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Top 5 Security Vulnerable in web development

Nowadays, people are worrying to use the internet due to website security. Internet theft is increasing day by day. Users are trying to mislead the internet in recent years. So it is the developer’s responsibility to the internet well and we don’t want to make the way to malicious activities to take place in our own/undertaking applications.

The developers have to ensure that the website don’t have web security from their end before the website publishes into production. I will list down the 5 security vulnerable to be taken care by the developers in all the applications.

Unvalidated External Redirection

In most of the web applications, when you log in to the application it will take you to the recent page where you log out from the application. Its a cool feature in most of the web applications. But the hackers took the opportunity of this feature to collect the secured information from the users. This is called a Phishing attack.

Hacker has created the site which mirroring the same original website and established a phishing emails to the targeted users. If the end-user tried to provide their details and submit the details and if the website doesn’t handle this external redirection, then the link will be redirected to the hacker’s website and if the user again tried to provide their secured details, then the hacker can able to access your details without the end-user knowledge.

HTTP Verb Tampering

HTTP Verb Tampering is a way of attacking the site by bypassing the Authentication and Authorization by HTTP Verb vulnerabilities. We can easily secure our website by not allowing the requests if it does not have the proper HTTP verb.

Cross-site scripting

Cross-site scripting is the attack in which the malicious code will be injected into the website by posting in the form. It can be any malicious code that helps to retrieve the data secured with the respective website. We have to follow the below procedure to get rid of this attack,

  1. Block Cross-origin requests
  2. Validate the form posts and API’s to not to allow any malicious codes

Malware Attacks

Malware attack is a malware software, that will be installed in your machine without your consent. This software will do their job which can be programmed within it. It can be run and delete all our files or encrypt all the files. Otherwise, it can be sent the files from our machine to the hacker’s mail through SMTP. Please find the most common Malware

  • Macro viruses
  • File infectors
  • Trojans 
  • Ransomware

SQL Injection

SQL injection attacks can happen when unvalidated inputs allowed by the webmaster. We should always validate the user’s input before entering into the database. If we failed, then it should be cause for the data loss. We need to accept the user’s input data based on the whitelist and we should not consider the blacklist.

The user can post the executable commands or queries that can be run on the database to affect your system.

The whole responsibility is on web developers who are taking responsibility and make sure the web security attacks don’t happen in the future.

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