Questions tagged [security]

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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Where is Raspberry Pi “Logout after inactivity” configuration

I recently downloaded and installed a standard Raspbian OS environment on my Pi. On my Ubuntu Laptop, "Logout after inactivity" is a standard setting, which I like a lot. This is not active on my Pi, ...
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How to port knock RealVnc?

I have been having some trouble with port knocking my VNC, as when I nmap my rpi, the vnc ports are still open, here is my config file (excuse the lame sequence, I haven't fully set it up yet) : [...
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secure a raspberry pi so it can only run one application

Given that only a touch screen is accessible, how can I lock down a raspberry pi so that only one application (a calculator program) will run?
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Protecting the on-board flash memory content on Raspberry Pi 3 SOM

I'm using the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 (CM3) in my latest hardware product for networking and user interface function, as it has small form factor and solid availability (until 2023 according to ...
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Ensure Pi Connects Only to Trusted WiFi Network Via Certificate

This bleeds into Information Security Exchange, however I am posting it here: Suppose I am extremely paranoid and want to ensure my Pis only connect to WiFi access points with a certificate signed by ...
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Logwatch problem

I'm trying to send logs to my email. I'm doing this via SSH. I edited the file: /usr/share/logwatch/default.conf/logwatch.conf and edited these lines: Output = mail Format = html Encode = none ...
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How do you set up Squid Proxy behind DHCP router?

I installed Squid on my RPi-3 for use behind a DHCP router. However, the pi will not route traffic back and forth between my computer because my router's DHCP settings. I don't want to give my router ...
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How to set up Wifi with EAP TTLS PAP + Proxy on Raspbian Jessie?

Sorry but I'm loosing my mind with the Wifi on Rapsbian Jessie. Here is the thing : At work we have a secure Wifi connection. We had instructions to get connect via ANDROID terminals, as following : ...
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Deploy hybrid Intrusion detection on R-pi

I have R-pi 2 model B, can i deploy IDS (Snort/ Bro) on it? I am following this [1] methodology. Any thoughts to proceed with this. Also can I run any ML algo alongwith IDS? does my pi support all [1]...
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Raspbian using outdated openssh

I have been setting up a simple server, and was worried about some security risks. I found that the Pi is running openssh 6.7, when the most up to date version is 7.5. Tenable Nessus says this leads ...
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How to update Samba to the latest release branch

I configured a network share using the guidance found here: http://raspberrypihq.com/how-to-share-a-folder-with-a-windows-computer-from-a-raspberry-pi/ But after everything was successfully ...
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How do I protect a port that I need to open for my VPN server?

I used the program pivpn to build my vpn server on a raspberry pi 3. When the build was completed, I forwarded the correct port in my router to my raspberry pi. Now I used one of the web programs on ...
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Upgrade OpenSSH to V7+

I'm using my raspberry pi as a home web server and, whilst I know it's never going to offer up enterprise level security, I would like to make it as secure as possible. scanmyserver.com has indicated ...
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Private/Secure port forwarded Apache server?

I'm trying to create a light automation system with my Raspberry Pi 2, PHP, Python and an Apache server. Unlike some people, I want to be able to access this server from anywhere in the world. The ...
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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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Requirements to build a poisontap

I'm new to single board computing and to hardware. I've found PoisonTap to be an interesting project, tough I've got no idea where to start. What would be a list of concepts I'd need to know in order ...