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Fremont, CA: Even the most seasoned CIO and online security specialist must remain cautious and on the lookout for unscrupulous actors. Nobody is secure if they don't know what to look out for. Let’s see some of the most prevalent security flaws that you must guard against.
SQL injection is an online application security issue in which an attacker attempts to access or corrupt database content via application code. If successful, the attacker will create, read, update, modify, or remove data contained in the back-end database. SQL injection is the most common form of web application security flaws.
Broken authentication and session management includes a wide range of security vulnerabilities, all of which have to do with preserving a user's identity. For example, an attacker can hijack an active session and assume the identity of a user if login credentials and session IDs are not always secured.
An unsecured direct object reference occurs when a web application exposes a reference to an internal implementation object. Files, database records, directories, and database keys are examples of internal implementation objects. Hackers can acquire access to a user's data when an application exposes a reference to one of these objects in a URL.
Security misconfiguration includes a variety of vulnerabilities that are all related to a lack of maintenance or attention to the web application configuration. A secure configuration must be created and implemented for the application, frameworks, application server, web server, database server, and platform. Misconfigured security offers hackers access to sensitive data or features and can lead to a total system breach.