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Encrypting an ODBC connection

Situation: We have a SQL Server 2008 R2 database sitting in a data centre We would like to allow analysts to connect to the database and query the data using desktop based tools (e.g. Tableau) via ...
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Web Server sercurity (used only for web services)

I am using a Virtual Private Server for accessing Web-Services used only on the Mobile devices, there are many entries in the access and error log, even there is nothing on the web server. I am ...
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Win Server 2003/Terminal Services Remote Access

Office users access a win2003 server from within the office using thin clients and terminal services. In reviewing the security settings it seems, by default, all users in the 'Remote Desktop Users' ...
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Is it possible to configure a service to run as a group and add users to that group on Windows XP?

Is it possible to configure a service to run as a group and add users to that group on Windows XP? I need the service to have the permissions of the users in that group so that they can logonn, ...
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Centos Dedicated Server Security [closed]

We have clean CentOS 5.6 setup and virtualmin on it, that's all. What type of security steps would you suggest are appropriate? http://www.wiredtree.com/supportservices/servershield.php this page ...
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Locking down a box on the Internet [closed]

I'm a developer who is looking to put a new service on the Internet. I am new to administering systems and frankly I seem a little lost at where I should start with putting something on the web. My ...
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Methods to ban bots, force attacks on my server

I've been getting some bots trying to get hold of my database by mass attacking /sertup/scripts.php of various database program. I wanna ban such activities. The closest I found was this: ...
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Security and Windows Login

I'm not entirely sure this is the right place for the is question but I cannot think of another so here goes. In order to login to the windows machines at my office one must press the almighty ...
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logwatch explanation

Could anyone please explain what the various parts of the following LogWatch mean: --------------------- IMAP Begin ------------------------ [IMAPd] Logout stats: ==================== User | ...
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What security precautions and configurations are needed for a production web server?

I am standing up a win server 2008R2 x64 and will be hosting a few public facing websites with IIS 7.5. I am relatively new to administering a production web server and am curious as to what ...
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Prevent UID=0 to be assigned to any other user in Linux

I wanted to know if there is a way to prevent the assignment of UID=0 to any other account other than root.
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Make https the default

I have my domain and hosting setup to use https, and no normal http. The only thing I use this for is webmail, and so I don't even want to offer normal http. At the moment, I have to manually go to ...
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Capistrano security

We are using Capistrano in some systems as a deploy system. The new sysadmin we have says that our setup is really dangerous and I would like to know how to fix it. We have a deploy user called "foo" ...
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how to check for sniffers in Ubuntu?

Somebody is accusing me that my linux ubuntu machine could be the source for a server attack. Their technique was replacing the original ssh by this patched ssh and, as such eliminated all ...
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What % of IT shops (if any) disallow Flash on their corporate desktops?

My company is considering rolling out a desktop windows application with a dependency on Flash (swf.) The product manager is concerned that IT/IS/ops shops might have a policy of not allowing flash ...
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What is the best way to setup a public and private wireless access point on the same home network? [closed]

For my home network (with internet provided from a cable modem) I would like to setup a secure wireless access point that I use for all of my personal connections (home PC, iPhone, Xbox, etc) and also ...
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Is it generally a bad idea to have other types of virtual appliances installed along side a firewall appliance?

I want to run my Firewall/NAT software (pfsense) and an internal NAS (looking at freenas right now) for my SOHO on one machine. Right now I have them separated on two different machines, but I'd like ...
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nginx restrict directory access

I have a Wordpress site running on nginx. What is the best way to restrict access to /wp-admin using nginx? Thanks
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Combining IntrAnet and HTTPS, is it useful?

I have a web server which supports only the company's Intr*a*net, not the external Int*er*net. There will be about 100 different users who will connect to a web application on this server and they ...
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Securing Guest Wireless Network

I need to setup a guest wireless network at the office for visitors to connect to. What are your recommendations in terms of how to secure it without putting too much of a support burden on myself? ...
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How to automatically set IE settings for all users?

I need to alter some settings on Internet Explorer (version 7, but potentially some users may still have version 6). Doing this manually is fine, change settings, restart IE, done. However, we have ...
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Monitor communication to outside the network

I work at a place where they have access to very sensitive data and think a lot about security. I dont want to ask bc they may lie, is there software to monitor data such as email (pop/imap AND ...
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How to disable anonymous access on LDAP

I need to secure my LDAP server and am not quite sure the best way to go about it. I am running Debian "Lenny", and using OpenLDAP (slapd). I notice that if I run: ldapsearch -x -W -b ...
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software version of the RSA SecurID?

Is there a software version of the securID fob below: I remember reading that the algorithm for the key generation had been broken & that there was a software utility available, where if you ...
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AWS Security Groups vs Windows Firewall

Is it considered best practice to disable the Windows Firewall on an Amazon EC2 instance, and control traffic only via EC2 Security Groups? If I open a port on the server firewall, and then open the ...
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Security concerns with enabling PowerShell on a production server [closed]

I work in the software development side of an ISV. We're thinking of using PowerShell for some utilities in and around the core application (which itself is ASP.NET). One of my colleagues said to me ...
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Disable ssh login on specified time for particular users

I would like to disable ssh login to my system for particular users say X,and Y on specified time 17.00 to 18.00. so how to achieve this ? any help would be appreciated.
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Arp attack on my network

We have a small network of around 100 laptop/desktops and around 20 servers (sounds an overkill but these servers provide service for all our external contractors too) and we have recently noticed ...
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Does the server SSL certificate need to be kept private?

