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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 ...
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How do I protect my old devices against BlueBorne? [duplicate]

I have a bunch of Android devices for which there either is no patch to protect them against the BlueBorne exploit or I cannot install a patch without losing all the data. The most obvious thing ...
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Medicare card & SSN - What can be done to prevent unauthorized SSN disclosure?

Those of us on Medicare realize that the card displays our SSNs just like the Social Security card. There was the case of the guy from LifeLock who published his, promising that his company would ...
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Public key (asymmetric) watermarking: detect from small chunk of file?

Public key watermarking uses a private key to embed the watermark and a corrosponding public key to detect. Is it possible to detect a watermark from only a small chunk of the file? Does it matter ...
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Clarification regarding the “nosniff” content type protection

According to my understanding I should add the nosniff header on each download dialog: X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff How should I protect an upload dialogs? Will the header X-Content-Type-Options: ...
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How big a vulnerability is phone number theft and how to protect against this? [closed]

This interesting article in the NYT discusses how attackers are stealing phone numbers of their intended victims by phoning up Verizon, AT&T, etc., giving them a sob story about an emergency and ...
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“Smashing The Stack For Fun And Profit” - Remediations

i was reading this famous article: Aleph One - Smashing The Stack For Fun And Profit and i have no idea how stack canaries/NX support/ASLR can avoid an attack like that. I'll try to explain me ...
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Overwrite USB write protection switch on MP3 players [closed]

I found a bunch of old USB MP3 players that are knockoffs of the iPod Nano. They have no logos on them. Some of them have a hold switch and on the computer it appears to offer write protection and ...
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What causes the “This site may be hacked” or “This site ahead contains malware” messages?

How does Google exactly detect if a site may/is hacked? What exactly triggers the warnings? I've seen plenty of companies offer services that help to remove these warnings on websites and get your ...
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Can OS protect us from backdoored CPU? [closed]

I was wondering if O.S. can act in such a way to hide from CPU what it is doing? I know that everything is computed only in CPU, but O.S. decides what that is, and keeps track of file system, etc. For ...
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How could supply chain counterfeiting be combated by using a blockchain?

In the popular technology and business press (e.g. example1, example2 and example3) there is a lot of excitement around the application of a blockchain to "revolutionize the supply chain" of physical ...
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Can anti virus kill or defeat a BSOD protected (critical process) malware in Windows [duplicate]

As the title says can anti virus kill or delete a Malware that made itself critical? I'm writing a Monero miner service and I've added BSOD protection to it and I know that it'll be known as Malware ...
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Mail address spoofing : how to protect myself [duplicate]

I have a mail server, postfix for SMTP and Dovecot for IMAP, both require authentication. I just received an email from MY address, but coming from an other SMTP server. And of course, in message ...
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Tools and approaches in order to teach software security? [duplicate]

I am going to teach software security for a course lab. I would like to know is there any software- simulator and etc for providing an appropriate environment for practising common types of security ...
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In-memory code signing

Since a lots of malicious code are running in memory-only, wouldn't it be possible to sign each eXecutable codes (functions etc) of each PE files and check before each new started thread the code (in-...
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Rename important files to any file type to protect from ransomware

Is it a good solution that rename an important files to a new file type that only owner od the file know? like Data.Rar rename it to Data.BEATURAN, so it will become BEATURAN File and just rename ...
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Deauth as a protection

In the case that there is an ongoing attack in my network, where the attacker is using WLAN to access my network and I recognize it, would it be possible to send a broadcast deauth in my network to ...
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Why isn't the “RAP - Reuse Attack Protector” in the mainline Linux kernel?

https://grsecurity.net/rap_announce_ret.php https://grsecurity.net/download.php#test Q: If the RAP - Reuse Attack Protector - is such an extreme great idea, why isn't it already included in the ...
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Is there a common general placeholder name for the “protected secret”?

I wonder if there is a general name for the "protected information" that you are trying to protect. Sometimes it's a code or a password or a token and I would like to know if there is a word for ...
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How to protect an offline proprietary software from being stolen

We are currently developing a software that is supposed to run on every computer of a world wide company which has many domains. We are thinking about security as we want the software to be used only ...
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Do certain Virtual Machine programs “Sandbox”/protect the main OS better than others? Does the category of VM matter?

I am looking into VMs to use, and from wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_machine I notice there are 3 main types of VMs. FULL VIRTUALIZATION In full virtualization, the virtual machine ...
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How to protect ourself to divulge information [duplicate]

In the film Citizenfour, around the 33:33 mark, Edward Snowden said I mean, you could literally shoot me or torture me, and I could not disclose the password if I wanted to. Um... You know, I ...
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Split Production and “public” Webspaces

We're developing a Software, using Git and some web based organsiation software on one of our members webspace. This webspace is as far isolated, thus none could access it without knowing the address. ...
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Does Windows firewall stop attack use bandwidth?

If I block all the international traffic except an IP range and an attacker starts a DDoS attack on my IP, will it effect on my bandwidth?
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How to protect a PC against sensitive data access by malicious app/driver

As a software developer I frequently work with various USB-attached peripherals in the prototype stage and their drivers. Sometimes the peripherals come from companies that I do not know well or ...
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Which Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) status-values provide sufficient protection against domain hijacking?

The Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) as described in RFC 5730, can possibly be protective against domain hijacked. The protocol consists of the 17 following status-values as described in RFC ...
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What are safe solutions to protecting important credentials in source code [duplicate]

I am doing some Java work for a company that has some code that they want protected in an application that they are giving to their customers. For example what if you have information such as FTP or ...
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Protecting vs Defending a system

What is the difference between saying defending a system from attacks or protecting a system from attacks? This question might be trivial to most of you but I really don't see the fine line here. In ...
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Prevent external hard disk drive from infection

Will partition of my hard drive help me to protect my essential files? I want to divide my 1 TB Hard disk drive into 4 partitions and store my files accordingly. For example I am keeping my movies in ...
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Check if PXN is enabled?

I am looking for a way to check on a mobile device if PXN(Privileged Execute-Never) Protection Mechanism is enabled.
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What file extensions do ransomware encrypt? [closed]

Is someone have a generic list of files that payment walls encrypt? I want to build software to protect only those kind of files. I know that this changes from time to time. Let me know if the list ...
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How does software developer protect their code against binary patching?

Supposing we have a software that checks on a remote server online if the input entered by a user (a license key) is valid. The server sends in a socket to the client True or False if the license is ...
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What is meaning of the term Whitelisting in antivirus?

How exactly does whitelisting work and what does it mean in terms of antivirus software?