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Can a symmetric key be safely embedded anywhere in a .NET desktop client program

Is there a native way, that is, one not requiring the purchase of an expensive third-party obfuscator, that a .NET desktop client program, deployed to the users' Windows desktops from a LAN server ...
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Encrypt files transparently from applications

Many CLI applications store or need secrets in plaintext files. I'm searching preferably for a tool, or a methodology, to encrypt those files without the application knowing. What do I mean by that : ...
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Is it possible to store a user's third-party private API key securely?

Let's say there is a website called Service. Service has a read-only API. A user of Service has an API key that they can change at any time if they think their API key has been compromised. If I want ...
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Secret sharing scheme for disaster recovery with asymmetric key?

I want to backup many secrets using a secret sharing scheme, to make sure my family can access those secrets in case of my death. I need a way to keep adding secrets (without distributing new shares). ...
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Where to store pydrive secret?

Backstory: been toying with the idea of setting up some raspberry pi cctv cameras. originally I was going to store all footage for 31 days (complying with DPA) on a network drive but decided against ...
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When Deserializing a User in Passport is there any reason not to remove Secrets?

I am using the passport-local passport strategy. I want to follow the principle of least privilege, so I was wondering if I should remove certain secret properties from the user when I deserialize ...
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Over engineered?

I'm looking at secrets management for machines, and I'm implementing my designs with Hashicorp Vault. I'm concerned that I'm over-engineering the solution and need some guidance please. In my current ...
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Alternatives to hardcoding or encrypting key material in source code

What is best practice as of 2019 for storing secrets inside applications? Sometimes in an app, you might need to access some web-resource or other asset that requires authentication or decryption. ...
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Securing key generation by 3rd parties

I'm working on an IoT product that uses the cloud once finished. Each of these devices has a serial number, from which a key is derived. This key is then stored on the device itself and in the cloud. ...
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Getting data from AWS Secrets Manager at deployment (ENV variables) vs. at run-time (e.g. aws-sdk)

Given a serverless deployment of some kind (i.e. something that relies on AWS Lambda for computing), and secrets stored in AWS Secrets Manager, what difference from security standpoint is there ...
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How secure is this scheme?

Introduction of the cryptosystem Let's say we have a system with a central server SRV that is considered secure (communication with this server is secured too with TLS). Then let's say we have many ...
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Handling secrets and environmental variables in Docker-k8s-skaffold dev environment

Basically, trying to wrap my brain around how I should be handling secrets using Docker, k8s, and Skaffold in a dev environment. I'm pretty new to this tech, so don't fully understand all of it. Just ...
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Securing user secrets in KeyChain vs Keychain+Biometrics

The common approach to secure user secrets in native applications seems to be storing the secret in keychain and adding an additional layer of protection by way of biometrics/touchId/FaceID. My ...
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Securing Code Secrets - What is the relevance if the host gets compromised?

I've been researching and testing different approaches when it comes to securing code secrets, and am unsure what the best options are, and if they even have any relevance once a host gets compromised....
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Where to store secrets in .NET applications?

I have some secrets that need to be transferred from my .NET application to another. I am using the CNG DPAPI to encrypt these secrets, and I wish to find the most suitable place to store them (in ...
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IN OAuth 2.0, how is the client secret supposed to be kept secret?

Using most OAuth 2.0 flows, a client application can identify itself to the authorization server by means of a "client id" and "client secret." The OAuth 2 specification says that the client secret ...
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Is getpass.io secret-based artwork a threat?

When typing a secret keyword into Getpass, a little jdenticon is showing on the right, based on the secret that was entered. The FAQ on Getpass states the following about it : Did you notice that ...
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Storing users' private keys to clone git repositories on their behalf

Let's say I have a multi-user application deployed in a customer's data center that needs to clone/update git repositories - both "interactively" when a user is creating a new project (which consists ...
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How do you use initialization vector? [duplicate]

My application needs to store some sensitive information. I want to encrypt the data before I store it. At some point in the future, I want to be able to read and decrypt all the data. For a ...
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How should I store and distribute deployment configurations?

When developing web applications that require access to a database, or any other service, they will somehow have to possess a secret like a password or connection string. This secret has to be ...
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How do I protect the Azure Client ID and Client Secret in HashiCorp Vaults with AKV Auto-Unseal?

Say I set up a HashiCorp Vault, on dedicated hardware, with an AKV seal stanza like the following: seal "azurekeyvault" { tenant_id = "46646709-b63e-4747-be42-516edeaf1e14" client_id = "...
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If one HashiCorp Vault Policy allows a capability, and another denies it, how does it decide which Policy to honor?

HashiCorp Vault is an open source tool for secrets management. I'm using it for this purpose, and have come across a minor issue. I seemingly cannot deny access to a specific API path. I've tested ...
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Is an AWS “Access Key ID” a secret?

AWS's "Secret Key" is (obviously) a secret, but should an "Access Key" alone (without the corresponding secret key) be considered a secret too?
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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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Vault Secret server best practices

Recently Hashicorp released a secrets management solution called Vault. It is a free and open source general secrets storage and secret generator, acting as a Vault for passwords, encryption keys, ...