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How do I ensure programs ask for permission to access the internet?

I am just beginning to use Debian 7 which happens to be my first ever Linux OS. I chose the default installation for Debian 7. It came with Gnome (gdm3) desktop and a lot of programs. Below are my ...
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Are there any “offline” open source software with I can check my HTTPS site?

There are many sites that can rank the quality of an HTTPS enabled website. But are there any that is open-source and can be used "offline"? So example in an intranet environment. The tool needs to ...
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Can you write OS-related virus using high level languages like Python

It is a well known fact that OS-related viruses are commonly written in low level languages like C or C++ which require direct access to the kernel of the CPU , I am just wondering if its possible ...
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Using the Synchronizer Token pattern, should you ensure the CSRF token is only communicated via HTTPS?

Put simply, CSRF tokens can be sniffed out of responses from the server unless the request/response are transmitted using encryption. Is this enough of a concern to worry about, or is it reasonable ...
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What's wrong with my own authentication scheme?

So I want to write my own authentication scheme for a web-app server, as follows. I assume this is a Bad Idea from either security or cost-effectiveness reasons and I know the conventional wisdom is ...
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How to make a captcha maker

I want to make a captcha maker. I am using PIL library of python to generate an image. I would like to know how should the image be (i.e. numbers with weird font style or some mathematical ...
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How force that all connections to my Apache use TLSv1.1 or TLSv1.2?

I tested on Ubuntu 12.04 (apache 2.2.22-1ubuntu1.4 and openssl 1.0.1-4ubuntu5.10) and Ubuntu 13.04 (apache 2.2.22-6ubuntu5.1 and openssl 1.0.1c-4ubuntu8.1). here explain how to do so, but I have the ...
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Why does OAuth2 demand client credentials in an authorization header?

In section 2.3.1 of the the OAuth 2.0 Authorization Framework it states: The authorization server MUST support the HTTP Basic authentication scheme for authenticating clients that were issued a ...
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How to achieve seamless SSO without having the user to login again (SAML 2.0 & ADFS using OpenSSO)

We need to implement seamless SSO with ADFS SAML 2.0 using OpenSSO & we plan to go with IdP initiated GET binding. The user in client network will log in to ADFS with Windows credentials once ...
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Force all traffic through VPN [migrated]

I am using PfSense as a firewall, with its VPN functionality. The client I use is Shrew Soft VPN client. As it is a split tunnel, is there a way I can force all traffic through the VPN connection, ...
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Pattern extraction [on hold]

I got a DB (152.4 million users) (My own fake one).I did not hash the passwords, but encrypted them. So anyone that uses the same password, lets say, "123456", will have the same encryption/cipherkey. ...
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Kohnfelder Certificate [on hold]

The Kohnfelder certificate standard is very similar to that of X.509 certificate standard. Comparing the two standards, does one have an advantage edge over the other? or what are the pros and cons of ...
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1answer
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What happens if biometric data is stolen?

As we move toward a future where fingerprints might possibly replace passwords, I see one issue. While passwords can be stolen, they can be changed by the owner after being notified of the security ...
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File encryption for a storage API

I'm implementing a Dropbox-like API, and one of my requirements is to have the files stored encrypted on the server. It is not required that the files are made unreadable by the server, only that they ...
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1answer
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Why would the BBC web site always ask for a personal certificate, and how do I avoid giving it away?

After installing a CAcert personal certificate, every time I land on the BBC weather site it asks me to identify myself with a certificate. Why would any non-malicious web site do that unless I've ...
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Squid upgrade HTTP to HTTPS [migrated]

I want to use Squid to upgrade HTTP request to HTTPS using my own certificate, in order to make clients handshake with a server (a reverse proxy) that requires mutual authentication. How can I ...
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3answers
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How does SFTP function without a manually generated public/private key pair

I am learning about SSH and how to use it to secure file transfers and commands between a windows machine and a Linux server. Everything that I have read so far indicates that I need to use an SFTP ...
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1answer
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How are two systems able to set up a secure SSH tunnel over a public connection?

As I understand it, when two systems create a secure SSH tunnel, the first step involves communicating the 'guidelines' for the encryption of that tunnel. If an third system is able to listen in on ...
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Is there a domain specific language for security policies

Is there a domain specific language popular for defining security policies that are applicable across systems, domains or enterprises ? Edit: Typically to express security policies at network level ...
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Are there “secure” languages?

Are there any programming languages that were designed to be robust to hacking? For instance, Heartbleed would not have happened if the language used could guard against a Buffer Over-Read. Edit: A ...
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1answer
552 views

What Ubuntu packages are still affected by gnutls bug CVE-2014-0092?

Right now the internet is abuzz with news about a severe breach in GnuTLS. An update to the relevant GnuTLS packages has already been released. But I am worried whether some packages might have had ...
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Why isn't it possible to do SQL injection (HIGH Level) in this example in Damn Vulnerable Web App?

$query = " $sql = select * from users where id = '$id' " Won't $id=3' OR '1'='1 break the query ? The doubt arose because someone claimed it can't be broken.
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Is a VirtualBox Host-only Adapter safe?

I have a VM in VirtualBox with two network adapters: a Host-only adapter and a NAT adapter; I was wondering if the VM gets compromised, is my Host-only adapter putting my host in danger? --- ...
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Detect message tampering without shared key and without certificate authority

Is it possible to detect if a message has been tampered with, without using MAC (i.e. shared key) and without using a "trusted" third party (i.e. certificate authority)? I'm pretty sure it's not, but ...
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DNS: Conditional Forwarding

I'm currently attempting to track down a problem with a Websense Web Filter breaking SSL connections for sites in a conditional forward. To do this, I need to know exactly how a conditional forward ...
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nmap.online inconsistent results

I recently used nmap online to test my firewall security on the WAN port. I purposely did some port forwarding but received inconsistent results. I opened ports 6881 to 6889 on the firewall and did 2 ...
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Hacked HTML page - what's in the comment following the obfuscated code?

