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Emacs and EasyPG not performing public key encryption

I have a file which I edit and encrypt following this guide. I'm a noob as far as security goes and thought that the point of including the line which specifies the cryptographic key to use -*- mode:...
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How are TPMs provisioned for Intel Trusted Execution Environment (TXT)?

For Intel TXT to work, the TPM must be provisioned. Intel provides some tools for doing this but many are protected by non-public login or an NDA. Many OEM platform vendors provision their boards and ...
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How does MDK3 carry out deauth attacks?

With aireplay, you have to specify both the AP and client to send deauth frames to, but MDK3 doesn't require an AP mac address. Does it just scan the desired channel for beacons until it finds an AP ...
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Are browser wrappers in software bad for users?

These days I see a lot of browser wrappers in software. For example: when you purchase something in the Steam desktop application and use PayPal, you enter your PayPal security details in a browser ...
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OpenSSL EVP aes_256_cbc Initialization Vector Size

I'm looking at the crypto library examples (programmed in c) provided for OpenSSL EVP on OpenSSL Wiki. Their example for a 128 bit Initialization Vector is as follows: /* A 128 bit IV */ ...
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Openid connect nonce replay attack

The openid connect specification adds a nonce parameter to the authorize endpoint, which must be echoed back as a claim in the id_token. It claims that the purpose of this parameter is to prevent ...
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Pin required for accessing (smartcard) Card Authentication Slot

So let me set the stage: I have created an Intermediate Signing Certificate by way of the Yubico walkthrough: https://developers.yubico.com/PIV/Guides/Certificate_authority.html I made a couple ...
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dnsspoof not spoofing (requests and forwards real DNS packet)

I was trying to use dnsspoof but it did not work as expected. These are the steps I followed: Set IP forward in kernel to 1 arpspoof -i eth0 -t 192.168.1.39 -r 192.168.1.1 and arpspoof -i eth0 -t 192....
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How to properly secure an ActiveMQ instance, and what are all of the different files for?

I'm trying to configure user based authentication for ActiveMQ, and I'm pretty confused about the many different files involved in this process. I've read ActiveMQ's security page, but I still have ...
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Does Wannacry spread outside its private subnet to adjacent private subnets?

Does a Wannacry-infected computer on an internal network with a private IP address attempt to spread to other privately-addressed subnets? I have not found a definitive answer online. Cisco says: ...
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SQL Injection Escaping Challenge Security Shepherd

I am using Security Shepherd as a training tool and I am now in challenge SQL Injection Escaping Challenge. The challenge is as it can be seen below: When I makae a query just like the one above (...
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importing OpenVAS xml in metasploit

I am practising in my lab with some metasploitable machines, and I just realised that the vulns declared by OpenVAS 6.01 in the scan report aren’t imported in Metasploit 4.11.5 by the db_import report-...
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PSD2 compliant two factor authentication

According to PSD2 the elements of the multi-factor authentication must be independent so the compromise of one element does not compromise the other. Here is the article from the directive: *...
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Can SRP be implemented using libsodium

I am using libsodium for cryptography and I want to use SRP for key exchange. The wikipedia page lists a python example, but I am not sure if and how I could convert this to libsodium function calls. ...
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What is a AUTH-KEY in the security of the computers?

I'm studying security in computers and in particular the URL Spoofing. I understand that a form of URL spoofing is phishing. Then I read that a countermeasure against phishing is the authentication ...

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