Questions tagged [server-security]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
3
votes
1answer
126 views

Why are cloud services needed for push notifications?

We currently have a customer that wants us to implement push notifications to our app. The problem is that for this customer, security is really, really important... I am not able to find any official ...
2
votes
1answer
105 views

Do i need to implement Security for my webpage, if it is only connected to a LAN

I am making a websocket server that can communicate with clients. This server is going to be on a private vLAN channel on a public place, AKA only the staff have access to the network which the ...
-2
votes
1answer
52 views

Web Security (PHP) - Is it Secure to do downloading files & presenting with Headers to the End User ?

I have security question that i am not sure if this approach is safe and secure way to download a file and present to a web user ? We have customers invoice files stored in a server location (...
1
vote
1answer
630 views

Do I need to secure communications between microservices in a cluster?

So, let's say I have a standard set up for application, that is: - split into micro services - and is running in a cluster (kubernetes or docker swarm, I guess specific implementation does not matter, ...
0
votes
1answer
303 views

Send data between database and Apache Cordova app in a secure way

I'm developing a Cordova app and I've got the UI ready but I need data to my app from a database. For example I want my cordova app to include user authentication when the user opens the app which ...
1
vote
1answer
206 views

Is opening a templating engine to users a bad idea?

My site allows users to create custom HTML templates for their profiles (very much like Tumblr and the theme system), and I picked the Twig template engine for the site. However, I'm not sure if it'...
1
vote
2answers
275 views

Why are Strings in StringPool considered insecure?

Passwords are recommended to be stored in char[] instead of String, as Strings are stored in StringPool. Read more here As per this question Strings in StringPool are not available directly. To ...
60
votes
8answers
8k views

Securing sensitive data from developers

I have an enterprise application running that uses both MySQL and MongoDB datastores. My development team all have SSH access to the machine in order to perform application releases, maintenance, etc. ...
8
votes
1answer
279 views

Securely sending data from shared hosted PHP script to local MSSQL

I'm trying to add data from a webhook (from a web cart) to a local Microsoft SQL Server. It seems like the best route for me is to use a PHP script to listen for new data (POST as json), parse it, ...
1
vote
2answers
286 views

Are random number generators security holes?

If I retrieve a random number from a database (e.g. RAND() in SQL Server) or using a programming language and send this in some form back to a client machine, is there an economic chance I will be ...
1
vote
2answers
211 views

How can I limit access for automatically generated files to specific users in a MVC setup?

I have a typical MVC based website, and I'd like to give some registered users the abillity to extract data from the database (in a variety of formats). The workflow is very simple: User logs in, ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

Where to Perform Authentication in REST API Server?

I am working on a set of REST APIs that needs to be secured so that only authenticated calls will be performed. There will be multiple web apps to service these APIs. Is there a best-practice approach ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

WCF service and security

Been building a WP7 app and now I need it to communicate to a WCF service I made to make changes to an SQL database. I am a little concerned about security as the user name and password for accessing ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

Why special characters are deemed risky in URL and query strings?

From a security perspective, the special characters like '&' or <b> are a big no no in URLs and query strings. I could find the articles that explained the ways to bypass this restriction, ...