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Questions tagged [security]

Security is not a product, but a process.

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in pfsense,its possible to secure the the conf.cf (primary configuration file)

I want to give someone a solution based on embedded pfsense. that solution has modificatins in pfsense, which i dont want anyone to steal and use it for their own business. its proprietary solution ...
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How can I upload an SSH key to a system that doesn't use passwords?

I would like to create a public/private keypair and upload the public key to a server that I want to log onto. However, that server has already been configured to allow no password authentication of ...
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Application isolation issue on IIS 10 (Windows 2016 Server)

I'm setting up a new machine for hosting multiple asp.net applications. My goal is to isolate the apps as strongly as possible. In case one of the apps is hacked, all other apps should be safe. I ...
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DNS server with bind in Debian 9

I have a project to do for college. The project is a DNS server with client. I created the DNS server but when i want to see how it works i use the command dig myservername. 1. How can i proceed to ...
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Logstash isn't accepting the self signed certificates and throws a sslv3 alert handshake failure

I have set up an elsatic stack in my laptop and I have configured full stack (filebeat, logstash, elasticsearch and kibana) in it. But now I need to connect filebeat and logstash in a secure manner ...
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AWS Elasticsearch access policy with Kinesis and EC2

I am currently working on an AWS setup where data is pushed to an Elasticsearch service via Amazon Kinesis (Firehose). This data has to be accessible from all EC2 instances that are connected to a ...
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HTTP/2: speed vs. security

As a measure for speeding up of webpage loading times i recommended to switch over from HTTP1.1 to HTTP/2 protocol. And just today, firtsly in my experience since HTTP/2 rising, i've heard as the ...
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Sending explicit auth fail requests to fail2ban

From what I understand, fail2ban parses the log files for regexps matching like authentication failure. Is there a way an application can explicitly notify auth failure information like via a REST ...
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Snort not sniffing any traffic except it's own

I'm currently trying to set up Snort on my local machine. At the moment I have 3 VM's: 1 with snort on it and 2 used to ping eachother. Whenever I ping from one of the devices to the Snort-machine, ...
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Aptitude: security updates missing in interface mode

I've noticed that some security updates are not shown as such in the aptitude interface. $ aptitude search "?upgradable ?archive(security)" -F "%p %t %v %V" | awk '$2~/-security/' tzdata bionic-...
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How to stop sed from breaking when in combination with apg?

I am writing a script that will install WordPress automatically for me, to make my life easier as I have to deploy WordPress installs constantly. However, I am trying to make it so I never have to ...
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access unexposed services on remote machine

I have services running (in docker containers) on a remote server for which I have ssh access. These services are admin apis that I'd prefer not to expose to the world(I don't really fancy setting up ...
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Find security packages installation history on Debian

I need your help. I need to find out the date of the last installation of security packages on debian servers. I have been looking for a solution based on log files (dpkg.log, history.log) but it ...
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Site redirected to malicious website [duplicate]

First I like to thank this community as I used its help before but its my first post. I have a very strange problem with my website which is hosted by my own server in the location I rented in a data ...
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tomcat server user login denied instead of providing correct passsword username

I am trying to implement basic authentication in tomcat server (version 8.5.x). Here is what I have done the changes. tomcat-users.xsd <xs:schema xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" ...
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How can I change the initial configuration of IBM Security access manager which is done on CLI?

I have entered wrong host IPv4 address and I want to change that to correct one. Is there any way through which I can re-configure the ISAM CLI?
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Debian 9 file system CIS-CAT hardening issues

I'm performing a CIS-CAT scan and I'm questioning the results of the scanner being poorly designed. Now I am running on Debian 9 which isn't officially supported by the scanner but I can get it to run ...
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Aptitude: list security updates

I'm trying to list and display some info about available security updates on Ubuntu server. I would use the following command, where ?archive(security) filters packages that contain security in their ...
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local mysql was hacked with ransomware hack. How to check if database data was downloaded?

I had a test mysql database running on Vagrant dev box. Turns out the network wasn't that secure. All of the databases were deleted (and replaced with a DB ransomware note) and in the logs I can see ...
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Fail2ban without proactive mode

Is there any way to configure Fail2ban to just log suspicious activities without change my firewall rules?
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ldap pass though authentication

We have a scenario where the local ldap will actually receive all authentication requests and then pass the authentication to SASLauthd module when password is stored as {SASL}username. Thus, the ...
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Will my API key be exposed to network administrators if I use it [migrated]

I'm new to using APIs and I'm concerned about exposing it on a public network. I am at my public library, connected to their public WiFi, and using Rstudio. I want to get some U.S. census data via the ...
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SELinux policy and changing disk ids on Hardened Gentoo

I run a system with hardened Gentoo under a KVM/QEMU. I am new to SELinux and make heavy use of audit2allow to get things working. When doing this I include and carry along the location of the disk, ...
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Several Audit Failures Messages in the Event logs with Even ID 4625

We have 3 VM's (All win 2012 R2) deployed on Azure. Today i noticed that since Dec 9th, there have been several Logon Failures messages getting logged in the Security logs on all the servers. It ...
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How do I do traceroute/tracepath without any admin privileges?

Basically, I need to "trace a packet from my computer to the host" to diagnose a network issue and I do not need any fancy additional functionality. Redirect me to the right place if this is not the ...
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How to prevent PHP on a virtualhost/website from writing to another virtualhost's/website's directory on the same Apache server?

