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

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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 do I get Windows Server 2012 to prompt me for credentials when I go to a restricted subfolder of my site?

The "Users" group has read access to my entire website so the public can browse my site. Now, I have created an "admin" subfolder which I do not want the public to have access to. So in the ...
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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 ...
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Framekiller and google rankings

This is the javacript code that I use to prevent clickjacking in my current project. <style id="antiClickjack">body{display:none !important;}</style> <script type="text/javascript">...
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External clients get a certificate mismatch - but internal clients do not [closed]

I have a scenario where external clients are receiving a certificate that is different than the one that is bound to the IIS site. This is Win2008R2 / IIS, in the following configuration: (...
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How To Hide From BuiltWith?

Out of curiosity, does anyone know how builtwith.com works? How does it identify the platform or app a website is using? And most importantly does anyone know how to hide the details from it? Somehow ...
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Unknown subdomains pointing to my domain name

About 6 months ago I purchased the domain name example.net. Today I was trying to go to my control panel at example.net/cpanel but accidentally went to cpanel.example.net. I found a completely ...
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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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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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Security issues around giving directory link

I have a directory under my public directory that I use for file transfer purposes. I put songs I'm working on here and then send the link to other band members, etc. It's the simplest way I've found ...
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SSL issue with firefox

My website is hosted on hostgator and i have purchased their ssl service. Now when i open my website in chrome then it works fine but when i open it in firefox it gives me error like The ...
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Checking security on a shared hosting server [closed]

I am in the process of testing different hosting shared servers and I am very concerned about the security of the server. Thats why I would like to ask for advice on how to do to determine whether a ...
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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 icons-...
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Does uploading index.php protect the other files that would normally be visible in that directory?

PHP is a mystery for me. In the FTP main directory of my website, I uploaded 2 files: a.txt and b.txt. If I enter my website address in my browser I can view both a.txt and b.txt. However when I ...
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Securing Linux Servers [closed]

I recently started hosting business and have several cPanel VPS and Dedicated Servers. Recently one of my cPanel Server root password was hacked and got back control after lots of trouble. Can any ...
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Are there any disadvantages to Cloudflare’s “Flexible SSL”?

Cloudflare let you serve your site over SSL without having to purchase and install a security certificate, a product they call “Flexible SSL”. (They act as a proxy and serve your site over SSL from ...
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Incorrect Referring URLs - What can be the cause?

I am running a website with affiliate links . When the visitors of mydomain.com/page.php click on such an affiliate link, they are being sent to a link on a domain owned by the affilate network (...
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Is it safe to let anyone add my site in Google Webmaster Tools?

Google Webmaster Tools allows people to verify site ownership through an existence of a special file. What if I were to create a catch-all rule, and let anyone add my site in their Google Webmaster ...
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What's the point of cross-origin resource sharing if there's a bunch of CORS proxies running?

I never really liked the direction CORS (cross-origin resource sharing) is taking. I think there's a misconception how client-server communication should work. The general concept is: User: Hello ...
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What changes are coming that would reduce the problems assosciated with HTTPS compared to HTTP? [closed]

I have a web site under development. It is used for surveys but there's an advertising component. As it is very new I have used almost all the latest technologies. AngularJS, ASP.NET WebAPI 2 etc. ...
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How can I prevent Facebook from considering Google drive links unsafe on my website?

On my small website I've recently began using Google Drive as content delivery network. This is to solve resource usage issues with my provider. This worked well, but I'm confused because Facebook ...
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Do I need any special permission to have a form that requests a credit card number? Just request, not storing in a database

I'm using PayPal REST API to make calls using credit card numbers. So I have a form that requests credit card number to the users of the site. I could sell or use those credit card numbers that people ...
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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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Phishing alert but file never existed

I got an alert from Google Webmasters. They say the following file was present in my host: example.com/~jhostgop/identity.php I checked my files and it never existed at all. I've experience this ...
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How to prevent TYNT from inserting Iframes into my site [closed]

I have a wordpress site and since two days ago an iframe is showing up above the </body> tag. The iframes are not always the same and they wont show up everytime, they show up like 90% of the ...
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I would like to share how I configured my Web server for educational reasons. What are the security risks? [closed]

I just finished setting up a server to run a python pyramid application, and while I did not find any guidance on the Internet that helped me, I feel like I could contribute one myself. I'm ...
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How can I protect my PHP source code from a client when installed on a client's server?

