What is Web Security
Web security also known as Cybersecurity involves protecting websites or web applications by detecting, preventing and responding to attacks. Websites and web applications are just as prone to security breaches as physical homes, stores, and government locations
What are web threats?
Web threats pose a broad range of risks, including financial damages, identity theft, loss of confidential information/data, theft of network resources, damaged brand/personal reputation, and erosion of consumer confidence in e-commerce and online banking. It is a type of threat related to information technology (IT).
Types of Web Threats
These attacks can crash your site entirely, making it inaccessible to visitors.
The attacker replaces your website’s content with malicious content.
Malware is a very common threat used to steal sensitive customer data.
Your site may be removed from the search results page and flagged with a warning that turns visitors away if search engines find malware.
Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
XSS attacks are a type of injection, in which malicious scripts are injected into otherwise benign and trusted websites.
SQL injection attack
An SQL injection is a code injection technique, used to attack data-driven applications, in which malicious SQL statements are inserted into an entry field for execution (e.g. to dump the database contents to the attacker).
Directory traversal attack
A directory traversal consists in exploiting insufficient security validation/ sanitization of user-supplied input file names, such that characters representing “traverse to parent directory” are passed through to the file APIs.
How I can protect myself from attack?
This is a basic website security measure, but it’s so important that popular browsers and search engines are now labeling sites without SSL as insecure, which could make visitors suspicious of your site.
Web Application Firewall (WAF)
A WAF stops automated attacks that commonly target small or lesser-known websites.
A website scanner looks for malware, vulnerabilities and other security issues so that you can mitigate them appropriately.