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Website Security - Beware Of Various Types Of Website Hacking

June 22, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 141

Are you wondering if your website and online data base is secure? Is it quite easy for an evil smart guy to break into the security of your website and use it to fulfill some malevolence purposes? If yes, then website security is something that you should work on in order to protect the same from malicious activities. Hacking is something that is known to take away the sound sleep off a website owner. This is one of the main ongoing concerns of a good number of website owners. Hacking is basically related to unwanted intrusion by the beholder of a smart evil mind into a website and using it to serve some immoral intentions.

A hacker, virus or even a spam bot holds the capability of causing significant damage to your website and thereby, hampering the business of your company. A hacker can gain unauthorized entry into your website, steal information like user info, card details, physical addresses, contact numbers and other useful data, and use the same of unethical activities. This can cause a significant amount of loss in terms of time and money spent in getting the things back on track. Virus and spam bots are also capable of doing some similar kind or severe damage. Therefore, as far as Website Security is concerned, prevention is much better than cure.

Further, I have discussed some main types of hacking that can probably affect the working of your website. Have a closer look at these types of web hacking in order to prevent your website from the probable after effects.

Injection Attack

It is something that is injected by any third party into the main frame of the website through the URL of the website. SQL injection is the most common forms of injection attack that involves entering SQL codes into the forms or via URL in order to attack and maneuver the SQL database. The hackers can delete, retrieve, alter and update the information present over the database.

Cross Site Scripting

Cross Site Scripting or XSS is one of the main vulnerabilities which mainly attack the users of MySpace, Google and Microsoft. It is all about entrenching the JavaScript into the hyperlink and the script starts hijacking sessions, ads and pilfer the vital information. The main difference between a hyperlink and a scripted link is that it will be showing a surplus code at the end.

Website Misuse and Accidental Hacking

There is no established limit on how one misuse a website and not every hacker is pro. You may have come across a number of ways to misuse a website either accidentally or incidentally. Sometimes accidentally clicking on the buttons when you are not supposed to do so or performing something more than ordinary can cause problems on the websites that are not properly programmed. If the users are misusing a website intentionally or accidentally, thereby generating some errors can render the website useless.

So, if you want to own a safe and secure website, then you out to work on the website security and protect the same from these probable kinds of hacking.

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