenticated with HMAC using the same scheme as described in Ruby's ApiAuth library which I use to verify signed requests. ...
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OAuth 2 access token, pass by query or session [migrated]

I searched through similar questions but none seem to answer this particular concern: Assuming I am building a simple oauth user login system, when the oauth flow is done, should I pass the obtained ...
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Understanding a suspicious HTTP request

While debugging my server for issues, I checked my logs frequently. Here is one weird one I've found, which seems like an attempt to run something on my server. I am using nginx on Ubuntu 14.04. Below ...
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How to roll my own security mechanism - avoid SSL

i'm looking at implementing my own security mechanism rather than using ssl due to ssl being 'hopelessly broken' http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/04/11/state_of_ssl_analysis/ and also because it is ...
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What are the most common HTTP ports? [closed]

What are the most common ports for HTTP services? 80,443,8080 are common for all of us, but what else are used?
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OCSP stapling implementation in JAVA/ Android

I am trying to implement OCSP stapling in JAVA. How can this be implemented ? How can we set OCSPStatusRequest extension for TLS. and how we can verify the response ? Hi, How can we implement OCSP ...
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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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Mandatory to implement HTTPOnly if Java Secure Cookies are set to 'true'?

Here is a test case from a recent application security asessment which I have had experienced: cookie = new Cookie(strKey1, EncryptDecrypt.encrypt(strValue)); cookie.setMaxAge(-1); ...
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Slow Loris Incomplete GET Request

A slow loris attack is an attack of incomplete GET requests to most famously an Apache server because the server does not timeout the connection made after extremely long periods of time, from my ...
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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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External websites in logs [duplicate]

I have a website, let's call it www.good.com. I've been getting a lot of requests to www.good.com under completely different URLs than www.good.com. I suspect this traffic is also causing some site ...
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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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If you block all incoming connections, how can you still use the internet? [migrated]

If your ISP or firewall is blocking all incoming connections, how can web servers still send you data to your browser? You send the request (outgoing) and server sends data (incoming). If you block ...
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Https and FTPS security [duplicate]

Since booth FTPS and HTTPS are protocols over SSL/TLS, is it correct to assume that both are 100% equivalent in terms of security? Or am I missing something?
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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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Cross Origin Resource Sharing question

I have some mockup html/javascript on my desktop, I made an ajax GET call to: http://www.bungie.net/platform/Destiny/TigerPSN/Account/4611686018429149347/Character/2305843009215132906/Activities/ ...
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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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Is cloud server without HTTPS secure

I am running a Seafile Open Source Cloud server (v 4.0.6) on my Raspberry Pi 2. Currently it is set up to simply run without HTTPS or even a domain name on [myIP]:8000. I am also running an Apache web ...
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Why for some SSL websites browsers show extra info, while for others dont

While visiting some https websites (like online banks, etc) url string appear to have little extra green box on the left hand side, with some organisation details. While other https websites just ...
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Server side validations for file upload to prevent DoS on HTTP server

I am aware that client side validations can be easily bypassed by means like disabling javascript. I would like to know the things to be checked while doing a server side validation for file upload. I ...
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Is this behavior the result of malware?

I have setup a new set of servers to test a software in Amazon EC2, and had set up my application. I've given it public access and a DNS entry, so its easily reachable by those that need to test it ...
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Does http support encryption without https (like STARTTLS)?

Does http support encryption without https, akin to STARTTLS in smtp? This may sound like a stupid question, but just think about it. Banks require strong encryption, and cannot do business without ...
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Can you sniff traffic to ip address from outside of your network?

I am not sure what it is called or even if it is possible but here is the scenario I am curious about: I login to a site that does not use SSL/TLS to do some work (unfortunately I must use this site ...
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Is BASIC-Auth secure if done over HTTPS?

I'm making a REST-API and it's straight forward to do BASIC auth login. Then let HTTPS secure the connection so the password is protected when the api is used. Can this be considered secure?
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Testing for HTTP TRACE method

How can I test for HTTP TRACE on my web-server? I need to train a Tester how to verify that the HTTP TRACE method is disabled. Ideally I need a script to paste into Firebug to initiate a https ...
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application/json Content-Type character set

According to the OWASP Application Security Verification Standard: V11.3 Verify that every HTTP response contains a content type header specifying a safe character set (e.g., UTF-8). According ...
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Is it possible to force a browser to use http in an ssl enabled (https) website?

I was doing a security research on storing the session id in local storage instead of storing it in cookies. I understand that it is not possible to tag the values in local storage as HttpOnly and so ...
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How do the processes for digital certificates, signatures and ssl work?

I have been trying to understand how ssl works. Instead of Alice and Bob, lets consider client and server communication. Server has a digital certificate acquired from a CA. It also has public and ...
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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 a LOT of IPs requesting the files. Too many ...
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Tamper with post data before it is sent

I am currently doing some pentesting for my work (not my job role but i always wanted to learn). I am trying to modify post and get data as it is sent (intercept, tamper), the web app I am trying to ...
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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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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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tcpdump filter expression POST packets

I'm trying to save only POST packets using tcpdump filter expressions. I started with 'tcp port 80' and I found on the web a specific expression to achieve that. tcpdump -i wlan0 -s 0 -A -vv ...
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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 ...