Management of semi-permanent interactive information interchange between two or more communicating devices, or between a computer and user

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RSA/ECB/PKCS1Padding: Encrypting a Session Key JavaScript

How to do ECB mode when dealing with RSA? I dont understand it. The Aadhar authentication doc (http://uidai.gov.in/images/FrontPageUpdates/aadhaar_authentication_api_1_6.pdf Page 33) says that we have ...
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Exploiting a potential ASP.NET web app Session Fixation vulnerability

I am pen-testing an ASP.NET application that is exhibiting Session Fixation behavior. The application is using cookie based sessions. Basically: When you land on the page no Session cookie is ...
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Configuration settings for sessions in php

I recently found the following configuration settings: use-strict-mode hash-bits-per-character hash-function and I have some questions about them: Use-strict-mode says the following: session....
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What mechanism to use for simple and secure HTTP API access?

I am currently working on a service which offers a HTTP API for mobile clients. I want clients to authenticate in order to access my API. The server itself is doing the authentication there will be ...
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Session Cookie HttpOnly Set After Initial Server Response Showing as Vulnerable

Is a session cookie set without HttpOnly at first, but added before the client browser finishes rendering, still considered vulnerable? The scanner test I need to satisfy believes so, but is this a ...
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Use salt as identifier for crypted session id in database based authentication system for webapp

I have written a database-based authentication framework for webapps I am planning to program in the future. The framework is implemented by using the plpgsql-language of a PostgreSQL-Database and ...
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Session key renewal between two constrained devices

I'm not keen on encryption and security overall, so please forgive my ignorance. Let's assume the following: We have two nodes which are constrained devices (resources not sufficient for asymmetric ...
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Securing a JavaScript app with RESTful backend

I went through the question Securing a JavaScript Single Page App with RESTful backend that has discussions / options around securing a Javascript client side app that invokes RESTful APIs. However, ...
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Allowing third-party clients to authenticate with an app server

I'm working on an app that is planned to be licensed to OEMs, who would in turn offer it as a service to their users.  We would host the app server and the OEM would optionally host the app's web ...
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What causes wifi network connections to timeout? [closed]

i was wondering what actually causes wifi network connections to timeout. for instance, say my laptop is connected to my wifi and i yank the battery out such that my laptop can't send any proper 802....
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Session IDs number repeated under mac

I have run a penetration test on a web server. To generate session IDs with this Bash script : #! /bin/bash NUMBEROFSESSIONS=3000 for i in $(seq 1 ${NUMBEROFSESSIONS}) do curl -s -c cookie 'URL' 1&...
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Actual issue? Phone switches from 3G to router makes session switch from https to http

I heard that a security issue exists in some cases when a mobile phone has: Connected to a website via https via 3G Connects to a router I'm told that that in this particular scenario the router ...
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SSL Handshake failed

I’m working on windows desktop application which is created using C++ (IDE : Qt creator). It has login panel, where i do user validation via https connection using openssl 1.0 library. Application is ...
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Is this a session fixation

I really can't understand the session fixation attack. I've read OWASP definition that said: Session Fixation is an attack that permits an attacker to hijack a valid user session. The attack ...
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Does logging out also stops the hijacked session?

Suppose somebody hijacks my session , say using Firesheep. Then what happens if I logout, does the hijacked session also end ? Also, does using LAN wire instead of WiFi prevents session hijacking ?
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Preventive Measure for detecting Session Fixation attacks

From my understanding if i am not wrong in session fixation attacks. The attacker login into the server as a legitimate user and creates a valid session. He then the tricks the compromised user to use ...
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Github Pages Security, From .com to .io

Github pages is now using github.io domain instead of github.com I've read github explanation but it's still difficult for me to understand the root cause. Why would a domain become a security issue?
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Is using an SSL Session ID along with a cookie based session verification more secure or not really?

I am using Django which is a web framework for Python. I love it but the session handling is cookie-based. Now over SSL I'm sure it's reasonably "secure" but I don't think there is any kind of fail ...
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Is data exposed in a CSRF attack?

I am wondering wether a CSRF attack, will disclose the information being sent back in a GET request. I need to send a social security number out, to the client a few times, and it is NOT anyone else ...
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Generating session CSRF token based on SSL session ID

Following situation: Application is only accessible via HTTPS/SPDY nginx is sending the SSL session ID to the upstream server Upon session start I'd like to use the first 128 characters of that ...
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Session management: Are the features of application server enough?

HTTP is a stateless protocol. However, when the user logs into a web application, he likes that some session information be preserved, such that he does not have to login again when he wants to go ...
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Why would you maintain multiple session ID's in one application?

There is a web application and I am looking at the cookies values after authentication using Burp proxy. There are 5 different cookies, say c1, c2, c3, c4, c5. When I tampered with the values of ...
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How to protect the Session ID?

I have been doing some reading over the past few days on Session IDs and the methods taken to prevent people from intercepting them and using them to hijack a session. From what I have read, when ...
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When should server side sessions be used instead of client side sessions?

From an information security perspective, when should server side sessions be enabled instead of client side sessions? From what I gather, "secure client side sessions" are cookies that contain data ...
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Can servers store the mac address of the computer on the server side to prevent session hijacking?

