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How risky is it to disclose your IMEI number? [duplicate]

What will happen if I have mistakenly given my Android phone IMEI number to my IT colleague at my work place? How risky is it? I have asked him to delete my IMEI number. How can I be sure that he is ...
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SQL injection prevention by replacing ' with '' [duplicate]

I'm working on a web application which is vulnerable to SQL injection in its search box. It uses ASP.Net (C#) and Microsoft SQL Server. In the search box it queries like: Select Column1 from TBL ...
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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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Why do some websites and programs restrict password characteristics?

There are some websites and even programs that I use that have ridiculous password restrictions. Lots of forums for instance restrict passwords to ~32 characters. Others enforce a restricted charset. ...
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IS TDE PCI-Compliant?

According to PCI PAN can be stored in the database as long as strong cryptography is used. I couldn't find which cryptography is considered strong according to PCI. Here's the issue: I have PAN ...
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Number of Column Enumeration in PHP / MySQL

I am currently studying SQLi from a book which I won't mention to avoid any copyright issues. The book contains many examples of strings / code from MSSQL, MySQL, Oracle etc. I am currently stumped ...
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What security considerations should I keep in mind when setting up home automation using IFTTT?

My next personal project is going to be setting up some basic home automation for my parents (not very tech savvy but have a potential to learn). This involves some thermostat, lighting and ...
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Is there a way to download a PHP file without it being executed?

I recently got a phishing mail of unusually bad quality; "Please imediatly sign in under the following link, as we are your bank, you know"-ish. The link points to an unconvincing URL with .php at the ...
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Why not have an identical session cookie for different user's devices?

Here is my table structure: // users +----+--------+------------------------+------------------+-------------------------------+ | id | name | email | cookie | /* some ...
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Is it a vulnerability if an application cookies carry sensitive information?

I am assessing a small e-commerce web application. I have found that the application passes the order details, the cost, the order ID etc as a part of the cookie. Tampering with it does not affect the ...
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How to show XSS popup without using alert and script keywords?

I have come across a field that is vulnerable to XSS. It accepts and tags however keywords script,alert, msgbox, prompt are blocked. I have tried every encoded version of these keywords but its not ...
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Why can't persistence XSS be detected by a Web Application Firewall?

This OWASP article mentioned that "Using data validation, only reflected XSS can be detected and prevented, persistent XSS cannot be detected, DOM-based XSS only to be limited degree if part of the ...
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Access control allow origin browser protection efficiency

I was building a website as an experiment, and tried using few ajax requests to different sites. On some sites I will get an error: XMLHttpRequest cannot load http://example.com/path No 'Access-...
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What does it actually mean when someone says their website is hacked?

I have seen many people say that their website has been hacked using some vulnerability. I never fully understood what this means. To me the only way to get control of website is get the FTP details....
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Is “Windows” mode inherently more secure than Forms authentication for .NET web apps?

We have a web application being reviewed and I see the usual section in Web.Config: <authentication mode="Windows"> <forms loginUrl="~/Account/Login" timeout="10800" defaultUrl="~/"/> &...
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Is use of HttpServletRequest.getQueryString() for a response header vulnerable to response splitting?

I've been told that using HttpServletRequest.getQueryString() in a response header makes my application susceptible to HTTP response splitting attacks, but I just don't see how. It's clear in the ...
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Centralized local hosted web based password manager

In our company we have more than 100 employers and everyone use several online applications daily. To access all of this sites they need a password which was now stored very insecurely. so I'm ...
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SQL injection in find_by Active Record RoR 4

I was trying to understand the possibility of SQLi in a Rails Application, that I am currently auditing for a client, that uses Active Record 4.2.0. Now, I have limited experience with RoR so please ...
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Secure sensitive information sent from Server to mobile App

Okay, I have a rails backend server which is pretty much just a database server. The database contains information about different types of a substance, and that substance's confidential inherent ...
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Encrypting data before sending to SaaS tool and decrypting on browser view

I'd like to send data to a SaaS tool, where the data is stored in the cloud. I'll use Google Analytics as an example, but it applies to any similar service. Google Analytics does not allow you to ...
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Sandboxing untrusted user-supplied code in a web application

I am trying to create a programming game where user-supplied programs compete in battle simulations, to be used as a tool to teach and practice programming. (It will likely be a turn-based robot ...
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Storing sensitive, sharable data

I'm building a intranet solution for a company using PHP. One of their desired functionalities is storing payrolls, absence and personal information. They need this to be accessible for the employee ...
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How does SQL injection work through URL?

I wonder how SQL injection works through URL with SQL in the parameter. Assume I have a database with a table named mytable. When I get an ID from method POST I put it in this query: SELECT * FROM `...
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Single web application - security advantages to two server model?

I'm looking to deploy infrastructure for a web application that will live on a LAMP stack. The infrastructure is such that this is the only application that will ever live on this server and it must ...
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With Google's new Privacy Policies going into effect soon, how can I better protect myself using their services?

From what I can tell, the gist of the new Privacy Policy from Google is that they're making a blanket policy to allow using your data between all their services, however they see fit. So now one ...
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Why there are so many web servers which get exploited by generating obfuscated files?

