Questions tagged [client-side]

Client-side refers to operations that are performed by the client in a client–server relationship in a computer network.

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How to deal with new clients in a hybrid encrypted database?

I'm working on a private project and I'm not really sure about hybrid encryption. I am not a security expert but just a student. Background: I'm working on a project that uses couchDB as a database in ...
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Get a key values mismatch when export cert and key from PKCS#12

I have a PKCS #12 file and want to export certificates and private key from the PKCS #12 file with openssl. openssl pkcs12 -in test.p12 -nocerts -out key.pem openssl pkcs12 -in test.p12 -out certs.pem ...
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Does the SSL/TLS lifetime change affect client certificates?

From 2020.09.01 Google, Apple an Mozilla changed the maximum trust time to 398 days. I'm working on a project, where the client also authenticates itself with a certificate. This certificate is stored ...
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How to select a random node when nodes are untrusted in a distributed network?

Assume in a distributed network, where the nodes are not trusted and are identified by their public keys, we intend to select one of them in a random process. In such a situation, all of the nodes ...
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Client-side encryption of data, but the server can also add data without reading stored data

For a new application I'd like to store messages for each user's account on a centralized server. The user accesses the application through a SPA javascript web app through their browser. These ...
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Handling API keys for client-side app with cloud key vault

I would like to hear about the security implications of my desktop app's current API usage workflow: Client-side WPF desktop app connects to Azure Key Vault, a cloud vault, by authenticating via a ...
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Pattern for access controlled client side encryption

How would you design a server/client system where a client is granted a key to encrypt/decrypt data, but the key could be revoked/redistributed by the server? Data encrypted prior must still be ...
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Is using Argon2 with a public random on client side a good idea to protect passwords in transit?

Not sure if things belongs in Crypto SE or here but anyway: I'm building an app and I'm trying to decide whatever is secure to protect user passwords in transit, in addition to TLS we already have. In ...
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Sending arbitrary request despite form constraints

I have a flask web application which is configured with HSTS (no man in middle) and it has a login form. Inputs to the login form have necessary constraints and HTML disallows incorrect formats. My ...
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Does hashing client-side increase attack surface (assuming TLS and serverside salt+hash)? [duplicate]

This question asks whether one should hash on the client or the server. I want to know if there is any reason, aside from having to maybe handle one extra hashing library (if it's not already in your ...
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Can a client application volunteer to send a certificate?

When testing our c# application with a service from a new supplier our request was denied because the client certificate was not send. Network traffic with a service where our application is known to ...
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Where is the best way to filter user input? [duplicate]

Users can interfere with any piece of data transmitted between the client and the server, including request parameters, cookies, and HTTP headers. Where is the best way to filter user input, on the ...
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How to validate client side safety in a Zero Knowlegde model

What is sometimes called Zero Knowledge, sometimes end to end encryption occurs when a server only processes ciphered data (at least for sensitive data) with a result where a compromise of this server ...
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Can we know which client side script is performing a particular action on a website?

Recently in an website I had noticed that the data which is received from the server is not the data that is being displayed.I think it would have been modified on client-side. So, Is there any way by ...
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SSL Cert for client side web application, is it needed?

For client-side web applications that run in your machine (that you download at first visit - Blazor WebAssembly to be specific): Do I need to enable SSL (HTTPS) for this application or web server ...
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How to secure a price passed to a payment gateway on client?

Using Javascript, say a customer buy a product that cost 10$. Many payment gateways, like PayPal and Stripe, offer a client side Form where you input the sale data (price, amount, buyer address, etc), ...
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Offloading TLS client-cert checking to OpenSSL (or similar) if server does not support it

TL;DR I want to have "some thing" to handle client-certs on behalf a server that is unable to do it, for secure user authentication in addition to regular TLS encryption. Context In this question ...
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Encryption and decryption in the browser on the client's side – is it safe?

There is a possibility to download the file with one’s PII from the dedicated web server. The file might be decrypted by filling the two factors. These two factors are delivered via email and SMS. The ...
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OWASP Client-Side Testing - How To

In the OWASP Testing Guide, it has a whole section called "Client-Side Testing." This section has to do with testing for things such as DOM-based XSS, JavaScript execution, HTML injection, Client-Side ...
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What are the sources of “SEC_ERROR_REUSED_ISSUER_AND_SERIAL” errors when using self-signed x509 Certificates in PKCS#12 files?

As part of an internal Client/Server application, I have created my own (self-signed) Certificate Authority (CA), as well as both Client and Server certificates signed by my CA. Loading my CA ...
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Requirements for client based anti-fraud solutions in online banking

There is a range of anti-fraud products available that a bank can use to detect potential threats on client side in their online banking portal or app. Example features would be device fingerprinting ...
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jwt symmetric signature security risks (from client side)

I am currently implementing an iOS app, which integrates with a cloud hosted .net backend system in azure, which. The api login endpoint takes user/pass -> replies with an signed only HS256 jwt token....
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What security concerns are there for a fully client-side JS/HTML5 app?

