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Firebug appears to be decrypting SSL traffic: is it the correct behaviour?

In my company we were writing a small web application which would be hosted and tested under HSTS protocol. One of my tester complained that the username and password can be seen in cleartext so it ...
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Secure user logins in applications

We wish to create a Java GUI desktop application for our authorised helpdesk staff to perform their normal operations. For e.g. they often have to check log files for errors if a user called or verify ...
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Xssing without opening a new html tag <

Example: test.php?p=test give output: <p style="...">test</p> I can inject anything other than '<', when injected I got redirected. So can it be exploited ?
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Can I use port 443 without SSL?

If I am running a web server on port 80 and I also have port 443 (HTTPS) turned on but it is not enforced. I did not self-sign or sign with a proper CA (i.e., I don't use SSL for my site), does ...
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“Breaching Privacy Laws” - What could this mean? [closed]

I was one of the developers of a web form that we built for a client (USA based) some 2 years back. Today, we received an email from them stating that one of their customers raised a concern with them ...
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Is it good practice to mandate input action on the password field in a webapp?

I am of the school of thought that says you should never have the browser "remember your password" because if you use it often enough, you will be able to retain that piece of information. I now want ...
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What would be the valid approach while handling short links [duplicate]

In modern world people often use to send urls with url shortners from various webservices,Mostly we use url shortners to shorten the url But in terms of exploits,phishing attempts how could we avoid ...
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CSRF attack - Set custom CSRF Header [duplicate]

The title is a little bit unclear but I had no idea to describe the following issue in there. I found a vulnerability in a website where I am able to bypass the CSRF protection (Bug Bounty ...
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HOW is the malicious URL/payload is delivered to the user on a DOM based XSS attack?

Testing for DOM based XSS at OWASP reads: The first hypothetical example uses the following client side code: <script> document.write("Site is at: " + document.location.href + "."); ...
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Strange requests to my server

I recently checked my logs and found some strange requests to my server. eg GET /path/Microsoft.XMLHTTP HTTP/1.0 GET /path2/Scripting.FileSystemObject HTTP/1.0 A further check seems to point to ...
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What security measures should be taken when running a Linux web server out of our office?

I am interested in running our company's web server from our local office. The office makes use of file sharing and NAS devices among other common office protocols. The worst case scenarios I've ...
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Does this concept attack work to harvest credentials and 2FA using offline fake site?

My concept is this: Client connects to Malicious\Eviltwin AP Client connects to www.facebook.com but this one is a fake offline site by the fake dns server Client enters user and password ---> ...
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Web site vulnerability discovery by scanner

I have a web site which require user login and password before they can access any materials and use the services. However, a recent VA scan found that one URL link is vulnerable to a an old version ...
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Does using ASP.NET prevent XSS [duplicate]

I was reading about XSS, and I know that ASP.NET doesn't allow saving HTML to database. So my question is Does using ASP.NET make my web application secure regarding XSS completely, without ...
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What are the most common ways to Architect the verification process of the access tokens between resource and authentication server using OAUTH 2.0?

What are the most common ways to Architect the verification process of the access tokens between resource server and authentication server using OAUTH 2.0? I am trying to build a web application ...
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which encryption is used in this JS Variables

Which encryption method is used for these variable names: var g_license_info var g_server_time_obj Respectfully encrypted to: var ago05b4e111efe149737a67a177f00ffad2 var ...
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Would this work to protect a cookie with an OAuth token?

I'm currently trying to set up an OAuth 2.0 authentication scheme to protect some stateless REST webservices. These services deal with sensitive information, and the OAuth support is a requirement. ...
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my bruteforce prevention has major downsides - any ideas?

I'm currently searching for the best way to prevent my software's webportal from bruteforce attacks and came up with the following idea: 3 login attempts without any visual challenge after 3 failed ...
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Tweaks related to javascript execution in browser

Suppose, a filter validates the url, but not the protocol. In that case I can XSS that field with the following payload javascript://%0D%0Aalert(document.domain);//validurl.com You can paste above ...
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xss when http is added in the payload

If a field is not santized(except <,>) and all it does is add http in payload and reflects the output, is it possible to execute script in the client side? This is what output looks like for input ...
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Why do web services keep asking me about my phone number?

They say it's for my own safety and that somehow my account is more "secure" if I link it with my phone number, but I don't understand why - they already have my e-mail address through which I can ...
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Securing the backend of your web application?

We are grappling with how to architect are back end for security. Some of the recommendations I've seen look like this: Source Some will have another firewall between the application server and ...
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Create a web session from within a 3rd party website using an existing oauth2 token

We're trying to allow a trusted 3rd party web application to automatically authenticate users in our own application. We thought about using oauth2 for that matter. In our scenario we would provide ...
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Penetrate Testing Java Web Applications

First thing first; this is something I have never done before. I have a web application written in Java (JSP and Servlet) and use MySQL as the database. Application is deployed in Amazon EC2, an ...
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Things to look for a backdoor in web application source code (.PHP, .JS, etc files) [closed]

I am in the process of adding functionality to a web application and I will be receiving some source files (PHP, JS, and CSS) from a hired external developer. These files are not obfuscated or ...
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What advantage does the Bloomberg authentication system have over traditional 2 factor?

