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Remote administration methods

There is a requirement for users to remotely access one of my corporate servers from internet. Policy wise, i would want them to at least use 2FA for communication,eg VPN Tokens, password+SMS etc. ...
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What's recommended for performance & security : Server as PC or Server as HDD [closed]

we are trying to find a file server for us. we look for the best practices of the establishment of an efficient and secure server. Therefore, my question is: What is recommended: server as a PC or ...
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Store cookies for multiple sites on remote server and connect from multiple clients

Would it be secure to: Store all my website cookies (stack sites, webhost, github, web-based email, etc) on a remote server (using an customized open-source VPN or something) Login to the server with ...
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Setting up communication between internal database and hosted web server by third party

I am trying to figure out the best and most secure way to do this, if it is possible to do it safe and secure. Small company. We have a hosted web server from a third party that serves our client web ...
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Why is accessing a remote database a security risk?

I recently wrote a small PHP script to get users that are online in my application, which uses MySQL and is hosted from my dedicated server. I use a popular web hosting company and had trouble ...
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Remote Desktop over VPN to access other VPN

My current situation is: Site 2 can connect to site 1 via VPN. I'm on site 3. IT at site 1 doesn't allow creating a new VPN to site 1. I'm thinking of using a Remote Desktop via VPN from site 3 to ...
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Denial Of Service attack in asynchronous communication

Is Low rate DOS attack (unintended) possible through asynchronous communication? Consider this scenario: I have a client server application were there is a WAN communication between the client and ...
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How risky is to to use external DNS servers? [closed]

My infrastructure doesn't have an internal DNS server, so I just forward any DNS request to external DNS servers by iptables rules. I wonder how risk that can be, and how easy is it to spoof DNS or ...
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Protecting the remote database against tampering in a mobile app

This is the first time I face a mobile app deployment at big scale. This app needs to connect to a remote server where to store and retrieve data. I discarded connecting directly to the MySQL ...
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Protecting MYSQL with Fail2Ban? [closed]

I have a bunch Raspberry Pis collecting data from behind client firewalls. I want to start sending this data to MYSQL server. Because the Raspberry Pis do not have static IP addresses, I obviously ...
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Direct access to clients behind NAT [closed]

We have a client/server application which we set a port for both server and client to listen to and then enter a list of clients as IP (Host)/Port pair in the server's admin panel for monitoring ...
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What's the safest way to make home server available from outside the network?

I have an old laptop that I decided to use as a server, with some samba shares and whatnot (making available some dvd rips and the like), and I'd like to be able to access the files in it from not ...
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How can Remote Code Execution in Unity infect me?

There is a Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Unity, it sounds like a vulnerability that someone can infect you after they trick you click something, I guess. So assume I hadn't installed the ...
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What are design and security considerations for a site that connects to its users' own dbs?

I'm envisaging a website where a user signs up, has their own database running somewhere, then provides credentials to the website so that website can access that database. For example, if I was the ...
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How dangerous is it to allow local connections to remote selenium servers?

There are services like BrowserStack or Sauce Labs that help with testing and test automation on different browsers and devices. But, in order to solve the problem of an application under test being ...
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secure ways to prevent access to an application by more than one person at a time?

If an application is licensed in such a way that is set up for one user, on one computer, how can I secure it? Even if locking into one computer, how could you prevent the computer from being ...
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Can the latest glibc DNS vuln be tested on remote servers?

I recently heard of the critical DNS vulnerability in glibc that can lead to arbitrary code execution. I hadn't found much about the cases when the faulty function is called and ways to remotely ...
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PCI SAQ C 1.2.1, 1.3.5 and remote server/software

I'm hoping someone here can help me. I'm attempting to get the small nonprofit I work at PCI compliant, as we have been paying an additional $20/month in noncompliance fees to our processor since we ...
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User-friendly public/private manual authentication protocol

I have a remote service which allows users to SSH login to the machine and they're automatically sent to the (command line) application (without access to a bash prompt, for instance). In the course ...
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Only allow access to specific service running on computer in Demilitarized Zone over internet

If a computer (running different services such as ftp and ssh) is placed on a Demilitarized Zone, will all of its services automatically be accessed by anyone on the internet? If the answer is yes, ...
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Secure installation of KVM VPS?

This question has also been asked on Server Fault, but was not taken seriously. I hope this is a better place for it I'm going to install Debian Wheezy on a KVM VPS. VNC access to console is enabled, ...
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Linux kernel security bugs and hardening Ubuntu? [closed]

I recently read some article about the linux kernel having vulnerabilities, I can't recall exactly where. Being new to linux, do you guys have some references on how I should prevent remote access to ...
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Why is Google Remote Desktop not detected by company?

My company has been applying really strict information security policies with firewalls and good quality network equipment this is to prevent from someone to connect to the company network. Many of ...
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Windows Remote Desktop access modes and security/functionality? [closed]

What are the security implications of running a Windows RDS farm vs. just using RDP for remote administration?
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LUG war games — suggested strategies? [closed]

My LUG on campus once in awhile holds a mock wargames on a VM. I'm trying to figure a way to get root access and make everyone else not be able to have root (king of he hill). I have a few ideas, but ...

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