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Is it safe to upload videos in cloud tools like video editors? [closed]

What i have is a video file(with delicate pieces of frames in it) that i want to be edited using cloud apps, without looking further in site maps and thats not always possible too, if you have to ...
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“Family” apps use shared passwords for different usernames. How bad is it?

There exist several "family" apps available for mobile devices that allow family things to be shared: shopping lists, calendars, occasionally device locations, that kind of thing. At least two of ...
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what is the scope of google drive's OAuth credentials?

I use google drive's OAuth Credentials (client_secrets, credentials, settings.yaml etc), to enable access of my google drive account to my python scripts. I only upload files to my google drive ...
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Security concerns around sharing secret on a website

I need to share credentials with users. These credentials are created when the user wants them, but cannot be chosen by the user specifically (AAD credentials). I want to share the same with the user ...
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What are some secure methods to share pre-created password? [duplicate]

I am working on something that requires me to create and share AAD(Azure Active Directory) credentials with clients. To give some context, Azure automatically creates a secret and then that secret has ...
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How to share administrator access in a Safe and special way?

I have assigned to a project that our customers needs to know their devices administrator password. We used the envelope technique with a special sticker on it, but this not the best way because the ...
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OAuth2 Client Credentials Flow with assertion JWT: How to share the client's public key?

I'm having a deeper look into OAuth 2.0 and especially the Client Credentials Flow that is intended to authenticate a client application or device without user interaction (the client is accessing its ...
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Share generated private/public pair among instances of same application

I've been working on a login system which works with JWT. Nothing fancy, you send a valid pair user+password and then you get a signed token to identify yourself on further requests. It is build on ...
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Could someone recommend me a citable definition of honest but curious/semi-trusted?

As far as I know honest but curious or also called semi-trusted means that a client follows protocol but will try to learn as much information as possible, without actively “cheating”. Does anyone ...
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Is it unsafe to use environmental variables for secret data?

After reading this blog post in which the author lays out arguments against using environmental variables for storing secrets, I am unsure how to proceed with deploying my application. His primary ...
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GPG: Is 'pubring.kbx' safe to share?

This public keyring pubring.kbx (as I merely guess from the name) must be safe to share publicly or is it not? Does it contain any sensitive information with respect to private keys? I want to back ...
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What is Byzantine password system?

How safe are password managers like LastPass? One comment there asks: Does anyone know of any Byzantine password systems? E.g. 3 or 5 online systems, where breaking any single system would not ...
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Is there any mechanism that using multiple keys encrypt and decrypt a shared document?

I wanted to achieve the following mechanism to encrypt a document each person in a group of N (user a, b, c...)has her own key; user a and user b somehow decided to encrypt document M, and they can ...
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Is there a secure way to share a PGP key for use with security.txt?

One of the options for security.txt is to include a reference to a PGP key for use when reporting vulnerabilities in a private, secure way. It makes perfect sense to me for a researcher to use PGP to ...
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Is it a bad idea to have the user choose the TOTP secret instead of generating it automatically?

Reading about TOTP-based authentication systems that use smartphones as one-time code generators, I seem to understand that typically the shared secret is generated automatically by the "server" (the ...
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Password protected secrets on Vault

We're currently improving our custom secrets management system and I'm looking into different solutions such as Hashicorp Vault or AWS KMS. So far Vault seems to meet most of our current requirements,...
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How Secret is splitted in Shamir Algorithm [closed]

I have been reading about the Shamir Secret Sharing algorithm. While researching I am still not sure how a secret is split. So let's suppose we follow example given here. The secret is 1234 and we ...
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Can I use HashiCorp Vault to restrict access to credentials based on CIDR ranges?

This seems like a pretty simple use case, but it would depend on some pretty recently added functionality which I might not understand yet: A python script gets populated by configuration management ...
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Shamir's Secret Sharing for Windows? [closed]

Is there a good implementation of Shamir's Secret Sharing for Windows? I would like to securely transfer files over multiple channels and ensure that only the recipient receiving ALL (and possibly ...
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Passing a secret in url: as a part of the url or query string? [duplicate]

If I need to make get request to an html page and thus pass a secret via the url using https, is it true that I'd need to pass it in a query string versus a part of a path url? my_domain.com/some_url/...
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Hiring a Third Party Developer, what config files & certificates are ok to share?

So my cofounder and I hired a developer through Guru to build our native iOS and Android MVP's. Long story short, he agreed to integrate Firebase and BrainTree, and originally asked for our account ...
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Store a secret on a Windows computer so that even an administrator cannot access it

I am looking for a way to store a secret on a Windows computer so that even the administrator cannot access it. But executables that are signed with a specific code signing certificate should be able ...
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Is it secure to store encryption key (encrypted with master key) with the data it was used to encrypt?

I am working on a password sharing web site. I would like users to be able to enter their credentials and share them with other users. I am thinking about using KMS service to store master key (just ...
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Is it safe to hide secrets this way?

I have n secrets to hide, my goal is to remember only a seed and derive them from the seed. Is this a safe aproach? Calculate n keys: k(1) = seed XOR secret(1) ... k(n) = seed XOR secret(n) Store ...
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What is the most secure way of transferring a secret between 2 processes running on the same system?