I understand that private key definitely does, but what about the certificate file? I also understand that the server sends (part of?) the certificate to a connecting client, but does it send the ...
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How can I sync servers configurations

I'm looking for a way for 1 server lcoated in Switzerland (acting as a web/db server) to share/sync files like deny.hosts and iptables rules to my other server (dns/mail) located in North America in a ...
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Is it a good idea to only allows connections to be established in the LAN->DMZ direction?

I'm trying to setup the usual thing, with a DMZ containing servers that can be accessed from the internet, and a LAN that should be as secure as possible. I happen to also have total freedom on the ...
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Trying to set up virtual hosts to block access by IP, for three domains and when using SSL on one domain

So I want all this on one server: - 3 domains / websites - SSL on one of them - nothing to be accessed by an IP address (e.g. 'domain.com' is okay, but not by just typing '123.55.44.123' into the ...
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VPS security considerations when only accessing from one IP [duplicate]

I'm running an VPS where I have deployed some projects. As I am the only person who accesses the server and I furthermore have a fixed IP i decided to configure iptables so that server access is only ...
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Webhosting on virtual sever vs physical server: Security vulnerability

In comparison to a physical server, is there any special security vulnerability in virtual servers for purpose of hosting several websites? For example, can the fact that there is not any hardware ...
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How do you restrict access to a server to be from a single machine (which doesn't have a dedicated IP)?

We want to deploy a J2EE WAR file from a build server to an application server (running JBoss 7.1.1) using the JBoss management console. Each machine is located on a different network. On the build ...
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What is the best way to configure Postfix to send mail only on a production server?

I'm digging the web around to find the best way to configure Postfix. I don't want to install a full Postfix server, the only thing I want is to send mail with the PHP mail(). I know this can be ...
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Block incoming traffic to specific computer

I have a router that is connected to the internet. To that router we connect via LAN and WAN. WAN settings are up, router user/pass, router access is secured with WPA/WPA-2. I want to make some ...
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Why would a URL ending in .com be a security threat? [closed]

I have a WordPress website hosted on Pagely. When I searched for a string ending in .com, it triggered a security threat warning and my site was blocked. I raised an issue, but I got the following ...
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How to connect to a SINGLE colocated server - is StrongSWAN sufficient?

I am thinking of colocating a SuperMicro 1022G-URF (16-way 1u server, 16 GB RAM) at a "place that does server colocation. I am running CentOS 6. The server will be a web server and an email server ...
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Disable CentOS users from everything but samba use.

I have a storage server running some samba shares. I need to create multiple users for each individual working at my company, but I only want them to be able to access samba from the client machines. ...
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Scan POP3 mail accounts for suspicious activity

Is there a way to scan POP3 e-mails for certain domains / keywords assuming user/passwords are known? Our company would like the ability to know if suspicious e-mails are being sent, such as e-mails ...
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Anti-Malware Antivirus for Linux Web Server? [closed]

Does anyone have experience running anti-virus software on a Linux web server, especially CentOS, and what do you recommend? I'm interested in putting it on a web server we have as one more method ...
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Immortal application

(TL;DR: last paragraph) I'm running an online service and have thusfar been doing offline backups and simple monitoring to achieve resilience and availability. Resilience is rather manual but I'm ...
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Active directory auth to comprimised machine?

Let's say that I have a machine on my domain that has been compromised by an unknown attacker. If I use my domain credentials to log into that machine remotely, via RDP, does that expose my ...
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Purpose of the x509 certificate in metadata files on the IdP side (SSO structure)

In order to implement SSO, I have been working with some IdP and a Shibboleth SP install without being able to answer this question. On the IdP side I have a few metadata files that describes some ...
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Possible DNS Injection and/or SSL hijack?

So if I go to my site without indicating the protocol, I'm taken to: http://example.org/test.php But if I go directly to: https://example.org/test.php I get a 404 back. If I go to just: ...
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Restricting access to a video file on the network

I have an MP4 file on our Windows 2008R2 fileserver that I want people to be able to view, but not to create copies of. Is there a security permission configuration that would allow this?
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Is this considered 2 Factor Authentication?

Trying to create a 2 Factor Authentication for users to access data remotely. Here my scenario: We have a Watchguard to VPN into the network - If we use it's internal DB to store authentication ...
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www-data user can read /etc/fstab

I'm pretty new at this. So I figured out that apache2 starts processes as www-data user. Suppose this user then starts untrusted code. What if I wanted to disallow this user to read any files (like ...
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Worried that my webserver has been hacked (or compromised) with redirects to 'guide-securesoft.ru' [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My server's been hacked EMERGENCY So I am very panicked. I have a Rails application I am building hosted on a VPS for a staging environment. I configured it ...