To locate any flaws in a website that can be exploited by a hacker is called a website vulnerability. No doubt, there are many security systems used for protecting a website from cyber threats. However, many times a hacker still manages to find a security breach to penetrate your website.
The vulnerability could be a web coding error based on any un-patched sub domains.
In 2013 our founder enumerated a few servers not meant for public domain on a wannabe singer Sun Ho’s servers, he scanned them individually with various web vulnerability scanners and then a proceeded to attack the vulnerable ones, and in his quest he found a SQLi vulnerability, voila! The database was his.
Once a hacker succeeds in hacking your website, he can successfully gain access to the admin panel. Where he can completely deface your website, place fake information causing to damage your reputation in the market. Important information about your business, clients, and customers would now be in the possession of some malicious person.
The hacker can use this information for many malicious purposes. If your web deals with merchant payments and credit card payment methods then he could steal your clients’ credit card information. A hacker could steal your client database and sell it as leads to your competitors. And much more. The list of web vulnerabilities are vast
These are some of the most commonly known web vulnerabilities are:
- SQL Injection
- Blind SQL Injection
- Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
- Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)
- Cross-Site Scripting (DOM-based)
- Remote File Include
- Remote Command Execution
- PHP CGI Argument Injection
- Local File Include
- Web Shell Finder
- Weak Passwords
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