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Website Vulnerability

Website Vulnerability

In short, a website vulnerability is a weakness or misconfiguration in a website or application code that allows an attacker to obtain some form of control over the site, and potentially the hosting. Website vulnerabilities are generally exploited through automated means, such as the use of vulnerability scanners and botnets, that will scour the internet in search of well-known vulnerabilities on popular platforms.

When found, such vulnerabilities can provide cyber attackers with the ability to steal data, distribute malicious content, or add spam or offensive content into the site. Despite many online spaces being relatively secure, the susceptibility and threat of a cyber attack on your website is ever-present and highly dangerous. As such, the security of your website and protection against vulnerability exploits resulting in an attack should be treated as one of your foremost priorities.

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Web Application

Web application vulnerabilities are one of the most common and can present an opportunity for an attacker to gain some form of control over your website, so it’s crucial to take preventative measures to limit its impact.

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Browser

Browser vulnerabilities typically aim to exploit a flaw in an OS or piece of software in order to modify content and displays a version of the code to the user that’s different to the original version of the website.

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CMS

CMS vulnerabilities generally stem from outdated or misconfigured plugins and malware that’s been installed on your CMS, so ensure that you’re aware of any weaknesses in order to reduce the threat of exploitation.

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Server

Server vulnerabilities are highly dangerous as an attacker may be able to gain access to the files of your website, which poses a threat to all users and potentially providing a mechanism for further distribution.

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