I have done a PHP web application and my client request to host it at their server. How can I protect my PHP code so that it will not be viewed, study, or take it for any other usage by my client?
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Why do some Nginx configurations block download agents using Wget?

I noticed that some Nginx configurations block download agents using Wget like this: if ($http_user_agent ~* LWP::Simple|wget) { return 403; } Why block Wget? If I use the above code in my ...
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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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Is there any risk to a network if it allows FTP access to third party websites? [closed]

I was not able to FTP access to my website on my college's network. (The college has a cyberoam-firewalled newtork). It would fail at point when directory listing would show up othewise. I later ...
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Monitor and alert when events have ended [closed]

So I work for a private school, and we have only three I.T. Techs that take care of the entire campus/buildings, as well as the security systems and website. After trying to search google, I haven't ...
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Apache block all requests but my IP using the config file

I'm looking to upload the website that I've developed locally to my remote web server. However, so that I can test that the upload has gone fine and that all the basic security is in place, I want to ...
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Can anyone buy my registered domain?

Is it possible for anyone to buy a domain that I have already registered? I registered a domain through Moniker and it has not expired yet. But it is displaying available through who.is I can not ...
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How risky is putting sensitive files up on webroot?

I understand that having anything sensitive under webroot is not smart; someone may be able to access it via url. However, I do not have a choice with my web host (iPage) as they limit my server space ...
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WordPress XML-RPC attack

Yesterday I suffered a DDoS attack on a WordPress site. I had 21,443 hits with HTTP Status code 404 and a Bandwidth of 711.85 MB. Also, CPU usage went to 100%. Logs show a lot of this entries: ... ...
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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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Does SSL really matter for most websites?

I've been pretty paranoid about learning to "do security right" for this site I'm building (first non-trivial site I've made), and I've noticed something that bothers me: SSL. I've read plenty of ...
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Server flooded with Wordpress login requests. Need advice [closed]

Recently I was looking at the nginx access logs and found on 2 ocassions a large ammount of requests pointed towards my WP login page. There were over 50.000 requests coming from 2 different IP ...
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Does referrer header checking offer any real world security improvement?

At work we use a central portal that provides basic SSO functionality to other applications. In addition to verifying the SSO data sent, all of our existing in-house applications (used by the public) ...
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Identify “non-secure” content IE warns about [closed]

As many know, if you serve a page over https and the content loads resources (images, stylesheets, js, SWF objects, etc) over http, older versions of Internet Explorer will show the user a warning ...
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Web user authentication methods

Is there any method besides using a DB with username and password for authenticating a user?
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Why do I see requests from BOT/0.1 (BOT for JCE) in my server access log and what should I do about them?

My server keeps getting requests with user agent identified as BOT/0.1 (BOT for JCE). The first one arrived 2013-09-14 22:13:17 CEST, the last one yet about three days ago, 2014-08-12 06:05:39 CEST. ...
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My shared hosting account is sending spam emails

My webhost has deactivated my shared hosting account, since it was sending spam emails through my domain. I have all unrouted mail such as mailto:aasdasd@domain.com set to be forwarded to a specific ...
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How much text does the average person generate per day?

I'm figuring out how to do comment rate limiting, and have decided that I'll keep track of the number of bytes each user (defined as IP address + port) generates on my drive (so, each comment adds a ...
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How do I prevent access to SPAM URLs and remove them from Google's index?

When I started managing my friends' website, I had found a folder in it with a bunch of garbage HTML files with names such as: free-nasscamd-server-31day, gorilla-quentin-trollip-pdf, etc... Assuming ...
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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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Using SSL Certificates with shared hosting/different domain provider

I need to add a HTTPS address to an existing domain. Unfortunately there two companies involved: One for shared web-hosting, and one for the domain. How do SSL Certificated domains work in such ...
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How to protect Google Ads from yontoo layers runtime?

Since sometime I have observed that Google Ads on any website including my blog (http://blogs.digitss.com) gets replaced with something similar to uploaded image below. I am sure it's happening with ...
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Restricting access using IP address / Network Redirection?

I have a situation where we have a web server (lets call it A) that is hosting a set of HTTP based services. Due to some client restrictions, this web server is not open to the outside world but ...