In the past decade, millions of people have accessed the Web to communicate and conduct business with their customers. This includes web-based applications that store and collect information. This includes customer information submitted through content management systems or online shopping carts. inquiry forms, or login fields.

Because these applications are internet-connected and often accessed from anywhere in the world They are at risk for attacks on security that exploit weaknesses in the application’s infrastructure. For example, SQL injection attacks (which exploit weaknesses in the database) could result in compromised databases that hold sensitive information. Attackers can also exploit an advantage gained by breaching an Web application to identify and access other vulnerable systems on your network.

Other popular Web attacks include Cross Site Scripting attacks (XSS), which exploit vulnerabilities in the web server to inject malicious code into web pages, which then executes as an infected code in the victim’s browser. This allows attackers to steal private information or redirect users to phishing websites. Web forums, message boards, and blogs are prone to XSS attacks.

Hackers work together to overwhelm a website by sending more requests than the site can handle. This can cause a website to slow or even shut down completely. This interferes with the ability of the website to process requests, and renders it inaccessible to all. This is the reason DDoS attacks are especially devastating for small businesses that rely on their websites for operations for their business, such as local restaurants or bakeries.

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