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Top 10 website security threats of Dubai
09 May 2018

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Top 10 website security threats of Dubai

For a trustworthy company, every companies should enhance their all efforts to against a crippling website hack or data breach as web applications and website attacks are increasing in frequency. Comprise matters can harm to an organization’s reputation and it results in loss of customers which impacts on its bottom line. The Forrester predicts that more than 67 percent of Internet vulnerabilities happen at the application layer. A web security breaches appear their presence during a simple website visit through a browser infection or from malicious code added into a form field with instructions to transmit sensitive data or reveal network configurations.

Typical web-based attacks which can include in SQL Injections, Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), website defacements, theft of personal information, Denial of Service (DoS) attacks, bot infection, or a combination of malicious behaviors.

1. Injection Flaws
Injection flaws for example SQL, OS and LDAP injection occur when untrusted data is sent to an interpreter as part of a command or query. The interpreter can be tricked by the attacker’s hostile executing unintended commands or accessing data without proper authorization.

2. Broken Authentication
Broken authentication depends on application function and session management.The Application functions which are related to authentication. But the session management are often not completed  correctly, allowing attackers to compromise passwords, keys or session tokens or to exploit other implementation flaws to assume other users’ identities.

3. Sensitive Data Exposure 

You can notice that many web applications and APIs do not properly protect sensitive data. Sensitive data like financial, healthcare, and PII. Attackers may steal or modify such weakly protected data to conduct credit card fraud, identity theft, or other crimes. This data may be compromised without extra protection, such as encryption at rest or in transit, and requires special precautions when exchanged with the browser.

4. XML External Entities (XXE)
The XML processors which are older or poorly configured can evaluate external entity references within XML documents. External entities can be conducted to disclose internal files using the file URI handler, internal file shares, internal port scanning, remote code execution, and denial-of-service attacks.

5. Broken Access Control

The authenticated users are allowed doing those restrictions are often not properly enforced. Remind that every attackers can exploit these flaws to access unauthorized functionality and/or data, such as access other users’ accounts, view sensitive files, modify other users’ data, change access rights, etc.

6. Security Misconfiguration
The word means on the application stack. Exploits application stack vulnerabilities such as unpatched software, zero-day threats, and undeleted default accounts. Also exploits misconfigured HTTP headers and verbose error messages that contain sensitive information.

7. Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
From a trusted source, ensure to inject malicious code executing scripts in the victim’s browser that can hijack user sessions, deface websites, or redirect the user to malicious sites.

8. Insecure Deserialization
Insecure Deserialization is a vulnerability occurs when untrusted data is used to abuse the logic of an application. This often guide to remote code execution. Even if  there is deserialization flaws which do not result in remote code execution. But they can be used to perform attacks, including replay attacks, injection attacks, and privilege escalation attacks.

9. Using Components with Known Vulnerabilities
This can happen when attackers can take control of and exploit vulnerable libraries, frameworks and other modules running with full privileges.

10. Insufficient Logging and Monitoring
Insufficient logging and monitoring, coupled with missing or ineffective integration with incident response, allows attackers to further attack systems, maintain persistence, pivot to more systems, and tamper, extract, or destroy data. You can notice that the most breach studies the show time to detect a breach is over 200 days, typically detected by external parties rather than internal processes or monitoring.


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