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Can I see Folder Permissions on Windows in a Tree View?

Is there a way to see folder/file permissions in a collapsable tree view in Windows? What I think I need is something like: + folder1 - EntAdmins[RWX],JoeBloggs[R--],Administrators[RWX]] + folder2 - ...
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Disable User Account Remotely

I work for a highly distributed IT based consulting firm with approximately 150 users in the field at different client sites at any given time. As we have grown we have needed to ability to disable a ...
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Microsoft patching folders

After extracting a Microsoft security patch, I got several folders containing the updated DLL. For Windows XP SP3 I have two folders: SP3GDR and SPQFE. Does anyone know what is the difference between ...
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Sharing directories in a Windows Workgroup

What is the best way to share and give permissions to certain users/computers in a workgroup? Does each user need the same account/password on every computer to have access to each others shared ...
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What do these logs mean? Am I attacking someone?

This night my server got put in an "anti-hack" mode where I could only use a read-only FTP to download my data. They told me that I was being a threat to the network, and that these were the logs ...
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What type of SID ends with -0?

I have been parsing through the logs and found a random sid doing authentications against AD. It is as follows "s-1-5-21-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-0"; It cant be found in domain or forest. I want to know if ...
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Can VPN authentication be used for SSH?

Can VPN authentication details be re-used for SSH access? Context: I'm looking into the feasability of having SSO to authenticate with a VPN and then be able to log into a server via SSH without ...
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Lost all local admin rights on domain joined computer

I'm in an unusual predicament in that there is no account I can use to add local admin rights to a computer with the exception of the Administrator account - which is disabled. On a new domain I'm ...
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Securing outgoing emails with logs of a web server

On the web server I am going to run rkhunter, tripwire, OSSEC, fail2ban and psad. All of those applications need to be able to send emails to notify the sysadmin. Therefore, I've: sudo apt-get ...
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Block/Prevent Adminer - Apache [duplicate]

I found out that if someone was able to hack any FTP account on my server and upload Adminer they could alter the database. I tried Google'ing a way to block or prevent Adminer from working, but got ...
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Https transparent proxy and SSL certificate validation

If I setup a transparent proxy for https connections using a SSL certificate signed by my local CA and distributed to all my active directory clients by GPO, may the client (browsers) reject or advise ...
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Can one domain have 2 or more SSL certificates?

I have googled and found this post: http://security.stackexchange.com/questions/46988/is-it-technically-possible-to-configure-two-different-ssl-certificates-for-the-s If it actually is possible, then ...
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Secure Database Password Contained Inside a File

I've got a Linux based application (Java) that connects to an external database (PostgreSQL) in the same LAN. However, due the sensitiveness of the database contents I would like to avoid the admins ...
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Pricing of Key Pairs and Security Groups on AWS?

My free AWS account expired. I deleted all S3 and EC2 resources, but am wandering if I can leave the Key Pairs and Security Groups without having to pay for them. (My account resources look like this ...
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where should the site root directory be? [closed]

Where should I put my site root directory "my_site"? Any best practice? /var/www/my_site/ /var/local/sites/my_site/ /usr/share/wwww/my_site/ /usr/local/my_site/ /opt/my_site/ /srv/my_site/
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MySQL via SSL on VPC private subnet

Is an SSL connection recommended when connecting to a MySQL database server via a private subnet? SSL provides encryption but SSL causes a performance hit. The MySQL database server only serves ...
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locking up a linux box on a foreign network

I have an app that runs on a Linux server and is accessed via each user's web browser. My app contains proprietary code that I need to keep secure. I want to install the app in a client's private ...
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Windows 2008 r2 not using default security groups (ie Domain Admin) prevented from changing own password

Apologies if I did not find a question similar to mine but i have searched honest! Firstly we have undertaken a no default group approach to our security on active directory. This has been very ...
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IPtables - Sensible and non-contradictory rules?

This is my IPtable rules for my webserver with SSH installed, i've had help to get this far. My question is, are my rules contradictory. For example, I've been recommended to use these two lines: # ...
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Exchange 2010 security audit

Our IT department has received reports from HR that managers are reading their subordinates email, and we've been tasked with identifying if there is a technical way to achieve this. I'm looking for ...
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Is there a use case when traffic needs to be secured between 2 AWS instances?

According to Amazon's security white paper, it is not possible sniff traffic by other tenants http://awsmedia.s3.amazonaws.com/pdf/AWS_Security_Whitepaper.pdf Question: Is there a use case when ...
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Unable to install Network Deployment Enrollment Services (NDES)

I'm trying to install NDES on a Win2k8 R2 server, but I can't see the option. I've already added a user to IIS_IUSRS, and that user as sufficient priveleges since it is a part of the Administrator ...
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Should munin be password-protected?

We use Munin at work. There is a Munin install - which right now is open to the world. An admin doesn't think he needs to password-protect it. What's the worst that can happen? How can I convince ...
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How can the mutt shell-escape feature be disabled?

