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

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Does the 'Server' header serve any purpose?

For example, when I dump the response header for my server I get: Server: Apache/2.2.11 (Ubuntu) PHP/5.2.6-3ubuntu4.5 with Suhosin-Patch mod_ssl/2.2.11 OpenSSL/0.9.8g Is this used for anything? Is ...
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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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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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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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How to protect SHTML pages from crawlers/spiders/scrapers?

I have A LOT of SHTML pages I want to protect from crawlers, spiders & scrapers. I understand the limitations of SSIs. An implementation of the following can be suggested in conjunction with any ...
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What secure domain registry services exist?

I'm using a domain registry service that only requires a username and password to log in. Are there any domain registry services that require a second factor in addition to a password?
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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I have read a lot about PHP login security recently, but many questions on Stack Overflow regarding security are outdated.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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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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SiteAdvisor advice?

At the time I submitted my site for testing with McAfee's Site Advisor as I noticed my site received a bad review as a spam/scam site. See here . From a development perspective, how important are ...
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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). ...
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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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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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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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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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Managing accounts on a private website for a real-life community

I'm looking at setting-up a walled-in (i.e. mostly private, with a small public-facing login page) website for a real-life community of people, and I was wondering if anyone has any experience with ...
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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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How can I secure an installation of MediaWiki?

I want to run an installation of MediaWiki as a Internet-accessible personal wiki, running on wiki.mysite.com. However, I want to ensure that I am the only one who can read and write to this wiki. In ...
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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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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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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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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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Are files in a hidden directory safe?

I have a directory on my ISP's web server, I don't want users to see files inside that directory, so I have a index.html file in it to redirect user to my main page, I wonder someone could still write ...
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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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Should I store address in encrypted form?

What are the general rules relating to address fields and others. I only store password in encrypted form, the rest are not. Email is also used during login. Can someone give me a suggestion related ...
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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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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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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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Hacking resources

I'm currently developing a web application which has a lot of javascript working behind it. Before I deploy it (which will take a couple of months), I want to make sure that it is atleast a bit ...
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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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Tools to check for common vulnerabilities?

Are there any good tools (desktop or online) which allow you to check whether your website has common vulnerabilities (e.g. SQL Injection, XSS)?
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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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Opensource package for securly allowing users to log in and provide information

I have a site written in mostly php and html. I also have a sql database of personal information like names and addresses. I would like my users to be able to log in to my website with a login I can ...
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Prevent spam using Honey Pots

I am really curious about how to prevent comment spam in a forum using a honey pot trap for spam bots. What if CSS and javascript is turned off in a browser? Do you see any other disadvantages in ...
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HTTPS on all pages where user is logged on

I know this is considered best practise to prevent cookie hijacking. I would like to adopt this approach, but ran across a problem on our forum where the users post images which either aren't posted ...
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How can we secure our web application codes?

I have a web application written in the Struts2 framework. I want to host the application with another company. Is there any way to hide the code which is hosted on the server? What I want is to ...
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How to prevent copying of the image folder of your website

How to Prevent copying of the original image folder when the entire website is being copied. Also,what are the measures that should be taken to prevent guessing of the original images.
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Intellectual Property theft from our webserver. What should we do?

So we caught some computers trying to download a ton of files from our webserver, and we stopped them before they got much (used iptables to drop their IPs). These were not web crawlers, but scripts ...
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Are there any programs that i can use to test my website against hacks? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tools to check for common vulnerabilities? Are there any applications out there that can run random queries against my website and try and find holes in it? My ...
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Prevent possible spammer from linking to my site

We own a website which, through google search results, we determined is either being linked to improperly or for spam purposes by another completely random source. They recently registered a domain ...