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Fortify scan flagging “SQL Injection: MyBatis Mapper for <if> tags”

A Fortify SCA scan has flagged 8 instances of SQL Injection: MyBatis Mapper in our code. The following query get's flagged at the <if> line: <select id="getByBusinessId" ...
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Is it possible to detect security breaches as a user before they're announced?

I'm always concerned about the security of services I use. I'm even more concerned since security breaches have been happening more and more lately, and they always generate a lot of noise in the ...
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Is there any security risk with adding a **root's** public key to the local user's authorized_keys (so root to login as a user non-interactively?)

Background: I want to try unprivileged lxc containers a try on my small web server (hosting 2-4 users). Since the server is shared among friends, we decided to separate our services from the machine ...
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What should I do when I find out some company user database I am listed in was leaked?

Today the antispam tool in the company I work for blocked several emails. It has been months since last time, so I took the time to analyze the quarantined messages. Since I almost never give my ...
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How do I remove my website from the malware database?

I have a website which is basically a service platform. As far as I know there is no malware in my website (at least not found according to these free scanners). However, Check Point malware database ...
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Does use of fixed padding pattern compromise AES-ECB

I'm working on an application where AES-256-ECB has been specified. It has been asked that a fixed pattern is included at the end of the message to allow the decoding end to ensure the decryption has ...
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Is it safe to use rng-tools on a virtual machine?

I am currently working on an app that needs to create GPG key pairs using the gpg tool. Unfortunately, this tool takes a long time to generate a key pair if there is insufficient entropy/randomness ...
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Potential security concerns with using Torrent Trackers Servers for establishing P2P

I am designing a small p2p system, and I am thinking of using Torrent Tracker Servers, by way of a unique infohash, which all the peers share and use to find each other. The idea being, the first ...
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How does ransomware get on people's computers?

I've noticed increased frequency of ransomware questions around Stack Exchange. Some of the people I remotely know had their devices recently infected as well. I'm starting to be concerned. When ...
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What are the disadvantages of using public key cryptography when encrypting files? [duplicate]

I am wanting to encrypt a file with my public key, my friend told me that this is not a good idea but did not explain why. Can someone explain please.
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Executing JS script in a tooltip without “<” and “>” characters (XSS) [duplicate]

In the system that I am working on I have a simple form. In the form there is an input called "ID". The contents of the input is than displayed in a tooltip (after clicking the "i" icon) The input ...
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Ransomware doesn't change file extension after encryption

Today, one of my end users using Windows 7 (for reference) got infected with a ransomware variant that weirdly enough doesn't seem to have changed the files's extensions. Is this possible? Is there a ...
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SQLCipher and PRAGMA key on iOS

I'm a bit confused as to how SQLCipher handles the PRAGMA key provided for encrypting the SQLite database For background: I'm looking at options for encrypting application data at rest. From the ...
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How can I do a Windows registry check with OpenVAS with out a port scan?

OpenVAS has the function to check Windows registries, but when i try to check a registry it also does a port scan. I used the scan configuration out off the manual. ...
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What can possibly happen to a public SSH server?

I'm writing a console emulator in JQuery, which will connect to a server through SSH and dynamically send commands (through AJAX) and receive output. Basically it will be a remote ssh console on a ...
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How to detect XSS in GET requests?

How to detect XSS in HTTP/1.1 GET requests? A request can be malicious and I want to know how to detect if the GET request to a server is trying to XSS my website?
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Targeting a specific machine and known setup with Armitage / Metasploit?

Most introductions to armitage / metasploit start with searching for potential targets. But if you want to pen test your own setup then it probably makes more sense to target the specific machine and ...
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How can I contract an email tracking service and be silent about it?

I use a customized e-mail and my web-master, who is also the domain owner, doesn't allow me to see DNS settings. I'm suspicious that he's forwarding the messages addressed to myname@company.com to ...
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2answers
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How can I tell if a .pdf I was sent contains malware?

I was emailed a .pdf by a family member. I have reason to suspect that it was given to said family member by someone who would like nothing more than to infect me with a Remote Access Trojan. How can ...
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1answer
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Getting error in Hydra

I'm trying to test someones website for them and I'm using hydra in cygwin on Windows. When I enter: hydra -L myusers.txt -P mypass.txt website.net http-get-form \ ...
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Does typical Ransomware only 'attack' certain folders/filetypes

I expect this is very much on a per malware and OS basis so could potentially be very broad hence the typical. A user's computer has been infected by a piece of malware which aims to encrypt all ...
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How to safely pass password reset token from http get request to html page?

I am working on implementing my own custom password reset that sends an email where the user is taking to a page to reset their password. So far I have generated a unique token that gets put in an ...
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1answer
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Multiple instances of programs allowed in Windows Firewall

I am new to Windows Firewall. While allowing a program through Windows Firewall, I found multiple entries present for Firefox and Java. Why is that?
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Is anybody using client browser certificates?

