Preventing a system from unauthorized access, modification, disruption, or destruction.

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Can Internet Explorer use the AES crytographic algorithm for HTTPS?

I wanted to disable RC4 and "force" PFS on my website. Without modification, every browser used RC4. As I don't have access to the root directory I did it by modifying the .htaccess file. Note: The ...
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Can forwarding https://example.com requests to https://www.example.com be a security risk?

I maintain a retail store's eCommerce website, provided by a 3rd party. The HTTPS links do not load ('ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT') unless you put in the WWW before the doman name. The HTTP links forward ...
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Nginx and Google Appengine Reverse Proxy Security

The scenario is that I have a Google compute node running Nginx as a reverse proxy to the google appengine. The appengine is used to service REST calls from an single page application (SPA). HTTPS ...
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How to clean PmWiki from JS:Includer-AWG and protect my site from future infections?

I'm hosting a site for an NGO for several years now. The site seems to be based on a PmWiki backend. I don't know much details because I'm just hosting the site and I'm not the guy who set it up. I ...
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What are the Pros and Cons for password recovery change links in email?

Although a lot of sites still send your password in plain text through email, there has been a push to send a web page url instead. But how can that be any more secure than the password in clear ...
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Can Joomla have a different URL for backend management?

My site will be maintained mostly by myself, and maybe 1 or 2 others. I want to know if it's possible if the back end can be managed from a different folder structure? ie. www.example.com <- user ...
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Is Google App Engine secure enough for financial applications?

I am wondering whether Google App Engine is secure enough for financial applications? This would involve storing sensitive information, access to users' funds, etc. Are there any applications like ...
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Hacked Wordpress site - Mobile Users only [closed]

My site has been hacked for users of mobiles only. I searched for advice here and found some advice but I couldn't see that it applied to my site nor could I fully understand the concepts. Does anyone ...
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How to block entire IPs of a VPN server by IP

I have website that identifies users only by their IPs. That makes it very difficult to keep it secure against unwanted users/attackers. They can simply change their IP by using VPN services that ...
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How to change cPanel URL? Example: mydomain.com/cpanel

I want to change my website's cPanel URL/path for security reasons. I have a VPS with shell root access, running centOS 6.5 64-bit. I want to change cPanel path for my website on the VPS to be ...
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Preventing Unvalidated Redirects

I have a project I'm working on, and I recently decided to add a "login bounceback" to my site. The idea is simple, and very common: The user is browsing the site, and runs into something they need to ...
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Privacy concern to track every user actions in your website?

We are building a system that track every user (logged in) actions, e.g. click, pageview, duration etc and store into a database. So all the user activities will be known and we are using them to ...
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My Server is returning a 404 instead of 403 when access if forbidden - is it good or bad?

via .htaccess, I forbid access to folders that have no index page inside (domain.com/images for example), and also block my site completely for several user-agents (such as wget). When I test to see ...
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AVG says web site is not secure

Recently a co-worker viewed our site from a different location. He said that AVG came up and said the site was not secure and blocked the site. However, when I run the site through AVG it says the ...
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How to hide existence of a private blog?

I have a friend who would like to start a 'blog'. The problem is that she would like it to be private so that only people invited can read it. So I told her to use a private WordPress. But she said ...
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eCommerce checkout security

I'm developing an eCommerce site and using SagePay as a card processor. Customers will enter their delivery/invoice details into a form which is then submitted to a checkout page. This page encrypts ...
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WordPress keeps redirecting my users to install.php, Is it caused by an injection hack?

I don't really know how to express my problem, so bear with me. This is a bit hard to explain. I have a Wordpress installation, the latest, and often (once a day) my site redirects users to the ...
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Force Using SSL on Site now?

I am starting to see a majority of websites starting to use SSL as a standard practice for viewing the website securely now thanks to the revelations of Edward Snowden about the NSA surveillance that ...
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How to block user agent from accessing my WordPress site with htaccess?

I have noticed large amount of traffic coming to my site from different IP's with user agent. Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; SiteExplorer/1.0b; +http://siteexplorer.info/) I don't have much experience ...
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Are there security considerations with choosing shared vs VPS vs dedicated hosting

Are there security disadvantages to using a shared hosting environment instead of a VPS or dedicated server? Could using a shared server or a VPS be considered negligence in the event of a security ...
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Atlassian Confluence batch.css blocked by CheckPoint R75 firewall

Our internal firewall is blocking Confluence's batch.css. The error message is: security scanner detected I know that batch.css is made from all other CSS files. I found that icons.css and ...
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What was this hack-bot trying to achieve via directory traversal?

I was walking through my server logs and the following kinda stunned me: ACCESS ERROR 404 from IP 62.112.152.161: Path: /index.php?page=weblog&env=../../../../../../../../etc/passwd%00 ...
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Making HTML5 videos stored on AWS S3 **difficult** to download (because I cant make it impossible)

I am building a website that hosts video's stored on AWS's S3 service. The videos are played thru a HTML5 player we have built. Ive just been asked to make sure "nobody can steal our video's". Now I ...
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Filtering content from response body HTML (mod_security or other WAFs)

We have Apache on Linux with mod_security as the Web App Firewall (WAF) layer. To prevent content injections, we have some rules that basically disable a page containing some text patterns from ...
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Risk of Plaintext Email Addresses on Websites

What are the risks of putting a personal email address (Gmail, in case it matters) on a personal website? A glance around any forum will show many people using "address [at] domain.com" instead of ...
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Emails from joomla 2.5 being marked as “Phishing” mails for vendor and client

The Mails from Joomla to customer as well as vendor are being marked as "phishing" mails. As per solutions provided in the other posts, I checked the header and it is being marked as "Spf-Fail". What ...
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Why don't we see websites hashing passwords before sending them? [closed]

(Note about the question title: by "we" I mean myself) Everytime I log on to any website, I have this thought that website asking me for my password and sending it back to the server is just basic ...
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Hide website data for Chrome and FF addons: IP Whois & Flags Chrome & Norton

I've got this addon and want to hide the information they publish for our website. They show Popularity, IP address info, nameservers, etc. Plus the traffic levels they report, 'popularity' reflects ...
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Our Website is being blocked in critical areas - how do I get to the bottom of this?