Can servers store the mac address computer on the server side to prevent session hijacking? For example, if in the server side, the servers store the mac address and the session id as a pair and ...
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Is it safe to store the reset password token in PHP session

I have a login system created in PHP. It currently doesn't have the "forgot password" feature and I would like to implement the feature. For this I'm planning to do the following: When user submits ...
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Where do suspect requests from logged-in users to my website come from?

I have an ASP.Net MVC 4 web application that is hosted on a Windows 2008 server. The application is secured by a custom ASP.Net membership provider. Only users who are granted permission by the admin ...
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How to invalidate a session on browser closure?

I have a web application where web session need to expire after stipulated period of time. However capturing browser closure event is not a good idea to invalidate a user session. What can be an ...
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Handling session tokens when a users IP changes with extreme frequency

My web service is an API-driven Single-Page-Application. Once the user logs in they're given a temporary token to use for the rest of the session which is sent along with each API request. The token ...
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Differences between Cookie vs Session Variable to sensitive data

I am doing my own login authentication system, and I want to do a robust system. I want to decide which direction I should take to keep the user logged in. I have put a question for each way, and also ...
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What are the major threats involved in storing the session identifiers in local storage instead of cookies?

I want to know the major security threats involved in storing the session variables in client side local storage, instead of storing it in the cookies. Can somebody give me a brief description?
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How secure are PHP sessions?

Should i worry about securing PHP sessions for my users? How do hackers steal the sessions? The information users of my site can view is not at all sensitive and if viewed or modified by a hacker ...
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What can entreprise admins do with our secured sessions?

The enterprise where I work has a proxy server that traces and filters our web activities. Employees claim that they can know the links that we visited and see the content of HTTP web sites, but they ...
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What additional mitigations are necessary due to “Continue where I left off”?

I work with sensitive sites that handle financial information, my code protects more than four billion pounds of assets. All of our sites have a logout button and in addition use HttpOnly, Secure, ...
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Using Random Numbers As Session variables

I am using randomly generated numbers as session variables to identify the sessions in a PHP application. To make further security proof what ways should I follow?
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Prevent Session Hijacking, where an attacker steals Session ID(cookie) from the browser physically

Consider a case, where an attacker has physical access of user's machine for 20-30 seconds. The attacker can use this time to steal user's cookie (say using EditThisCookie plugin) and send the cookies ...
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Why is MITM required for Session Hijacking?

As I understand, the basic concept of Session Hijacking is intercepting a packet in which the victim sends its cookie/session credentials to a server, be it Facebook/Twitter/YouTube/Whatever. But ...
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cryptographic session token vs stored random session token [duplicate]

I am building a web API and I have a hard time choosing between cryptographic session token and stored random session token for user authentication. I see several pros & cons for each: stored ...
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Can a “client-initiated” session cookie provide more privacy and security than existing session alternatives?

There are several uses for a cookie, and I would like to offer some kind of guarantee that a cookie is being used for a specific, limited purpose and scope. In my case, I want to prove that a cookie ...
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Where are the HTTPS session resumption tickets/sessionIds stored on the client?

With Session resumption in TLS/HTTPS the client stores the sessionID or the session ticket and uses it the next time it wants to communicate with the server. I am trying to find where the browser ...
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Session Fixation - Is that even an issue here?

Someone stepped up to me calling me out on not assigning a new session-ID on successfull login. Basically i was told: The fact that i use the same cookie (with the same SID) in the login-page as well ...
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Using scrypt to encrypt data in a session variable

Let's say I want to store some data in the node's session, for example, like an authenticity token. Obviously I want to store it in an encrypted way if it's going in a cookie, then decrypt it on a ...
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Is there a secure way to share sessions in the same server with different sub domains?

I'm studing a case that I have a RESTful backend (php-based) and a hybrid HTML+JS+PHP front-end in different subdomains: backend.example.com <-- A RESTful API to provide some XHR requests. *....
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Security issues in “Remember Me” function code example

I'm a beginner, and these may be very obvious for you, but I'm trying to understand if there are security issues with this example. Today on Stack Overflow, I saw the following post: PHP Sessions ...
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Authenticated sessions and Man in the middle

I see a lot of websites (including Stackoverflow) using this authentication mechanism: Client authenticates under HTTPS and gets back a session id. Client drops back to HTTP and accesses secure ...
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Increasing tomcat session id increases security

Tomcat gives a configuration sessionIdLength to be configurable, but does increasing the session id increases its security or its just security through obscurity
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Help with scope clarification of PCI requirement 8.5.15

Section 8.5.15 reads: If a session has been idle for more than 15 minutes, require the user to re-enter the password to re-activate the terminal. Section 8 Accompanying note reads: These ...
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Remember me vs. persistent session for web applications

This question is intended to gather information about what the specific security advantages/disadvantages are to using a "remember me" function for an online web site relying on sessions compared with ...
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Risk in not expiring an “unsubscribe” link

Are there any risks with an "unsubscribe" link in e-mails that never expires? The e-mails are sent to customers. The token used to unsubscribe the customer will include a customer ID encoded using ...
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Asp.net web forms is not generating a new session id if a user logs out and logs back in

Asp.net web forms is not generating a new session id if a user logs out and logs back in. Is this a major security risk? We're using SSL.