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How well does haproxy scale for handling client certificate authentication?

As this is a performance-based question about a security issue, some folks at Information Security suggested I post here: My IoT company would like to use client certificate authentication to secure ...
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How secure is information on a LUKS encrypted backup media?

Imagine confidential information (certificates, keys, whatever) stored on an LUKS encrypted backup disk containing for example an ext4 file-system. AFAIK such a device contains a key file which is in ...
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Forced to change expired password when using ssh key

I am working in an environment where I have an account on multiple linux machines where accounts and passwords are managed independently (no active directory/LDAP/etc) and passwords expire every 30 ...
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Spring Shiro is not authenticating login screen in SpringMVC web application

I am trying to use Apache Shiro framework 1.2.4 for security requirements of our Spring MVC web application. I have included configuration details in the application context, pom.xml and web.xml ...
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Certificate can only be used by network service account

Issues : Our service is using one certification for partner service call. It worked well in IIS site which is running as network service account. But when we run test the code as administrator ...
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Display port security state of an HP 3COM 5120 switch port

I'm using an HP-A5120-24G-SI switch and I'm asking how to obtain the current state of the port-security module for a certain port. I'm able to view the current settings using display port-security ...
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ModSecurity phase not working?

I have installed modsecurity (2.8). So I made my first rule to block a referrer spam with the following: SecRule REQUEST_HEADERS:Referer "buttons\-for\-website\.com" ...
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Understanding & Resolving Web Server Exploits

We recently had someone contact our company pointing out that we had numerous security threats that could be used to exploit our systems. They were nice enough to provide a list of these to which we ...
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Creating an Openstack user with only reboot permissions

What is the best approach for setting up an Openstack user that is limited to only rebooting servers using the Web API. The user needs to be able to access servers under different tenants, by using ...
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In the Local Security Policy, how do you avoid putting “IIS APPPOOL\” before “DefaultAppPool”?

Doesn't seem to be a whole lot on the Internet about this. I was tweaking the Local Security Policy of one of our test servers (Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Service Pack 1), when I got this error. ...
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Audit access to USB drives

Is there a way to audit access to USB drives with built-in windows logging? We already do GP based auditing on our server's NTFS file system, but how do we extend that to workstations? There are no ...
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How are redirects to a special page explaining page moves a security Hole

I've been hearing at work that once we move our web platform, that unhanded redirects that could go to a spcial page telling the user where their requested page has moved to would present a security ...
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Is it possible to enable WLM for Stored Procedures through DB2 on z/OS

If core WLM is not available for all built-in Stored Procedures in a DB2 on z/OS, would it be at all possible for a DB2 user with all privileges to setup the core WLM environments through a CLPPlus ...
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OpenVPN daemon fails to start — starting server manually returns no output

I am setting up an openvpn server on my network for the purposes of accessing devices remotely. I have generated crts and keys with the easy-rsa scripts and have configured server.conf correctly ...
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Restricting access through ODBC to only schema views SQL 2008

I'm pretty green to SQL security, so maybe someone can help me. We've got a database application that, when installed, by default grants the public role access to all the tables in the database. When ...
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Cross Domain access of self hosted WCF services?

I have developed a WPF application which communicates with a set of self hosted WCF services which are under same domain and I use the following setup in the config files. <security ...
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Can encryption be disabled for the login handshake in SQL Server 2005 or 2008

When a client Application connects to SQL Server the login credentials are sent over the network in a TLS Encrypted Handshake Message. For testing purposes I would like to have the login credentials ...
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How do audit file permissions changes over CIFS?

I have a few windows file servers but am slowly changing to Freenas/ZFS boxes which are working much better however I can't figure out how to audit when people change permissions to critical folders. ...
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EC2 automatic windows updates disabled by default on Windows Server 2008 R2 - why?

I spun up an Amazon virtual instance for Windows 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition and when I went into Windows Updates in control panel, automatic updates were turned off. I turned them on and checked for ...
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Ubuntu, determine urgency of kernel patches to better control when systems need reboots

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 I'm currently using unattended-upgrades to apply security patches to my systems. I've found that kernel patches are pretty frequent -- roughly 1 - 2 per week -- and of course ...
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Securing APIs with oAuth

I've been reading up on oAuth the last few days but there is one thing that is not totally clear to me. So I've got this oAuth Authorization Server which (skipping a few steps in between here) in the ...
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Allow log on locally custom message

I recently moved into a new position and we have a few computer labs that are currently restricting access by running a script on logon that checks the user's group membership and if not in the ...
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Best practices / settings to create “Read-Only” Admin role for auditors and similar

I am trying very diligently to remove as many over-privileged accounts/roles in our Active Directory and Windows (server and desktop) environment. This means retiring as many users as possible from ...
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Should each task/process/role run as its own user on a Windows server?

