Questions tagged [security]

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'[0] appended to multiple URL parameters, is something scanning for vulnerabilities?

I use a WAF that monitors suspicious query string and form POST values. Typical script-kiddie stuff like common SQL injection strings, etc. Over the last several months I've noticed a dramatic uptick ...
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My website has been cloned without authorization. What can I do?

I have the following problem: I operate an online service and about 2 months ago a Copy Cat clone appeared under a strange domain unknown to me. My portal is simply mirrored/redirected to another ...
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Limiting what affiliate's Google Tag Manager can inject into my site

I am managing a website where we sell products. We have an affiliate program. I want to facilitate the affiliates the tracking for them to optimize the campaigns. Currently we display a different ...
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Spike in Traffic from "Facebot Twitterbot" user agent

My website, which typically has very low volume, suddenly received a huge spike in traffic all from the same user agent. We were receiving about 3 requests per second for a sustained period of about ...
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How are credentials stored and encrypted in Nexus Repository Manager OSS 2.14?

How does Nexus Repository Manager OSS 2.14 store and encrypt it's user credentials? I couldn’t finy anything in the documentation, knowledge base nor on the web on how credentials (local users) are ...
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Should rel="noopener" be set on links to external sites even if I own the site?

We've had a policy to always set rel="noopener" for all external links. However is that necessary if the external link is to a site in our own control? Let's say we own both coffee.example....
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Recording / Logging CSP Violations

I am in the process of implementing a CSP policy for a variety of domains and am looking for a method to record/log browser CSP violations encountered by any end user. I want to make sure I don't miss ...
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Restricting access to a website without using sessions or IP whitelisting? [duplicate]

I want to restrict access to a private website that needs to be accessible to multiple people. In the event the website has public and private areas, a login to a user session is the usual solution. ...
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Hosting web site with onion share [closed]

So, i don't use any kind of social media and i decided to make my web site instead of that. This idea is inspired by guy named Luke Smith from youtube and i want to make it to look smiliar to this: ...
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Is there a reason not to use HTTPS? [closed]

Edit: this question is more complete than mine. I sometimes login to a website that provides both HTTP and HTTPS, even for the login page. Although I use HTTPS to encrypt my credentials, it would be ...
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Is there any way I can defend against automated file download bots?

My company offers a very specifically tailored Android application to supplement our other software. Since users must have an account in our other software in order to use the Android application, is ...
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Is it possible for a hacker to point another domain at my domain?

Recently when I search my website on google, I find that another domain's description is identical to my domain. I'm terrified and try to understand the security breaches of my website as much as ...
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How to securely share a link to a video on my server

I've created a web system for daycares on which the educators can upload videos of the kids, and then share those videos with the parents. Currently the way I'm doing this is very simple. My system ...
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Strange entries in cPanel Web Disk log

We have a website and email system that uses cPanel / WHM. The log /usr/local/cpanel/logs/cpdavd_session_log contains a list of strange IP addresses hitting the cpdavd service (WebDAV, which cPanel ...
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Making a domain more trustworthy to corporate networks so that it won't be blocked by their filters

I developed a web app for a customer which is made in basic PHP/MySQL, pretty normal site, lighter than WordPress, and when my customer went to his client to sell the app the domain was blocked by the ...
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Gratis email boxes filter my contact form emails ; local email box doesn't ; but what if I want a domain registrar email box? [closed]

My domain registrar and my hosting provider are not the same company. On my shared hosting environment with CentOS, Bash, Apache, PHP and MySQL I host an all core MediaWiki website with a CMS-agnostic ...
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What steps should you take to harden your website against censorship? [closed]

I am thinking about making a website for conservative crowdsourcing. Since AWS has shown they will ban customers, who spent who knows how much time building a platform on their infrastructure, I am ...
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Hosting SQL on localhost or remote server?

Years ago I was advised to use two servers for hosting a basic Linux webserver, that it's best to have SQL hosted separately from NGINX or Apache. Personally I prefer MariaDB over MySQL, but I don't ...
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How does Google Chrome determine a safe and unsafe website?

Google chrome has a way of determining safe and unsafe websites. When it does find an unsafe one, it says that your connection isn't private and that attackers could be on the same website. However, ...
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Chrome incorrectly marking our domain without a hyphen as deceptive when we own and use both versions

Chrome has a fairly new "lookalike URL" or "typo squatting" detection feature. The aim is to warn users if they are accidentally going to the wrong URL. We own two sites (made up ...
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Can cursor based pagination be used for SEO?

We have a category page which may contain hundreds of thousands of posts. We want to paginate these results using cursor based pagination. The base page may look like: www.example.com/topic/category ...
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How should I handle the problem of people entering others' e-mail addresses without annoying them with "verification" e-mails?

I have forms on my in-development website which require the person to enter an e-mail address. I don't want to have to send them a "verification" e-mail with a URL containing a code, or ...
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`noopener`/`noreferrer` - What do you "really" need to use nowadays? [Discussion] [closed]

Add rel="noopener" to outgoing links with target="_blank" for security and better performance. But is this enough nowadays? There are already a good number of pages and articles ...
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Cross origin resource policy violation for JS file when setting COEP, COOP and CORP headers

What is the best way to deal with the new security headers? Cross-Origin-Embedder-Policy (COEP) https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTTP/Headers/Cross-Origin-Embedder-Policy Cross-Origin-...
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How can I find and remove WordPress malware resulting in URLs with this styling: / top:0; left:-9999px

I'm breaking my head for 2 days with this one, and would appreciate some extra thoughts. These links are found in wp-content/cache/wp-rocket .html files only, while they are not present on the actual ...
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Why this image is so large despite small dimension [closed]

I have any image which is 760x400 in dimension but it about 7MB in size. it comes out clean on VirustTotal.com and even Image Meta doesnt show anything unusual other than lots of text info. Since i ...
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Should I worry about exposing my server's IP address?

