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TextSecure protocol

Is anyone aware of an analysis of the TextSecure protocol? https://whispersystems.org/blog/simplifying-otr-deniability/ https://github.com/WhisperSystems/TextSecure/wiki/Protocol It is a ...
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Authorization in offline application

I'm working on a machine which needs to store usernames and passwords for the various operators, technicians, and engineers that may be using and configuring it. It is important that some functions be ...
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Why doesn't XSS vulnerability from the site launching the CSRF attack make the Synchronizer Token Pattern insecure?

I was reading this question about using Synchronizer Token Pattern to protect against CSRF and the comments of the answer intrigued me. Of course, as the last comment says, if your site has an XSS ...
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1answer
186 views

Why do outgoing rules have priority over incoming rules?

I've been spending the morning playing with my routers and I've checked one thing: All of them come by default with an implicit deny configuration for incoming traffic, that is all packets should be ...
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1answer
185 views

Corrupt password being pulled from wireshark data?

Hello everyone, I currently have a pcap file that contains an unencrypted Telnet session, and when I trace the TCP stream the password is in a format like so: pas...ord (please note ...
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Passphrase generator and strength & recovery time estimator. Right strength and randomness?

Questions about the strength of pass phrases frequently popup, as does: how to generate a strong passphrase? I tried to combine both in a tool. The free tool also includes recovery time estimations ...
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Website data security using HTTPS / ELGAMAL [duplicate]

Is using the "HTTPS" protocol is enough for website data security, or should I use another encryption algorithm (Elgamal, RSA or something else) as well? Does the BREACH attack described here affect ...
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1answer
365 views

What are the security concerns when connecting to a WiFi network? [duplicate]

I connected my phone to a protected Wifi network that is not my own. Can anyone accessing the same network be considered a threat on my mobile device? Is it easier for hackers connected to the same ...
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How to share CSRF token to client application?

I have two different web application. Services web app has REST Services defined. Client web app has JSP pages which makes call to REST services using Ajax to get the data and display in the UI. I ...
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1answer
84 views

What's recommended for performance & security : Server as PC or Server as HDD [closed]

we are trying to find a file server for us. we look for the best practices of the establishment of an efficient and secure server. Therefore, my question is: What is recommended: server as a PC or ...
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292 views

Can someone remotely get into my computer and make it look like I typed something in a search? [closed]

Is it possible for someone to remotely manipulate the keys on my computer to make it look like I was typing?
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Can I read/write canary values from %gs register?

I would like to know if it is possible to read (or write) the canary values from %gs register. If "yes", how; and if "no", why? Also, I have been reading somewhere that the canary values are stored ...
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816 views

What is the most secure way to set up web server user permissions? [closed]

The default Debian way of setting up a common web server (Nginx) is to run the main process as root and unprivileged workers as www-data. In order to allow for the worker processes to read/execute web ...
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Can I use an AP “Bridge” with password to imporve security over an open, unencrtyped WiFi signal?

I have access in my neighborhood to an open, unencrypted WiFi signal but I am leery of using it because of security reasons. I don't want to let my username, passwords or credit card numbers ...
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3answers
447 views

Environmentally friendly ways to destroy hard drives

The best method to prevent others from reading the data on hard drives is to destroy the drives physically: a sledgehammer is a cheap and effective tool to prevent the data from being read again. ...
2
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3answers
840 views

Is there an internal equivalent to fail2ban?

fail2ban is a protection against brute-force that locks a user out after a definable maximum failed login-attempts. But if a user already has access to a server with another username already fail2ban ...
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3answers
636 views

Using GET to submit username/password? [duplicate]

From what I understand using GET to submit usernames/passwords is a security issue because the username/password are part of the URL which can show up in browser history. Is this still an issue if ...
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1answer
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Open ports on mac. Safe?

My friend is currently running the default firewall on his mac with "Block all incoming connection" (except the basic ones like 80). I just scanned his mac for open ports and I found the following: ...
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4answers
693 views

How can I be secure with a global salt?

If I understood the basic of password hashing and storing, what we need are: a "strong" salt a "real" random salt a unique salt per password a password hashing function with a high CPU cost We ...
2
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1answer
86 views

Is the following environment contained?

I would like to make sure that my working environment is contained (prevent data leaks meaning I don't want temp file or traces from files I have worked on). I am about to create a usb key with the ...
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2answers
151 views

Is it secure if we purchase through a website that is loaded in iframe

I found one of the website is loading all shopping websites in their own domain. Eg . www.domain.com having links like , www.shoppingsite1.com , www.shoppingsite2.com ,www.shoppingsite3.com ...
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3answers
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How to be secure your page from Zeus Trojan?

How can I prevent from an attack like this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgt98VajOv4 Edit: Sorry guys, I think I can't explain my question well. I don't want to secure myself from that trojan. I ...
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487 views

Is Password Complexity required at all

For a web-site I'm using what I hope is the most secure password storage scheme I can find, which boils down to having a salt and hashed password stored in a database of contacts:- Byte[] ...
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7answers
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Using google dorks for a specific site?

I need to see if a site I am testing is vulnerable to any of the multiple Google dorks that are available at sites like this and this. Traditionally, one uses a 'dork' by searching "Index ...
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2answers
2k views

Will an IP camera still work if the wifi router breaks or is turned off? [closed]

Im using and IP Camera at home and I have the footage being sent to an online file storage service as well as my handheld device through the internet. If the wifi router at home is turned off or ...
15
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2answers
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Twitter's HTTP response vs Google's HTTP response

I was looking at the HTTP responses form https://twitter.com and https://encrypted.google.com. These two responses have interesting similarities and differences in their security definitions. Both ...
4
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4answers
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Is it possible to detect SSL private key changes?

