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Find content of an expired link [on hold]

Hey not sure if this is the right exchangesite to post this question, but I thought if someone knows that then the guys from here. I got an old link which is 4 years old and its content has expired. ...
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Remotely included script cannot set session variables

I'm trying to simulate a remote file inclusion attack on my local web server as part of a course I am taking. I got the idea of being able to "logging" in on a website I set up without really logging ...
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Something is visiting every URL after I do. What is it?

For each time I visit a unique URL on my web server, a mostly random Amazon owned IP address visits that URL fairly soon after. If I have a query string, and I use the same one that it's already ...
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Is hijacking a webcam after visiting a website a plausible threat?

(I made a throwaway to ask this question, since this situation is pretty embarrassing) Earlier today I started receiving emails threatening to send embarrassing video of me to all my contacts unless ...
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API isolation for multiple single page applications under the same domain

I have a case where I want to run multiple single page applications on the same domain. Those apps should get access to a specific set of APIs. Example: myapp.example/profile: hosts the profile app ...
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What is the purpose of (ab)using the redirect page of my website for dubious URLs?

My website has a redirect page with the format https://my.site/redirect?deeplink=https://foo.bar&... The redirect is implemented in Javascript, so when you request the site, you get a 200 and ...
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What are the Pros and Cons of allowing users to stay logged in to a web application?

To become a more well-rounded developer, having a better understanding of security concerns and best practices will help me endeavor to build web-apps that are both user-friendly as well as secure. I'...
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Grabbing WA Web chat partner IP with wireshark - any ideas?

Is there any way to grab the IP of the respective other counterparty ones invovlved in an P2P chat over WAWeb (on the side that can be sniffed) by putting wireshark on the line and monitor - for what ...
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Why Same origin policy is based on host-name and not on IP?

Same origin policy is to restrict one page to access another document from accessing data. Because they have different origin where SOP define an origin as follows. An origin is defineed as ...
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SQL injection possible with parameter that seems to only accept integers

a similar question to this was already asked but it is not the same case. I am talking about this one Is SQL injection possible via integer? In my case, I already have the confirmation of this ...
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What is ScriptSafe's “Client Rectangles” and what information does it leak?

Just wondering how this one affects the privacy and security because it breaks a lot of sites displaying images for example.
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Is it possible to do XSS attack in server side programming language?

As far I know, when using 3rd party library of client side programming language/Javascript, you are vulnerable to XSS attack. Is it also vulnerable when using 3rd party library in server programming ...
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Is some kind of CSRF possible using img/script tag to read sensitive information

Let's say i have an API at https://mysite/api/getSensitiveData that: Uses GET Protected with cookie authentication Returns JSON with some sensitive data A bad guy creates a site on his server that ...
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Can I perform a basic web application security test of a web application from a pcap file

I have been trying to run zed attack proxy against a web application using some automated functional tests. ZAP keeps failing at some point due to sslsocket exceptions (I think due to making requests ...
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Avoid being hacked with brute-force attack

During the last week, our company website has been under a weird brute-force, this attack actually led to hacking an admin account. Our website is a wordpress site. The attacker keeps performing POST ...
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can I use openssl to generate a 160-bit ECC certificate

I am doing some testing of the new security settings coming out in the next set of java patches. One of the new restrictions is to not allow ECC keysizes less than 224 bits. I want to generate an ECC ...
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Does Windows Authentication Use Secured Connection

I am writing a .NET Web API that will be used in an enterprise environment where users authentication themselves using their active directory credentials, so I am using "Windows Authentication" in IIS ...
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Web API authentication with Kerberos

We are implementing a web application that uses Kerberos for authentication. In the browser there is no concerns, so it works perfect. Now we need to supply a subset of web application services via ...
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Brute Forcing a aspx form using Hydra

I am trying to brute force a Login.aspx page. It has two text fields - txt_Username and txt_Password The form submit however looks like this: <input type="submit" name="btn_Login" value="Login" ...
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DNS Request makes Google Image Unsafe to Use

I always thought the images from Google image search were under the domain of Google URLs. As long as you don’t click the image to visit the original site that hosts that picture, you were with ...
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How does CleanBrowsing DNS servers make 'Youtube, Google and Bing forced to SafeMode'?

Quote from Activating CleanBrowsing Activating CleanBrowsing is pretty simple and only takes 5 minutes. We do our work via DNS, so you have to switch your DNS servers to go through our Network ...
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What is the security impact of JavaScript minification?

In recent years the use of JavaScript minification for web applications proliferated so quickly that it can be considered as a defacto standard nowadays. I am wondering whether the use of such tools ...
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How can I see whether the e-mails I exchanged with someone have been encrypted?

In my understanding (please correct if applicable), The e-mails sent through a secure server are encrypted in the route between me as client and the mail server, whether this is a local or remote ...
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Is it a risk running old modules on Apache?

I just saw that my hoster is running extremly old modules on Apache. The cURL Version is 3 years old, the SQLLite is from the 24th October 2014 and the zlib version is 1.2.8 instead of 1.2.11. Also, ...
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Where should I store user_id for authentication: in cookie or session?

