Website Security Consideration
Websites are always to prone to security risks. Cyber crime impacts your business by hacking your website. Your website is then used for hacking assaults that install malicious software or malware on your visitor’s computer.
Hackers may also steal important customer data such as credit card information, destroy your business and propagate illegal content to your users.
It is mandatory to keep you software updated. It plays vital role in keeping your website secure.
It is an attempt by the hackers to manipulate your database. It is easy to insert rogue code into your query that can be used to manipulate your database such as change tables, get information or delete data.
Cross Site Scripting (XSS)
It allows the attackers to inject client side script into web pages. Therefore, while creating a form It is good to endure that you check the data being submitted and encode or strip out any HTML.
You need to be careful about how much information to be given in the error messages. For example, if the user fails to log in the error message should not let the user know which field is incorrect: username or password.
Validation of Data
The validation should be performed on both server side and client side.
It is good to enforce password requirements such as of minimum of eight characters, including upper case, lower case and special character. It will help to protect user’s information in long run.
The file uploaded by the user may contain a script that when executed on the server opens up your website.
It is good practice to use SSL protocol while passing personal information between website and web server or database.