Web Security Awareness

The Internet of Things (IoT) is evolving into a reality quicker than may be obvious to users and just as electronic hardware and software products invade all walks of life, it’s important anyone with any kind of operation on the web must be prepared to guard against efforts by hackers to exploit it.

Publishing a web site requires an adequate consideration of the security measures to mitigate common vulnerabilities which could easily compromise connected devices and expose users personally identifiable information.

It's important to remember that technology is brought to you courtesy of human ingenuity and anything trending is prone to abuse and a desire on the part of someone to break it especially the complex inner workings of that shiny new object on your desk.

Web site can be a conduit to hacking exploitation

Web sites can commonly be hijacked and infected with malware in such a concealed manner visitors may never be aware about it. A clandestine installation of malicious code on web sites through security vulnerabilities does exploit browsers and expose visitors to infection of their connected devices.

Soon a connected device is infected after visiting a web site, the device becomes a tool for the infiltrator to spread to other targets breaching privacy along the way while victims take notice of losses without a painless way to curtail it.

Web sites are under constant threat of attack and therefore it’s worth investing in measures to strengthen defenses to eliminate backdoors and vulnerabilities. Web sites are as secure as the hosting platform and hackers start with probing the efficacy of the different underlying software on both in more way than one by:

  • Malware infections
  • Invasive computer viruses injection
  • Cyberattacks
  • Spoofing attacks
  • Browser hijacking

Preventing hacking before it occurs

Modern browsers have beefed up its security perimeter against access control and software vulnerabilities to protect users personal information from being stolen. It’s the responsibility of both service providers and web site owners to be in the forefront of the fight against common vulnerabilities and exposures online that could breach client browser and equipment by implementing one or more of:

  • Malware detection and removal
  • Vulnerability scanning
  • Source code testing
  • Denial of service prevention
  • Backdoor mitigation
  • SQL and XSS prevention

Discovering and fixing known weaknesses to prevent potential hacking and staying ahead of the hackers make a better computing environment for everyone who browses the web for information and commerce.


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