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Useful Tips to Increase Your Web Security

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Useful Tips to Increase Your Web Security

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  1. Useful Tips to Increase Your Web Security

  2. Web Security  Web application security is the process of securing confidential data stored online from unauthorized access and modification. This is accomplished by enforcing stringent policy measures. Security threats can compromise the data stored by an organization is hackers with malicious intentions try to gain access to sensitive information.

  3. Importance of Better Web Security  A number of Indian companies have admitted that they use web security systems that are using the same kind of security systems used by their clients. There have also been amendments made to the legal laws that work for web protection.  According to a paper provided by Nasscom Information Technology Act, 2000, states in numerous provisions that it is entitled to keep a regular check on the tampering with computer source codes, breach of privacy, hacking, as well as unauthorized download of any kind of data.

  4. Web Application Risks • website. • a crash. Visitors who come to your website to purchase products or get information get logged-out due to unavailability of the page. • Stolen user information: Using SQL Injection, attackers access any data stored in the database of your website. Information like customer credit cards, accounts and personal details, can be stolen or manipulated. The victims are easily tricked by the attackers via cross-site scripting. • Being flagged as malicious by the search engines: Attackers upload various malicious software to cripple or sabotage your website in one way or the other, These include Trojan horses, adware, keystroke loggers, spyware and other malware. Web vandalism and defacement: Use of Path Traversal exploits the attackers to access to some parts of your Repudiation of Service attacks: Attackers overload your server by manipulating incoming web traffic, causing

  5. Preventing Web Application Attacks  Vulnerability assessments and code reviews are excellent ways to seek out and patch known vulnerabilities in a web application.  A web application firewall (WAF) helps to protect the web application with the help of application control or by regulating access for input and output operations.  A WAF inspects every SOAP, HTML, HTTPS and XML-RPC data packet. With the help of customizable inspection, attacks such as buffer overflows, XSS, session hijacking and SQL injection are kept at bay.  It detects and prevents unknown attacks by looking at unfamiliar patterns in traffic data.

  6. Mechanism of Security  VPN’s are unable to make anonymous online connections, they can only increase privacy and security. They typically allow the use of encryption techniques and authenticated remote access. Security models are as follows:  Confidentiality; an attacker would be able to see only the encrypted data, even if network is sniffed at packet level.  Sender authentication for the prevention of unauthorized access.  Message integrity for the detection of any such tampering instances with transmitted messages.

  7. How to Improve Your Biz’s Security  Secured network is difficult to breach  Unprotected system are easily targeted  Threats also occur from within  Change your mind  Know the Basics  Keep Your Security Tools Updated

  8. 5 Things Administrators Need to do to Ensure proper Web Security  Get a Secure Emailing Package : E-mailing is a central aspect of every organization. Unfortunately a lot things go wrong while sending emails; you may wind up sending crucial information to wrong parties, receive virus through mail or wind up losing your mail ‘to the web’. This is the reason why it is necessary to subscribe to a comprehensive email security package that provides protection against all mishaps.  Keep Your Servers Patched :If you don’t keep your system or services patched, you may be vulnerable to many kind of exploits. Keep all your software, OS, and clients secured through appropriate patches and anti- viruses to avoid security breaches and viral attacks.  Use Complex Passwords : Whenever you are accessing any internal web space or tools to manipulate the website in any way through a username and password, remember to use a complex, long, alphanumeric ones, with special symbols and integers. We’re guessing we don’t need to explain why.

  9. 5 Things Administrators Need to do to Ensure proper Web Security(Cont.)  Use the Latest Web Browser Version to Access the Website : Any given version of a browser gets older and more vulnerable with time, as hackers and phishers keep identifying its loopholes and ways to exploit them. This the reason why it is necessary to use the latest web browser version. If you don’t use the absolutely latest version of your choice of web browser, you are nothing more a sitting duck for sophisticated hackers.  Make Sure Your Firewall Is On : Firewall takes out most viruses before they even think about taking over what’s yours. Just be sure that you’re using a reliable, modern firewall from a bankable provider.It only takes one security breach to lose your valuable data. This makes it necessary to take care of just a few elementary things to avoid such a situation.

  10. Advantages of Web Security  Protects the user's computer from viruses  Easily navigable to which websites are contained with malware  Easy to renew after the subscription is expired  Real inspection of malware codes prevents worms from infecting computer  Can be shared through communication channels

  11. Disadvantages of Web Security  The computer may run slower if too many web security applications are applied  Expensive to maintain and purchase  The Web Security software will not block all malware  Most web security software programs have been proven to be easily passed through (McAfee, Spy Doctor)  There are some computers that run fine without complete web security

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