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Authentication Systems and Techniques


Authentication is one of the most important parts of any computer system, application or network.  Without an adequate authentication method a network operating system will quickly become overloaded and insecure.  In the early days of computers a simple username and password would be sufficient, and although this is still the case in many networks more…

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Capturing Authentication Credentials


There are many issues with using proxy servers, however one of the biggest concerns is those which use basic authentication.  It is extremely important that a proxy configured with such authentication does not forward the Proxy_Authorization: header to any origin server.  If this happens it is a simple task to intercepts this header, gain access…

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Proxies and Capturing Authentication Credentials


As the administrator of any internet facing network knows, there are certain essentials in allowing your clients access to the internet.  Most networks employ a proxy server to help mitigate this risk, but simply installing a proxy and leaving it be is actually going to cause more problems than it solves.  For example one essential…

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