I know that on Linux servers, it's widely considered best practice to run each task/role/process/server/program as its own user and usually in its own group. How should separate tasks be handled on a ...
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any problems with UseLogin yes? /(workaround on no system information safe?)

this is about the system information, shown to the user after login on an ubuntu-server. by default, an ubuntu-server is showing you system information, when logging in, such as the servers ...
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Haproxy disable Secure Renegotiation

I want to disable secure renegotiation in HAproxy-1.5.2, but can not find anything about it on the official documentation: http://www.haproxy.org/download/1.5/doc/configuration.txt My SSL HAproxy ...
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Encrypt credentials JNDI authenticating to JBoss 7.1.1.Final

In my JNDI Lookup, connecting to JBoss 7.1.1.Final from remote clients with plain text password is working fine. Now, I am trying to encrypt credentials in the form, but it's not working. ...
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Audit trail for all actions taken with admin privileges

PCI DSS 10.2 says, "Implement automated audit trails for all system components to reconstruct the following events:" and 10.2.2 continues, "All actions taken by any individual with root or ...
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Securing communication over LAN in VPS provider

I'm curious about best practice when connecting from app to DB in a cloud provider. A quick rundown of our setup. We have 4 servers all on the same provider, in the same region running as VPS. ...
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iis 7.5 ipSecurity denyAction=NotFound causes 500 error instead of 404

I'm restricting access to certain folders in an IIS 7.5 web application based on IP address. Here is a segment from applicationHost.config: <ipSecurity allowUnlisted="false"> <add ...
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Allow Execution, Deny Interactive login by GPO

Problem: Accounts to log into work stations are locked down tightly and unable to run nessesary applications on windows 7 stations. Saving an admin accounts credentials to elevate access is currently ...
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Subversion Edge Security Failure?

I've kept my Subversion Edge upgraded with the most recent binaries, whenever the latest release was I did it. I just created a new user and went to add him to the repository access rules and noticed ...
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Linux client for pki certificate auto enrollment from Windows CA

I just set up a Windows Server Certificate Authority. I would like to auto-enroll Ubuntu Linux computers for certificates. Can anyone share the available client options? I found this (old) technet ...
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What is the best way to configure an iDRAC/dell server in a public data center such that the idrac doesn't have to be exposed public facing

I have a server right now in a data center behind an OpenVPN using the client on the box to connect to the vpn server. I'm going to install the iDRAC and want to know how to best configure the ...
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How to copy locked swap files in ESXi?

Based on this question : How to disable swap files in ESXi?. The main answer states that it is possible to extract data from the swap files (for exemple using strings) so I tried to make a simple ...
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Restrict hostapd wireless client from talking to eachother

How can I keep a wireless client of hostapd from talking to a wired client on the same network or another wireless client on the same network? Here's my network topology: [wired client] --> ...
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Tracking user activity in openvz container?

I have been trying to figure out a way to track user activity in an openvz container for a long time now (auditd like in KVM's). This is a PCI-DSS requirement. I can't seem to find any good ...
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WebRTC Public Kiosk Security Model

I am diving into WebRTC to make a basic one-to-one video/audio connection between two endpoints. I am now struggling to determine what would be an advisable security model in the following situation: ...
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Owncloud - Proxy changes certificate

I'm running an owncloud server 7.0.2 with apache(Ubuntu host) and configured it to use a self-signed ssl certificate. Everything works fine on my home-PC On an other machine I would like to use the ...
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Should a NAT host be separate from a Bastion host

Have a private network with servers that required SSH access. Since the instances are in a private subnet, they cannot be accessed directly via SSH and require a public Bastion host to access. ...
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Most secure way to encrypt critical data to be shared, edited and seen (must ALWAYS be secure)

This question does not rely on time... so it's not about keeping data on tape or anything similar. I have 3 distinct PCs with critical information. PCs are running Windows OS. They all hold critical ...
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Prevent user interactive logon to domain computers

I currently have a user DOMAINJOINER (located in the WIN7Support OU) which I use to deploy Windows 7 machines. This user can Create and Delete Computer Objects in the WIN7Computers OU, that's about it ...
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CIS benchmark: How to define the BUILTIN\Administrator account within GPOs?

I am responsible for configuring GPOs according to the latest CIS benchmark policy. However the test for "Impersonate a client after authentication" always fails, although everything seems to be ...
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Nginx error: “File not found”…coming from someone else's domain

I set up nginx to serve from an Ubuntu EC2 instance a few days ago, and today I checked the error logs when I encountered 504 after 504 in the browser. I found the following in my error.log: ... ...
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How to resolve security warning concerning WebAdministrationProvider?

I have a new Windows Server 2012 install, and have just installed IIS. I see the following warning in the Application Log: A provider, WebAdministrationProvider, has been registered in the ...
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Configuring Service Login Credentials with Group Policy following MS14-025

With Microsoft security bulletin MS14-025, GPMC and related tools are now patched to no longer allow the use of configuration items within Group Policy Prefs that would embed obfuscated passwords. The ...
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Non-admin users can't run mmc on Domain Controller on Windows Server 2008 (ok for Enterprise not for Standard edition)

I have created some delegation for IT administrators. One of the groups of people have some Active Directory permissions but is not server administrators or domain administrators. They also are ...
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permissions for VBScript/ADSI remote local account password change

I am using the IISADMPWD pages on IIS8/Windows 2012 and have found that administrative rights on a remote server for password changes is not required. I am hoping somebody can shed some light as to ...
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Curl Sourced DDoS: How to detect it & how to stop?

Okay, an Ubuntu server I manage fell victim to a DDoS attack today. Usually this is unpleasant but not that big a deal. A few high server load moments & then it passes. Today was clearly ...
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Routing LDAP traffic from Application server to Proxy to internet

I've included a drawing so you get an idea how it would work. (Red = LDAP connections , Blue = HTTP / AJP in the backend) Problem: We want to connect our customer application server to an LDAP of ...