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

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“only secured content is displayed”

I have a question, I just had a SSL certificate installed on my drupal site using shared hosting... and on the front page now it says "only secured content is displayed" in IE. How do I find which ...
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How to double protect admin access in PyroCMS

I have read how to protect admin folder with .htaccess and .htpasswd file but in PyroCMS admin login (ex: example.com/admin) just only routing system (no admin folder yet). So, how can I double ...
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Hiring security auditors…what should I know?

I want to hire someone to do a security audit of my website but I'm not sure how to go about it. Where are good places to look for an auditor? Besides a list of referrals, what should I be looking ...
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Any tools for measuring the security of a site?

I'm wondering is there any tool for measuring or testing the security of a website ? I've written some ASP.NET web-app , So i would like measure the security of my own application and if there is ...
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Website security

I have a website which uses membership/roles for security. However, I really want this site to be secure. My concern is one day something happens to server and the membership/roles is turned off. Is ...
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Is website security accreditation worth having?

My site handles sensitive data, is there any website security accreditation that is well respected and worth having?
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My website has been hacked/attacked, says “reported attack page”

Three days back my website ganapatihegde.com has been hacked/attacked by some hacker. Now, when anyone tries to see my website, it says "Reported Attack Page!". I am using server provided by Free ...
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Forum Spam Question. Why are Chinese hackers posting tiny images on my forum

My forum is getting attacked by spammers with Chinese IP's. Replies are created to discussion topics, always short responses and along with the response an image is inserted using forum code which is ...
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Website is alerted with firefox as damaging/infected. Remove site from 'blacklist'

My website is alerted as malicious/infected by firefox, so users can't have normal experience atm. All threats are removed and website is clean. How I can remove my website from this 'blacklist'? ...
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How to respond to attack on web site

I have wordpress site that is under some kind of bot attack. I checked apache logs and there's get request to a single post on my blog every second (sometimes there's more than one per second). When ...
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General question as a new webmaster [closed]

I am wanting to make my own social forum for friends and workers. I will have about 10,000-15,000 users. I have never made a forum on such a high scale and to this point have only been a developer ...
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Good security practice for writing a php/mysql web app [closed]

I'm about to create a web app that is php/mysql based. It should contain multiple users and two levels of admin accounts. It will most likely not be very likely to be attacked in any way. Still I am ...
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Website Systematically Blocking IP Addresses

I have a series of websites hosted at the same server. The issue I am having is that it keeps blocking me access from different means to the sites. Allow me to explain: From my IP, Blocked. From ...
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Is it sufficient to secure a order status page just by a random URL?

After a (corporate) customer bought some items in our online shop, we send an email with an overview what he has bought to him. We'd like to inform our customer about received payments, packet ...
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I own a domain name. Can people view my personal registered info?

Is my information protected? Or can someone tell where I live by my domain name? Why do hosting services offer a protected information service for extra money? How can I view that information?
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How to have google index a login protected url?

For example, my site: http://abcde.foobar.com is protected by a "single sign on" login page hosted at http://sso.foobar.com, so when a user visits "abcde", they get redirected to the "sso" login page ...
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1024 bit to 2048 bit certificate differences in how we access our portal

Why now that we have gone from 1024 to 2048 do we need to put the www in front of our portal site when we never used to.
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How to setup SSL to protect secure information

At the moment I have a website running in quite an insecure way, I'll refer to it as example.com. To add better security we're starting to store passwords using bcrypt but we are currently not using ...
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Using SSL Certification in Multiple Locations

I have some issues with respect to using SSL Certificates. I have a website hosted in UK and I also have an organisation in South Africa hosting my company application online for web access. The ...
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Web server with or without Panel [closed]

I start a Web server for my company for hosting about 15 website and I didn't install a Control Panel, I do everything by command and i'm pretty comfortable with it but do you think i'm losing time by ...
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Site got hacked while many / all security leaks have been removed [closed]

I've got a website with this code appended to my php document : <? #8f4d8e# ...
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Password protected website

I need to add a user authentication page before the actual homepage of the website. In Joomla! I just set the website offline and the offline page loads in place of the homepage but then it's ...
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.htaccess password protection generates 500 internal server error

I have created a .htpasswd file using htaccess tools of which I have uploaded to the root of my web hosting space (/public_html is my web root). I created a .htaccess file which referenced the ...
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Security: Hide mysql connection details file

Ok, so I know this must be a very basic question, but my problem is the following: I have developed my first PHP mini-app (so I'm fairly new to this) and I am pretty sure that there are two files of ...
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Implications on automatically “open” third party domain aliasing to one of my subdomains

I have a domain, let's call it www.mydomain.com where I have a portal with an active community of users. In this portal users cooperate in a wiki way to build some "kind of software". These software ...
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Any suggestions for a change detection system?

