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9 things to know about web security

For individuals, online risks are related to identity theft or hacker access to bank data. More attractive targets for hackers are small businesses that may experience problems with online security and IT attacks have more dangerous effects. Here are 9 things you should know about web security, according to Mashable:-

1. Hackers invest resources only when hoping for gains: Online attacks are aimed at profits and small businesses which have websites or performing online business usually don’t have good security systems and hope hackers will get high returns with minimal effort.

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2. Most attacks are automated: The high number of online attacks is due to network computers infected with malware, whose resources are used by hackers. Most attacks are performed using "armed" bots that spread spam and malware.

3. Hackers do not discriminate, but look for the most vulnerable victims: The selection criteria used by hackers when they choose vulnerable victims are mainly related to their security systems. When a site has adequate security measures it will be attacked repeatedly, because hackers publish online a list of vulnerable sites.

4. SQL injection attacks: The most commonly used way of online attacks and theft is the SQL injection which is available through numerous free hacking tools. SQL injection programs are providing the thief powerful tools to use against vulnerable sites.

5. Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks: A group hacker’s main weapon, the DDoS attack, has become known especially following the Anonymous group actions. The attack makes the site to become inaccessible to users, and hackers can resort to blackmail.

6. Business Logic attacks: The new type of attack, the Business Logic does not target malware, but vulnerabilities related to the operation of the site. Comments which are not moderated, is the easiest way to post links to malware sites.

7. A good firewall is worth the investment: Unlike a firewall, useful for home users, small businesses have to provide a firewall cloud service system, which provides protection against online attacks site, eliminating their negative impact.

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8. Frequent Scanning is required: Besides the tools to ensure that the site can be accessed continuously by users, there are many regular scan services that identifies a site’s vulnerabilities before hacking. Free solution: Nikto2, available on CIRT.net.

9. Spam comments have damaging long-term effects: In the case of ignored Business Logic attacks, the large number of spam comments affects sites long-term. Even if users do not abandon the site that looks unclean, security engines places it on a more low position because of the number of links to malicious pages. Free solution: Akismet, available on Akismet.com.

These are only some of the problems that protecting a site includes. The best and safe way to protect your website is to have a firewall cloud service. This way you know for sure you and your site are protected.

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11 Responses to "9 things to know about web security"

  1. JK from techtrickz says:

    That was a very insightful article. However, could you please explain a little more about SQL injection – how it happens and how to prevent it, etc.

  2. Christopher from SparkWiz says:

    Internet is a lovely place and we spend most of our time in it. Though it is because of some people and some incidents all the users change their focus to security.

    Thanks for telling about Spam Comments – it really has a long long term effects..
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  3. Ahsan from Tech Blogger says:

    web security is very important to rescue a site from hackers. You described all points in details. New site owners & internet users will be benefited from it
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  4. Marty says:

    There are a lot of things out there that can hurt you and it seems there are more and more advanced. It’s always good to know what you’re dealing with so you can protect yourself.
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  5. John Ernest says:

    Thank you for posting this. Hackers a doing a great deal of effort to ruin our hardships and steal the glory. But through helping with each other like this, we can conquer them.

  6. Salman from Technology Blog says:

    Very well said on the importance of Web security … According to pie chart, SQL injection is most vulnerable

    Great share Rashmi !
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  7. You must be very vigilant all the time. It’s really bad to get hacked. It’s your website and it’s your business so really have to take care of it and make sure it is always secured.

  8. Leslie Edwards from how to produce music says:

    What’s the best way to avoid SQL injections?
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  9. Erik from local SEO says:

    One thing should be kept in mind when using FTP programs, your password is stored in text format and easy for hackers to read it. Make sure to clear your password and login data after you finish using ft programs

  10. George from how to invest in stocks says:

    Hi Rashmi,

    After reading your post i have a better understanding 9 things to know about web security.
    Your post have the information that is helpful and very informative. I would like you to keep up the good work.
    You know how to make your post understandable for most of the people.

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