A web attack is a way to exploit weaknesses in a website or in parts of it. The attacks may affect the content, web application or server of a website. Websites provide many opportunities for attackers to gain unauthorised access, steal confidential information, or to introduce malicious content.
Attackers look for weaknesses within the structure or content of a website, in order to gain access to data, take control of it, or even harm users. Common attacks include brute force attacks, cross-site scripting (XSS) and attacks on file uploads. Other attacks are carried out via social engineering, like phishing, or malware attacks like ransomware, trojans, trojans and worms. spyware.
The most common website attacks attack the web application, which consists of the hardware and software that a website uses to show information to users. Hackers can attack a website using its weaknesses. These include SQL injection, cross site request forgery, and reflection-based XSS.
SQL injection attacks exploit database that web applications use to store and transmit website content. These attacks could expose sensitive data such as passwords, account logins, and credit card numbers.
Cross-site scripting attacks rely on the flaws within a website’s code to display unauthorised text or images, steal session information, and redirect visitors to fake websites. Reflective XSS also permits an attacker to execute arbitrary code.
A man-in the-middle attack occurs when an external party interferes with the communications between you and the web server. The third party is able to alter messages, spoof certificates as well as alter DNS responses and others. This is an effective way to manipulate online activities.