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Perplexities about TLS handshake

I analyzed the TLS (1.2) handshake and I didn't manage to understand the message after the Change Chipher Spec Here it is: It is called "Encrypted Handshake Message" by Wireshark and it is sent ...
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How to calculate FAR and FRR in pattern recognition? [closed]

I am working on a vein pattern recognition project based on SURF algorithm and euclidean distance. I have completed my program to find the maximum and minimum distance between vein features and find a ...
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Heartbleed and heap management - Why user data and passwords are kept in memory?

If I understand correctly the hearbleed vulnerability, only the heap of the OpenSSL process can be retrieved by an attacker (or part of depending on the memory allocation type that is used). Then, how ...
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Password Managers: encrypted database vs hashing strategy

I'm considering moving to a password-management strategy based on supergenpass or something similar. This is an alternative to other password managers where instead of having a database of passwords ...
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When given a SSL-Private-Key, how would one generate a valid SSL-Cert from this? [duplicate]

in the hybris of leaked ssl-private-key everybody cries for new certs and new keys. my question: how would one generate a new and valid ssl-cert with the private key from my website? our certs are ...
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Will the recently found OpenSSL vulnerability Heartbleed affect my public site for which I obtained an SSL certificate from a CA? [duplicate]

I had generated the CSR with OpenSSL. Do I need to regenerate a new CSR with no vulnerability due to OpenSSL in order to obtain a new certificate from a CA?
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Gladman's file encryption library = AES in counter mode with HMAC-SHA1 authentication?

I would like to use Gladman's algorithm to create AES encrypted data in JavaScript. I use the Crypto-JS library, but its performance is horrible. PBKDF2 is terribly slow, so I switched to another ...
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1answer
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After restoring from a (valid) full disk backup can malware still persit?

In the comments to this question it is mentioned that even after a backup recovery malware still can persist. Do I understand that correctly? How is this possible? If Acronis True Image is used to ...
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How secure is OpenSSH on FreeBSD?

In a discussion about the recent OpenSSL information disclosure vulnerability, the subject of OpenSSH being vulnerable came up. While OpenSSH is not vulnerable due to the problem lying in the TLS ...
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Can a VM be used as a home computer?

Our old computer is getting replaced, and I want to secure the new computer right from the get go. So I figured if I install something like VirtualBox first thing, I could then create one very ...
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Heart Bleeding Bus [duplicate]

This may be a unwise question, but I'll ask anyhow. I have been analysis relatively a bit about the Heart Bleed vulnerability, and I'm curious as to whether it only affects web applications or could ...
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1answer
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Cryptographic Hash function [closed]

How can I implement a cryptographic hash function using the block cipher? I was wondering whether I can use AES in cipher block chaining mode to achieve this.
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I login to Stackoverflow (vulnerable) with Google (not vulnerable). Do I need to change my password? [duplicate]

According to this heartbleed mass test, Stack Overflow is vulnerable whereas google is not. I use my Google ID to logon to Stack Overflow (and some other sites). Do I need to change my password? In ...
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are there serious weaknesses in this free password management system?

I want to protect my passwords for free and store them on a machine that might get stolen but have the passwords very securely backed-up in the cloud, again for free, and minimize the total lifetime ...
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API to change passwords?

After I learned last week that the login data of some of my accounts was leaked, I had to change my passwords for more than 30 sites. That was tedious! As luck would have it, some days later we ...
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1answer
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Ethicality of websites that test other sites for Heartbleed [closed]

I realize that this may be more of an opinion type question, but I see a lot of questions on ethics in this forum so I hope mine fits in. I was reading a BBC article about Heartbleed, and in the ...
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Which information does a whois lookup reveal about the registrant of the domain?

A friend of mine recently got her Gmail account "hacked" because of a weak password (the same as her login..). While sanitizing her account, I removed the forwarding of her emails to one email ...
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76 views

Password security on lost or stolen smartphone

I have a number of apps on my smartphone that store the passwords - facebook, mail, etc. So say the phone is lost or stolen and the finder decides he wants my passwords - what can he do to get them, ...
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Does HTTPS retrieval, among its other effects, sign a document? [duplicate]

Does HTTPS retrieval, among its other effects, sign a document? I'm asking in hopes of understanding in more specific details what TLS accomplishes. I will try to elaborate my question, as follows. ...
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1answer
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problem upgrading openssl on ubuntu servers [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu x86_64, and want to upgrade to OpenSSL 1.0.1.f. wget <openssl latest> tar -xzvf openssl.tar.gz cd <openssl dir> ./configure --prefix=/usr make In the console output, ...
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Encrypt Android app data and send to web service

I want to develop an Android app that may contain sensitive personally identifying information (national ID number, phone number, etc.) among other data that will be stored in an Android phone. Let's ...
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1answer
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What causes an Operating System to become Corrupted? [closed]

What Causes an Operating Systems ISO image to become Corrupted? I found an ISO image of windows 7 off the internet and now when I use windows 7, its extremely slow. What causes this? I cannot boot up ...
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What part of the browser is typically attacked? [closed]

Pretty sure that browsers are compromised most often through their plugins, at least, that's what I keep reading. So, then, does that mean the browser itself has vulnerabilities, and the plugins are ...
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Is there an actual use for OpenPGP authentication keys?

The OpenPGP specification (RFC 4880) describes, page 34, the different capabilities that an OpenPGP key may have; including: 0x20 - This key may be used for authentication. In GnuPG, one of the ...
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How can an attacker use a leaked private key?

