Here are some ways in which you can secure your website from attacks
Importance of Security in Web applications
Securing Web applications is a very significant job which needs a lot of precise methods. These if these necessary precautions are not added to your application, then it is possible that your application is prone to hacks. The Web is not just browsing and searching websites, it is the lot more of security.
Security plays an essential role in a site which generates their revenue from selling products. With an improper execution, your app may not survive in future. You need to be precise when it comes to security when deploying web applications. The Developer should have learned in depth to secure application from malicious movements of attackers.
Here are some ways in which attacks are possible to your web application –
1. Cross-Site Scripting(XSS)
Cross-site scripting or browser-side scripting is used to misguide the user when a user inserts his information without any validation and next time when the user visits again he performs as attacker wanted him to behave. These malicious scripts contain such code which can access to cookies and session tokens and any other information provided to the website by the user. The Attacker can also rewrite the HTML of the website.
2. SQL injection
Injecting Database by inserting malicious code in SQL statements which is the most common method of attacking a database or hacking web, and Finally, code injection technique will destroy the database. When a user inserts data in the form the data gets stored in Mysql Database and showed using queries through the database.
3. Broken Access Control
When there are no restrictions enforced to authenticate users it allows users to exploit their account and view sensitive files. Active and broken Session management helps the attacker to access control over Session id, token, passwords. We can protect our site from Broken Access Control by using cryptographic functions such as hashing and Securing connection with an SSL certificate and using HTTPS over HTTP.
4. Improper Error handling
Improper handling of errors leads to the crashing of the server and the attacker can take this advantage and which can occur in normal operation which is not handled properly by your site. An Attacker can take this advantage and will obtain information by crashing your server.