HOW SAFE YOUR WEB APPLICATION ?
The security of a firm depends on how strong its web application is. Deep analysis of the company’s web application at various level is required to make sure that it is not exploitable and the data is safe on our side.
Especially for those whose business involves Banking, Finance and Related services
Web application security is one of the main component of a web based business application. It is the process of protecting web services and applications against malicious software attacks. It includes protecting a website against security threats that occurs due to loop holes in the application’s source code. These attacks target applications like content management systems, database administration tool etc. There are many attacking techniques adopted by the intruder such as the ones shown below
Cross-site Request Forgery (CSRF)
Such Cross-site Request Forgery attacks involve unauthorized fund transfers , change of passwords or data thefts. It is done by taking control of the user’s browser and making it perform unwanted actions while the user is logged in.
Cross-site Scripting (XSS)
This attack is done by injecting scripts in order to gain access into the user’s account to activate Trojan’s or modify the content of the page.
This is done by injecting SQL code to get access to the user’s database which may result in gaining unauthorized administrative access, leakage of data and unauthorized data table deletions, However a complete fool proof solution may not be possible as an application exists in constant development state.
Anyways Web application firewalls which include software and hardware solutions help in securing applications against security threats, thus securing one’s application against unauthorized access and manipulations.