Questions tagged [websites]

Applications or informational pages, distributed via HTTP or HTTPS, using a web server. Pages are typically interconnected by hyperlinks and may contain forms or even entire applications.

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Looking for origin/ verification of malicious domain names

My network sniffer for websites has discovered a number of hosting domains in the report which I can not correctly assign to categories. I don't know if there are providers behind these domains that ...
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Is the "same-origin" implied when using "frame-ancestor" in the CSP header?

If my Content-Security-Policy is set to the following: Content-Security-Policy: frame-ancestors 'self' Does it also imply: Content-Security-Policy: default-src 'self' Or is it a lot safer to put ...
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How to assess a website's trustworthiness?

How do you assess the trustworthiness of a new website? Especially to download and then install software from. Edit: My underlying concern is to: Trust the website. Trust the website to not inject ...
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Can a website see my specific device? [duplicate]

I was suspended from a particular website. Can a website see my specific device? If I reset my device and connect to public wifi, can a website know I've visited it before? Can he see my IMEI and ...
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What constitutes "military grade encryption" in 2021?

I often see it claimed on a website that they use banking or military grade encryption. As of 2021, what kind of encryption do the majority of (Western) banks and militaries currently use? Or in other ...
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Any way to open a maybe malicious website without having to use a VM?

Sometimes there are websites I'd like to checkout but I have the feeling that the site may have something malicious in it, the easiest way would be to just load my VM and opening the site there, but ...
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Infection from website [duplicate]

I wanted to learn more about keyloggers and how to protect myself from them. I clicked on a result from google, but the site seems to be infected. Link to Sucuri results Do I need to reinstall my ...
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Can a website track keystrokes like OS or browser related keybind pressing?

There are several ways to track how a user interacts with a website, including mouse position and clicks. Does the same apply to taking screenshots though? Can a website track browser or system ...
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Is it still possible to get a virus simply by visiting a website? [closed]

I know this is a duplicate question, but there aren't any recent updates on the answers given to this question(here and here) and after a few years, I'm sure browser security has improved drastically. ...
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Preserving crime evidence from a website I do not own

Is there a standard procedure when it comes to preserving evidence of a crime committed on a website of a third party? Let's assume that a crime was committed on a website I visit, like defamation. ...
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responding to comment spam

My website has several forms which are periodically spammed. When a submission gets flagged as spam, and is internally rerouted to where spam should go, what is the appropriate response: show an ...
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Is it ok to give out IP address to web developer [duplicate]

I’m currently working with web developer and he ask for IP address. Is it ok for me to send or is he trying to give me a virus or something
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Does escaping quotes in a HTML attribute context prevent XSS?

I'm learning about XSS and I found I can inject code in this tag a few days ago. Tag: <div id="pagenotfound" title='Cannot find /it/search/testtesttesttetst\'onload=alert(1)'> My ...
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What is a secure way to send credentials to the server?

I am currently making a file server (Based on HTTP) for my service. I want an upload key, so a key that is needed for uploading. To get this key, the client has to provide his login data. Let's say my ...
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Can I buy a standard SSL certificate to protect a website i.e. certificates.xxxxxx.com? [closed]

I don't have much experience in buying and installing ssl certificates. I have one website like certificates.xxxxx.com. So, my question is that can I buy a standard ssl certificate from GoDaddy to ...
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How do I serve a webpage on a local PC without revealing my IP-address to end users? [closed]

Are there any ways to serve a webpage locally without revealing IP to end users?
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Which firewalls filters should I consider applying to my company's website?

Context The company I work in is starting to have a more dynamic website, which can process sensitive user information. With so, we want to improve our security. We are a healthcare company from ...
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When you do a search for something on a search engine do the websites that the search engine retrieves know your IP address and browser fingerprint?

Without actually clicking on those websites does the website know your ip address/ browser fingerprint?
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How to prevent someone from proxying your Websites

So i think someone is mirroring my site with a proxy and hides behind cloudflare (cloudflare already notified and google also) so i cant find out the real ip of the server to block it. Is there anyway ...
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Is it safe to visit any website in TOR when the Security Bar is set at Maximum? (Safest)

Someone has sent me a link on Tor which when visited instantly read that the website itself was not available and that apparently the link is broken somehow. When using Tor i use the option "...
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My school said they can track what websites we visit and games we play via online learning. is this true or just a way to scare us? [duplicate]

So my teacher caught someone playing a game in my online class and warned us that they have installed a new program so they can track "everything we do using our ip address" now im quite ...
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Do websites ever delete data about me and my activities? [closed]

I wanted to know for how long Porn websites retain data about visitors' IP addresses and the specific pages they visit. I wanted to check it for Pornhub, xnxx, and xvideos. However, my country ...
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What's the latest thinking on website session expiry time? [closed]

Websites that persist any user-specific state (either a login capability or, say, a basket & checkout purchasing system) tend to have a deliberately expiring session that lasts a few minutes or ...
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What risks am I taking by using an http site to play a video game that just records mouse events?

There's this game at http://slither.io which I like to play. Only inputs that I give to it are space bar, and cursor location. It's not https. Are there any risks?
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How can I build a simple website that contains SQL injection vulnerabilities? [closed]

How can I build a simple website that contains SQL injection vulnerabilities for study purposes? What do I need to learn?
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Can it be dangerous to curl without any option an HTTP address?

