Web Application Security
Web Application Security can help you stand out by protecting your web applications from account takeovers. Many website developers face the problem of sensitive data scraping and more. Therefore, it is necessary to find known and unknown threats around your web application and secure your website from runtime attacks and exploits. Don’t let your web applications have a security breach and be the reason for malicious threats. Take immediate action on your web applications and have high-end security for your website.
What is Web Application Security
Web Application Security is the protection given to web applications from accidental breaches or malicious threats. Mainly, web application securities help to find, fix, and eliminate vulnerabilities that insisted in the websites by hackers.
What is Web Application Attack
Web application attack is attempting malicious actions on web applications to compromise the security of websites. The sensitive data may loss or the web application may completely destroy due to malicious activities by hackers.
Top 10 Web Application Security Risks
Attackers enter different SQL, OS, NoSQL, and LDAP injection codes and change the backend database to theft the data. They can modify or delete the data with unauthorized administrative access.
Broken Authentication is the process where attackers can have the permissions to steal the passwords, keys, session tokens, etc., temporarily or permanently.
Sensitive Data Exposure
Sensitive data such as financial & healthcare information, data that is stored without encryption are attacked by the attackers.
Web applications can be attacked due to Security Misconfiguration. Security misconfigurations are like unpatched flaws, unprotected files or directories, unused pages, outdated software, and running software in debug mode.
Cross-Site Scripting XSS
Cross-site Scripting (XSS) will lead to access to some other accounts or modifying the page contents. Stored XSS occurs when the malicious directly enter into the application. Reflected XSS encountered when the malicious entered into the user’s browser.
Using Components with Known Vulnerabilities
The frameworks, libraries, or any other software modules that are parallelly run with an application can attack and may lead to serious loss. These attacks are happening to the source codes you are unfamiliar with them.
XML External Entities
The internal data may affect by the attackers using file URI handler, remotecode execution, internal port scanning, internal file shares, and denial of service attacks.
Broken Access Control
The Attackers try to access other users’ data or accounts and they can change sensitive files or access, etc.
Insufficient Logging & Monitoring
The attack may affect maintain persistence and allows to extract or destroy data.
When the database files or opened by the users the Insecure Direct Object References exist. The attackers try to access those imposed objects and try to get your data or databases.
Web application Security Testing
There are two ways to Web application Security Testing to protect your web applications. They are Dynamic testing or automated, and Static or manual testing.
There are different tools use to test your entire web applications using Dynamic testing. Every corner of your web applications is tested using the Dynamic testing process. It is easy to find the security vulnerabilities in the system as well as in the underlying frameworks with the help of Dynamic testing. It is also known as Dynamic application security testing (DAST) or black-box testing.
Static testing is also known as white-box testing or Static Application Security Testing (SAST). It includes the manual testing process that is rather than an automated process where you can add, alter, or delete the data within the application.
OWASP Techniques to Prevent your Web Applications | Web Application Prevention
Web Application Firewall
A web Application Firewall will help to detect the malicious in HTTP traffic. The WAF acts as filtration to protect from attackers. cross-site forgery, SQL injection, and cross-site scripting attacks avoided using WAF.
We will help you to stop DDoS attack that affects the drop of the traffic. Every layer of the system consists of a DNS resolver to protect your web applications.
DNS Security – DNSSEC protection:
DNS is the internet tool that searches for the perfect server. The DNS is safely protected with our methods and will protect your web applications from different malware.
Bot filtering can provide a progressive challenge system, advanced client classification, and reputational scoring to help your web applications from the bot traffic.
Best Features for Web Application Security Test
- Application and server configuration
- Client-side logic
- Input validation and error handling
- Business logic
- Authentication and session management