Chrome just warned me about malicious content when visiting a site - so I visited it. The source code is like the following: <html> <head> <link href="images/DPT2.ico" title="Dynamic ...
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1answer
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What to do with .hash files when cracking WPA2

So, I'd say I'm one level above n00b. I've gotten to the point where I have accomplished a WPA Handshake (and saved the output as xxx-01.cap). I have also downloaded these hash tables (if that is the ...
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Token authentication and storage / websocket issues

My application is running an API authentication that uses tokens rather than cookies. This leads me to ask a few questions : What is the most secure way to store the token ? By using random ...
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2answers
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Is it possible to sign/verify a key-pair?

We currently have the need to authenticate and verify generated keypairs. Our system allows users to register for our service which generates them a key-pair for use on our network. We are in need of ...
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1answer
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How To Find Out What Software is Trying to 'Phone Home'?

I have seen some suspicious outbound communications blocked on my VPS, which hosts a small experimental Web site, and am wanting to find out which application is making the attempt. The server is ...
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3answers
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Why do some websites need time to log you in securely, while others can do it instantly?

I noted that on a lot of money-related websites (banks, paypal, etc), you are brought to a page that "logs you in securely". This is an example of one: Meanwhile, websites that also store very ...
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1answer
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how to protect my linux pc from wifi sniffing

I have a wifi shared connection with other flatmates and I'd like to know how can I protect my Debian pc from being sniffed. Should I use a wifi anti sniffer to detect if any wifi card is in ...
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VB.NET stored procedure implementation?

While reviewing code for a vb.net application I have come across the following implementation of stored procedures using ExecuteDataSet Result = DBInstance.ExecuteDataSet(Name, ...
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Keyloggers on Smartphones?

I need to clarify my question. I'm wondering if there are any apps for smartphone that can log each 'keystroke' (i.e. key pressed on touchscreen) that a user does. Performing a google search brings up ...
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Trojan TCP and UDP ports removal solution?

After a nmap scan on my local host on my Windows 7 machine results showed a vast list of open ports. I'm using Windows Firewall. This machine was given to me by a friend. I've had my network crash ...
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1answer
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IE11 on windows 8.1 and ssl fallback

I'm having problems with SSL certs and my SSL accelerator. I have a Sonicwall SSL-R and it only supports SSLv2, SSLv3, and TLS1.0. I have it configured to decode SSL with SSLv3 as the TLS1.0 ...
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possible to work in IT security without doing programming? [duplicate]

Prefer to concentrate on IPS/IDS system,IT forensic ,threat investigation , DRP etc hence staying competitive in the industry What kind of roles is suitable for me ?
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How can I verify if a website revoked its old SSL certificate keys? [duplicate]

Through reading from multiple sources and watching Security Now's How the Heartbleeds, I have come to the understanding that the following procedure is recommended to be safe from the Heartbleed ...
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4answers
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Effectiveness of Interactive Application Security Testing

There are a number of IAST tools available on the market such as Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner and HP WebInspect Real-Time. How effective are these at finding vulnerabilities? Is there any ...
3
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1answer
29 views

How are CRLsets more secure?

Google Chrome doesn't do typical CRL/OSCP checks, instead it depends on CRLsets. In simple terms, Google scoops up the CRLs from most CAs, trims them down and delivers the CRLset to the browser via ...
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1answer
33 views

CNN Money Portfolio and Heartbleed [duplicate]

Is/was CNN Money Portfolio ever vulnerable to heartbleed? It states 256 bit SSL bank level encryption on the website..
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4answers
462 views

Demonstration of how security through obscurity fails to work

I need to demonstrate that security through obscurity fails twice in the following scenario. I've a secret KEY. User A gets MessageX = SecretTransformation(KEY, SecretValue1); User B gets MessageY ...
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How can I setup my local server and do a heartbleed attack on it? [migrated]

I want to know how can i setup my server (apache) vulnerable to heartbleed attack and subsequently do an heartbleed attack on it?
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1answer
704 views

How to use public key in ~/.ssh for asymmetrical encryption with OpenSSL

I want to do an asymmetrical file encryption: openssl genrsa -des3 -out private.key 4096 openssl rsa -in private.key -pubout -out public.key openssl rsautl -encrypt -pubin -inkey public.key -in a ...
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50 views

Failed to connect to netcat reverse shell

I am doing an exercise of PentesterLab, I've got a webshell called 1.pdf, and it can be included in index.php as a PHP file. It contains code like this: %PDF-1.4 <?php echo system($_GET["cmd"]); ...
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2answers
260 views

TPM- Symmetric key storage

I understand that the TPM can be used to store an unlimited number of keys. However I am left with a few questions: Presuming the TPM is connected on the LPC what protects the data travelling across ...
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2answers
45 views

role based access control - same role, different departments

This question about RBAC implementation. Can a subject have a role in a certain realm? Suppose a university is made up of departments. Departments have courses. Courses have students. Students have ...
3
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2answers
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Help Configuring Cisco Router

I have some network issues in my network due to misconfiguration of Cisco router and switches. Please give me some advice or solutions to fix these vulnerabilities and configuration issues. ...
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1answer
85 views

RSA vs ECDSA for VANET Security

I am doing a project on Vehicular Ad-Hoc Network Security (VANET). The proposed scheme uses electronic signature as a means to authenticating the nodes. Most of the research papers I read suggested ...

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