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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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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Proxied server requests + forwarding authentication info in a secure fashion

We are using PassportJS with a couple of Node.js servers - but we have some questions about how to use Passport with "proxy" requests. My main question is how do we (and should we at all) forward the ...