Questions related to security of data on the Raspberry Pi. Also includes questions on using it in a security system (e.g. as a firewall).

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Is the Raspberry Pi safe

I just partnered with a company that is conducting a Facebook ad study. They sent me this CanaKit to attach to my computer in order to observe advertising info on facebook. I am not a programmer or ...
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How to secure my offline Raspberry Pi LAMP server against manipulation and copying?

I have spent a lot of time on researching on this topic but I haven't found any working solution for my problem respectively I'm not clear about some points. My goal is to distribute a ...
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Air-gapping the Raspberry Pi 3

One thing I love about my Raspberry Pi 2 is that I can use them as tiny air-gapped devices (I know I could use the Zero too: but they're not as powerful and kinda hard to find). I'm using one to run ...
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Network Wide Security / Access Control Software [closed]

Is there a way to have a network wide, intrusion / attack detection system running on a Raspberry Pi? Kinda like fail2ban but for everything as well as access control to restrict certain devices from ...
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How to fix glibc vulnerability CVE-2015-7547

https://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3481 Do we need to wait for a RASPBIAN upgrade to be available here? https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/ I ran: sudo apt-get update && ...
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Accessing files on Pi over https

I've install Baracuda drive on my Raspberry Pi in order to access files located on an attached usb drive from a browser. This works well in my local network and now I want to open a port on my router ...
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auth.log sshd entries

I set up my Raspberry a few weeks ago. Currently I just use it as an SSH server until I find the time to do something more interesting with it. The Raspberry runs a sshd server and is connected to my ...
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Is it still safe to use pidora?

Pidora is Fedora 20 based, Fedora 20 is in EOL (End Of Life). yum does not update anymore Is it still safe to use Pidora for hosting a webserver or fileserver?
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Strange things in my logs

So, I actually have set up my Raspberry Pi as a public web server. I have the port forwarding set up and my FTP and SSH can be accessed by me remotely. Now I was looking around in my logs yesterday ...
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What factor might have affected SSH host authentication?

Recently when connecting with SSH to my Raspberry Pi, I got a host authenticity warning. I am aware of the way SSH authenticates host and what this message means, however I have no clue what might ...
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How best to extend the PI with hardware decryption/encryption, TPM/HSM?

I am looking for a way to perform symmetric and/or asymmetric encryption on a separate chip (HSM) which can securely store encryption keys (write them to secure memory, perform encryption/decryption ...
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Linking a Home Alarm Siren to Raspi

I want to hook my home security system's alarm into my Raspi, so whenever the alarm is triggered, my Raspi sends me a text message. The gentleman who installed the system said whenever the siren goes ...
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Locking a C++ binary to the RPi serial number

I see that each RPi has a serial number that is accessible by reading /proc/cpuinfo. How secure is it for me to tie such serial number to my C++ binary when I want to lock that binary to a single RPi ...
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Lock down pi UI

I want my raspberry pi to boot to a UI (so I can RDP / VNC into it remotely) but I don't necessarily want people nearby to start poking around. How can I require a password upon login for the pi? I've ...
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sudo without password: More of an issue on Apple?

I asked this question over on the Raspberry Pi forums in an attempt to keep it low key, but I can't seem to find it now, so I'll ask it here. It is on-topic and definitely specific to the Raspberry ...
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Securing the PI against an attacker with physical access

I want to use the PI for a commercial data logging device that reports the data back to a cloud based server via the internet. There will potentially be thousands of PI's that are physically installed ...
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Outdoor Pi Security Camera

I'm hoping to make an outdoor Pi security camera. I don't want to run any wires so I'm hoping to get a Wifi connection along with solar power. I've been looking into the PiJuice solar as an option ...
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Multiple Raspberrys for different services

I'm currently running a Raspberry Pi 2 which hosts a mailserver environment (postfix, dovecot) a webserver (apache2, owncloud, roundcube) a VPN service (openVPN) and a backup service (rsnapshot). ...
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raspberry pi passwordless ssh refusing key

I'm following this tutorial: http://www.codeproject.com/Tips/600050/Raspberry-Pi-SSH-Public-Key-Authentication but I'm generating the keys directly on my raspberry. So this is exactly what I did: ...
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On-the-fly / mounted volume encryption for RPi

I have a Raspberry Pi B+, and I want a unitary, encrypted archive which I can read and write from/to at will. I want a single file on the RPi (or attached storage), which contains an entire directory ...
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Strange IP connected to ssh?

Just typed netstat and found this: Active Internet connections (w/o servers) Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State tcp 0 304 raspberrypi.home:ssh ...
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When I connect to the SSH for the first time

Whenever I connect for the first time to my raspberry pi, a message appears telling me to trust that 'fingerprint'. How do I know that that is my raspberry pi's fingerprint? When I search the web, I ...
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Copy Protection, Intellectual Protection and Deployment Issues

After a time with the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B v1.1., i have the following concerns? I know it is focused to enhance vulnerable educational sectors, but it is possible to sell a product, based on the ...
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Users and permissions on a Raspi which is both a home and an owncloud server [closed]

I'm a long time Linux desktop user but a total newbie in servers and security. Now I want to set up a Raspi (running Raspbian) to act as a CUPS print server, an NFS file server and backup storage, an ...
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auto updating with bespoke software [closed]

I am distributing a number of pis with some custom software I have written on it. These pis may be internet exposed. What is the (currently viewed as) best "hardest" distribution to use ? I ...
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Is it safe to post entire syslog to the net?