I'm working with a UK-based contractor in the counter-terrorism industry. I've noticed that when I'm in Virginia Beach (near Norfolk and Washington DC), I cannot get a connection to the website ...
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Strange series of page visits to my web site

In my web log I see 5 hits (to the same web page) all about the same time but from different parts of the world: 180.247.114.192 /RelFinder?personId=17586 - From: null 2014-01-10 00:26:40.0 ...
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Securing webserver from spam/phishing/malware - beyond RBLs?

We offer a service that requires URLs from our domain to be linked to external URLs. About ten years ago, we discovered that this functionality can be abused by miscreants -- to link to malicious ...
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Could somebody hijack my Google Analytics for a site?

I track many websites in Google Analytics. Recently I accidentally added tracking code for site A to site B, which I noticed a couple of weeks later. By then, one website had two weeks of no visitors, ...
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Major spam issue… CAPTCHAs and email verification aren't working [duplicate]

We have a user who claims to have a vendetta against our community. We run a fairly large social networking website, and for the past four or five weeks, this particular person (or maybe people?) has ...
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Should I use HTTPS for my WordPress blog? [duplicate]

In general I am aware of what SSL does and how, but I'm not exactly sure as to what's the accepted custom, i.e. whether I actually am supposed to use it for my blog. There will be no other users than ...
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How to set restrictions on my website?

Currently my website is under maintenance. I want to be the only person who's able to access/view the website online until I finish maintenance. How to set restrictions to others ? I hate stalkers.
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Securing cPanel and WHM

Is there a way I can trace users who log in in my cPanel and WHM? I know about cPHulk but it just records users who attack the server. I just want to record every user their IP address that log into ...
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How to know if my web site is blocked in China (Great Firewall of China) [duplicate]

I have a new site (with new domain), when I access it from China, it is being blocked. As the domain is a new domain, I am wondering if it is due to the site domain or in fact the IP we used is being ...
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Will using HTTPS hurt my site's SEO or other statistics?

I've set up a WordPress blog. Since I have to log into it from many different locations/machines, I've also got an SSL certificate, and set up Apache to redirect HTTP to HTTPS. It all works, but I'm ...
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IIS Not Accepting Active Directory Login Credentials

I have an ASP.NET web form using Microsoft's boilerplate Active Directory login page, set up exactly as suggested. Windows Authentication is activated on the "Default Website" and "MyWebsite" levels, ...
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What is the best methods that I should configure WAMP on Windows Server 2008 to be secure and optimized [closed]

I have installed WAMP on Windows server 2008 and put it online and it is working normally but I don't know much about it please help me with regards to blow issues: 1-how to optimize WAMP and Windows ...
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Get phone number of (via mobile networks) browsing mobile device

I recently figured out, that the web site of my phone provider (mobile) mysteriously identifies me and automatically logs me into my account when I'm accessing with my android phone, as if it knew my ...
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Is it safe to leave the Joomla setting “Preview Module Positions” enabled?

Using at least Joomla 2.5 and 3.1. Under the template manager options the setting "Preview Module Positions" must be set to "enabled" for previews to work. My question is, why isn't this feature ...
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Password protecting dynamic URLs in Apache

I am handling many logical files request using the Apache server. To make the path simple I have used mod_rewrite in the httpd.conf. Now I am planning to enforce authentication on these logical file ...
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How to set up a single IP blocklist for multiple sites hosted on the same account

When running multiple sites on the same hosting account, one might find that an attacker has attempted to breach one site. A webmaster may want to block the IP address from all sites hosted in the ...
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What does it mean to infect people with silent java drive?

I've got a weird contact message through my website, claiming they have found a security vulnerability and wonder if I have a bug bounty program. The details they shared: Only what I can say is ...
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Host header vulnerability reported by Acunetix Scanner

I am getting ready to launch a small web app and decided to scan the site with the Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner. I was quite pleased with the results for the most part, but the scanner reports a ...
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Creating a backdoor in (your own) PHP website [closed]

I've just built a website for a client and I'm a bit worried he won't pay me once it actually goes live. I've heard there are ways to create a back-door so I could access the website whenever I want. ...
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Read-only cross origin domain request

Is it possible to allow read-only access in a CORS header? I want JS from two websites to be capable of verifying each other, but not altering each other.
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Is it possible to block access to a DB based on IP?

We're looking to beef up the security on a site, among other things we thought of trying to block access to the DB based on IP (in a similar way you can do a FTP lock dependent on IP), so that only ...
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Lots of suspicious but normal-looking web traffic at a single URL - should I be concerned?

We recently moved some pages around on our site without bothering to put any redirects in place, and we started to notice something interesting. One of the pages we moved was receiving a surprising ...