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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. ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Collecting and sweeping of session-dependent uploads

I develop a Java web application with an upload-feature. The upload is devided into two parts: During a user-session the user can upload files at any time while navigating through the whole site. ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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, ...