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Would this way of going about protecting users' data in use be secure, or overkill?

I've got information security as high as possible with my Flutter app so far with encryption and proper storage for data at rest as well as data in transit. With this question I'm only aiming for ...
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Any way to open a maybe malicious website without having to use a VM?

Sometimes there are websites I'd like to checkout but I have the feeling that the site may have something malicious in it, the easiest way would be to just load my VM and opening the site there, but ...
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SQL Injection Prevention WAF Generic Rule for Wordpress

We are trying to develop a GENERIC WAF Rule for SQLI Prevention for WordPress-based websites that can provide some level of effectiveness with a very low probability of having false positives. From my ...
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Is it fine to save contact information on a ssh sever and is it secure?

My mom wants to find a way to store information securely and host it remotely and wants to host our own mini-server on a Raspberry Pi that'll have contact information of the customers. My sister said ...
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CSRF double submit cookie pattern questions

I have some questions about CSRF protection, specifically about the "double submit cookie" pattern. What I have learned so far, is that this pattern has some weaknesses. But we can add some ...
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Blocking reflected XSS on common web servers

How is it possible to block reflected XSS on common web servers, such as IIS, Apache HTTP Server and Nginx? The Content-Security-Policy: reflected-xss filter doesn't work on latest Chrome and X-XSS-...
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Password protect an internal hard drive in a shared Windows PC where all users are administrators

It is a laptop shared by my lab. Today I use it, another day one of my student takes it on a field trip. I have 3 hard drives. I wanna leave 2 hard drives for my students and 1 for myself. On my hard ...
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Can the glue of glitter-hot-glue sticks be used to provide evidence of electronics-hardware tampering?

I've been researching low-cost, yet strong, tamper-evident mechanisms, and purchased some low-cost glitter-hot-glue sticks as part of this research. The Amazon page advertising the sticks, seems to ...
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Ransomware/Virus/Malware - modern protection(s)

Just found this on GitHub: https://github.com/gnxbr/Fully-Undetectable-Techniques/tree/main/minizinh0-FUD I can imagine similar ransomware, malware, viruses exist. AV is useless? Is only Behavior ...
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How can I protect data in SQL tables?

Inspired by the many data leaks where whole databases/tables with personal user information were leaked, what are best practices to protect those assets? I‘m especially concerned if someone was able ...
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What steps can I take if I know that someone [Government, Special agents,..etc] is spying on me?

If I know someone is trying to spy on me, and they are tracking me both online and in the physical worls, what steps can I take to neutralize the risk? Keep in mind that I'm a normal person with ...
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Can malicious applications running inside a docker container still be harmful? [duplicate]

I am very new to docker (and don't usually program at a 'systems' level). I will be working on an open source project with complete strangers over the web over the next couple of months. I trust them, ...
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Protecting firmware .bin from reverse engineering

I would like to protect my .bin ( squash fs ) file after compiling process in order to avoid reverse engineering techniques ( i.e. binwalk could simply unsquash my .bin firmware and see all the file ...
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Password protected wall

I'm currently building a website where you have an account and can do "dangerous" things with it. I want to password-protect these things, so the user has to type their password, if they ...
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Protect API from being tampered?

I'm building an API with websocket that serializes data through JSON. The App itself is a chat application. I came up with the following structure to send my data: {date: '2020-05-31', time: '14:28:...
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How to stop malicious WIFI from infecting my computer?

Was reading this: How to check if a Wi-Fi network is safe to connect to? When I came across some comments I can redirect you to other pages without your interaction. Install key loggers. Heck if your ...
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Can a malicious WIFI network force a connection

Say I enter a place with public WIFI. Of course, I would not connect to the network since I know it's risky, but I do have my computer turned on. Can an attacker know my computer is there and force a ...
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How to protect web server private keys on Ubuntu with Nginx without exposing any plain text credentials?

I'm developing a set of internal websites and services for a customer who has high levels of bureaucracy and strict formal rules about many things, one of them being "not storing passwords in plain ...
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WiFi Router, current status of security options?

I'm about to buy a new WiFi router tomorrow (probably) & I'm wondering what kind of security features I should choose (Like: AES, WPA2, DMZ, TKIP, SPI, ...) What is the current status of what is ...
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How to detect use of personal NAS devices from corporate machines?

We have an issue where people are taking laptops home and connecting them to their personal home networks in order to backup corporate data to their private NAS devices. From a DLP standpoint we have ...
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Tamper Protected VS. Tamper Proof for write-protected memories

I read in the answer here by Marcus that ROM is Tamper-proof. What is the difference between tamper-proof, tamper protected and tamper-resistant? Now, there are some re-writable memory (eg. eNVM) ...
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Best practice to secure hard-drive in case of theft or loss or unauthorized access?

Scenario: a person owns and used only a laptop (or PC) and on its hard drive is stored sensitive information, in addition, in browsers the logged-in sessions to gmail, facebook, server, etc...etc.. ...
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Does the HTML password field include any protection against XHR/AJAX exfiltration?

In HTML when we describe a certain field as a password field is it somehow secured against sending out the data via XHR/AJAX/similar technologies? This is relevant in case we have to deal with script ...
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How does Sony's MagicGate technology work?