I currently use Cloudflare for DNS, and they advertise that they will hide the IP address of my server if I proxy through them. Should I worry about this since the IP points to a dedicated server (not ...
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Can I securely allow users of my site to change their email address if they forgot their password and no longer have access to the old email address?

How do I securely allow users to change their emails if they lose access to the original email? Do I need 2 factor? It's a social media site coded in nodejs where I have their username, password, and ...
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Does the same site cookie policy potentially change anything for CORS

According to the new same-site cookie policy (once implemented across all browsers) , a third party call from another page would not send along the cookies by default, unless the third party ...
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Can a reverse-proxied Facebook in an IFRAME access the other logged-in Facebook's in other windows and IFRAMEs?

We have set up a reverse proxy to Facebook. We wound up another subdomain on our server and pointed it at https://www.facebook.com using the following web.config. (Redacted slightly for security's ...
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Flood of GET requests for path /{GUID}/{GUID}/from?get&nocache={/\S{5}/}

This afternoon I got a flood of request (400+ within 10 minutes) to one of my web applications, from the same IP address, for non-existent URI. All of the requests were GET with a path the matches the ...
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Separating web domain from email domain - sound security strategy?

A friend's website was recently hacked. (An outsourced project manager wasn't diligent in applying Wordpress security updates.) An unfortunate effect of the hacking is that ISP's are now flagging ...
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How to disable .htaccess file using JavaScript?

By the way, the .htaccess was already enabled to my main directory. Is there any way to disable it using JavaScript? to my client-side? I was just curious about how my files are being secured. Thanks ...
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allow users to post url schems that not http/https?

i have a blog comment section where users write their website and a comment about it and it is shown like this <a href="https://example.com">Website</a> <br> <span>my website ...
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how to get rid of mailicious redirect

I'm in charge of a Wordpress site (currently offline) that's affected by a malicious redirect, i.e. going to that address redirects to a phishing site (curiously though it only happens when getting ...
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Let spambots "successfully" submit form?

I'm about to set up my html forms so spam bots are being caught and rejected. I wonder.. Let's say a spambot submits the form in a way that is not accepted. Should I then let the page with the form ...
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Can I see a history of site index from Bing?

I'm at a small internet company that has several apps. Our customers (all businesses) each have their own app-name/customer-name url. Currently, if you request a page preview from Bing's link preview ...
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Is it safe if I use the same Google Recaptcha site key and secret key on 2 different servers?

I have 2 servers, staging server and production server. Server staging is used for testing my website. While the production server is for live website Now I use the same site key and secret key for ...
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What are some things that Webmasters should be preparing for or doing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic?

This is a community wiki intended for our users to be able to share ideas as to what might be helpful to Webmasters during the COVID-19 pandemic. As many of you are aware, there's been a shift all ...
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Site reported as blacklisted by Norton Safe Web, with no reason given. How to resolve?

A WordPress website that I monitor using ManageWP (by running a daily security report) has been reported as blacklisted by Norton. I visited the Norton website to investigate the reason (creating an ...
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NGINX configuration for the same folder protection rewrites in each of thousands of subdirectories

The following code allows me to protect a specific folder with the membership software we're using. The problem is if we have 1,000 folders we need to protect, we need to copy/paste this same code for ...
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New hostile web crawler from China throttling server

My server has been crashes several times the last 24 hours by a new extremely aggressive hostile distributed web crawler. It is hitting over 1000 pages per minute and seems to be crawling all content ...
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Why is G Suite passing DMARC when alignment fails?

I have a G Suite account with a primary and secondary domains. I have successfully setup DMARC for my primary domain. Now I am trying to setup DMARC for my secondary domain. SPF is setup for my ...
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Does the presence of a flash banner on a site inherently create a vulnerability on the site?

Does the presence of a flash banner inherently open the site up to exploits, or is there a way to ensure the flash banner does not have "access" to anything important on the page. The page in ...
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What does this code do? [closed]

I've been looking at ways to make websites more secure and in particular WordPress site and found a blog post with a few suggestions. Most of them I was already using but found this one with no ...
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Changing name when a domain holder is a citizen of one country; possible problems

I am a citizen of Israel and I desire to generally cut all ties with it besides generally with family, friends and job. Currently I live in another state as a temporary resident. I consider changing ...
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Would two factor authentication on my web hosting account protect against email phishing targeting my site?

I was recently attacked on my Bluehost account after clicking on an email that looked like it was from Bluehost (never going to click on another Bluehost email again). While talking to the support ...
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Block/allow access to certain PHP pages

I have a number of PHP scripts that are meant to be included into other PHP scripts, but otherwise should not be directly accessible to anyone via a Web browser. How do I block people from accessing ...
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Is it safe to BAN ASN from Hosting providers?

I have some bot problem, i found their ASN and it comes from web hosting providers. Not ISP's. For example: Hetzner: AS24940 Digital Ocean: AS14061 AMAZON-AES: AS14618 Is it safe to ban entire ASN's ...
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Delete Firefox JavaScript console history?

How do I the clear the command history of Firefox's JavaScript console? Clearing all history, cookies, cache, etc., doesn't clear the JavaScript console history.

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