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user defined counter increment function for blowfish CTR in java [migrated]

We did some research but couldn't find the answer. The javax crypto blowfish counter increment function seems to be fixed ( standard inc by 1? ). How to change the increment function, say by 4? Or ...
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Hacking machines using internet packets [on hold]

I have a friend (X) who hacked the whatsapp account of someone (Y) using iphone. He told me that he sent a packet to the iphone of Y that appears as a normal whatsapp message but now he can see all ...
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Only allow access to specific service running on computer in Demilitarized Zone over internet

If a computer (running different services such as ftp and ssh) is placed on a Demilitarized Zone, will all of its services automatically be accessed by anyone on the internet? If the answer is yes, ...
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Wardriving Code [migrated]

My next project consists of a Raspberry Pi discreetly connected to a car that will wardrive for the person who connected it and never has to be retrieved. This is proof of concept as I just want to ...
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Do multiplatform viruses exist? [on hold]

Is there any known virus that targets the main operating systems: Windows, Linux and Mac OS X?
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Python/Perl SQLi scanner? [on hold]

I'm in need of a SQLi scanner. I'd prefer Perl/Python, but I could care less what language. I just need a simple one that can scan a large list of sites. Sorry for the skid question, I just could ...
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The shortest list of effective security tips in layman terms [on hold]

When asked about "security" tips by non-techies I often limit myself to a handful of tips and avoid lengthy explanation unless questioned further. My aim is get the most effective messages across with ...
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Am I understanding correctly how to stop a certain OAuth2 session fixation attack?

Please find here described an OAuth2 session fixation attack. Is the attack possible? And am I understanding correctly how it can be stopped? The attack Mallory starts logging in at ...
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How to secure a public device against abuse? [on hold]

What I mean by public device? E.g. in Germany we have small stations to charge cars powered by electricity. This stations are small towers with a flap. Behind the flap are plugs to connect the tower ...
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nmap - “No exact OS matches for host (test conditions non-ideal)” even with 1 open, 1 closed port

I'm trying to do some Nmap OS detection and I'm running into some results I don't understand. The scan I'm running is the following: nmap -O -F -v -T2 -oA nmap-uphosts-OSdetect -iL < my_in_file ...
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client SSL authentication .pem file and .crt files

So I have minimal knowledge of security really but I'm a primary developer on an application which handles some sensitive data that we want to be secure. The application communicates with one other ...
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Are computers on same network as honeypot safe?

If a computer is setup as a honeypot and is on the same LAN with other computers, could other computers be attacked? My thought is that if an attacker infects a honeypot with a worm, this worm would ...
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Self signed certificate on application server behind web front end

I have a Tomcat application which is front ended by an Apache web server - end users connect to the Apache web server (never directly to Tomcat) and Apache has a valid, externally issued SSL etc The ...
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How can I trace a user on my network?

I want to trace a user based on IP Address (or MAC Address) on a Network with about 10 L2 or L3 Switches. Is it possible to know that on exactly which switch and on which port a user with a specific ...
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PCI compliant transparent data encryption at disk/folder level on windows?

Is there a way to achieve pci compliant data encryption at disk/folder level in windows in a way that is transparent to applications(they must be able to write/read to encrypted folders/disks as if ...
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Is it safe to use public Wi-Fi networks that may be handled by non security experts? [duplicate]

I wonder if it is safe to use public WiFi in places where the WiFi router might not be managed by professionals and anybody is able to come and connect to the network with their own device. There are ...
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Monitoring Wireless modem without wired network [migrated]

I have a wireless modem in home and home devices are not wired. Is it possible to find out how much is traffic is sent/received by each device? (preferably based on MAC ID)
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Encryption mechanism

I want to send data over the Internet securely. For that, I am using an public key of the receiver to encrypt the data. In this case, if an intruder in the network modifies the data, like placing the ...
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Downloading Text from Articles [on hold]

Is there any security measures that I should take when downloading article text from the web as far as file integrity? For example, I've written a bot that retrieves article text from a user's blog ...
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Database compromised and some passwords cracked

I run an MMORPG game and today while moving from one server to another, apache failed and listed some of the data on the server including a back-up of all the source code + database which a few people ...
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Track my girlfriend's stolen computer

My girlfriend just told me that her computer was stolen, the computer was hibernated and the second the thief turn the computer on a lots a things will open automatically. I'm hoping I can get the ...
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Importance of password strength with secure element?

Greetings SE security community. Background: I have a number of items like certificates, databases, and encrypted file systems that require private keys. In order to avoid having duplicates of these ...
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Formula Used in Qualitative Risk Scales

I am reviewing NIST SP800-30 rev 1 and I am having a hard time understanding how they determine the distribution of values within the risk matrix. In the document, they define semi-qualitative values ...
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In a company is it good to have a back door account?

Having a backdoor account (that is a username/password that can login in to an administrative account on all machines) can be very useful for IT staff. However, some believe it's a security breach. ...
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Secure Django Application

What are some of the recommended configuration settings to secure your Django application? i.e. best practices for settings.py file. I researched and came across some: SESSION_COOKIE_SECURE = True ...
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How is the Premaster secret used in TLS generated?