I own a Memory Stick Pro Duo Mark-II (MagicGate compatible). It is used as a storage medium in my Playstation Portable. Upon searching on Google for the same, I only found a wikipedia page of it, ...
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Defense Evasion - Unhooking Windows API

Since most of EDR vendor hook userland APIs, Is Unhooking Windows API or DLL Unhooking is the best way to bypass EDR Protection?
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Add another layer of security in accounts except phone number

I recently came across articles where an attacker contacted a telecom company and got them to change the sim card registered with the target's phone number. After doing so, he was able to reset the ...
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How to protect from being the spoofed number on caller ID?

The question How to protect from caller-id spoofing? focuses on how to protect oneself from incoming calls with spoofed caller ID information. This question is about how to protect oneself when ...
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How can you safeguard yourself, when banks and government offices know your (1) full name (2) birth date (3) address and (4) signature? [closed]

Assume that it's impossible to dodge or forswear your government and corporations like credit card companies and banks from knowing your (1) full name (2) birth date (3) address (4) and signature. ...
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How a computer can infect others devices on the same network?

As I said in this post, my father is very careless about online security. Besides what I already said on that post, yesterday I saw in his android that the permission to install of third-party apps ...
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How to prevent an infected PC from infecting other machines on the same network? [duplicate]

My father is pretty careless about his security and this is not new. He even said to me that in the last year he used Tor to access some links just for curiosity because he read about it in some news ...
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Protecting/Crypting an external storage

We have an camera with sd card in which it records. AFAIK its software, recording parts etc., cannot be stepped in. We wish a mechanism/methodology that whenever it is plugged into usb socket of a ...
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100% detectable backdoor attacks on network

Every article I have read on backdoor attack prevention says pretty much this: Protecting against them may be difficult. I am tired of reading how it can be ~difficult~ to protect against. ...
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How to protect printers from being hacked

Recently it got to my attention that someone has hacked around 50,000 printers and used them to print the message they wanted to. (link) As someone who doesn't have a lot of knowledge about networks ...
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Protecting website from content theft [duplicate]

I have a website called http://example.com. there is another website called http://example1.com it has the same content as for my website. If I upload file on my website like http://example.com/test....
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What is the thought process behind, Endpoint protection is better than firewalls?

I keep reading about, and seeing people post and recommend in the oddest places, that strong endpoint protection is better than having a in-service/supported/receiving security updates firewall. What ...
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How to detect when one or more devices in my local network have become DDOS attack nodes?

I have a home network, big family, with around 20 devices on it at any given time. It seems like every year or so, some device gets a virus or a security flaw is revealed, and the device starts ...
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When to logout a user? [closed]

I am working on a security project which gives an admin control over certain devices in a company. When using the web-based product, say the user switches context and opens another tab or skips to ...
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How does Google protect against scraping?

I'm trying to implement security against scraping on my website to prevent basic scraping techniques. Google seems to have a very good protection against scraping, but it's so good that I'm unable to ...
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Is hiding my Java desktop app inside a VM the best way to protect my Java source code?

I need to distribute a Java desktop app to the user. I am looking at different ways to protect my source code from reverse engineering. One method is to distribute a Virtual Machine (says Linux) ...
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dongle development

I am to provide a hardware+software solution. The software is an application in c++ running on windows. The hardware is motherboard+processor+disk+memory. In order to protect the solution, I need to ...
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I have to write down credit card information on paper and send it. How can I minimize my risk?

I am filling out a form to set up a recurring payment with a local government building. The form requests that I put my credit card number, expiration date, and CVV number, which I'm a little hesitant ...
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VoIP/SIP Secured Real Time Protocol (SRTP): Which key length is appropriate nowadays?

Many critics say that current key lengths for SRTP-encryption in popular phone apps like Linphone or CSipSimple are not sufficient anymore. What should be a recommended key length nowadays?
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Protecting Python source code on physical product?

How would you protect Python source code on a physical product (like a IoT device), which comes with Ubuntu installed on a mini-PC running Python code? Few methods we thought about: Compiling the ...
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AngularJS Sanitize function vs. server-side output encoding

I mainly audit web applications and provide the companies with security countermeasures and recommendations. Currently, I have an issue with giving a correct recommendation when it comes to AngularJS ...
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Heads firmware and OS is more secure than Whonix, Qubes or Tails?

Developers stated Heads combines physical hardening and flash security features with custom Coreboot firmware and a Linux boot loader in ROM. This moves the root of trust into the write-protected ROM ...
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connect to another ip address remotely via tunnel can be traced? [duplicate]

if I connect through the tunnel to my friend's friend work LAN, will use only his LAN (IP) and will not have my own internet at all, force entry connection and getting their internet to host my ...
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How to protect myself online from the government? [closed]

I need something trusted and secure. I need to make “onion layers security” with the most secure and hard to hack/crack software. How to protect yourself from the government on the internet? I’m ...
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Accessing SQL database from Java Android app. How do I store the SQL database details so they are safe?

So I am developing a Java app which is going to be free and would preferably not require a sign up process. I cannot seem to think of an idea to store the log in details safely. I have thought of ...
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How to secure mine as well as other people' passwords on the computer used by my receptionist?

My friend runs an office in which the computer used by the receptionist is used by so many people including my friend and others (so many people come there for job recruitment) who frequently save ...
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Why would I protect my computer?

I see a lot of posts about how to protect your precious computer, but what is it that we are trying to protect? Note: Before you flame me, I'm not trying to ask a stupid question. I just see many not ...