One might wonder as to what potential threats are their web applications servers vulnerable to. Well, if we talk about threats, they are too many! Each and every device that is connected to the internet receives a unique IP address. This IP address comprises of two components, namely a host component and a network component.
Hackers usually launch programs in order to ping all the host addresses within a particular network and then log the results. Being armed with several devices, hackers launch several scans to find out what operating system or applications are being used on the system or the device. When operating systems and web applications are vulnerable and not secure, hackers exploit them.
But how does that affect your business?
Let’s look at some of the most common Web application security threats.
1. VANDALISM OF CONTENT THROUGH ALTERATION
When a hacker gains access to an enterprise’s system, all the data is at his sole mercy. If you exclusively rely upon your web applications to produce revenue or to attract customers to the business, damaged or distorted content could cause severe and irreparable damage to your connection with your clients and prospects.
2. DATA AND INFORMATION THEFT
Another probable threat is data and information theft. If your web applications have e-mail addresses, account numbers, or other extremely sensitive information, a hacker may end up stealing it in order to exploit it for his own benefit.
3. ILLEGAL ACCESS TO WEB APPLICATIONS
Sometimes a hacker uses your system for his or her own purposes merely denying you the ability to efficiently and effectively use your system. The fallout ranges from a minor inconvenience to a major catastrophe.
4. REFUTATION OF SERVICE
Some hackers also end up launching denial of service attacks. The denial of service attacks basically devastate the connection and refute access to you and your customers. This fallout can range from little inconveniences to big problems to major catastrophes.
5. PROLIFERATION OF WORMS, VIRUSES, AND OTHER MALWARE
Occasionally hackers may access your web applications to use them as a springboard for launching viruses, worms and other kinds of malware. This is basically done on your system in order to cover the tracks of a hacker.
At Lean Security, our experienced security consultants carry out high level security assessment of our clients’ web applications and highlight all the security issues and provide our customers with pertinent guidance and support to ensure that their data is secure.