TL & DR How do those obfuscated files many users complain on this SE-site about get on their systems? And after that, even more interesting how they get executed? Is this caused by the way php ...
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WAF SQL evasion using HPF technique

I was reading an article on WAF evasion techniques http://www.slideshare.net/devteev/methods-to-bypass-a-web-application-firewall-eng. The article discusses two techniques HPP (HTTP parameter ...
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Risks in avoiding AdBlock detection by importing cookies or simulating the displaying of ads

I've increasingly been finding that many of the websites that I access have now been requesting whitelisting by my adblocker. Sites that do this like Forbes, NDTV, do not allow you to proceed until ...
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Preventing uploads of malware to server by changing all extentions to PNG?

Ok, so I have my own website, and you can use the file upload quite a bit, and it is very important to the site. However, I've been hearing that clients can still bypass a file extension restrictions (...
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Security disadvantages of sending a password with GET? [duplicate]

Other than over your shoulder peeping, if a password is sent using GET in plaintext over an encrypted connection, are there any extra security disadvantages or is it the same as POST?
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How can a keylogger gather and transmit data from a client-only webapp run from file?

For a client-side only webapp run from file, how can a keylogger gather data and then transmit it? In this scenario, please limit the scope to the client code only, that an attacker somehow has ...
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Protect files on webserver, allow only internal use

I have a website and it has an audio player to play music files. The music files are hosted in a public directory. Since they are there anyome can point there and use the files on their website. Is ...
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Is array injection a vulnerability and what is the proper term for it?

When I'm penetration testing I sometimes notice undesirable behaviour of a PHP script when I inject a single or multidimensional array using the HTTP GET parameters. Possible availability risk This ...
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Should pypi subdirectories be accessible from web browser?

I am a security researcher and when I was fingerprinting one web application I found out that all the subdirectories of domain.com/pypi were accessible from the web browser. The main directory pypi ...
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Question on information retrieved from systems that could potentially lead to exploits

Usually it is advised, when one wants to secure an application, to "provide" as little information, or better yet, no information at all to unauthorized (possibly malicious) users. I'm thinking of ...
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Caging unsecure internet facing IOT device

Suppose I bought a domotic IOT device which connects to the internet via an ADSL modem and permits access to it via web browser or smartphone app without SSL encryption and several other weaknesses. ...
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Do I need to detect user's device for “remember me” system? [closed]

I'm following solution #1 of this answer. After a while, there will be some redundant rows in the table. Suppose this table: // cookies +---------+-------------------------+------------------+--------...
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Access-Control-Allow-Origin wihout AJAX

This answer (incorrectly?) states No, as long as the CORS Access-Control-Allow-Origin is at its default restrictive value. This prevents the outer website from accessing the framed website via ...
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Is the UK Parliament e-petition system trustworthy?

Over the last few days, I've been hearing often about the petition to (pratically) "repeat" the Brexit referendum and I noticed that it is an online petition. I noticed that the "sign petition" form ...
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Should every website or web-application have a Responsible Disclosure Policy and what are the drawbacks of having such a policy?

The Dutch National Cyber Security Centre, NCSC* (daughter of the Ministry of Security and Justice) published a news article* regarding a Responsible Disclosure Guideline in the beginning of 2013. The ...
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Does displaying images on profiles by URL have security implications?

I am Developing a Web Application Currently, in which users can Make a Profile and Fill out the User's information, In this i have also kept a Section for Profile Picture, in that i have used a logic ...
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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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Non-Sensitive/Non-Critical Database and Web server protections?

I have an unrestricted DMZ that is currently set up with a non-critical/non-sensitive web server and database server inside. The database server gets interfaces from two critical systems but does not ...
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Prevent my site from being copied

Is it possible to protect my site from HTTrack Website Copier or any similar program? Without setting a max number of HTTP request from users.
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Cross Site Scripting without special chars

I'm testing a web application and I found a XSS vulnerability. I can break a tag and inject some code to the application but nothing potentialy dangerous for the client. The application has a filter ...
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Facebook account keeps getting hacked, can't seem to figure out why or how?

One of my friends, she has a lot of friends on Facebook, and uses it for marketing. Her account keeps getting broken into. Her password gets reset and/or gets locked for changing resetting password ...
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How dangerous is leaking knowledge about existence of objects which the user is not allowed to access?

It is my understanding that good security design does not reveal information about data which the user is not allowed to access. This includes information about the existence of said data, i.e. if a ...
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How do I decrypt this unknown cipher text? [duplicate]

I got this unknow cipher text. Can you solve this? This looks like encoded PHP with base64/str_rot13/gzinflate eval. nI31RZG+Rxb1RZGzRMfsOdNql2K9RsesRLDVOdNqnLWtOdNqRtJtRtm1RZG8OdNrmxb1R/...
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How to secure communications between a web front-end and the web server when/where the HTTPS protocol is compromised?

A country in the Central Asia has issued a law enforcing all the ISPs to decrypt the transit HTTPS traffic and encrypt it with a special certificate issued by the government. Every client is to ...
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How to prevent source code theft in web application development

I'm developing a webapplication working with PHP, SQL DB and other technologies. I'm always considering someone stealing the source code or using it to other means. How can you prevent someone from ...