I believe that it uses some combination of the random values sent in the hello messages. From RFC 2246: (TLSv1.0) RSA encrypted premaster secret message Meaning of this message: If RSA is ...
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EAP-TLS fragmentation implementation

I am trying to build an EAP-TLS client. The handshake I have to deal with involves receipt of fragmented messages from the RADIUS server. As a part of the client reply, I have to construct a ...
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pci compliance and temporary files

Does storing temporarily a non-encrypted file containing some PANs violate pci requirements? (for example because it is being processed by an application, or to open it on a file editor)
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How can I avoid Canvas Fingerprinting?

Canvas Fingerprinting has been getting a lot of press these last few days. Here is a study I read on this topic: 1 and 2 What can I do to keep browsing anonymously and avoid this tracking method?
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Isnt the 3D secure system essentially completely ineffective in avoiding fraud?

3D secure is a system where, after you enter your credit card details on a merchants site, you are redirected to a site hosted on the bank servers where you enter a OTP sent via SMS to complete the ...
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How to set a hydra http-post-form attack for this router login site? [on hold]

I'm trying to use hydra to crack it's password but don't know how to set a http-post-form attack! It's a router login websiteit which has 8088 port open.Can't do a ssh, ftp, or http-get,only ...
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Are web vulnerability scanners active or passive?

I want to scan my own website for vulnerabilities using Vega and w3af from kali linux. I assume these tools perform active attacks, not passive ones. Is this correct? If they do perform active ...
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PHP/Ajax Data transmission security

I'm learning about web security mechanisms. I have developed the following system in PHP and JavaScript: assuming that I have a page named: messages.php which is a real-time chat system. first when ...
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How to force browsers to accepte all further SSL certificates

I am using the last versions of IE, Firefox and Google Chrome web browsers on Windows 8. How can force these browsers to accept automatically the SSL certificates of any website I will visit ? I know ...
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Proxychains + nmap = segmentation fault

If I try the sV (service detection) flag in nmap run via proxychains (socks5 server) it appears to give me a segmentation fault message:- root@kali:~# proxychains nmap -n -sT -Pn X.X.X.X -p ...
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API Key DDOS prevention method

Hi I just wanted some feedback on a DDOS preventing php script that I'm designing. It quite simple and I wanted some feedback on whether you guys think it would be effective. I'm currently using the ...
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When does one require netbios?

I've heard others talk of disabling netbios, but over the years I have never understood exactly when this protocol is required. The wikipedia page explains very abstractly what it is, but not which ...
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When does it make sense to whitelist some subdomains but not others for a given domain?

Little Snitch has been useful to get a better handle on all the connections my computer tries to make. It's main dialog to allow or deny connections allows customizing (e.g. require specific port, or ...
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Questions about common exploits

I'm investigating the state of my MacBook Pro which I know was compromised, and do not know if I removed the exploits completely (and I realize, technically will never know this). I'm trying to hone ...
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Could see image of previous session after restarting and switching OS

(I have GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows installed.) I played a game on Microsoft Windows, quit the game, restarted the PC, and selected GNU/Linux. On the login screen, the background image was ...
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Better forums for questions not appropriate for InfoSec StackExchange? [migrated]

I realize this question may be outside terms of appropriate questions -- is somewhat subjective or non-specific -- however the purpose of the question is to point me (and others) to more appropriate ...
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Can closed, sleeping MacBook send network data?

I would think the answer is unequivocally, "No." But... My MacBook Pro logged "Diagnostic and Usage Messages" in the Console, at 4:19am, while it was physically closed and (therefore) sleeping. I was ...
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When visiting an HTTPS page for the first time, why isn't there a prompt for the certificate?

I installed a fresh Windows 7. I wonder why when I visit website using HTTPS, I do not get asked to accept their certificate like shown on this picture:
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Is there something similar to pseudorandom generators but in the opposite direction?

Pseudorandom generators (PRG) are functions that takes a random small input (called the Seed) and maps it into much larger output . However, the mapping process must be unpredictable in order for the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 server attacked using Wordpress vulnerability (plugin?) [duplicate]

Env Rackspace cloud server Wordpress 3.9.1 Ubuntu 12.04 Linux web.mydomain.com 3.2.0-67-virtual #101-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 15 17:58:37 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux History These may ...
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generating extensions request in a PKCS#10 request using C# and CertENrollLib

I have to add extensions to a certificate request ( CSR ) in such a way that I respect a given structure. Namely this one On the left is the structure I must respect for the chalenge password, on the ...
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Antivirus false positive

I'm adding new features to an old Borland C++ VCL application using Borland 2006 IDE. I'm finding that upon adding a single line of code, and building, the exe is being quarantined since Sophos is ...
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1answer
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Does serving Tomcat via Apache Webserver improve security?

This question is an ongoing discussion at work. Assume a Tomcat serving some web application and has all JMX and remote management stuff disabled. If you consider three scenarios: Tomcat serves ...
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Single sign on - is this a secure way to log in?

I am fiddling about with a sort of single sign on procedure. Let's say there is site1 and site2 and both use an SSL certificate. Users are signed in on site1. I was wondering what the experts think ...
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How to safely renew user and CA certificates in a PKI

I am currently developing my own PKI where x.509-client-certificates are issued by a public server. At the moment, the CA-public key is distributed with the binary and there are no routines for ...

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