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What are the most important steps you would recommend for securing a new web server? Web application?

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What are the most important steps you would recommend for securing a new web server? Web application?
posted Dec 23, 2014 by Rahul Singh

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Web Server Security:
Update/Patch the web server software
Minimize the server functionality disable extra modules
Delete default data/scripts
Increase logging verboseness
Update Permissions/Ownership of files

Web Application Security:
Make sure Input Validation is enforced within the code - Security QA testing
Configured to display generic error messages
Implement a software security policy
Remove or protect hidden files and directories

answer Dec 25, 2014 by Vrije Mani Upadhyay
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