I admit that while I'm a programmer, my crypto/security knowledge is fairly basic. I understand that the potential of leaking private SSL keys is cited as one of the most serious effects of the ...
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Check logs for Heartbleed exploit use?

According to articles such as the following, it's apparently possible to check logs for heartbeat requests matching the payloads described in the Heartbleed exploit. Is this something that any server ...
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1answer
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How to verify OpenSSL's Heartbleed patch is the correct one?

In hearing about the Heartbleed vulnerability, I went to https://www.openssl.org/source/ to download the latest patch, but was quite surprised to find that the security certificate for that site has ...
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Local lan drive by download

Basically, I'm testing a local network, on which I'm able to use ARP spoofing. I now want to try and infect one of the Windows boxes on the network with a backdoor. I could inject an iframe into their ...
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Google ads and/or DoubleClick wants to access the keyboard API in Firefox? [closed]

I have started Firefox in an Ubuntu terminal, and now I see these messages during browsing: "No permission to use the keyboard API for http://googleads.g.doubleclick.net" I mean... WTF? Why does ...
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SmartCard Key Extraction / Alternatives

(1) As it is possible to extract the secret key from a SmartCard using laboratory equipment, I wonder if there is any (new) way to protect against this sort of security breach? Does it affect all ...
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Multiple websites hosted on same server

We have two severs sitting under one load balancer. We run PCI scans on those two servers. Now, when we started, we only had 2 websites running from these two server. But the business is growing ...
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1answer
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Defending against private key leaks such as those enabled by Heartbleed

More and more evidence seems to be surfacing that the Heartbleed vulnerability leaks the private key portion of the SSL certificate in use. As such this can actually mean that if an attacker was also ...
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Firefox can import the .p12 format, but that contains a private key? Isnt this a security risk?

Everywhere I go, people tell me the private keys need to be kept away, possibly even locked into a safe then how come Firefox and other keystores expect you to give them a private key? Firefox is a ...
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1answer
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HeartBleed ReKeyed Cert with old creation date

the lastpass.com/heartbleed tool states that my server is most likely vulnerable and that users should wait untill my cert has been replaced. It seems that they check for certificate creation date, ...
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1answer
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Api authorization basic concepts in detail

I am trying to write an application is rails. Which is more like a api application so that when a user gets redirected from his application into mine I would like to authorize him and start a session ...
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Why don't more websites implement Perfect Forward Secrecy?

From what I understand, all it takes to enable PFS on a webserver is adding ephemeral cipher suites (ones that use DHE and ECDHE for the key exchange) to the list of cipher suites used in SSL/TLS ...
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1answer
753 views

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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453 views

How can I confirm that my server is protected against HeartBleed? [duplicate]

I just got a software update openssl-1.0.1e-37. I believe it is a patch for HeartBleed. Given that it was widely reported that versions up to 1.0.1f are vulnerable, how can I verify this patch on my ...
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How would you know a certificate/private key if you extracted it from RAM? Or would you?

Related to, of course, the heartbleed vulnerability, I've been reading the news about the worst case scenario for this attack being the extraction of the SSL private key, because, of course, this ...
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Local network proxy/spoof

Are intruders in a local network able to mask their local IP in any way? Could they 'hijack' another local IP and perform scans and exploits from there?
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Should I cancel my current credit card because of heartbleed vulnerability? [duplicate]

I recently looked at my local credit union bank and they said that their site is not vulnerable to heart bleed. However, I have used my credit card in many websites such as grubhub, amazon, some ...
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After heartbleed, how can you safely distribute new certs?

It's been a while since I studied key distribution, so I may have some fundamental misunderstanding.. From what I remember, man in the middle attacks can't occur during cert distribution because the ...
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Does this reflected XSS vulnerability pose any real threat?

I have a web site where users can enter some text into a textbox and that text is immediately rendered in a div using javascript (strictly front end). If a user enders something like this: This is ...
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1answer
147 views

Why can't we create a new SSL implementation?

SSL implementations have been discussed a lot lately, due to Chrome's potential of switching off NSS ...
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64 views

Using multiple AV's

As my computer is currently set up, I have 3 AV's: AVG (paid), Malwarebytes, and Spybot S&D. I think that each one of these serves a purpose: AVG gets your real malware - Trojans, Worms, etc. and ...
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How to configure Browser to detect revoked certificates?

In the context of the Heartbleed bug I would like to make sure that I can detect if someone tries to do a MITM attack with a stolen certificate, which since has been revoked. The problem is that ...
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220 views

Heartbleed - is this scenario possible? how bad would it be?

Let's make the following assumptions: A trusted root certificate was being served with a vulnerable version of OpenSSL. Prior to public disclosure, a malicious entity was aware of and exploited the ...
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1answer
400 views

How long does an HTTPS symmetric key last

As I understand it, HTTPS/SSL/TLS works by EC/DHE/RSA key exchange, providing a shared symmetric key (ie. for AES) that is used for future communications. How long is this symmetric key kept in use ...
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Botnet fingerprinting

Does anyone know of any research of papers on fingerprinting botnets? If a given target is being brute forced or DDoSed do methods exist to determine if a brute force or DDoS on another target are ...
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Windows Scheduled Task passwords

When you create a Scheduled Task in Windows, it gives you the option of running the task as a different user, including saving the password. How secure is the password that is stored?

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