security aspects specific to the Java programming language and libraries.

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Protecting a jar file from being used by unauthorized parties

I have a jar file that has some business critical functionality. Keeping this logic safe and preventing unauthorized usage of this jar is very important to me. To achieve this, I have obfuscated the ...
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Any way to use Java (sun micro) without any concern of infection

My antivirus has kept removing a Java exp virus only for it to keep returning. Yesterday in frustration I decided to uninstall Java until I see some positive news about any patches regarding the ...
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What triggers a firewall to block a TCP socket?

I was wondering what would cause a firewall to block a TCP Java socket from connecting. What would trigger that?
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What is the best way to encrypt a json object in Java?

I have a Json array JsonArray people; which holds JSON objects representing people. Currently I am saving them as plaintext in a json file. try { OutputStream out = new ...
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Risks of legacy JRE versions?

Certain business applications or legacy software require running older versions of the Java Runtime Environment on client systems, e.g. JRE6 or 7 rather than or in addition to 8. Assuming that ...
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Is it possible to run an encrypted java environment?

I've seen that virtual machines in virtualbox or VMware can be encrypted so that no one on the outside can access the disk, ram or CPU cache since the entire hardware is emulated and encrypted too. ...
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Creating secure PIN in Java

I need to create cryptographically secure PIN number in Java using secret id for each user. This simple approach comes to mind: int getPin(String secretUserIdStr) { String pepper = ...
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What are the security features of JRE 8?

I was tasked with finding the security features of JRE 1.8 and compare it to JRE 1.7 update 51. When I try to look for new security though, it only shows ">JDK< Security Enhancements" (ie. Not ...
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encrypting a file with an RSA key

I wrote a java program to encrypt and decrypt files using AES algorithm in CBC mode and a random initialization vector. but there is something fundamental I'm not understanding:first I generate a ...
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Java is running even after it is disabled [closed]

To prevent adds and pop-up that seduce users to install or download viruses I have disabled Java. But I have noticed that even with Java disables Firefox is still running it. The pop-ups are coming ...
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Did I get hit by the recent Java exploit?

Looks like the website iphonedevsdk was responsible for serving up the malware that's been causing some of the recent security exploits. According to my browser history, I visited that site back in ...
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Java code signing vs. sandboxing

I'm trying to understand the rationale behind Java Applet development these past few years. Back in the old days, most Applets were unsigned, and the code for these was run in a sandbox where barring ...
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What makes an Android application vulnerable to SQL Injection?

Definition of SQL Injection SQL injection is a code injection technique, used to attack data-driven applications, in which malicious SQL statements are inserted into an entry field for execution ...
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RSA key sizes v/s public key sizes

I am new to cryptography. I have an api provided by a bank. The banks says that they are using RSA algorithm with 2048 bits. We used this api first to get the public key. Here is the sample public ...
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Java desktop app vs web service [closed]

I currently have a desktop app written in Java (Swing) which talks to a C-based backend over SSL. I am trying to understand the pros/con from a security perspective to move to a web service model. ...
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What are the consequences of not upgrading to the latest version of java?

Suppose I need to convince someone to upgrade to the latest SDK version of Java? I have heard there are many security vulnerabilities with old versions of java but can't find anything that concretely ...
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extracting JSESSIONID from document.cookie

I was trying cookie stealing on a java and spring based web application. Normally, a cookie can be obtained through <script>alert(document.cookie)</script>, but in the above code, cookie ...
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Why do people trust PlayFramework2 dependency management?

If you worked in a big company that was very security conscious, would you build a product based on PlayFramework2 underneath? Since it does automatic dependency resolution at load time, aren't you ...
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SQL injection is possible but selected queries not working

I'm black-box testing an application which uses java spring framework and MySQL in the back-end. When I insert a single quote (') in a text box field, the server returns a HTTP status code 500 ...
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Anti Virus Intergration

we have found an issue with some production systems that the Anti-Virus causes the program to become slow a lot of the times and generally interferes with the activity of our software. Now as far as I ...
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How to modify a certificate using getTBSCertificate() method

I want to show that if I modify one bit or byte from a given X509 certificate the signature verification results false (because this modification results different hash value from the certificate). ...
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Can SHA-1 PRNG still create secure cipher keys?

I am concerned that a SHA-1 PRNG cannot produce an AES-256 cipher key with the expected 256 bits of security, or indeed any secure cipher key where over 165 bits of security are expected. The SHA-1 ...
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Can Veracode detect vulnerabilities in jsp files?

We have chosen Veracode to perform security assessment of our JavaEE code. We have been performing white-box security testing using Veracode. As I am quite new to Veracode, I was surprised to find no ...
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ReCaptcha Placement

I wish to use google's new version 2.0 reCaptcha on my website. My website displays some users' (public) information to other registered users. Where is the best place to place the reCaptcha? 1) On ...
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Securing Java REST Api for Saas usecase

I'm building a Java RESTFul API with Jersey2. The API will be consumed by Developers. The developers should gain access to the endpoints via an access_token (preferably non-expiring). I had a look at ...
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Code signing certificate validation by Java

Despite several web search, I can’t find an accurate explanation on code signing certificate validation by Java. Indeed, I am wondering if the code signing certificate (the “final cert”) must already ...
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encryption protection against lost password

Here is a plan I am thinking about. I haven't seen this proposed, so I thought I would ask about it. Threat we are guarding against: A lost or stolen laptop leading to exposure of sensitive ...
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What factors make Android app code vulnerable to Cross-Site Request Forgery attacks?