I wanted to know my external IP address from the command line. I found this answer on Ask Ubuntu: Command for determining my public IP? which suggests to use curl -s https://checkip.dyndns.org | sed -...
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How do I redirect HTTPS site to another HTTPS site over LAN using a linux? [closed]

Is there a tool, or a command for linux that can make possible to redirect HTTPS site to another HTTPS site on LAN? i'm using Kali Linux, and all the tools and commands that i found was to redirect ...
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Why is pastebin considered a high risk service

The company I work at uses zscaler to restrict access to certain websites. Earlier today, I tried to visit pastebin.com, but got the error message in the picture below: Trying to google why pastebin ...
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Can a web page really log keystrokes on a different page shown later on the same tab (or a different tab)?

According to this Reddit comment, an advertisement on one page seems to be able to log a user's keystrokes on a different page (if I understand the comment correctly). Is this really true? Can an ...
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How do I make a word list for cracking password? [duplicate]

I already know the password format: 1 Upper Case Letters + 5 digits + bf (bf is the known letters, they must included in the password and at the end) For example: A12345bf, C12301bf, D10282bf. I want ...
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Securing Admin Login by only whitelisting a dedicated vpn ip [closed]

Is it is a good idea to restrict access to the admin-login-page-url of a website, by making a .htaccess rule that only allows access to the dedicated VPN IP? If so, is it recommended to just buy the ...
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Malware possibly infecting my personal website

I recently set up a personal website. It contains nothing but a few pieces of information presented in a pretty way; there's no associated database or anything, it wasn't even wordpress - just ...
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Servers/Websites for vulnerability scanning

I need to test vulnerability scanners such as Nessus, Nmap, and so on. My teacher told me, that there are some prepared websites (these scanners need the IP address of target to scan) with known ...
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Can my school see the websites I've visited while on my home WiFi after I reconnect to the schools? [closed]

I know that they can't monitor me on my home WiFi, but can they see the websites I visited while on my home WiFi after I reconnect to the schools?
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How to hide or secure django admin page?

I am working on an E-commerce website which is mainly in Django. I have this admin page. I want to hide, protect, secure it from other users/visitors means that only a set of IP address can view that ...
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Difference between gobuster and dirbuster in performance

The only difference I am aware, is of CLI vs GUI. But I am curious to know as to what is the difference in their performance and what are the additional features in one tool compared to another?
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My sql got attacked [closed]

I have a company that has been attacked through SQL and their tables were removed. The attacker put a message replace it with all database entries. The first thing that I did was to figure out if the ...
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What if someone made Google SafeBrowsing flag a website by hosting a malicious site locally? [closed]

I have seen many posts here about /etc/hosts, but I don't see them addressing this issue. The issue is: If a person adds 127.0.0.1 mywebsite.com to their /etc/hosts file and 127.0.0.1 has dangerous ...
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In a website that gives awards, is there anyway to ensure that one user isn't abusing the website and replaying the game by switching emails?

I'm building a website that gives awards to users. After each game I ask the user for their email and send them an email to claim their gift. Is there anyway to make sure that one user isn't simply ...
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Typed password in the username text box but didn't hit enter. Should I still change the password?

I know that if I type a password in the username text box and hit enter it is better to change the password just in case. But is it still risky to have written it in the box (with no one watching) ...
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Is this sufficient to verify a website's domain?

I'm building a browser extension that will run some javascript, which contains some sensitive information (essentially injecting authentication info). Therefore I want to make sure it only executes it ...
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Angular (2+) code visibility to users

I'm looking into Angular and read that typescript is compiled to javascript. Is everything viewable/visible to users that I write using typescript? With PHP I know you run code that's only visible to ...
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Which web vulnerabilities should I test for when pentesting a static site?

I have a static-page website that I need to pentest. What I mean by this is that the site does not have a database, and it has no area to submit user input except for to a third party payment service ...
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Which has to handle certificate, a website, a web server or a web application?

In web, what is a certificate issued to, a website, a web server or a web application? Which has to handle certificate, a website, a web server or a web application? For example, when I run a web ...
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How to prevent bots from checking out on my website

I am developing a website to sell a product that is very likely to be botted. The reason people will bot it is not to spam me or anything, but because they want to buy the product faster than anyone ...
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What is a login flow method to prevent account jacking when your website has Email/Password sign in AND Google Sign in?

For example, my website has Email/Password login and the "sign in with Google" button. If a user creates an account with their email and a password, then decides to sign in using the "sign in with ...
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Risk of getting MySQL database compromised with a client application

I want to make a client-side, Windows-based application that allows the user to register and it will store the registration details in an online MySQL server. However when i googled ways to do this, ...
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Can a website be used for targeted attacks?

I asked a question before about how you can tell that a website is safe to visit (to prevent yourself from getting hacked) and I was told that it can not be done. A virus scan with virustotal will not ...
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Would my IP be recorded when I visit a website

Could the website owner (admin) determine whether to record users IP? If the website owner (admin) doesn’t want to record users IP, will the host provider or domain name provider still get and record ...
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How can it be that I can't register on a website while my VPN is on

I've had problems with making a account on a website (https://etsy.com) I tried different browsers, disabeling all my plugins with no succes. I use a VPN service that automaticly turn on when I start ...

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