Web Application Security (continued)

What can be attacked?

As far as direct attacks on you server are concerned, attacks typically fall into one of the following categories:

  • Gain network access
  • Deface site
  • Access confidential data
  • Modify data

In addition to protecting your site, you need to protect your users. It is all too easy for a poorly protected site to be used to host attacks on innocent users. Typical attacks include:

  • Credential theft
  • Session hijacking
  • Injection of hostile code onto the user's machine

What can I do?

Fortunately, there is a lot of help and advice available. Click on the link for some starting points in securing your Web application.

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