I've decided to implement a simple, custom authentication system on my own for my web application: when a user logs in, I'll store their "user_id" in either a session or cookie. If I choose cookie, ...
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can I use whatsapp like gmail with login and password? without everytime scan code? [closed]

can I use whats app like gmail with login and password? without every time scan code? Because I need whats app some time different computer. so, it is possible to make id and password to use whats ...
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Decrypting multi-user secrets in multi-tenant web application

Currently I am developing a web application that implements a message archiving service. Required is that messages are not readable by the developer / sysadmins, and a nice-to-have would be ...
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Spoof local/internal IP address on browser [duplicate]

I found this website and I didn't knew you could get the local ip of a computer with php. I also found how to do it here. So I am wondering if anyone knows how to spoof this. Also, if you know how to ...
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Equifax Data Breach 2017

In September 2017 a large data breach at the US consumer credit reporting company, Equifax, was announced. How did the criminals access this data? What was the exploit?
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Is it really necessary for security to have login on separate page?

Working on a public website where the login form is located on a separate page on it's own subdomain. One of our biggest goals at the moment is to try to promote users to log in to the site more ...
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hundreds of users creating mail.ru and projectgold.ru accounts on my application db

I am working on Ubuntu Server with mysql installed, I have a forum application vbulletin 5 installed and there are hundreds of mail.ru and projectgold.ru created on my application, it looks like this: ...
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Load balancer haproxy [closed]

can i configure a load balancer between two nodes by using only two ip adresses. I mean one of the two server will be a load balancer and backend server in the same time
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If my VPN provider sees all my traffic, who sees their traffic?

What I understand is that when you connect to a VPN, all your Internet traffic goes through something like a tunnel, and your VPN provider can see everything you do, but your ISP only sees that you ...
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DMZ layer for web server/presentation layer

I need help explaining to non security people why I want to require the webserver/presentation layer in a dmz. I've given options for a tier two (presentation/logic -> logic/data in zones) ...
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Why is firefox attempting to direct me to a Captive Portal, when I'm connected to my own router?

I am connected to my own router, and I know for a fact that I do not have a captive portal installed. Firefox displays a banner at the top of the page saying that "you must log in to this network ...
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Is this reponse vulnerable to xss?

My application is returning category parameter in json body as the following response.. HTTP/1.1 200 OK Content-Type: text/javascript; charset=utf-8 P3P: policyref="/w3c/p3p.xml", CP="CAO PSA OUR" ...
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Does an Embedded Content Security Policy (CSP) Enforcement ruin a “regular” CSP?

I recently read a W3C Working Draft about the Embedded Enforcement of a Content Security Policy (CSP). This document defines a mechanism by which a web page can embed a nested browsing context if ...
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What does the message mean and is it not safe to pay online at this website?

The issue occurs on Opera 45.0.2552.812 Stable Linux 64-bit with browser identification Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/58.0.3029.81 Safari/537.36 ...
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What action should you take when noticing someone elses site is compromised [duplicate]

A couple of times in my career, I've noticed (mostly wordpress) sites that have been compromised or have signs of a backdoor in google results. What actions should I be taking in order to notify the ...
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Why do some sites ask for username/email and password on two separate screens? [duplicate]

Well, I only have two examples, but it seems to be a slowly growing thing. First, I noticed that hotmail.com/live.com started to do this - ask for the email address on the first screen, and then you ...
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What does the POST data of HackBar (Firefox add-on) do?

What does the POST DATA Feature of Hackbar (Addon of Firefox )do ? If I am checking for XML XXE vulnerability i use it .But what does it do by POSTing some data ? If I want to repeat the same thing ...
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Better protocol for Web app [duplicate]

I have many Web applications developed as Node.js based servers horizontally scaled with a Load Balancer in front of them. At the beginning all my Web applications exposed HTTP endpoints and the Load ...
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What parties have access to the *full* requested URL of a website accessed via the HTTPS protocol? [duplicate]

What parties have access to the full requested URL of a website accessed via the HTTPS protocol? Here are some possibilities I can think of, and there could be more: local device accessing the ...
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How to protect web app users from server compromise?

I would like to create a web app that runs on a server I don't physically control (e.g., on Google Cloud). I want to protect my users from the possibility of the server being compromised and sending ...
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Calculating Business Impact of Technical Vulnerability Issues

Is there any predefined, globally accepted methodology, framework or standard specifically on calculating Business Impact of technical (Network, Web, Mobile..) vulnerability issues? Scoring and ...
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REST API and Web Application DAST

Do we need API security assessment even though it's covered in the Dynamic Security assessment of web applications using tools like IBM AppScan?
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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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Ways to bypass browsers CORS Policy

I was pentesting a Json Rest API today; the API needs a specific header to be sent:- Content-Type: application/json which doesn't allow CSRF attacks. The only option I was left with was sending ...
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Question about transparency [duplicate]

I would like to run a web service (based on Node.js) and I'd be happy to be as transparent as possible with my users. Ideally I'd like to give the users the possibility to verify somehow that my ...