We are thinking of offering mutt for our member's email client. The user's shell is instead the mutt application launched on their Maildir folder. It works great so far but one huge problem is the ...
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Protection of a dns server

I recently started to host my own domains on my servers. I can already see a fair bit of bogus queries arriving to my servers. Some dns amplification attacks, etc. What can I do in order to further ...
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LDAP throws Event ID 2887 warnings even after enabling “require signing”

I am running an AD LDS directory and, ever since configuring it, I have been seeing 2887 warning messages, so I have decided to follow this guide to have the server require LDAP signing. The problem ...
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Web server atack DDOS

I have a server (vps) to use as a repository and testing (gitlab and redmine) server. However apache crashed, seeing the /var/log/apache2/error.log have many errors of this type: [Fri Jan 31 ...
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What are the recommended internet security measures to take? [closed]

I have built a speical-purpose server, the only purpose of this server is to download some data from a remote(internet) data feeder and do some data processing in the server as well. The only ...
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How communication works to connect server with or without VPN [closed]

When I ssh into my companies server without using VPN, then I get then quite understandably it cannot connect. Once I log into the companies VPN, I am able to connect. Breaking my questions down: ...
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Is mac address based security for single user Web Application a good idea?

I made my first web application dedicated to a single user. Being a system administrator it would be simpler for me to lockdown security on the operating system side rather than on the session side. ...
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Way to script Local Intranet settings?

There's a dialog in the "Internet Options" control panel applet if you go to the Security Tab, highlight "Local Intranet" and press "Sites" that looks something like [X] Automatically detect intranet ...
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Allow HTTP packet from specific hosts on an ec2 instance strictly

I have an ec2 instance (proxy) which is being used as http proxy server. There are some other hosts (hostA, hostB, hostC), I want the proxy server will only allow connection from those hosts. For ...
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Understanding Auth Logs on Ubuntu Server [duplicate]

I have a web application that I'm hosting on an Amazon Ubuntu server, and it has a public IP address - and very little traffic. I was observing the authorization logs in /var/log, and noticed several ...
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Is there an open source equivalent of Windows software restriction policies for Linux?

For a presentation I am doing, I am trying to find out if there is a Linux based open source application whitelisting service for Linux, Similar to software restriction policies in Windows since 2002. ...
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how to enable TLSv1.1 and TLSv1.2 on nginx Debian squeeze?

For security I have to setup a nginx server with TLSv1.1 or TLS v1.2. By default, nginx configuresTLSv1. Reading the documentation I see that nginx has to set the following directive: ssl_protocols ...
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Multiple POST requests to same file from same IP address

I periodically check my apache domlog to check for anomalies in GET and POST requests. Earlier today I noticed the same POST request to a login php happening two and sometimes three times a second for ...
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Content Security Policy Configuration Problems

I have a server running nginx and I would like to add CSP. However I'm encountering difficulties even after following numerous guides I will either get an error from nginx or they just don't work. ...
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Linux Server where the high security is desired [closed]

I am preparing a JAVA program that will be use to monitor a system. The program uses UDP and TCP sockets to receive and send packets over the Internet by using VPN. I will dedicate a server just for ...
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Protect against inadvertent command entry

I have a couple boxes in production and then some in a test environment. Anyone have any clever ways to protect against typing in inadvertent commands into boxes? i.e. I want to put a confirmation ...
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Iptables to lock down compromised server to a single ip [duplicate]

I have a Linux server which is compromised, I can see nasty looking perl scripts executing with root privileges. I want to get some data off it before I wipe it. How can I block all inbound and ...
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why iptables giving error when using with --src-range

I am using iptables v 1.4.8 and used following command but getting one error message on terminal # iptables -A INPUT -m iprange --src-range 10.0.4.92-10.0.4.99 -j DROP modprobe: module 'ip_tables' ...
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Opening ec2 ports using security groups

I'm trying to open all ports up to a micro instance that I have set up, but it doesn't seem to be working. This is what I have: http://i.imgur.com/PHekagS.png Using paping, I find that port 22 is ...
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https redirect to https (No Cert Warning) [duplicate]

Am I right in thinking that in order to redirect an https URL to another https URL without a certificate warning, the first https URL has to have it's own valid certificate and IP address? Am trying ...
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How to disable SSL/TLS compression in Apache 2.2.16?

I have one sever running on Apache 2.2.16. I run the VA scanner on the server. According to the VA report it is recommended that SSL/TLS compression should be off. I tried to search google, but didnt ...
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Managing security (Java) access in a shared environment

While developing a shared hosting solution for Java applications we have encountered an issue, since users can upload their own jars how do we restrict them from running Linux commands such as df -h ...
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Lot of Apache requests in “L” state, what could be the reason? DDOS?

I am having this in my apache server status message: LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLWLLLLLLLLWLLLLLWLLLLLLLLLLWLLLLLLLWLLLLLLLLLLLLLL WLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLWLWLLLLLLLLL ...
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Tamper-proof AWS AMI

I need to convince my customer that my server to which he submits his sensitive data runs only applications/processes approved by him. Also the customer is not allowed to get access to my server. He ...
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More secure way of sending MySQL commands from a remote server on the command line

What is the most secure way of running SQL commands from a web server to a remote MySQL server from the command line. I can think of two ways: mysql --host mysql.mydomain.com --user admin --password ...
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Security of NameVirtualHost in regard to HTTP request forgery

If I understand the concept of NameVirtualHost correctly it works by reading the Host variable of every HTTP request and matching it to a ServerName in any active VirtualHost directive with the ...
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how to identify & respond to bruteforce attacks

(skip to the end for less context) I have a CentOS 6 box with a few security measures taken - disabled root login, strong passwords, and user whitelist for FTP and SSH, and fail2ban installed. I get ...