According to techtarget.com Cross-Site Request Forgery is: a method of attacking a Web site in which an intruder masquerades as a legitimate and trusted user. An XSRF attack can be used to ...
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What makes an Android application vulnerable to Cross-site scripting (XSS)?

Definition of XSS If you search the web, there are many different ways to define a cross site scripting attack. Simply put, XSS vulnerabilities occur when a malicious attacker is permitted to inject ...
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Signature Based Malware Detection

I am developing software for detecting malware based on signature, in Java. I have researched a lot for the approach to move ahead. I found that the basic idea is to store the existing malware ...
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Drive By Download Without User Interaction

Is Exist any kind of drive by download (in Java maybe) without any user interaction, because when you make a drive by download in java in general a popup appears to ask some permission to the user ...
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CSRF Guard - Can it protect service call also?

I'm implementing CSRF guard in my web application. I have done all the required configuration and I can see token getting generated/injected into the request header. Let me tell you application's ...
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ShellShock vulnerability and Java Web Applications

I am running a java webapplication ( Spring 3.2 based) on linux hosts. The linux hosts are vulnerable to the ShellShock vulnerability. Can someone exploit this vulnerabiity on my website ?
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Can we hide a constant hashed key used for AES encryption of a password?

Are there any methods in java to hide a constant hashed key which is embedded in a class? FYI, the key is used to AES encrypt a password used to authenticate a Web Service which would only take a ...
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Dump SSL traffic from a Java applet

I have a smartcard that can be read by websites using a Java applet (see http://www.springcard.com/online/applet_pcsc/). I would like to monitor and is to replay packets going from this java applet to ...
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What is the risk of installing Facebook Video Calling jar file?

I'm trying to talk with somebody on Facebook, but after many Facebook privacy scandals, it's a big question. Secondly on OSX, it's giving me the error that “FacebookVideoCalling_v1.6.jar” can’t be ...
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Is it Possible for a Java Applet to Record Cursor Movements Inside the Applet? [closed]

I am using my mouse to interact with a Java applet in a browser. Clearly the party that owns the Java applet can record where I click inside the applet. What I'm wondering about now is whether it is ...
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Executing external process from Java security

What are security implications of executing external processes using Java ProcessBuilder/Process? Example: Runtime rt = Runtime.getRuntime(); Process proc = rt.exec("processExecutable"); InputStream ...
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Private and public key need to have same algorithm?

The private and the public key from the cert must have the same algorithm, correct? EDIT: Yes of course pub / priv are a key pair. So this code would be legal, to be more flexible (e.g. ECDSA or DSA): ...
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Auto deploy war file (backdoor/shell) to particular folder [closed]

I am in the midst of a pentest. I have managed to uploaded a war shell (backdoor) in c:\test\ which is automatically deployed in a folder, for example c:\test\tmpbrowser.war. The application which I ...
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what freeware tool for java source code review? [closed]

I need freeware tool for source code review for my application which used WebSphere Portal and Java as technology. Please provide me relevant information or links regarding this.
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Java SSL factory connection to SSL server (with just public-key and certificate)

I am trying to connect to a SSL web server. We currently have a pkcs12 file and connect, that is our private-key and certificate. Is it possible to connect using Java code with a public-key and ...
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How do Java applet exploits work? [closed]

Browsers store web pages in a local cache on the client's machine. How does a hostile Java applet exploit this information to gain more privileges than it is entitled to? My understanding is that a ...
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How esignature verification process work?

I have a web application in which the users will be signing an html report. I know how the digital signature authentication works. But here the user will literally be signing the document (So, Should ...
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Security concern to implement a web based remote desktop

I am implementing a web based remote desktop application.Through this application client can connect to the server and can access the server using JSP/Servlet Java robot class. I can configure the ...
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Manually monitoring your PC for Java (Oracle) exploits?

Sandboxing and AV's aside, if I wanted to manually look at/monitor my system for where they usually enter it, where could I look for possible malicious Java viruses/activity, e.g., would they first ...
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PAP and CHAP implementation using Java

I want to implement PAP and CHAP based authentication in my Java project how can I implement ? is there any API available in Java for using that protocol ?
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BLS signature java implementation needed (if possible, along with some example code)

I need to sign a string with the shortest digest possible using regular certificate like X.509. As far as I understand, I will have to transform the string to the sequence of bytes, then sign. After ...
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Java Client not able to establish SSL handshake with server [migrated]

I have a Java client which is using the Apache HttpClient 4.1 library to make an HTTPs request to a server which doesn't require authentication. If I call that server with my browser or curl, the ...
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JAAS Authorization with OSGi

I have a custom permission called SomePermission which extends the BasicPermission class. Also I have following entry in the policy file. grant principal org.sample.jaas.pincipal.SomePrincipal ...