Security Vulnerabilities Most Commonly Found In Today’s Websites
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Over the past fifteen years, the way the internet has evolved and advanced is like a tech geek’s wildest dream come true. From commanding the office printer to print a file from anywhere in the office to today’s gigabit speeds that allow us to create, access or add almost any type of content we want. The Internet has come a long way.Unfortunately, all good things have a dark side too and so does the internet. From unintentional bugs and glitches to malware and spyware, internet’s dark side can be pretty damaging. The scariest thing about cyber threats is that as the internet evolves and newer technologies are introduced, cyber attacks will only get more sophisticated.Cyber attacks cannot be predicted but they can definitely be prepared for. It is just people on the other side of these damaging transmissions and just like us, they also make mistakes. If you take the right precautions and measures, you will not only succeed in successfully evading any cyber attacks but you can also find out who tried attacking you.
Classifying security vulnerabilitiesExperts from PHP development company London tell us security vulnerabilities are prioritized and classified depending on their exploitability, detectability and the level of damage they can cause. Here is a breakdown;
- Exploitability; What materials are needed to exploit the vulnerability? And, how easy is it to exploit the vulnerability? Needing only a web browser for exploitation is considered the highest level of exploitability while needing advanced programming and related tools is considered the lowest level of exploitability.
- Detectability; Is the vulnerability obvious? How easy would it be for an attacker to detect that vulnerability? The vulnerability being detectable from the information in the URL bar or an error message is the highest level of detectability while the lowest level is having the find it in the source code.
- Level of impact/damage; If the security vulnerability is exploited, can it cause damage? How serious will the damage be if the vulnerability is exploited? The highest level of damage is a system crash while the lowest level is no damage at all.