As a webdesigner/webmaster I'm taking care of various websites. Recently one client's website got "hacked". It turned out that at their office one computer got infected by a trojan, that spied the ftp ...
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Website still blocked after hack

I manage a website that was hacked a few months ago (I wasn't the webmaster then), it was running on Joomla. I have manages to redo the website with custom codes (php/mysql), but it still some ...
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How to log username in Apache logs?

I need some help regarding how to log the user-name into apache logs. I'm building a use-case for Security Information Event Management. Is the method the same in case of IIS or just applicable to ...
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SIMPLEST way to set up password protection for a static site, with basic admin UI?

I have a static site. I would like the simplest approach to password protecting a directory, with a basic admin UI for adding/removing users. I will have so few users that I don't care about ...
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SSL on multiple directories

I have a website that is http, but has a port set up for https for a specific directory that is for the shopping cart. Now I'd like to use our SSL on a different directory in the same site as well. ...
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What measures should I take after I find one of my scripts being vulnerable?

I maintain a few PHP-based websites for a small company on a LAMP server. The scripts include CMS such as Joomla or Wordpress, as well as SilverStripe and Drupal installations. A week ago, I found ...
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Why has Apache begun running a single process as root, and another as root and the wwwdata user?

I am running Apache Worker-MPM, PHP 5.3.2, and FCGID. Apache runs better than before, but I noticed that there is an apache process running as root and a second process that runs as both root and ...
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www.foobar.com works but foobar.com results in a 'Server not found' error

I have just setup a minimal (hopefully secure? - comments welcome) apache website using the following configuration file: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName foobar.com ServerAlias ...
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Site compromised .htaccess files everywhere

Some of the sites we're hosting are compromised by... I don't know what. Every directory on the webserver contains a .htaccess file which redirects a user coming from a search engine to a page which ...
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Tell apache to point to a subfolder as default starting point for public

What would be the different methods of telling Apache to serve up httpdocs/public instead of httpdocs as the default starting point? I want to be able to have my includes and logs directories behind ...
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How to block malicious requests before they reach Apache?

I have a RESTful web service that gets hit by a large number of requests coming from various IPs with dummy logins and random inputs. I have already denied these requests at the HTTP level (using the ...
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Pass IMG SRC via GET and echo it? Is that really secure?

I was wondering how I can make a really simple GET and echo request more secure The code: $src = $_GET['src']; echo "<img src='$src' />"; Basically, I have a URL like ...
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How to safely saving users' data and NOT get responsibility of users' data?

I am programming a website which will save up users' inputs for their next visits. For example, I might save their phone numbers. The user will know that I save their phone numbers. However, do I need ...
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GWT “Big traffic change for top URL”

I recently received an email from GWT saying that one of my URL's traffic has suddenly dropped. As it turned out the traffic to the whole site has drastically dropped, from some 300+ unique visitors ...
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Compromised private RSA key

What sorts of problems can be caused by a compromised private RSA key? Is this even that big of a deal? I'm getting very little specific info on Google. :(
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How to set a 1-order-per-PC limit on my website?

On my website people can order free coupons for my local service. I would like to set a limit of 1 coupon order per PC. Can someone suggest a way to implement this, even if the visitor would delete ...
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Webhosting company able to unhash passwords?

Tonight I was using the cPanel of a web-site I host and when I went to change the password I received a warning that I couldn't change the password to my desired password because it was too similar to ...
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Why do websites require retyping the password upon user error in a registration form?

Many times, when you fill out a registration form and miss a required field, the form reloads with all the fields filled out except for the password which you have to retype. I'm wondering if I ...
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What is the BCSI-CS-**** cookie for?

I'm undertaking an audit of the cookies we use on our external sites. There's one cookie that's used by all the sites, and by different domains within the sites. It starts BCSI-CS- and has random ...
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What is the most secure environment for multiple CMS sites? [closed]

I wish to run about 50 Joomla or WordPress low-traffic websites on 1 server, or part of a server. Each website will be managed by its own, naive owner who will have be able to access the Joomla or ...
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Disadvantages of a fake phpMyAdmin honeypot that causes ip blacklisting and robots.txt disallow/exclusion of the honeypot?

I'm trying to figure out whether I should set up a honeypot system with a fake phpMyAdmin (site gets hits all the time with people spidering for insecurities with that app). My thought was to create ...
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Combining a content management system with ASP.NET

I am going to be creating a site that seems like it requires a blend of a content management system (CMS) and some custom web development (which is done in ASP.NET MVC). I have plenty of web ...
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Important fields in HTTP header from security perspective

What are the Important fields in HTTP header from security perspective? I tried to google it but unable to find. Can anybody provide me a link to read about it? Thanks in advance.
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what is wwws.site.com

I know about https for securing important pages like login and such. But why would someone create a separate subdomain like wwws as well? for example https://wwws.site.com/login