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How does one block unsupported web browsers?

Web browsers with an end of life no longer receive security updates which not only makes them vulnerable to the end user, but I imagine its not safe for the server's which receive visits by them ...
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Does MSIE recognise StartCom as an SSL Certificate Authority?

Ok, so I'm thinking about getting in on the SSL action, so that my sites can be secure etc, and after hours of shopping for the best priced certificate, I find out that StartSSL offer a free one. One ...
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Security concerns for hosting a .NET website [closed]

Is the default configuration of Windows Server 2003 with IIS 6 and .NET 4 sufficient for security if I keep up to date with security updates? (assuming my code does not create any security holes).
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Fail2Ban & Port-Scanning

Is there any filter built into Fail2Ban to temporarily ban any IP addresses which attempt port scanning activities (provided that iptables logs these activities)?
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Permissions & File Structure w/ nginx & multiple sites

I am using nginx for the first time as a long time Apache user. I setup a Linode to test everything and to eventually port over my websites. Previously I had /home/user/www (wwwroot) I am looking ...
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Proper password handling for login

I have read a lot about PHP login security recently, but many questions on Stack Overflow regarding security are outdated. I understand bcrypt is one of the best ways of hashing passwords today. ...
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White hat security community [closed]

A while ago I remember there existed a community of savvy people who would probe a server for common vulnerabilities, this was a voluntary project but not even google can help me find it, I was hoping ...
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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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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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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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Best way to protect public facing development environments?

We're in the process of setting up individualized dev environments for our developers. All of our developers are remote and we don't have a VPN or anything to bring this in house. But here's the ...
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How to deal with attacks on Zend Framework web site? site currently down

This is my first question on this "forum" please be indulgent with me if my questions are somewhat too simplistic for you. i joined this community in order to improve myself and help others.Thank you. ...
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DNS name/host-header specific url-pattern/security-constraint, to not require SSL with Tomcat6

I am needing to enable SSL on an application hosted through Tomcat6 and I have added the following to the tomcat web.xml: <security-constraint> <web-resource-collection> ...
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Is there a way to scan websites externally for the recent PHP CGI flaw?

The recent PHP CGI flaw exposed (CVE-2012-1823) has me wondering if some of the legacy sites that I've inherited might be vulnerable. (see Physorg article) Does anybody know of a means to externally ...
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How to deal with malicious domain redirections?

It is possible for anybody to buy a domain name containing negative terms and point it to someone's website in order to damage their reputation. For instance someone could buy the domain ...
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How to properly deny Railo directory access through Apache

I've been battle tested on this and failed to achieve my goal which is to deny all access to all directories except the Public directory and only allow access to all all other directories with ...
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prevent IIS from executing scripts in a specific directory

I have a php web application that allows file uploads to a specific directory. I would like to prevent the execution of any file that is uploaded into that directory whether it is ASP, PHP, or ...
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Is the php method md5() secure? Can it be used for passwords? [closed]

So executing a php script causes the form values to be sent to the server, and then they are processed. If you want to store a password in your db than you want it to be a cryptographic hash(so ...
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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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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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How to fix some damages from site hack?

My site had been hacked. I found vulnerability,fixed it, and removed shell scripts. But hacker had uploaded thousands of web pages on my web server. after I removed those pages I got over 4 thousand ...
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How to prevent Google from finding my admin index page?

I am running a website but for some days i stopped it and put the under-construction page because the Index of admin page is visible to the outside world through the Google search. One of my friend ...
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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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How to use the private and public keys?

I am new to ssl certificates, i wanted to learn about ssl certificates, and I generated private and public keys myself while logged into cpanel, I wonder how to use those and generate a secured ...
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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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How to restrict site access to all countries except mine with .htaccess?

I used this tool to download list in ".htaccess allow" format to allow traffic from my country and restrict all others but it's still accessible when visiting from bunch of foreign proxies. I'm ...
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Found Odd File on Site: Should I Be Concerned?

I found a php file that was uploaded to our web server that had sneaked past our form validation. I did some searching and there was very little information regarding this file, however the small ...
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How would I tell if a prospective client website is under DDoS attack?

I have a person asking me whether the DDoS Mitigation Service they're using is worth it. This is out of my expertise, but clearly at some point someone sold this service to the client. Assuming I ...
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Do I need an SSL Certificate?