I'm working on an Interactive Fiction story in Undum, which is a fully client-side JS/HTML5 framework. I've been reading about Content Security Policy lately (after looking up what a crypto nonce is) ...
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Preventing XSS by filtering data from the server to the client

Before you immediately comment "you can't trust the client!", please read the whole question. I've been reading about how to prevent XSS attacks lately, and everything I've found says that the server ...
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In client side certificate authentication why, if, do we need to share the certificate

Certificate authentication on https has always been one of my huge knowledge gaps ,and was trying to fill it today. I have made some progress on the client side certificate authentication but however ...
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Offline HTML JS App

I designed a small webapp (I would rather call it browserApp) that helps me to automate a task. Now, I don't need a webserver to host this app as it is merely using js, jquery and other js libraries ...
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Is there a security benefit to testing HTTP header presence with Javascript?

I have found in one of the client side libraries that it is performing an AJAX call to an API and checking if response contains all of the following headers with corresponding values (as a security ...
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How to store user credentials in browser securely?

I need help to authenticate User with user credentials. We are using Angular 5 as a front-end & need to store user's email and password if user checks on remember Me. autofill user credentials ...
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Can Burp be setup to intercept traffic from client application?

I have a client application installed on my Windows computer and I want to perform a MITM on this application to inspect the traffic. I understand that Burp can do the MITM for web application, but ...
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Is there any security concern if I kept password hash on client side?

I have a mobile application that needs to be able to work when the phone is offline. In order to prevent misuse by others when they have a short physical access to the phone the requirement is to ...
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A strategy to allow select split-tunneling for printing

A topic has come up with some colleagues that appears to be a 'regular' and I thought to ask the forum: We have had use-cases for remote workers who VPN to the corporate network, which does not ...
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Is there a way to hide HTML source code yet keeping it effective?

I have a website with a client-side HTML contact form created manually (not as output of an HTML constructor like PHP): <form action="mailto:someone@example.com"> Email Adress:<br> ...
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Using local files securely on website

I have a website on which users can select a file from their local machine, manipulate it and then save it. The website is written entirely in JavaScript to ensure it's purely client-side. Is the ...
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Can certificate pinning be achieved strictly at the network layer?

With a client side java application that interacts with the server over http, is it possible to handle certificate pinning strictly at the network layer? Meaning, if the certificate is pinned on a ...
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Access client certificate stored on another computer

We are developing an application, that is using client certificate needed for client authentication (HTTPS connection) when using a specific web service. When a customer company has hundreds of ...
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Java Applet AccessControlException

I am doing a security course and a module on client side attacks, which is why this post might seem evil or outdated. I have a Java applet fetching a malicious jar file and trying to then download ...
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Can a javascript on parent page log keystrokes inside an iframe?

I am trying to analyze the possibility of accessing keystrokes from an iframe using a javascript running on the parent page. The potential attack which I am looking to verify is Cross Frame Scripting. ...
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How can I re-use my password and still protect the password if it is exposed from one source?

I know that all servers should at least store my credentials as hash(password + salt) + salt, with a secure and well known hash function and a salt unique for me, generated from a secure and well ...
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Can I rely on the CSRF cookie to check if a user is authenticated on the client-side?

I have a website that runs on example.com. The website makes AJAX calls to my backend API which sits at api.example.com. I employ a double-submit verification strategy. The backend has protected ...
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What are client-side exploits

I am learning about cybersecurity and have read about client-side exploits. I know they are vulnerabilities/exploits and they target the client instead of a server. What are some examples of this and ...
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How client-side OAuth is secure?

I want to make a static webpage, but secure it with a login. In order to do this, I looked at this link. Basically, I want users to log in their Google account to be able to view the webpage. But I ...
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Is pure client-side security better or worse (from a security point of view) than pure server-side security in client-server software?

I'd like to know in general which of the two types of security is the best in all aspects that may refer to security (we can use this the general aspects for security: integrity, availability, ...
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Why not store password in cookie?

I've got a novice question - It is often said that you should not store plaintext passwords in a client-side cookie. (I'm imagining a web browser cookie, but I supposed this applies in general.) But ...
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How do JavaScript (and mobile) APIs keep user data clean?

Let's say we're running Google Analytics, and we're tracking user specific data (or displaying contents based on that data, such as most recently viewed pages) -- we add a pixel, and then we pass the ...
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what is the best algorithm for hashing stored users info on client-side on a web app

I have this scenario in a web app which I'm working on its client-side code(I'm building it with ReactJS): I obtain user's info hash 'em send it to the server for being authenticated and when I get ...
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Metasploit: java_signed_applet attack hangs after user response

I am trying to perform a client side attack with Metasploit on a 32 bit Windows 7 Professional N (SP1) victim. I have Windows Defender and Firewall disabled and Java Control Panel Security set at ...
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What is client side non-DOM XSS?

I've been reading on the new categories of XSS. According to OWASP, they're no longer just reflected, stored and DOM-based XSS, but rather server/client side, and then subdivided into reflected/stored....
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Client Side Encryption - The Last Mile

Is there any best practice on how to handle "the last mile" in a cloud stored, client side encrypted scenario for a web application? (Sensitive data has to be encrypted before being sent and stored on ...
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Client authentication using certificates in M2M communication

We're planning to implement following scenario for a secure machine-to-machine (M2M) communication network. We have some gateways and a lot of secure sensors which should only be able to "speak" to ...
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Security-wise, is an in-browser JavaScript implementation fundamentally different from a server-side language (e.g. Python) implementation?

As I understand it, JavaScript implementations running in browsers need to run untrusted code and operate on untrusted data in a secure manner. Language (e.g. Python) implementations running on a ...

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