High-level dynamic language developed by Guido van Rossum, particularly popular for server-side web programming and scripting.

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Does bcrypt have a maximum password length?

I was messing around with bcrypt today and noticed something: hashpw('testtdsdddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddsddddddddddddddddd', salt) Output: ...
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Are python's popen (and similar) functions affected by Shellshock?

Basically which python's functions trigger bash (and might be impacted by shellshock), and which don't ? I have come up with this question by seeing in some scripts the popen() function. My question ...
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Reconstructing bittorrent data from PCAP

I am doing a CTF flag for my school project with a PCAP flag based on this CTF write-up: eindbazen.net - Plaid CTF 2012 - Torrent I setup a local torrent file containing an .mp3 (the audio is my ...
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Django SECRET_KEY security, how are methods more secure

I am nearing a point where I will deploy my Django application to the hostile environment otherwise known as "the internet" and I'm trying to better understand the ramifications of the Django ...
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How to to make a file private by securing the url that only authenticated users can see

I was wondering if there is a way to secure an image or a file to be hidden when it is not authenticated. Suppose there is an image in my website which can only be seen if that user is authenticated. ...
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What are the pros and cons of using sha256 to hash a password before passing it to bcrypt?

My apologies if this has already been asked. I recently became aware of the fact that bcrypt truncates passwords to 72 characters. Practically speaking my intuition is that this does not pose any ...
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MongoDB Nosql injection in python code

Here is the code snippet for accessing to MongoDB. client = MongoClient() db = client.test_database collection = db.test # Get data from fields condition = form.getvalue('name') if condition: ...
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Using client certificates for website authentication

I was wondering if there currently exists a Content Management System that supports PKI and client certificates for website authentication instead of username/passwords. If not, what's a good place to ...
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How to implement client side encryption for CalDav & CardDav content?

I'm looking for a client-side encryption implementation that would be able to secure CardDav & CalDav data so that they couldn't be compromised even by the hosting provider. Server side: PHP or ...
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Best way to store/retrieve sensitive key files?

We have our web servers running in AWS EC2. We have about 30 API Keys/passwords/etc (sensitive data) which is set in the environment for our app to use. Whenever we deploy, we start a new server ...
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Hiding backdoors in Open Source code in other languages than C and C++?

I am referring to The Underhanded C Contest and Hiding Backdoors in plain sight. They demonstrate, that you can with some cleverness, write Open Source code, publish the code and hide a backdoor in ...
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Python security hardening

I’m working for a large organization which is using some Windows products that require python to work. Python is used to execute built in utility scripts and the user never recognizes that python is ...
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buffer overflow in python script

I am developing a script to perform an a buffer overflow for an assignment in school. However, I am stuck at a point where my payload works injected through the commandline, but not injected through ...
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Protecting <a href='{{ my_model.some_url }}'> in Django

In my Django template, I have a link like this: <a href='{{ my_model.some_url }}'> The some_url bit is a Django URLField that a user can influence. Can this be exploited in any way? (What ...
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SQLMap: How to test JavaScript generated field names?

I have a pretty simple HTML page that submits a username and password to the server via POST method: <doctype html> <head> <title>SQLMap dynamic parameters</title> ...
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Principal DOM Based XSS detect using python

I am working for a project make a XSS scan tool using python. I have a sample url: http://www.foo.bar/index.php?ids=111 I've found that it has a vulnerability by ...
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Proper Linux user authentication through PAM aware applications

Currently I'm building an authentication system using Linux PAM for a python daemon process. It will need to authenticate remote users from a variety of front-ends against the local user list. ...
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Secure Connection between two mobile (Android and/or iOS) devices

I've a Device A which will communicate with multiple devices on a network (BLE and/or NFC). All the devices will be handled a Token upon authentication which somehow needs to be transferred over to ...
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A secure way to encrypt a connection between 2 clients securing against both passive and active adversaries

Recently I got interested in encryption and the methods behind them. So for a fun / school project I am building a program in python to encrypt data between two clients (chat and files). I'm just ...
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Question about email app in Python and security

I've managed to get my tiny little app to send an email with a click of a button using this code (this is just the email part): http://pastebin.com/nR5g28ct But to avoid some error, I had to allow ...
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Can clients execute my python CGI at will?

I have a site where the main database is interacted with via python scripts located in public_html\cgi-bin\. To run commands, various JavaScript scripts, located in \public_html\scripts\, use jQuery ...
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Running untrusted Python code

I have a small OpenWRT router, on which I wish to run a daemon which is a python script. However, even though it is open-source and plain Python, I still don't trust it and I would like to isolate it ...
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Create netcat listener and execute reverse shell in the same script

I'm coding an exploit in python that exploits a command injection vulnerability for a CTF and I'm wondering how could I start a netcat listener and then send the payload to the remote host and once ...
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Python implementation of AES and SHA256/512 that are FIPS-140-2 validated?

For security purposes I need to use AES encryption and SHA256/512 in my Django/Python project. I know there are various libraries out there that provide different encryption methods but I can't seem ...
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Maltego transform samples

I'm playing around with Maltego for target recon and investigation, and have started writing my own transforms in Python. Unfortunately, the current developer documentation is a little light on ...
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Double socket connection

I'm busy experimenting with TCP socket connnections. I have made a client SOCK_STREAM socket andi've got a few questions: Is there any way that a streaming(TCP) socket can get data from another ...
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How to fuzz service with sending bad data?

