Now a days cyber crime is at it’s horizon from stealing data to taking over access and even banking frauds hence it can be said that web application security is a must for every user
Web application security deals with the securement of web sites and web application it can be said that it is application security for Internet.
Why web application security is needed?
All the website today have risks of security and hence misuse can be done very easily for which a web security is needed Web security is all about the two major things internal data and interaction with the visitors and hence the data stored internally form the interaction of visitors must be protect form being exploited
Major Threats For Your Web Applications?
This is a nothing but weakness in the web application
URL manipulation :
it is also said as URL-writing it is the process of altering parameters in URL
SQL injection :
is the injection of malicious SQL statements after which the attacker executes it.The logic behind this is very simple when an user enters some data in an application he can make a data that can be enters as SQL query instead of data for website
Cross-site scripting (XSS) :
it is security vulnerability that is mostly found in all web applications. XSS allows the attackers to inject client-side scripts into web pages viewed that is viewed by other users.
“A common web site attack always targets browsers of visitors and through which harmful code is installed in visitor’s computers.”
HOW TO DOGDE THESE THREATS
“Sometimes user inputs can also generate threats”
Always Consider a web application firewall (WAF) to destroy the harmful malicious data. Hence a good software is a compulsion to protect your web application.
Website testing :
An Application Security Audit deals with the security risks of your web applications it deals with both internal components of your web application and external components that is through Internet.
Penetration Testing :
It is a process of testing the security of an application through simulating an attack like an hacker. The method analyzes the system for any weaknesses or vulnerabilities.
Tools to use these methods
1 Vega :
It is good tool that can scan vulnerability of your web application and can do security tests.
2 Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) :
It is also used to find the vulnerability but the range is more here
3 W3af :
It is web application attack and audit frame work which in turn secures your web applications.
4 Skipfish :
It crawls the whole website and security checks are made from which a final report is made.
5 Wfuzz :
It is a free open source tool for penetration testing.
6 Nikto and Watobo
are also good tools for performing checks for security.
“Companies spend millions of dollars on firewalls, encryption and secure access devices, and it’s money wasted, because none of these measures address the weakest link in the security chain.”
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