There are a number of common vulnerability types that can be exploited by attackers who are seeking to cause some form of disruption of service, steal sensitive/confidential information or gain control over a website. From SQL Injection to DDoS, the most effective method of protecting your website from cyber attacks is by increasing security and awareness of potential vulnerabilities.
The main vulnerability types that can be identified are generally present in web applications, CMS platforms and web servers, which all pose potential dangers to users and site owners. While there are other methods of exploiting vulnerabilities, the most common types target vulnerabilities in:
– Web Applications – Such as SQL Injections, XSS and DDoS, are becoming increasingly common methods of affecting the service or gaining unwarranted access to the site.
– CMS Platforms – Such as WordPress, Drupal and Magento, can be the perfect illegitimate entry for an attacker to gain access to your site through vulnerable or outdated plugins.
– Server Vulnerabilities – Can be highly dangerous as an attacker will be able to gain root access to your website and its files, as well as being able to access server information or affecting its service delivery too.