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Questions tagged [xampp]

XAMPP is an easy to install Apache distribution containing MySQL, PHP and Perl.

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Is it safe to install Xampp to learn Security and Penetration testing using DVWA? [duplicate]

I have heard Xampp is not safe and has a lot of security loopholes. What steps need to be taken to close the loopholes? Is it better if I use a VM instead? I new to Security Testing and want to learn ...
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How secure IIS run together with XAMPP?

I'm using IIS for web server & run phpMyAdmin via IIS. But now, I saw someone use IIS and XAMPP. There is something I wanted to know. Usually they set : XAMPP to localhost:81 or localhost:...
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XAMPP/Chrome net::ERR_CERT_INVALID on VALID Certificate Chain

I have set up my own Root CA and Intermediate CAs for my local sites (virtual sites). I also have installed them to trusted certificates in my computer and also the intermediate CAs on their own ...
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Is redirecting in htaccess providing enough security for sensitive pages?

I made files with MySQL database login details. Using .htaccess, I redirect every user from /Config/config.php to /index.php. I am wondering whatever this is secure enough - this means whatever is ...
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Risks of exposing .htaccess file

I have an Apache server on Windows 7 using XAMPP running php in cgi mode. One of the users can modify the .htaccess file to restrict the access to the webpage for some ip addresses and configure other ...
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Attacking XAMPP Server with Burp Suite. How do I find victim's IP Address?

I am doing an online course on web penetration testing where the instructor tells us to install Kali Linux on one virtual machine (the attacker), and any other OS (I chose Manjaro Linux) on another ...
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Make Apache server only to be avaliable for personal use? [closed]

I'm afraid if I have Apache active that someone can hack into my computer so everytime I had Apache active I went offline (I also installed XAMPP on USB stick because of that fear). How can I make ...
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Snort - Rule: Alert all php requests

I am trying to understand writing rules for snort. Further goal is detection of sql injections like here. I've read the documentation of snort rules and created this rule: alert tcp any any -> ...
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How to find out if content on my XAMPP server has been altered

During the development of a site, me and the team decided to develop the site with my computer as a server, with me making my localhost available from outside. I have been using several settings to ...
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How to generate self-signed EV SSL Certificate?

I configured XAMPP / Windows on my laptop so that this URL: https://www.supersite.com/ points to XAMPP / localhost rather look elsewhere. I basically generated a self-signing certificate, imported ...
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How can I test that I have correctly disabled unnecessary HTTP methods?

I am making a web-based application and I disabled some of the HTTP methods which are not necessary for the website (specifically, OPTIONS, HEAD and TRACE). I put this in the httpd.conf of my xampp ...
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Don't allow access to phpmyadmin page over the network? XAMPP Windows

Is it possible to block access to phpmyadmin page over the network in XAMMP Windows? I want only localhost(127.0.0.1) to be able to access the page. Other people connected to the same network shouldn'...
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If Xampp is not secure enough for a production environment what should I use?

I am not even sure if this is the right place to ask this but here goes: I am thinking of running my own small website from a home server. I have been using Ubuntu 12.04 with xampp as my server ...
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Securing firewalls for XAMPP on Mac OS X

I've recently installed XAMPP on my Mac OS X 10.6.8, and this has caused me to reevaluate how I have my firewall setup. Right now I am using the two firewalls that came pre-installed on my computer: ...