Client browser certificates seem to be a nice way to protect sites from intruders - it is impossible to guess and should be harder to steal. Of course, they do not solve all the problems, but they add ...
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Looking for a “spam feed”

I am looking for a feed of e-mail spam messages. I searched for a feed but found nothing that I can use. Does anyone know a site or service that offers a feed of actual spam messgaes that are ...
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1answer
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Should I concatenate root certs

I am installing SSL cert and I am in doubt about should I concatenate site cert, intermediate cert and root cert or just site and intermediate cert ?
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Creating self-signed certificate for localhost and trusting fully

As an accompanyment to a web application we plan to have a node application running as a windows service running on the client computer. This will run a small web server which will listen on port XXXX ...
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Response Header Exploit in Set-Cookie? [on hold]

I'm looking at our internal testing servers and noticed this in the response headers in Burpsuite when sending data to an API we have (Apache/PHP) Set-Cookie: raw=0 The site/page delivers a XML ...
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1answer
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What security implications does DNS prefetching have?

To improve performance, most browsers prefetch DNS records for linked resources in the background so that the browsers already knows where to send the request the instance you click the link. This is ...
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What are the recommended scrypt cost factors for 2016?

I've been trying to look for the answer, but the latest one I found was outdated by three years. So what are the recommended scrypt cost factors for 2016?
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Why is Fragmentaion done on layer 3 (Network layer) [migrated]

Why is fragmentation done on network layer and why not on other layers ? Fragmentation means splitting the packet into to small pieces and sent from source to destination. The maximum MTU size is ...
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How to enable self signed certificates in Windows 10?

I want to use a Yubikey 4 with Windows 10 Pro for Bitlocker and login with my TPM. Unfortunately, I found out I need to enable self signed certificates and all the guides on the Internet I found were ...
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How do I safely inspect a potentially malicious website?

Sometimes I'm interested in what's behind a malicious website. How do I stay on the safe side if I decide to inspect? I'm searching for methods that are quicker and more simple than running the ...
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0answers
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Mobile Security and Vulnerability Analysis tool [migrated]

What tools should I use to test the security of my iOS application? What are the open source tools available to make vulnerability assessment of an iOS and android application? Any online tool which ...
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4answers
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Does FTPS (FTP+S) offer better security than SFTP on the server side?

I had an exchange with some third party sysadmin yesterday regarding the setup of a file transfer interface between our servers. I suggested using SFTP because our application has good support for ...
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3answers
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How to publish scanned documents anonymously?

I was thinking of the following question for a long time and did not find a lot of material* in the web and nothing at all on Security.SE. I think its a very interesting question as it covers ...
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1answer
29 views

What security policies and practices could one practice to safegaurd against being inebriated?

My passwords for the most part as well as access procedures I could do while inebriated/intoxicated. Be it a simple login/password login to email or VPN and accessing a database. This might sound ...
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1answer
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How to get around hard coding a PFX password

I've got an application that acts as a SSL server. I've got the pfx file and in code, I've had to hard code the password to use in the following way PKCS12_parse(p12, PFXPassword, &pkey, ...
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1answer
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Why java.sql.ResultSet.getString is an Information Leakage vulnerability

Recently I started using LAPSE+ for static code analysis and it kept on pointing java.sql.ResultSet.getString as an Information Leakage. The ResultSet is properly closed after its usage. LAPSE+ does ...
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Is there an added benefit to authentication within a part of an application, after authenticated into the main application?

Essentially I have a application that is 2 parts. One part is on the user's machine, which will upload files to my server, and the other part is a web application that works with those files. ...
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0answers
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Should the RTP feed from a surveillance camera be protected?

I see a lot of camera system and they're either using RSTP over RTP or just RTP. Most of the times they are on straight HTTP for the login, some will be on HTTPS, but unless forced (which I have ...
6
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2answers
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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 ...
4
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1answer
37 views

Transport Layer Encryption vs. Application Layer Encryption

Can anyone tell me the key differences between Transport layer encryption and Application layer encryption and outline example use cases where each are most appropriate? The research I have done so ...
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2answers
996 views

Is there a benefit to having SSL connections on localhost?

I have a mail server with a MySQL database back-end. The mail server and MySQL DB are both installed on the same Windows machine. Is there any benefit to using SSL connections between the two ...
2
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2answers
428 views

What is the problem with multiple encryption and how do you know if you have decrypted a cipher?

I have 2 questions that are somewhat related: When you try and guess the key in a program (in a brute force way), how does the program know if it got it right and it had deciphered the message (I'm ...
0
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1answer
31 views

Samsung SSD 840/850 EVO with DiskCryptor?

Samsung's 840/850 EVO SSDs have hardware full disk encryption feature, however the stock disk management app (Magician) only mentions BitLocker's support. Encrypted Drive feature provided by ...
4
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3answers
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Could Google Chrome's lack of a download confirmation dialog be a security vulnerability?

Suppose the user is playing a game like flappy bird that requires constant tapping in the lower left area of the screen (where the downloaded file needs to be clicked). Then while the user is ...
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Somehow hackers have used my email box to sign up me here!

I use same login name and password to many sites but this is strange, somebody used my email account to sign me up on stack exchange but also on Paypal but on the first mentioned with login ...
4
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1answer
76 views

How secure is my system for a password reset?

I am using my custom Parse Server with Heroku which I am pretty sure (99%) that it is decently secure using things like oAuth2 and 1 way hashed passwords. The problem is I am trying to implement my ...
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0answers
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Is there a list of currently active botnets? [on hold]

I am a researcher, I want a list of currently active botnets names, I prepared a list but unfortunately, C&Cs of most of them are now down and they have gone offline. (For example fast-flux and ...

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