I wonder if it would be possible to detect a change of an SSL private key? If you change the key, then I think one must issue a new certificate, but new certificates could be issued without changing ...
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1answer
199 views

Can skeuomorphic UI design create security vulnerabilities?

Skeuomorphic design is common in desktop computer and mobile telephone applications. Sometimes interfaces and cues from the real world are used to good effect (swiping to move backwards and forwards ...
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4answers
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Is it safe for GPG to compress all messages prior to encryption by default?

By default, GPG compresses text during encryption. Additionally, RFC 4880 says: 2.3. Compression OpenPGP implementations SHOULD compress the message after applying the signature but before ...
3
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1answer
135 views

Exploiting memory corruption issues using a DLL file

I was listening to a talk on Return Oriented Exploitation from the Black Hat 2010 conference. The speaker mentioned something about using the DLLs to exploit some of the memory corruption issues. I ...
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1answer
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Brute force password cracking with a GPU

How are GPU's provisioned for password cracking? Do all, if not most cracking programs have special GPU aware software or do they just function at the basic driver or API level of the device? Can it ...
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4answers
524 views

Which encryption schemes have been designed without involvement from the NSA [closed]

What are the main stream crypto algorithms that have been designed without known involvement from the NSA? I know that twofish has been designed by Bruce Scheier, but which are the other ...
2
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2answers
459 views

how is Google Ads managing to track me? (even if I don't keep cookies!??) [duplicate]

NOTE: in this question I am interested in discovering the actual method used by Google to track me -in my particular case- and in exploring eventual ways to circumvent it. This is completely different ...
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2answers
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Best way to allow sudo access when using ssh keys

Probably a simple question, but I can't seem to find any actual best practices out there. I manage a handful of servers and I am really getting sick of tracking my passwords in pwsafe. I've been ...
3
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1answer
409 views

Bitlocker lock drive on standby or switch users

Is possible to auto lock drive with bitlocker when the laptop go on standby or sleep mode? Or when the user is changed? I want the drive to be accesible only by one user.
3
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1answer
909 views

Strange packets coming over wireless, looking for clues

While running airodump-ng in town, I have noticed an unusual type of AP or pseudo-AP. There is a steady stream of wireless beacon frames coming in on channel 6. The frames are valid, but have several ...
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2answers
132 views

Force https, complex implementation

I have a website running on a dedicated server (single IP) on apache. Multiple domains are pointed to the website . For ex: sub.abc.com, sub.bcdaf.com I have now purchased a single SSL certificate ...
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7answers
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Could SQRL really be as secure as they say?

I just came across https://www.grc.com/sqrl/sqrl.htm With Secure QR Login, your phone snaps the QR code displayed on a website's login page . . . . and YOU are securely logged in. This ...
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3answers
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how to prevent arp poisoning on my network?

Some users on my network using wifikill or netcut to prevent other users from accessing the internet [ ISP's router: public IP ] - [ gateway: public IP eth1 - network eth0 (NAT) ] - [ switch and ...
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3answers
134k views

Can he see the websites I visited? [duplicate]

I live with someone in the same house so we both use the same wifi. He knows the wep password because he set it up in the first place. He's not a hacker but he can set the wifi system at home. He has ...
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2answers
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Best practices for Tor use, in light of released NSA slides

It has been known in the security community that a tool as versatile as Tor is likely the target of intense interest from intelligence agencies. While the FBI has admitted responsibility for a Tor ...
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1answer
84 views

Authentication of support engineers on client systems

Are there any good methods for authenticating that a user is a maint engineer, or at least trusted enough to use the maint access? The environment is code that is running in client sites, without ...
5
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1answer
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Is possible that a TLS server send more than one certificate to the client for the same site?

What I'm trying to archive is enable ECDSA and DSS ciphers in my site, but at the same time not depend just of self signed certificates, so I could sent to my client more than one certificate and them ...
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0answers
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Techniques for web-user communication across an untrusted server

I'm designing a web-based notification framework (i.e. a user can subscribe to updates from a service or another user) where communication between users is encrypted. User-to-user communication on ...
4
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2answers
2k views

What are the implications of using the same DH parameters in a TLS server?

For a DHE cipher, nginx hard-codes the Diffie-Hellman parameters to use base 2 and a fixed 1024-bit prime (modulus) if no custom DH parameters are configured. These parameters are public (sent in ...
5
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1answer
3k views

What could be the order of these ciphers following as first criteria the security and just then the performance?

I need some guide to decide in which order I must put the following ciphers if I want prioritize security and in cases of tied, consider performance to decide. ECDHE-RSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384 TLSv1.2 ...
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3answers
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Extracting the PGP keyid from the public key file

Is there a way via an CLI tool or some kind of API to extract the PGP key ID from the PGP public key block? I found the hexa value of the key in the binary file, but I guess the position is based on ...
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1answer
871 views

Open-source alternative for CryptGenRandom?

Let's say that for some reason I don't trust CryptGenRandom. Are there any open source software Windows entropy collectors to get cryptographically secure random numbers from for seeding purposes? ...
2
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1answer
239 views

Torception: An onion within an onion

With the recent takedown of silkroad, I am pondering on how anonymous you actually can be on the Tor Network. Other more legal or moral uses such as anonymity as a right, or avoiding censorship. These ...
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1answer
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Would this form of more seamless e-mail confirmation be secure?

When you ned to confirm that an email address belongs to a certain visitor to your site, would it be insecure to do it as follows: When the user visits your site, you give them a session token as a ...

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