Webpage Hacking: How to Prevent?
Website hacking is on the rise these days with hackers becoming more and more sophisticated by operating within an extremely close-knit web hacking community. Recently discovered web application intrusions have been posted on several website hacking forums and sites known only to members of that particular group. Website hacking attacks are being globally spread by criminals who wish to distribute illegal content without leaving any trace. Vulnerable websites get hacked for a number of reasons which can range from stealing sensitive data to SEO purposes.
This article will talk about some of the most popular hacking techniques you need to be aware of and how to eradicate these hacking attacks by using a good and efficient web security tool.
Common Hacking Techniques
Given below is a brief description of some of the commonly used hacking approaches:
Viruses and malicious code
Hackers can secretly get into any website and just drop malware into the database or insert code into the website’s files. With the wide range of viruses currently available, each may differently impact the infected website. However, regardless of its type there is no doubt that any virus can affect your whole business and lead to a major loss.
Hackers use malicious software to steal your browser’s cookies containing too much of all your vital and confidential details like usernames, passwords and browsing history. This sensitive data could also contain logins and password to your website’s administrator’s panel.
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS)
DDOS attacks focus on making a specific server unavailable and even crashing the server. Hackers use bots to crash or interrupt the server. The main aim of those bots is to send too many requests to the website. A server failing to process all of the received requests will just end up crashing. The most dangerous thing about this attack is that a hacker can crash the server within a very short time frame.
Phishing is a social engineering attack mostly used for stealing user data such as credit card numbers and login credentials. In these attacks, the attacker poses as a trusted entity and tricks a victim into opening an instant message, email, or text message. The recipient clicks a malicious link, which actually installs malware.
If your website contains vulnerabilities in its SQL database or libraries, hackers will be able to easily access your sensitive information by cheating the system. Hence, remember that SQL injections can also be just a simple tool that could in fact permit a hacker to access vital information of your website.
Brute force attacks are one simple way to obtain access to a website. An attack of this type repeatedly attempts different combinations of the passwords until it gets in.
This malware, also called DNS cache poisoning, engages old cache data you actually may have forgotten about. Vulnerabilities that exist in the domain name system permit hackers to redirect traffic from your website to a malicious site. Furthermore, hackers will also be able to program this attack so the infected DNS server will infect another DNS and repeat the whole process.
All these different web page hacking attacks pose a serious threat to your web page and your business, hence think about the security of your website in advance as this will significantly lower the probability of being hacked. To help you get a permanent and reliable solution for protecting your web page, Comodo has developed cWatch Web – a web security tool that comes with a whole lot of efficient features that will help you relax and have a stress-free online life protecting your website, the details contained within it and on the whole protecting your entire business.
Key Web Security Features Provided by Comodo cWatch Web
By installing cWatch Web – a managed security service – you can obtain benefits from the following key features:
Web Application Firewall (WAF)
Comodo’s powerful, real-time edge protection for web applications and websites is capable of providing advanced security, filtering, and intrusion protection
Malware Monitoring and Remediation
cWatch Web can detect malware, provide the methods and tools to remove it, and also helps in preventing future malware attacks
Cyber Security Operations Center (CSOC)
The CSOC is a team of always-on certified cybersecurity professionals providing round-the-clock surveillance and remediation services
Allows service providers and merchants to stay in compliance with PCI DSS
Secure Content Delivery Network (CDN)
A global system of distributed servers to improve the functioning of websites and web applications
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Advanced intelligence that can leverage existing events and data from more than 85M endpoints and 100M domains