I want to prevent virtualhost #1 from writing or reading to virtualhost #2 without losing writing access to the www-data at all (because the applications need to write to the directory). My current ...
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EC2 Windows server recovery options if disconnected from domain

So, I have these Windows 2016 servers. Everything is domain joined. They are running in Amazon EC2. I'm doing some system hardening, using recommendations from CIS. (For reference, the PDF is titled ...
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Sign a document and verify Date of signature (openssl)

First off: openssl's options make my head spin :) I have a file that I want to sign (foo.doc), and at some point in the future I want to prove the date/time the file was signed. How do I do this? I ...
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Ctrl + Alt + Del prior to Windows 10 logon no longer needed?

I was running Windows 7 at work; power up the desktop pc and always had to hit Ctrl + Alt + Del before entering your username and password. I am now running Windows 10 at work, Windows 10 ...
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Email server security [closed]

I am writing an email server from scratch. (For learning and also eventually replace my gmail). I have no plans to send via this server (only for receiving email). My goal is to not miss any non spam ...
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Fixing Cisco Umbrella Root CA Filtering on OpenVPN

I have a personal VPN running OpenVPN 2.3.10 on ubuntu 16.04 that I installed following this guide. It has worked with a few hiccups over the last two months of intermittent use. Yesterday, I ...
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Updating Expiring Keys - Azure OS Disk Encryption

Whilst day dreaming at my desk this morning, something occurred to me and I have not been able to find an answer of yet. So I am hoping someone may shine some light for me or just have a good ...
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Is it possible to disable in NFS showing name of shared folder?

I have NFS server 192.168.1.1 and two client servers 192.168.1.2 and 192.168.1.3. On nfs server I have one shared nfs folder /etc/exports: /nfsshare 192.168.1.2(rw,sync,no_root_squash,no_all_squash) ...
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Wildfly Cluster w/S3 Ping and IAM Instance Role?

I've successfully managed to deploy a Wildfly cluster in AWS, using the jGroups S3_Ping functionality rather than the normal broadcast method. However, all of the documentation I've seen requires me ...
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sssd certificate_verification is not working

In Ubuntu and RedHat I am using sssd to let user login through OpenLDAP Server. Users are trying to login to the sssd client using ssh and sssd in tern sending the user's credential to OpenLDAP. The ...
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Convenient way to dump Azure SQL DB database

Using geo-replication is a nice way of duplicating data but it requires the two servers to be registered on the same Azure account. That could be a potential security risk if an employee decides to ...
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iptables and limit requests per IP per minute

I'm running Debian and iptables and are trying to limit users to accept my site more than 10 times per minute. This is my original attempt: # Max connection in seconds TIME_PERIOD=60 # Max ...
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Security Scan causing weird logs

So some time ago, I coded a website(PHP) and wanted to check for common web security vulnerability. I used Nessus and Burp Suite to scan for vulnerabilities in my website. The scan result showed no ...
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How to export GPG key without user interaction?

I use GPG keys to encrypt backups with duplicity, so I would like to export the key after it is generated, so I can move it to a backup location in case the server burst into flames. Is there any way ...
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Netstat showing python services listening to multiple ports

In my search to reduce the vulnerabilities of a server, I used netstat to check which ports are listening and stumbled upon a cascade of python services listening to a large number of ports, as shown: ...
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Enterprise customer seems to remove or break HTTP headers

Our web application makes HTTP requests to our API hosted on the same domain as the app assets. We use JWTs for authentication (encrypted token attached in a HTTP header included with every API ...
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Ensuring SSH Idle Connection TimeOut

In response to ClientAliveInterval and ClientAliveCountMax restrictions server side, a client can choose to send null packets by setting ServerAliveInterval and ServerAliveCountMax values ...
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What happens when someone gets to know the secret key (of the web server / a CA)?

basically, I have three questions and I would be grateful for a brief explanation of the differences in the consequences of these thefts: What happens when someone gets to know the secret key of the ...
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Revoke ex-clolaborator's access to ubuntu server

I have an ubuntu server with django website named hello running on it. This is how I created user access here: mkdir /hosting/hello groupadd --system hosting useradd --system --gid hosting --shell /...
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Can a web server be left to work alone without constant monitoring on it?

Does a web server need to be monitored all the time even after securing it and updating it, or can i leave it to work alone after doing that ??
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Why the 'uptime' command showing the load output faster than the 'w' command

Why the 'uptime' command showing the load output faster than the 'w' command. I am unable to use the 'w' command in high load environment but the 'uptime' shows the results more faster..
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Fail2ban mail customisation

I didn't find where to customise the fail2ban mail messages, i want to change the subject. i know i need to see the action hook like this : action_mwl = %(banaction)s[name=%(__name__)s, port="%(...
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Configure Kibana web page (only) to require a login

I have Elasticsearch 6.4.3 and Kibana 6.4.3 installed on Debian 8 Jessie. I've looked into X-Pack and Shield, which both seem to be mostly concerned with security within Elasticsearch, and how to ...
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Systemd PrivateTmp=true security implications

I monitor the available disk space on Ubuntu servers using Nagios Core, NRPE and check_disk. With previous Ubuntu versions, I used to get an output similar to this: DISK OK - free space: / 43754 MB (...
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Get internal data from an external server

I don't know if this is the right forum. Let's say I have an SQL Server on my internal network. Let's also say I have an external web server that's not on the same network but I want it to be able to ...