Is it safe to post the entire syslog from my PI to the web? Could someone use the data to hack into my pi? Could it make my network more vulnerable to attack?
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Can I use auditd on a Raspberry Pi?

auditd is a kernel demon that can snoop on users using your server. Can it be used on a Raspberry Pi?
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Default Login in Raspberry is not working, how to go back to config screen

I disabled the auto-login on our raspberry and on raspi-config changed it to boot to console instead of booting straight to desktop, now its asking us to login first before booting up to the desktop ...
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Boot to Login Screen Raspberry

Currently the raspbian os we installed is not booting up with a login screen. How can I boot it up to a login screen so that we can enter a username & password and so that it doesn't go directly ...
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Manufacturer wanted: Raspberry Pi case without SD card slot / protected SD card slot

Is there any Raspberry Pi enclosure (beside self-made cases) that does not provide access to the SD card from outside or does cover the SD card so that the card cannot be directly accesed? ...
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How do I update OpenSSL on Raspbian

It seems like Raspbian has not been updated yet to deal with the Heartbleed bug. sudo apt-get update then sudo apt-get upgrade doesn't update anything (this is a system which was freshly updated ...
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How can you use face recognition on raspberry pi as a login to the pi?

I have created an owncloud server using RPI, Now I was wondering how to implement the face recognition as a login for the pi. I know I have to use the OpenCV.
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Raspberry pi memory

When you use a Raspberry Pi, the OS runs off of an SD card. Is anything being saved on the actual raspberry pi hardware when you remove the card? Said differently, say I create a password on a my RP ...
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“Bind” linux kernel to a specific cpu?

I'd like to build a linux kernel that's specific to a given Raspberry, ie. one that won't boot on any other Raspberries. My idea is to bind the kernel to the cpu's serial number bit I haven't found ...
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How to crypt a specific folder in raspbian?

I wrote a bit of php code in my r-pi on which I installed raspbian. I would like know to protect this code from the possibility to being copied or read. I looking for a solution that crypt my ...
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Security aspects: set a password to recovery mode, encrypt a directory

I wish to give more security to my r-pi which will be left in a public place. Particularly, I would like know how to set a password to "revovery mode" encrypt a specific folder in which there is my ...
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Arch Linux Encrypt entire drive

My Pi is set up as a PHP MySQL (Percona) server and I think that I have managed to make it quite resilient against online attacks but it is still very vulnerable against someone just taking out the SD ...
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Locking down Raspbian to only allow limited features

In a public environment a computer can get a lot of abuse, leading to system failures, viruses, compromised security, etc. In many schools, the computers are setup to only allow basic features to be ...
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RaspberryPi as a passive Man in the Middle

I think about using a Pi to sniff LAN traffic in an fixed environment. Main problem is that the Pi should not have an IP adress nor being "visible" in the network. I got an second lan interface (USB) ...
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Restrict remote access to Pi from ONE computer

Disclaimer: I am not sure if this is a question for the Pi StackExchange site, but I am posting it here anyway. If it should be moved elsewhere, please do not hesitate to suggest where it should be ...
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How do I protect Raspberry Pi Webcam over internet

I have already worked out how to use the Pi with a webcam and have even managed to link it to a port on the router and access from an external pc it over the internet. But I am very aware that it was ...
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Setting up Raspbian and WiFi on a private network

I just got raspbian installed on my SD card and am trying to get my Pi on my network. It's protected with WPA2 Personal. I opened up the gui network connect and added a new network with the proper ...
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use ssh to control tty1

if I ssh in to my Pi that has a tv attached to the svideo I can set tty1 writable but it does not seem to "see" the input, the characters just appear on the screen. sudo chmod 666 /dev/tty1 echo msg1 ...
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Is there a way to perform a full system encryption of Rasbian?

My Question is: I'd like to use my Rasbian encrypted, just like it is standard on Debian, Ubuntu or other Linux-Distros. My Problem: Technically, you are not installing Raspbian on a Raspberry Pi or ...
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Simple TOR gateway

I've got some problems with a simple TOR project I'm actually working on. My goal is to have TOR running on my Pi, so I can browse the web anonymously from another computer (on the same ethernet LAN) ...
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Raspberry Pi Air gap

can i Use a Raspberry Pi as a air gap set up? I have heard that some people will use a separate computer for decrypting messages. When they revive a message they will put it on a thumb drive and then ...
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peerguardian / moblock installation on raspbmc

Since I'm thinking of using my pi to do some downloads, i would like to setup a peerblock/peerguardian equivalent. I searched the internet, and I've found this. i'm using latest raspbmc, cat ...
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How to play my music on my RPI outside my local network

I have ripped all my CDs to a hard drive. The hard drive is connected to my RPI at home, and I use it to play my music on my stereo and control it with my mobile using WIFI. Currently I'm using ...
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Security issues in PHP executing PYTHON scrips

So I've got a PHP script thats capable of executing Python commands (to control GPIO), thanks to the users of StackExchange. My previous question here. Now I'm able to control the GPIO pins from a ...
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Using the Raspberry Pi as a router?

Has anyone used their Raspberry Pi as a routing device? Mainly I want to use it to monitor my network, and it would be great if it had an input and output for Ethernet, but it doesn't, so I am ...