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How to detect if file with a .png extension contains code or an image?

I was in a trouble last few days since my web host was hacked for POST on PHP files. I've been dealing with files with .png extension that have PHP code inside. I can't even try to edit one-by-one to ...
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Malicious links to our site on Google's SERP redirecting to shady pages

Our website is being attacked in a curious way: on the Search Results Page, Google is showing links that look as if they were to pages on our site but they direct to some shady viagra-selling sites. ...
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.CA Domain registratrs for DNSSEC

We have a .ca (CIRA) domain that currently uses DNSSEC through the ISC DLV registry service. We are aware that DLV is shutting down by 2017. We have communicated with CIRA respecting .ca registrars ...
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Someone else set up a trial Google Apps account on my domain. How can I get Google to disable it?

I own my domain (say, mydomain.com) and administer it through my hosting provider. A couple of days ago, I started receiving mail from Google Apps addressed to jyotioffsetjsm01@mydomain.com. There's ...
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AWS EBS Tomcat instance being hacked

I'm using AWS EBS instances with tomcat for my java web application. But somehow some guy manages to hack into my instances and all I can see are these processes being ran by tomcat: tomcat 26988 ...
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Allow third party to use domain subdirectory without risk to your server

If you have a live site on example.com, is it possible to allow third-parties to set up their own site at example.com/project1, example.com/project2 etc without subjecting your server to risk? I ...
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Using .htaccess deny returning 302 and not 403 forbidden

I'm in the process of adding yet another layer of security to some of my WordPress installs, since some of my customers sites use shared hosting, and generally they do not ban users for brute force ...
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Will data be encrypted if an HTTP page POSTs to a HTTPS handler that redirects back to HTTP?

My host gave me a subdomain of their domain that has HTTPS: https://mysite.example.com My own domain name has no SSL installed, so the only way I can take advantage of encryption is by using the ...
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HTTPS connection is “not safe” due to images

I am currently working on a website and I have successfully installed my SSL certificate. The GeoTrust SSL/TLS checker confirmed that the certificate chain (including CA) is properly installed. ...
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Suspicious Web Traffic from Amazon.com ISP

Just a few hours back I was checking my logs when I found a whole bunch of traffic from IP address 54.174.xx.xx and ISP Amazon.com (validated from Google analytics). It lasted for an hour and then ...
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What file permissions should I set before I give website project folder to hosting service?

I am using a CMS called Jekyll to build a website. My understanding of jekyll at this point is that it helps me to generate static web pages by providing me a simple boilerplate for a website and ...
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Are Commercial SSL Certificates (key file, and certificate file) portable when migrating between a new and old Apache2 server?

We have an SSL Certificate that's currently on our Apache2 server for transferring traffic over the https protocol. We are migrating away from this server to at another data center with a different ...
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What is infecting these networks between 10/25/15 and 11/1/15?

Just noticed a fancy new graphical threat dashboard in the Google malware scan systems. There seems to be a cleanup then subsequent spike in infected sites across various [less-than-high-quality] ...
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Is it insecure to make the CPanel username same as domain name?

If I set my cPanel username same as domain name, then everybody already knows my cPanel username. Does it pose security risk?
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WordPress security checklists on cPanel

I'm installing WordPress on a shared cPanel hosting for blogging. I'm planning to install it in a folder under public_html, that is, public_html/myblog. I am using WordPress application installer ...
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Is SiteLock really beneficial in protecting medium sized websites (1k pages)? [closed]

My sites are hosted at a shared server at HostGator who have recently started sneakily pushing their customers to subscribe to SiteLock. I have a few client sites, and a sizable Wordpress site (1k+ ...
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Securing images from browsers and humans

Particular parts of a website I'm working on will have pictures not intended for the general public. It is already behind a password protection and the page has no-index no-follow rules. I'm concerned ...
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Can spambots access pages available to only registered, authenticated users?

I have a web application where users register and are activated via an email sent to the email address they supplied. Then there are pages that are only visible to registered users (non-user access ...
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Unable to locate phishing URL in CPanel file manager

I received an email from Google that there may be phishing pages on my website. Below are example URLs on my site which may be part of a phishing attack: ...
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Another Google-Based Test/Referrer Hitting Our Site, This Time it Hints We are a Test “Fuzz” Case

Noticing today that there is yet another strange visitor hitting our server/site from a Google IP. It came via a path to an old image that was never linked out to my knowledge. This disturbs me ...
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part of a PHP file is missing, did I get hacked?

my website is built by jooml 3.4, today it gets a syntax error message like this: syntax error, unexpected 'if' (T_IF), expecting function (T_FUNCTION) in /public_html/libraries/cms/router/site.php ...
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Does Cloudflare use different authentication mechanisms across platforms?

I'm using Cloudflare flexible SSL for a website I made, and after investigating certificate properties, I realized different authentication mechanisms are being used. Chrome 45 for Windows desktop ...
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Use GPG keys in cPanel?

So, the cPanel web hosting management console has a GnuPG Keys area, which allows you to create or import GPG/PGP keys. However, it doesn't seem that the server actually does anything with them once ...
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Performance: 4096 Bit RSA-Key compared to 2048 bit RSA-Key

Is there a comparison between 4096 Bit RSA-Key and a 2048 Bit RSA-Key? Id like to know what impact on performance it has, if Im choosing a 4096-Bit key for ssl-encryption. Is there any info which ...
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Methods to provide user data to web application in URL?

