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1answer
543 views

How is the iOS KeyChain master key derived?

I'm no expert but I'm assuming that on OSX it's derived from the user account password. I'm more than open to the possibility of that being incorrect. On iOS there is no user account password, only a ...
3
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1answer
128 views

What's malicious about file links?

Why did Chrome and Firefox disallow file:/// links? I can imagine an iframe opening a local resource, but which resource is the scary one? They could have just disabled iframes to file:///? Ajax ...
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2answers
154 views

How to manage pen testing byproducts?

Often when doing a pen test you need to hammer certain parts of the site that might be visible to other users. If, for example, you suspect that a comment section is vulnerable to XSS, you might ...
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0answers
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Error 150 (net::ERR_SSL_PINNED_KEY_NOT_IN_CERT_CHAIN): The server's certificate appears to be a forgery [duplicate]

Can you tell me shortly how to fix this problem in Chrome? Error 150 (net::ERR_SSL_PINNED_KEY_NOT_IN_CERT_CHAIN): The server's certificate appears to be a forgery
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476 views

Which PCR we can extend by using our own code?

As there are 24 PCR's in TPM 1.2 specification. Some of these PCRs are reserved and cannot be extended by user's code. Below are the PCR Index with their usage: 0 - CRTM, BIOS and Platform Extensions ...
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3answers
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How secure is OS X's Keychain access control?

On OS X, when an application requests access to a Keychain item, the user is prompted whether to grant or deny that access. Supposedly, the system saves not only the binary path, but also its hash in ...
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2answers
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Is this adaptation of using a One Time Pad safe?

For example, lets say there are two people named, Bob, and Jim. Bob wants to send Jim a long secret message, and he decides to use a OTP to encrypt his message. Both Bob and Jim know a secret ...
3
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1answer
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How can I detect if someone is using an ssh tunnel as a proxy to connect to a VPN?

I've got an SSH server setup in a remote location, which I use to tunnel traffic from an android tablet. On the tablet, I have the Cisco AnyConnect app to connect to my company's VPN. We want to be ...
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1answer
70 views

Moving all servers to routeable IP Addresses

Company I am consulting to wants to move all their servers from private IP space to public IP space. I'm am trying to convince them that this is a bad idea that it makes sense to move only certain ...
0
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1answer
516 views

What are the risks of setting a cookie to have a more global scope? [duplicate]

If I have a subdomain, and I set my cookie's scope to be / instead of examp.example.com. How can it be insecure?
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1answer
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Securing REST API for mobile use with OAuth

I'm a complete noob about security, so please, forgive me if I say something wrong. I have to develop a social network. The client will be an Android app and (probably) a web page for smartphones ...
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0answers
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What's The Easiest Way To Maintain Remote Users Access to a Webapp

Here is a real world case: A chain of high schools (several hundreds) has many websites (~ 3x number of Schools) that are content driven by users (the students). Every school maintains about 2-4 ...
2
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1answer
202 views

SSL certificate for testing

I am building a node / express app, and for testing https routes, I would like to include a dummy ssl private key and certificate in the repository. This is so that the other developer, who is mainly ...
1
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1answer
16k views

Configure OpenVPN as a local proxy to use it only when needed

First, I think it is the proper place to post my question (and not serverfault or networkengineering). If not, please tell me what's the correct place. I used FreeGate. I configured the Firefox ...
0
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2answers
1k views

Could my computer be infiltrated if someone knows my external IP? [closed]

Could my computer be compromised if someone knew my external IP? I know that when you type that in it just goes into the router page, but my computer is connected to said router. If so, what is the ...
0
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1answer
229 views

What is the weakness of OFB in 8bit mode?

I'm currently trying to understand the difference between "regular" OFB with full-block feedback and OFB with 8-bit feedback and, in this context, the difference between this two modes regarding ...
1
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3answers
508 views

Port Scanning Host that has Rate Limiting Enabled

I am trying to enumerate on of my lab machines. It seems that it has rate limiting enabled since I am getting blocked after the first few probes. I need to scan the whole 65535 tcp ports. I tried ...
1
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1answer
103 views

Securing data on a mobile device (even from the user/owner)?

I am writing an application to generate OTP codes for two factor authentication where I need to securely store data locally. This data must be secure from both the owner/user as well as intruders. I ...
1
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1answer
988 views

Reversing a block hash of SHA-1 with known Plaintext?

Is it possible to reverse the hashing of a block in a Datastream fed to an SHA1 if the plaintext for that block is known? If it is not possible (which I assume) does it make attacks to retrieve the ...
2
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0answers
343 views

Session IDs number repeated under mac

I have run a penetration test on a web server. To generate session IDs with this Bash script : #! /bin/bash NUMBEROFSESSIONS=3000 for i in $(seq 1 ${NUMBEROFSESSIONS}) do curl -s -c cookie 'URL' ...
2
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1answer
523 views

Is there a way to access PKCS5 or 7 padding in OpenSSL without encrypting something?

As the title asks. OpenSSL will pad stuff with PKCS5 if you encrypt something, however is there a way to access this feature without encrypting something?
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2answers
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Does a flatbed scanner remember any of its previous scans?