I'm thinking about building an app that lets users upload images to sites like Flickr. They would need to enter their password to do this. I would send the data through PHP, do I need to get a SSL ...
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Can I host my PHP app in such a way that users can verify the source code being used by the server?

I have worked with one other person created a mobile-optimized web proxy to the League of Legends Tribunal (a peer review system). Riot Games, the creators of LoL, made a really nice web interface ...
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IIS Dynamic IP Restrictions Module and Googlebot

I consider using IIS Dynamic IP Restrictions Module in order to make it hard for DoS (Denial of Service) attacks. But I am not sure how that would work out for search engine bots like Googlebot. Any ...
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Should WHMCS hacking attemps that never succeed be important to me?

I have WHMCS and I use it with no problem for my hosting purposes. Almost every 2 or 3 days, I can see a spam with malicious content submitted as a new ticket that tries to hack. The last one was: ...
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Securing Access to Server [closed]

We have servers at an ISP and a firewall in place. At our main office, we have a VPN. For an added layer of security, I'm thinking a good model may be to have developers connect to the corporate VPN ...
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Is Someone Hijacking My Site?

I'm quite baffled by this issue and I have absolutely no idea what could be causing it. I have a Wordpress website that has been working fine, until for some reason, the admin panel started to screw ...
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Hacked .htaccess - Inconsistent Results

At present a large number of .htaccess files are being created in various website folders throughout the site. Current .htaccess files are also being modified to include the following (cleaned up) ...
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How to integrate Paypal Direct Payment (i.e. Paypal Pro) with custom shopping cart application?

I've written a basic shopping cart application that is fully functional except for the payment process. I have decided to use PayPal Direct Payment, or "PayPal Pro," but am unsure of how to integrate ...
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Content Delivery Policy setup

I want to secure my website using a Content Security Policy. I'm came up with the following policy: X-Content-Security-Policy: default-src https://www.example.com https://static.example.com; ...
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How can mixed content compromise an entire HTTPS session?

Google Chrome is probably one of the stricter browsers out there in terms of highlighting SSL errors. Most browsers will point out when you are viewing an HTTPS page which loads insecure ...
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How transparent is a randomly named directory or file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are files in a hidden directory safe? Let's pretend that I have a website and want to keep personal notes on it. If I make a directory like mysite.com/84eW93e7 or ...
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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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Should I make pages on my website accessible by the admin only? How do I do it?

In my website idea I have got a number of pages that should be accessible by the admin only. Is this a good practice? (amateur alert) Also how do I protect these pages? I know about if ...
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What is necessary to implement HTTPS?

I'm an iPhone Developer and I've recently got into web development. At the moment I have two sites on the internet, and on one of them, I have a very simplistic CMS I've made. Firstly, do I need to ...
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Configuring directory access on a server. .htaccess and alternatives?

I have written a small PHP package/site-template (should I say). It contains a directory data/ that contains some important files that the users should not be able to see. These file should however ...
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Force directory listing even if index.html is present

I have some files in my /www/ directory. Is it true that by simply putting an index.html into that directory, the rest of the files are now "protected from public"? Could an outside hacker still force ...
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Just bought a domain, setting up a couple server applications for the first time [closed]

I recently bought a domain, mainly for website experimentation, game servers and a ventrillo server. I'm running all this from my home computer, and I am using freedns.afraid.org as my dns nameserver. ...
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How to protect the contact us page from spammers? Even using captcha, validation etc I sitll receive spam letters

I have on my site, every field validation + captcha protection + math validation + server scripting validation, but still this a spammer keeps sending me spam mails. Is there any better smarter ...
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How to monitor outgoing server activity to detect malware?

I have a website that has previously been victim of malware. I restored the site from an old backup and have made every effort to lock down the server. I have no way to be absolutely certain that the ...
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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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Extra configuration needed after installing SSL certificate?

We recently developed two rather simple PHP applications for AXA (European bank). URL's are axa.tfo.be/incentives/cipres and axa.tfo.be/incentives/zrkk (access to both sites is restricted to visitors ...
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Does https site needs extra configuration after installation of SSL certificate?

I recently developed an incentive website for a European bank, and one of the requirements was SSL - the website displays some personal customer data (though no financial or really sensitive data). ...