I am aware that one method to provide user data to web application is to use query strings. For example http://www.example.com/get-page.php?home=aaa.html would set variable home value to aaa.html and ...
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Online Marketing company want me to share my Google Account login details? Is this normal practice?

We are a small business and use "Google Apps for Work" and my google apps account was used to set up the business's "Google My Business" and related Google+ pages We have now engaged an online ...
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WordPress Site Hacked? Phising scam?

We just got a note from CloudFlare that we got reported for phishing. The link they provided was (domain name removed): /wp-content/plugins/scure-bank/fea7b6cabec2fd724dd2d1b4ca7e898d/thankyou.php ...
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What kind of attack causes a JavaScript 'out of memory' on the attackers device?

We experienced a strange attack yesterday. Our error log picked up the same 'out of memory' JavaScript error from a single IP address every 10 seconds. The requests came from 6 client ports on the ...
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How to trace origin of script injected in my webpage

I was looking through a static site I created on my local server, in my web browser, and found a curious call to an external script <script ...
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How do i make it difficult for users to make multiple accounts

I'm creating a website for my business and I want to offer free first deliveries for the first week but I'm afraid people will take advantage of that. I don't take any money or credit card info ...
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Disable ftp://hostname for my website [closed]

I'm hosting a page and I'm having a problem. If I write ftp://myhostname, the browser asks for FTP username and password and I think this may be a security problem because it doesn't happen with other ...
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Possible to leave proc_open() enabled on a shared host?

We are working on a PHP component that requires proc_open() for it to work. Because of this, we have trouble running on common shared hosts because proc_open() together with other functions like ...
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Database of hacking attempt strings? [closed]

I have a strange URL request that's showing up in my logs, and I want to see if it's a hacking attempt. Is there a database or resource out there somewhere where I can see if this url is a common ...
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Looking for easy-to-maintain and secure directory structure for multipart site

I recently inherited an older custom PHP website that consists of three parts: a public section for all to see, a members section, and an administrator section. The directory section resembles the ...
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Security in MVC code-first entity framework

I am new to ASP.NET MVC and to Azure (in which our application will be hosted). And I am new to security in general. So I'm wondering how secure the use of code-first entity framework in asp's ...
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In httpd.conf why would you want AddType for phps?

We have an AddType as follows: AddType application/x-httpd-php-source .phps I was wondering what this was, and did some searching. It seems this is barely documented anywhere. Based on a hunch, I ...
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Suspicious script loads ONLY when navigating to site via search engines

I cannot find anywhere on our site where this code is referenced. More importantly it does not appear when navigating directly to our URL, it only appears when coming from a search engine (including ...
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Google's point of view to SSL - Do I need to force HTTPS protocol for all pages on website

Well now that google clearly declared that SSL would positively affect seo I want to know in which of the following conditions I fully benfit from ssl: 1.If I server https connection for all pages of ...
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SSL Certificate issue: “doesn't have public audit record”

After renewing ssl certificate in our website, there seen "doesn't have public audit record" What is mean by this dialogue? Is it make any problems in websites security and how can i overcome this ...
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How to setup an implicit FTPS encryption on cPanel server?

Currently my server is configured to use TLS encryption for FTP. It is explicit since it uses FTPES and on port 21. How can I switch to implicit FTPS that works on port 990? I'm using Pure_FTPd. I ...
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Secure Badges on Site? [duplicate]

I have a new client whose site I will be re-building. I noticed on his site he has a badge from McAfee saying the site is secure. Below is an example: I have seen similar type badges by other ...
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Security and Apache Methods

I occasionally get annoying POST requests but one lately caused a 500 error. Not a biggie really, but it got me thinking. My site does not have but one form. Outside of this, POST should not exist ...
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WordPress site hacked, recovered but Google still has hacked page description [duplicate]

My website got hacked recently and recovered it. It was populating casino ads on my website. There were virtually made URLs where casino pages were displayed. I suspected the code came through a ...
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Site speed when using ddos protection by cloudflare

I've recently noticed an increase of sites using ddos protection by cloudflare and wondering the effects on both user experience and SEO. I've notice these redirect messages last from anywhere from 2 ...
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Malicious copy of site

After seeing an increase of shady organic keyword results appearing in Google Analytics we identified the referring Hostname. After adding the exit page to hostname we discovered someone cloned our ...
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CGI/FastCGI does not prevent me from reading other users files

I installed mod_fcgid.so for Apache to run every script under its user account. I looked at PHPinfo to see if it is loaded, and it is OK. Now when I try to read file content that belongs to another ...
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White labelling with frames and IE

I have a SaaS application that offers some basic white-labelling functionality related to CSS, company logos etc. However, one client now wants to white-label the application with their own URL so ...
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What might happen if I use FTP client without TLS?

For some reason connecting to server using FTP client (eg. filezilla) is not working with TLS encryption enabled. I had to disable it to use FTP. So wondering why is TLS needed in the first place and ...
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mod_ident not to be trusted? [closed]

I'm looking at Apache's mod_ident: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/mod_ident.html However, on this page it has the following disclaimer: The information should not be trusted in any way except ...
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How can I figure out how a search engine is finding hidden pages?

We have a system hosting many websites for our customers, and inside that system there is a method that non-live customers can view their sites before we turn them on. Say the link is something like ...