I'm about to get rid of an older scanner and I want to make sure that no one is able to acquire any sensitive information that was scanned previously with the machine. I assume it does have some kind ...
7
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4answers
680 views

Security of different OS

At my work we are given a computer to set up at home so if we ever feel like working from home we can do so. The thing is that whenever it comes to developing for java I always prefer using windows or ...
2
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1answer
128 views

Helping developers find logic and authorisation flaws

Professional penetration testers are usually good at finding all sorts of vulnerabilities, including logic flaws, that are highly-specific to the site being tested. However, being a manual activity, ...
2
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1answer
2k views

Can I use tor browser to make myself anonomous? [duplicate]

OK, I came across tor browser couple of years ago. Then I have been using tor browser some some reason or another. Normally I use Firefox or Google chrome but if I want to hide my IP then I use tor. ...
4
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1answer
428 views

Security implications for two applications communicating with TCP/IP on localhost

Considering this for the local loopback connection: - It is implemented entirely within the operating system's networking software and passes no packets to any network interface controller. If ...
1
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1answer
8k views

Efficacy of Chrome incognito mode

I am curious about the true efficacy of the browser private mode. I did a bit of googling and stumbled upon the following page. ...
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2answers
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Difference Between OAUTH, OpenID and OPENID Connect in very simple term?

I am very confused the difficult jargon available in web about OAUTH, OpenID and OPENID Connect. Can anyone tell me the difference in simple words.
4
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1answer
638 views

Protect session id without SSL - Accepted answer on Stack Overflow seems wrong?

I'm learning more about security and in my search also using Google Search I found the following question and answer on Stack Overflow: ...
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5answers
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Is it possible to restrict USB keys to only certified ones, and block that key's access on other computers

I am working on security for an organisation, we have purchased some encrypted USB keys but wanted to stop any employees leaking data. is there any way to stop their laptop accepting any key but the ...
0
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1answer
4k views

Is this a security issue at the Remote Host or the Local Host?

The problem is as follows: In the local host machine (let's call it 'A'), there is a apache server hosting some web application. A user use the local host machine to access a web application site ...
0
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2answers
2k views

Is it possible to detect when a device has been MAC filtered on a Wi-Fi network?

Is it possible to detect when a device has been MAC filtered on a Wi-Fi network? I don't know if it's in the 802.11 standard, or if it's just implemented by ignoring the client network packets.
2
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1answer
2k views

How to use sqlmap to perform SQL injection on a clean URL?

I am learning to use sqlmap and came across an application that has Clean URLs. Clean URL example //my url.net/project/public/#questions/question/edit/id/122/answer/1, here MVC framework is used. ...
2
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1answer
1k views

AES key management

I am encrypting a secret in a db field. I am encrypting using AES with a 256-bit key and a random IV per encryption. They AES key is hard coded in the code. Each IV is stored in clear in another ...
1
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1answer
394 views

Setting up a ram based VPN

Are there any ram based VPN solutions that have options to keep no logs? I've been looking to set up a portable linux distro, probably Debian, that I'd run from CD without any form of persistence. It ...
0
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1answer
164 views

Protected Client Server communication advice

I am hoping for a better understanding about SSL/TLS by setting up two devices, running two different applications, allowing communications to go over SSL/TLS. With OpenSSL I have created a ...
4
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2answers
2k views

Is phpseclib a secure and reliable alternative to OpenSSL?

I know that OpenSSL needs to be installed and activated via apache and the config files, which can be cumbersome or even impossible, and that phpseclib is more flexible and easier to handle than ...
0
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0answers
78 views

Protecting computers from quick physical access attacks [duplicate]

What steps need to be taken to protect a computer from quick attacks that involve physical access? (Note unlike this question, I'm primarily interested in stopping the attacks, not detecting them; ...
4
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3answers
957 views

Message authentication code based on a single AES block

I think I need to use a MAC for ensuring the integrity of a URL that my system will provide to an end user that will use it to download a content from another component of the system, i.e., an URL has ...
1
vote
3answers
668 views

Brute Force In Order Or Random?

Which is faster, on average to find the original plain text of a hash: brute force in-order, or with random plaintexts?
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2answers
838 views

Is SSL required for sites hosted behind WAF?

We have a website hosted behind WAF and we will be using HTTPS. The server already has a valid SSL. Do we need to install SSL on WAF servers also?
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2answers
97 views

Should I use a firewall even though I am on a private vlan inside a data-center?

Working on setting up some new infrastructure and I want to configure everything so that it's as secure as it needs to be, but I don't want to worry too much about adding additional unneeded ...
1
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1answer
199 views

Openssl view csr extentions

I want to test a csr to see which extensions it is made by. specially I want to see if request is a Ca:False to CA:True one. I try to view Csr using openssl req -in a.csr -noout -text but it isn't ...
0
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2answers
568 views

scrypt strength with “weak” salt

I'm working on a project where following constrains apply: There's no remote database or any other means of storing extra data like random salt When user logins in, only username and password are ...
0
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1answer
262 views

Is “Small HTTP server” malware?

I have used Small HTTP server in the past, years ago. I went to its website do download it again, but it has a dubious WOT rating: some say it is malware, some say it isn't. I proceeded to check it ...
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2answers
2k views

Disabling SMEP on x86_64

I have recently been doing some research into kernel exploitation on X86_64. A problem I have run into is that I have found Intel's SMEP to be killing my contrived example of a kernel NULL pointer ...
5
votes
1answer
7k views

Preventing XSS for REST API

I have a spring REST API and a client project. Client projects' HTML page uses jquery ajax calls to fetch data from REST API using json or xml format. My question is to avoid XSS attacks on a web ...
0
votes
2answers
236 views

Man-in-the-middle SSL generation on request possible

I am doing some research on man-in-the-middle focusing on SSL in particular. I have been looking into generating a certificate on request when a client connects and requests a secured page. ...
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1answer
355 views

Location of server affects the speed of page loading? [closed]

i live in a country but i make a website for another country's users. The web hosting company has server in both of the countries. So where should i buy? Does it affects where the server is depending ...
5
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0answers
934 views

Why does DestroyFVKeyOnStandby no longer work to secure Mavericks? [closed]

I noticed that using the DestroyFVKeyOnStandby option for FileVault 2 in terminal no longer works since upgrading to Mavericks. Usually you type the following in terminal: sudo pmset -a ...

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