I am reading a post about fuzzer in Python, here is the code: # Import the required modulees the script will leverage # This lets us use the functions in the modules instead of writing the code from ...
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After having confirmed a computer is infected by a Botnet.

And having found a server IP that is controlling it. How can I find out the log-in credentials this client uses to log in to a IRC channel / server webpage / control panel. I have found out a python ...
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Study roadmap to write a crypter / backdoor

Recently I came across a site called SecurityTube.net, which has a ton of amazing security stuff. I'm following their Python Scripting Expert videos which are totally worth it. I also came across the ...
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Assembly decoder with jmp-pop-call technique

This is a part of code in which I cannot figure out the mistake. I am using the jmp-pop-call technique and what I get is "Segmentation Fault". Tried to use GDB but things are really vague. Each byte ...
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Scapy capturing Dot11 headers windows

Is it at all possible to capture Dot11 headers under Scapy in Windows? I'm thinking Winpcap, but I'm not sure how I'm supposed to do that. Any clues?
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Security concerns with user Python scripts

I am generating dynamic images in a web service. The current setup is: Request image.py image.py does a database lookup to determine what data to use to generate the image image.py calls a ...
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Python exploit question?

Can someone please explain how and why this struct.pack code is used in the below exploit? I'm trying to understand how it triggers the vulnerability. I understand the buffer overflow aspect, I'm ...
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Learning to script tools in Python and general Pen Testing

I want to learn Pen Testing and already know Java and have been learning Python and am fairly comfortable with Python syntax. I also have some knowledge on Linux and TCP/IP. My questions are: How can ...
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Unusual design aspects of AWS HMAC-based authentication, v4

I am designing a RESTful API in python. I want to use HMAC authentication. I could not find any suitable HMAC libraries, so I am rolling my own. However I want to use a well-known standard such as AWS ...
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PyCrypto Possible To Check If File Already AES Encrypted?

import os, random, struct from Crypto.Cipher import AES def encrypt_file(key, in_filename, out_filename=None, chunksize=64*1024): """ Encrypts a file using AES (CBC mode) with the given ...
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Explain the Heartbleed Python code [closed]

first post here so be gentle please! I understand the Heartbleed vulnerability concept, and I have a general grasp of Python. I'm struggling to understand the PoC Python code though, so was after a ...
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Custom Python Server - how to secure it?

I'm going to purchase my own dedicated server service soon and run few python server scripts on it. Firstly, let me tell you that I am total noob when it comes to internet security and was unable to ...
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File encryption for a storage API

I'm implementing a Dropbox-like API, and one of my requirements is to have the files stored encrypted on the server. It is not required that the files are made unreadable by the server, only that they ...
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MITM Attacks with Web GUI

I'm thinking of writing an application that communicates sensitive information (using Python, if that's relevant). Instead of using the standard GUI libraries (like GTK, Qt or wxWidgets), I was ...
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HMAC + AES to guarantee secrecy and integrity?

As an exercise, I am writing some code that accepts a list of possibly secret properties (e.g. user ID, password, IP address), adds a timestamp, encrypts it, and signs it. Here's a high-level ...
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How secure is a Python Pyro daemon for storing a password?

I am using the Pyro package to create a daemon which will, upon startup, prompt for a password, and then the daemon will store that password as long as it is running. Other scripts will then make a ...
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Can you write OS-related virus using high level languages like Python

It is a well known fact that OS-related viruses are commonly written in low level languages like C or C++ which require direct access to the kernel of the CPU , I am just wondering if its possible ...
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How does Nessus send remote commands on Windows without RDP? [closed]

I would like to know how Nessus sends remote commands on Windows. I have a scan with credentials launched on a Windows machine without RDP enabled, and Nessus can launch commands (.audit with the item ...
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Are shell scripts / bash inherently less secure than other (script) languages such as python?

Are shell scripts / bash suitable for any kind of task as long as the developer(s) write correct, security bug free scripts? Or are shell scripts / bash less advisable for some tasks such as parsing ...
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How safe is virtual box without internet [duplicate]

I am running a windows 7 virtual box without internet connected. Internet is, however, connected to the host, and I allow any internet access to and from the host. On the guest platform I am working ...
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Identifying HP Printers with NMAP and then using results in Python/Perl

Great write up on network printer hacking at IronGeek's site here for anyone interested http://www.irongeek.com/i.php?page=security/networkprinterhacking. Here's what I want to do: Scan the subnet ...
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Python 2 or 3 for offensive security? [closed]

I have decided to set my sights on the OSCP Certification and, after reading multiple reviews I've decided to take Abraham's advice to heart and sharpen my axe. I have experience with Shell ...
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If perl/python is not guaranteed to be installed on a target system why are those scripts useful to hackers?

If you don't install perl/python on your system then hackers can't use it (or they would make themselves obvious if they installed it)? I am just trying to understand why these languages are ...
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Is there any reason to allow Python fetches of my Web server's pages?

I keep seeing "python-requests/1.1.0 CPython/2.7.4 Linux/3.8.0-19-generic" requests e.g. from Amazon's servers of my website. It's kind of creepy. Who would set up an Amazon server to scan websites? ...