Bloomberg clients have an interesting way to authenticate to the server. This seems involve some of the following: Logging into a secure website, that displays a flashing square Swiping your finger ...
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How do ad networks and analytics providers encrypt/hash their traffic?

I am trying to observe what types of information android apps are sending to ad networks that are integrated into apps. I used Fiddler to decrypt the https traffic. However, some ad networks seem to ...
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userWorkstations attribute in AD preventing users from logging into WebApp

For some of our users in AD, we have set userWorkstations attribute to restrict access to other machines. But this is preventing those users from logging into WebApplications (around 50+) protected ...
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Widget to client web encryption on an uncontrolled LAN

I asked a broader question related to this on serverfault, but I think probably the specific case I'm thinking of might be best considered here. My basic problem is this: I am providing physical ...
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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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Convert customer tracking system from web access to REST

Intro:In our company there is a service tracking website for our clients, where they can monitor the progress made in their cases with us. Our users are required to log in to that website (admin ...
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Questions about user authentication over REST API

I'm now trying to implement user authentication on my android app. I, however, have a few questions. I use a REST API. How do I safely request and send data to and from the phone? I'm assuming that I ...
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LFI exploitation using data:// [closed]

I found LFI in my website and I tried to exploit it, but when I use php://input or data:// it doesn't work, I cannot get the shell. Example: ...
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How to rate or review one Java web Application's security

Is there a way to rate or review the security for a Java web application? Except for web scanner or code audit, does it exist a metric/procedure to evaluate the application's security? Also I have ...
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What are the security implications of having login dialog inside of an iframe

I have the page to render some content and I allow it to be embedded at any third party page, so I can't use X-Frame-Options. One of the requirements is to ask user for login/password when content ...
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User account password encyption by web based emails service providers?

Do web based email providers like Gmail, hotmail encrypt user account passwords when saving them to their database? If they do, why does account information get leaked after a hack?
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How to temporarily store data securely on a cache/relay server?

Sorry if the question title sounds unclear, I'll happily accept suggestions how to make it better. Background We are running a rather complicated SCADA/MES system with a Web interface through which ...
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Capturing (1x Only) HTTP POST Request [tcpdump]

Every now and then; I like to fire up tcpdump and just watch the network traffic as the packets flow on by. For example: user@host:~$ sudo tcpdump -Aevvv Will parse & print all local ...
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Apache vs Jetty with regard to Security

I am trying to design the architecture of an app that will run on an AWS Linux AMI, inside of a Docker container. The app will deal with sensitive financial data, so security is top priority. The app ...
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Is authentication/authorisation necessary between a web server and an isolated application server?

If I have a system that consists of an application server which responds to requests made only from the web server. a web server that responds to client requests over the internet. Is it necessary ...
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Code execution through JSP RFI?

I'm working on improving my understanding of RFI (Remote File Inclusion), especially in JSP apps. I've created a vulnerable application that imports a JSP page from another server to replicate the ...
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How could one determine if a web page is vulnerable?

Suppose that we have a web page. This page could be vulnerable to any attack such as SQLI. By looking the HTML code of the page, we can find some input elements that could be used by attackers to ...
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Online Password Storage: Is this safe and how can I implement this?

Hello there for an online Tool which offers the feature of storing passwords online I want to implement the following process: A user is generating a secure secret random key with Javascript This ...
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The “.htaccess” file can be downloaded. Why? How to fix?

Maybe a noob question. I've tried searching but maybe my search terms were too specific. I've just conducted a pen test on a client's site. The site allowed me to download .htaccess just by simply ...
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Can anyone recognise this type of encoding? [closed]

I'm doing some testing and I need help understanding this type of encoding, Any ideas? Can anyone recognise it? b90de9b1-eab7-c579-ef74-08d2be5bc0ba Thanks.
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How to authenticate in a website with public/private keys?

I've been reading how the SSH public/private key works and realized how handy they are (taking the secure out of the equation). And started to wonder why websites do not implement the same thing? ...
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SQLMAP : Unable to dump any data

I am working on a black box web application pentesting project for a client and while testing found an error-based SQL injection. I went on to exploit it using SQLMAP, I retrieved the Database names, ...
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Access documents on internal network with website securely

I have a large document store of client data on my internal network. I am in the process of engaging some developers to build a website to make this data available to my clients externally. I also ...
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Custom http server security concerns

I am using a framework called VERTX to create an HTTP server. This is different from a traditional web server such as APACHE or NGINX. Here I will simply be using JAVA code to create a HTTP server ...
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How to intercepting iOS HTTPS traffic

How can I intercept & parse through the SSL traffic (incoming & outgoing) generated by my iPad application?