A whitelist shows data that specifically is allowed. All other data (not on the whitelist) will be filtered out or ignored. A whitelist is the opposite of a blacklist. - Whitelist - only these things. - Blacklist - everything but these things.

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Application Whitelisting Approaches/Options on non-Enterprise Windows PCs

For a while now I've been kicking around the idea of implementing application whitelisting on a few sets of machines (owned by 2-3 different consulting clients) I administer that seem suitable for it. ...
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Why not just blacklist every IP except yours?

Inspired as a continuation of this question: Is it practical to pre-blacklist certain GeoIP regions? Why would it not make sense to blacklist every single IP address that shouldn't have access to a ...
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Are there any standard practices for protecting against malicious links being entered in a public form?

A website I'm working on needs to have a form for any visitor to submit a request for information about a service. The user will not need to create an account, and contact details are just part of the ...
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Can or should whitelisting replace encryption?

I've noticed that there is a third-party webservice we utilize programmatically at my job to transmit somewhat sensitive information and I was surprised to see that the endpoint was only using http, ...
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Is there a difference in security between an IP address white list and a domain white list with TLS?

It seems to me that an IP address white list relies on easily spoofed information, while a domain white list, if it forces TLS, at least, relies on the validity of the certificate systems. I may be ...
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Technical term needed: Per default secured / blacklist vs whitelist

I'm currently working on a homework and missing a technical term / known best practice to describe what I have learned or what I feel that is better. It is about a publish / subscribe architecture, ...
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DDoS Mitigation - Whitelist or Blacklist Incoming SOURCE Ports?

For a network offering webservices, I have had recommendations to blacklist a couple of common incoming DESTINATION ports, such as UDP 53, to combat the increasing load from DDoS. I'm wondering if it ...
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Legally port scanning (Whitelist)

I am attempting to set up a security vulnerability scanning server. I have several customers interested in using it to scan their systems. I will be port scanning and carrying out intrusion detection, ...
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Vulnerability scanning: White list pentester or not?

If your company engages a third party pentester to do vulnerability scanning, do you whitelist the pentester so that they can thoroughly scan the machines on the internet, or do not whitelist them ...
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WiFi Network Whitelisting?

At school we have a school-wide LAN network. It connects all the wireless devices to the internet. I've gotten the wireless pass code and have successfully connected to the network, yet I can't use ...
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How to handle a remote office and a client requiring IP Whitelisting?

.NET Developer here, out of my comfort zone on this one. My software company is going remote, where employees can work from home, Starbucks, a Regus office, Spain, anywhere really. One of our ...
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Is it safe to whitelist CDN domains?

I am trying to whitelist URLs for my PC but I want to eventually roll out the rules to my small company's firewall. But I'm having trouble with CDNs since a page may load content from many distinct ...
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How practicable is application whitelisting

I understand that application whitelisting is better and more accurate than black listing. However, my question is, if you whitelist a directory, won't the malware also be able execute in that ...
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Whitelist for HTTP request

Malicious request can come in the form of user agent string, referrer or cookie. To prevent being pawned by zero day attacks such as Shellshock, I have created a whitelist of characters for user agent ...
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Is blocking a country's access to a website a good measure to avoid hackers from that country?

I am located in Venezuela right now, and for the whole weekend have been unable to access grubhub.com and seamless.com. Finally, I tried using the Tor Browser and got access. The same thing happened ...
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Shellshock plus sudo/su environment whitelist bypass - big problem?

The question is: How big a problem is this? Looks pretty big to me. With the shellshock bug it is possible to bypass the whitelist of known-harmless environment variables in sudo, as well as other ...
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Open list of adult websites for child internet [closed]

Looking for any open and dynamic list(blacklist) of adult,dangerous,+18,sucide,drugs etc web resources to filter it in intranet for children security in internet
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Is IP whitelist sufficient to protect a server? [closed]

I am currently using a server 1 managing incoming traffic from users and a server 2 managing database requests from server 2. Both servers are accesible via Internet. Would IP whitelisting be a ...
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Is htaccess secure enought to whitelist clients IPs?

I'm using .htaccess to control source IP of connections to my web application. My configuration looks more or less like this: order deny,allow deny from all allow from X.Y.Z.Q These ...
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Outbound proxy which whitelists by server certificate?

Short version: Are you aware of any proxy or firewall device which will permit outbound SSL connections to hosts with approved* SSL certificates only? Long version: Consider the following scenario....
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How to uniquely identify / tag client devices to whitelist VPN access?

I'm just wondering if there is any way to uniquely identify or tag client devices like laptops and towers in order to whitelist them for vpn access. (Note: This is a thought-experiment at the moment, ...
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Lua loadstring, whitelisting against injection

I need to take input from the user of a simple bit of math, they want to solve. Rather than parse there input myself, I want to just use the lua, loadstring function to load their input and evaluate ...
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It it a good idea to whitelist inbound email using a Hash on the address? (Similar to BATV, but with DKIM)

Problem Statement I'm looking at ways to ensure that business partners, or emails from trusted senders, never get quarantined; ....in other words prevent "ham being seen as spam". Ideally this ...
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How to whitelist an Amazon ELB in a(ny) firewall?

We have a customer with a very locked-down network. Any outbound connections require whitelisting of the port and IP address. However, we are running our system behind an Amazon Elastic Load Balancer ...
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State before getting whitelisted?

There is a data flow of incoming files (from untrusted, external sources), that get whitelisted by a kind of application layer firewall. Is there a common name for the state of the files before they ...
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XSS : Blacklist characters vs. whitelist

I have been studying to prevent my web app against XSS. I read about it on OWASP and other security channels, they all say that use ESAPI and similar library, and also do input filtering through ...
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White list or black list sanitation for international input?

There seem to be so many ways to create nefarious input that white-listing what input is good usually feels like the safer, simpler option. For instance, one can fairly easily craft a white list ...
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Protecting websites from outdated browsers and plugins via a whitelist/blacklist combination?

Aside from using browser headers, I want to blacklist/whitelist browser and plugins from my site so that I can prevent these older unpatched systems from (1) being a general user of my site (2) ...