We'll never get tired of reminding our website developers to dodge security issues at all cost. Even if you build the most beautiful website and win awards for that, you can't avoid the fuck that hackers are always there to destroy what your hard work.
The Internet is always a pool of different people. Unfortunately, some of them want to steal from you and sell your information to the deep web. Therefore, you have to dedicate your time and effort in securing every part of your website security layers and configurations. It's all worth the time instead of fixing a damaged website and reputation. You don't want the unwanted anxiety, do you?
The Website Vulnerabilities
We narrowed down the most common vulnerabilities that most website developers missed to notice. Remember, an effective approach to website security is proactive methods and strong defense.
Cross Site Scripting (XSS)
If you want a smooth filter of untrusted input, injections flaws must be avoided at all cost. An injection flaw can let you pass unfiltered data to the SQL server, to the browser, to the LDAP server (LDAP injection), or anywhere else. These website layers can be used by a hacker to inject commands. This can result in loss of data and hacking your own website. In fact, it can also infect other websites as well.
Outdated Security Configurations
Any responsible website security personnel will always make sure to personalize your security settings such as passwords and authentications. Perhaps, some people are still human to miss important things in their jobs. Some concrete scenarios are:
- They let the application run with debug enabled in production.
- They didn't change default keys and passwords.
- They left the directory listing enabled on the server, which leaks valuable information.
- They allow unnecessary services running on the machine.
- They operated an outdated software (think WordPress plugins, old PhpMyAdmin).
- They didn't fix some pop-up messages on error information.
Exposing Sensitive Data
It's a huge failure for a website security personnel – to not encrypt and not protect your sensitive data. Information (such as credit card details) and user passwords should never travel or be stored unencrypted, and passwords should always be hashed. And while it goes without saying that session IDs and sensitive data should not be traveling in the URLs. Moreover, sensitive cookies should have the secure flag on, this is very important and cannot be over-emphasized.
A Lost Function Level Access Control
An authorization failure can also disrupt your website. It means that when a function is called on the server, proper authorization was not performed. A lot of times, website developers rely on the fact that the server side generated the UI. They think that the functionality that is not supplied by the server cannot be accessed by the client. It is not as easy as they thought, as a hacker can always fake requests to the “hidden” functionality and will not be prevented by the fact that the UI doesn’t make this functionality easily accessible. Nothing can stop an attacker from discovering this functionality and abusing it if authorization is missing.
Cwatch: The Most Effective Free Malware Removal Tool
Comodo cWatch is here to simplify all of that tedious and complicated steps. As the vulnerabilities can always tick you off. It is designed into a package where it has Managed Security Service for websites and applications that combines a Web Application Firewall (WAF) provisioned over a Secure Content Delivery Network (CDN). It is a fully managed solution from a 24/7 staffed Cyber Security Operation Center (CSOC) of certified security analysts and is powered by a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) that leverages data from over 85 million endpoints to detect and mitigate threats before they occur.
Free Malware Removal Enhances
- Website and application performance
- Faster websites & applications
- Higher search rankings
- Optimized configurations
- Automated upgrades to best practices
Free Malware Removal Detects
- Threats before they occur with
- Advanced intelligence and analytics
- 24x7x365 human monitoring
- Early threat detection
- Log management and compliance reporting
Free Malware Removal Protects
- Websites and applications from
- Intrusions and vulnerabilities
- Stop malware attacks & prevent hacks
- OWASP top 10 protection
- DDoS attack prevention
- Zero day attacks protection
Free Malware Removal Responds
- Quickly to eliminate threats, fix
- Vulnerabilities and keep you compliant
- Live remediation and event management
- Malware removal
- Virtual patching
- Blacklist removal
Luckily, Comodo cWatch can be used by first time users for free. No credit cards needed. You don't have to check website vulnerability tools from other companies just to see if they work. If you wish to continue using cWatch further, there's an available, affordable subscription tier for your needs. Please visit our website for more details.