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An attempt to exploit a weakness in a system, either for nefarious or research reasons. Questions with this tag should be about designing, carrying out, or defending against the attack itself, rather than about the underlying weakness.

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Yes, there's definitely a good chance that occurrence of faults in a system increase in case of attacks and compromised systems. On a compromised system you may have any or even all of the following …
answered Mar 11 by Overmind
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Could be anything from referral stuff to password steal. %68%74%74%70%3A%2F%2F%63%32%36%34%2E%72%75" translate from hex as http://c264.ru . From there, anything can run further (scripts, etc).
answered Apr 14 '17 by Overmind
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It is not an attack, it's probing. Just like e-mail servers are probed to be later used as relays in an attack, this is just recon. Some types of attacks (about 5000 known ones) require the HTTP … Response option to be enabled on target servers so the attacks can proceed. Since you don't even use php, if all requests are php-related, there's no danger for them getting anything. Usually, as a good practice, I block these IPs in the Firewall anyway, even they do no pose no direct threat. …
answered Mar 14 by Overmind
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Security is not reduced if you change the weak password with a strong password compared to using a strong password in the first place. Both weak and strong passwords unlock your volume/container key …
answered Jul 25 '18 by Overmind
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Assumption 1) is incorrect. Using the password on an 7Z, RAR, ACE or a lot of older archivers allows you access to the file 'tree'. You will still have to extract (decrypt) each file if you want to ac …
answered Nov 24 '16 by Overmind