Why Website SecurityWeb sites are unfortunately prone to security risks. And so are any networks to which web servers are connected.
Technically, the very same programming that increases the value of a web site, namely interaction with visitors, also allows scripts or SQL commands to be executed on your web and database servers in response to visitor requests. Any web-based form or script installed at your site may have weaknesses or outright bugs and every such issue presents a web security risk.
Before a prospect becomes a customer they must trust you and be confident that you will carefully handle their information.
The concerns that nearly all online shoppers have:
- 87% of online shoppers are concerned about credit card fraud.
- 85% of shoppers are concerned about identity theft.
- 83% are concerned about sharing personal information.
- 77% are concerned about spyware.
Considerations before launching your Website
What you collect and transact on your website will determine how big a target you could be and how much you could lose if you fail at website security.
What kinds of informations do you collect? and how are you going to protect these data are important.
Remember, even if visitors share their email address, that email address is of great value to hackers and identity thieves.
Email addresses, customer informations, Credit Card details etc are very valuable information, which need to be guarded and protected.
Your best defence against an attack on your web site is to regularly scan you website for risks and malware. Keep sensitive information sent across the Internet encrypted, so that only the intended recipient can understand it and make sure that you are sending information to the right authenticated server. protect customer data with SSL. Just in case something goes wrong, make sure you have a clean and reliable back-up stored outside your server which can be installed after cleaning your server.
- SiteLock monitors your website 24x7 for vulnerabilities and attacks, which means you can worry less about your website and more about your business. It not only identifies threats, but also fixes them for you automatically. Includes TrueShield Firewall, deep FTP scans, Spam watch and monitoring Search Engine Blacklists.
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- Web Inspector is made to protect your customers online, by protecting your website. Web Inspector inspects your website for malware, detects any vulnerabilities and protects your website from thousands of security threats, daily! It also embeds PCI compliance scanning for E-commerce websites that accept credit card payments.
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- All websites—large & small—run the risk of crashes and data loss. CodeGuard's cloud backup lets you recover your website data instantly, with just a few clicks. CodeGuard automatially monitors your website's files & databases for changes, performs backups you can restore your website's files & database to any previous backup version.
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SQL Injections (SQL-I)Hackers can gain access to your database and steal customer information, including email addresses, passwords, credit card data etc. by inserting SQL commands in your website's input forms and running codes that you don't intend to.
Remote File IncludesAttackers upload a custom coded, malicious file on a website or server using a script. The vulnerability exploits the poor validation checks in websites and can eventually lead to unintended code execution on the server or website.
Broken AuthenticationBroken Authentication and Session Management are caused when, application functions related to authentication and session management are not implemented correctly, allowing hackers to steal passwords, keys, tokens, or exploit other implementation flaws to assume users' identities.
Cross-Site Request ForgeryThis attack forces a victim's browser to send forged HTTP requests, including the session cookie and other authentication information, to a vulnerable web application. This allows hackers to force the victim's browser to make requests which trick the application into believing that they are legitimate.
Unvalidated RedirectsUnvalidated Redirects and Forwards happens due to improper validation, websites often redirect users to other pages using untrusted data to determine the destination. This allows attackers to redirect victims to phishing or malware sites, or use forwards to access unauthorized pages.
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