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XSS vulnerability [closed]

I have a html page and a segment of PHP code. I know that is vulnerable to an XSS attack but I don't know how to perform the XSS attack. HTML <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <body> <h1&...
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Published URL File APP.CSS

I am crossing an analysis on a website and while fuzzing and testing I came across the below URL: https//www.****.**.*/content/css/app.css Which generated the below output: /* Minification failed. ...
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How is Instagram detecting me and blocking me each and every time I try to create a new account through different medium?

I have two Instagram accounts, one is mine (Account A) and the other (Account B) is for random images with my pets and a lot of other stuff. Account B is private and has been from start, recently I ...
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What exploit are these user agents trying to use?

I just looked at my user agent tracking page on my site (archived on Yandex) and I noticed these user agents. I believe they are an attempt to exploit my server (Nginx with PHP). The 1 in front of it ...
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Best practices to prevent logging of LDAP credentials by intermediate apps

I am working on transitioning our project management tool (PMT) to use LDAP authentication instead of native auth that's currently in use. We also have some internal web-based tools that interface ...
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How Hathaway ISP shows renewal reminder in non secure website?

I am using prepaid broadband plan of Hathaway (in India). Few more days are left for the plan to get expired and I observed the below screenshot. This popup comes only when I visit any non-secure ...
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Is there a way to exploit file_get_contents that has a prepended website?

suppose I have the following code that will display an image. The name of the image is supplied by the user as follows: https://example.com/image.php?image=cat.jpg My image.php file contains $...
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CSRF protection for an email subscription website - are there any risks of having it turned off?

I have a main website with an email subscription form. And my other websites where I have an email capture form. A user enters their email on those website and via POST he's redirected to the main ...
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How to determine if a website has been hijacked?

I noticed that the URL of a website I sometimes visit was redirecting to a new URL. I noticed this through a tool that I use that does not actually load the new URL. I was surprised by this change, ...
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Does limiting the length of a password help prevent DoS attacks? [duplicate]

I was told that you can DoS a server with unlimited password length because of the time that it would take to hash it. But isn't the password hashed on the client's side before leaving the user's ...
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what are steps to do in order to secure my appli web [closed]

I'm asked to secure an appli web and I don't know really which steps I can follow to secure my appli web.
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Is it possible to contract a virus on Ubuntu/Debian from an Apache Nutch web crawl?

For the fourth time now I have contracted a virus while doing a large web crawl on webmd.com. I'm not certain that this is where the virus is coming from but I don't see what else it could be. Is it ...
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Is it ok to send plain text credentials in a XHR GET request?

When testing my api server, I often requested the website http://domain.tld/api/?username=john&password=123456 to test things and after a while of course, my browser would autocomplete the url, ...
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How do I verify that a user on a remote system has root access?

Let's say an anonymous user somewhere on the internet claims that he or she is the admin/root user of the system/server behind some public IP Address. I was thinking, what can a root user do that a ...
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How to detect website active routes?

I'm building a website using Laravel and I'm just thinking about security. I would like to know if there is a way for attacker to detect all active web routes for a website ? For example: http://...
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What scenario does CORS protect against?

My understanding of the same origin policy is that it prevents scripts from making requests to resources outside of the domain from which they originated. One motivation of this is to prevent a ...
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What kind of redirect of websites is this? [closed]

Some websites can redirect you, but they're not using http 301 or 302. After that the url will be changed and you can't go back to the previous page using your web browser's back button. For example, ...
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Securing Flask admin pages

We've been developing a Flask app for a customer and a part of the agreement was that "customer admins" would be allowed to access Flask admin page to manage users, roles and business entities. The ...
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Does an employer see if you try to access a blocked site? [duplicate]

Today while browsing on my mobile phone connected to my employer's wifi, I clicked on the link to a tumblr page. I then got an error message saying the web filter had blocked the page deeming it ...
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How to find no of columns using sql injection

I'm new to web penetration testing and when I tried to test a website, I found that when I entered ' in the text box, I would get the following error: OraOLEDB error '80004005' ORA-01756: quoted ...
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Webauthn and TLS channel binding

my understanding is that webauthn supports a variety of authentication schemes --not necessarily FIDO2/CTAP ; is that true? if so what is the api at webauthn that provides the hook? TLS channel ...
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Is telegram SMS login secure?

TL;DR: Can 1) A random hacker access my telegram account by entering my phone number on the official web.telegram.org authentication portal and hijhacking the SMS code they send? or 2) A "telegram ...
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Does a client certificate identify the owner to unrelated websites?

If I install a client certificate in my browser, which websites can see any information about this client certificate or the CA that issued it? I once visited an ssl diagnostic site that immediately ...
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Liquid security scenario

I'm a part of a small team of undergraduate developers taking a course on developing Arduino and Raspberry Pi applications with a focus on the Internet of Things. Our current task is to imagine, ...
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Why did a subdomain from a trusted website download a file?

I clicked on a link for the subdomain of a trusted website (the subdomain slackin.brilliant.org of the website brilliant.org), and instead of being directed to another page, a file called "download" ...
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Why does my Chrome still trust Thawte certificate?

Thawte certificates are supposed to be invalid since Chrome 70, but I have Chrome 70.0.3538.102 and it accepts certificate of this site just fine. Does anyone know, why that is? Should I be worried?
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Telegram (or other messenger) message as second factor in 2FA

Is it safe to send code via messenger bot and use it as second factor in auth? The scheme looks like the same as SMS one. A user opens application or look at a push notification and use the code. Why ...
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Real life scenario for remote file execution

This is a commonly demonstrated attack because it is easy to explain and understand. The premise is that the victim does something like (oversimplified PHP example): include( $_GET['file']); And ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...