As a part of my system, I have many processes, each of them created through a script. One of the processes can be considered as a "Master Process" in the sense that this process communicates with the ...
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Is it safe to store secrets in LDAP?

Many systems store secret or sensitive information in LDAP attributes. For example, IEC/TS 62351-8 prescribes storage of user tokens in LDAP. Is it safe to store secret or sensitive information as an ...
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Credential leaking while unconscious [closed]

Bear with me here, because this admittedly sounds nutty, but I had a dream last night in which I distinctly recall (accurately) typing the master password for my password manager into a (dream) ...
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Sharing credentials based on the network profile

Is there a way to share logins/passwords with a number of individuals, basing on their public network profile? Example: a number of people working together in the office should have access ...
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Node.js ENV VAR Security

Recently I had a debate with a fellow dev about where to store Node.js env vars. I always use .env files and load these as proper ENV VARs at runtime, however my fellow dev uses JSON config files and ...
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Which is the most recommended way to expose a file to a computer in an external network in a secure way?

I have two machines in an internal network. One is a development server, which is isolated from external communications (neither through HTTP, HTTPS, SSH, etc). The last one is a production server (...
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Can a secret, S, be efficiently recovered from a list of usernames and SHA256(S + username)s?

Given a set of usernames and their corresponding proofs of knowledge of a shared secret: SHA256($SECRET + username), can an attacker recover $SECRET more efficiently than by brute force? (This is ...
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Spam email with my address details

I have registered domain under .xyz 123reg domain registration company. Recently I got an email from ummed.org company informing me that my SEO engine will be going to expire soon and I need to make ...
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What security advantages does Hashicorp Vault have over storing secrets (passwords, API keys) in environment variables?

There seems to be a general recommendation to store secrets in the Hashicorp Vault instance (or similar key-management software) and avoid passing secrets via environment variables. In what particular ...
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Secure message transportation [duplicate]

It is secure to use the shared secret as the key for a HMAC? is it better to derive one key for all of the messages that are going to be HMACed or a key for each message? Is it safe to use the shared ...
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Detecting cloaking at the client side

According to this paper(reference: section IX), it may be possible for clients to detect cloaking. It basically says, whenever you fetch a page from a url(assumed to clicked from the search results),...
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pass secret key over tls\ssl [closed]

Let's say that I have a client and server connected over SSL\TLS. Once the handshake is done, both sides have a shared secret key that they will use to encrypt\decrypt the data. Can I use this ...
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How to securely store secrets in Docker container?

The application I'm working on has more than a dozen of secrets, SSL certificates and API keys. Currently I have a file that's added into .gitignore and it contains all my secrets. How to securely ...
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RADIUS Authentication and Shared Secret, is secure?

I am considering the implementation of a 2 Factor Authentication server and I am concerned that the RADIUS authentication via Shared Secret is not secure enough as for example an attacker could at ...
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Securely generate and store public/private keys on Android

I am making a web application that distributes data encrypted with the public keys of its clients. At this moment this is working for dedicated devices which I distribute myself. Before they are ...
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What is the worst that can happen if your OAuth client secret is leaked?

Let's say you have an app which uses OAuth so app can log in to the user's services (e.g. OneDrive, Google Drive, etc.) Inside the app you have included the OAuth client secret (and client ID) as ...
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Sharing a JWT between devices in close proximity of each other

Setup: iPhone (let's assume 6 and newer for the sake of this question). Raspberry Pi 2. The Raspberry runs a REST web service which the iPhone queries. The web service uses JSON Web Tokens for ...
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Automatic detection of credential leaking and secret servers

Are there any frameworks or applications available for automatic detection of credential or secrets being leaked? So far, I've found a number of academic papers on papers on the subject but no ...
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Secure OAuth 2 flow for client-side or mobile app

I'm implementing an API and a client-side web app, and they are supposed to communicate via an API and use OAuth 2 for authentication. I can't get over my confusion on what's the right way to ...
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Distributed Shared Secret for RNG that only Distributor knows?

For one of my projects I want to create a way to sync up all participants' RNG with a seed where each participant does not know the seed of the RNG but also in a way that minimizes the number of times ...
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Best practice for sharing a (.zip) file password with recipient

When sharing confidential documents, it's common to zip up and encrypt the files with a good password. However, all too often the file is emailed as an attachment with the password in the body of the ...
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Key rotation for shared secret keys - recommendation

When using software that does encryption using shared secrets what are the recommended practices for changing the keys. To be specific, this is a distributed software running in a cluster and the ...
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Share private key with expiry period

I'd like a way to encrypt my data, and temporarily share access to 'semi-trusted' parties. If I encrypt my data with my private key, is it possible to share my private key (or some derivative of it)...
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Sharing a password for short term access to a shared resource

I sometimes need to delegate access to a single-user/shared user website for short term administration purposes (eg. with a junior administrator for programmed maintenance). I have requested ...
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How should I set up emergency access to business-critical secrets in case I am “hit by a bus”?

I work as the primary developer and IT administrator for a small business. I want to ensure that business can continue even if I suddenly become unavailable for some reason. Much of what I do requires ...
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Is it safe to publish my development private key?

For my development environment, the following three SSL files allow me to access my application from https://localhost on my local machine. Private key: server.key Certificate signing request: server....