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Web vulnerability scanner – Protect your website from being hacked

If you aren't taking a proactive and systematic approach to web security, and to running a web scanner vulnerability assessment in particular, then you have no defended against the increasing class of attacks by hackers.

It is wise to leave your website vulnerable to attacks because it may lead to revenue lost as well as time consuming and resources resetting up your site.

What Is a Web Vulnerability Scanner?

A web vulnerability Scanner scans through your website and web applications for vulnerabilities that can lead to data theft.

For instance, a poor input validation error that can aid a hacker to inflict website and application crashes (SQL Injection attacks, or any other type of hacking that can give the hacker access to confidential information) and loss of data integrity or complete content.

Web vulnerability scanners are excellent for their function: spotting technical programming mistakes and oversights that leave loopholes in web security.

Coding errors, such as failure to properly filter database queries or not checking input strings, that let hackers attack, crash your applications and access confidential information.

Vulnerability scanners automate the act of finding these kinds of web security issues.

Here are some security tips you can adopt to prevent your website from being hacked.

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Tip 1: Use secure scripts

If you are using Open source software, it tends to be vulnerable because anyone can simply obtain the source code.

Any hacker that is familiar with the script source can easily attack into your website. It is advisable to get the latest fixes and updates if you are using open source software.

If upgrades are not regularly released, you can hire a good developer to build fixes for the script. Usually, commercial scripts are proven to be tighter in security with frequent upgrades.

Tip 2: Use a reliable web host

It is possible for your scripts to be secure and your server not to be.

Any web hosting provider that isn't familiar with security issues may leave their servers vulnerable to hackers.

A good hosting provider should have a good IT engineers team that can deal with security concerns timely.

For instance, patches should regularly be applied and must install bespoke security software.

Some hosting provider has web vulnerability scanner that scans for suspicious activity.

The web vulnerability scanner allows the engineer to act on time and investigate, instead of waiting for a hacker to attack.

Tip 3: Scan your sites for vulnerabilities!

There are professional software providers that provide this service.

Using web vulnerability scanner, the provider can scan or review your site for known vulnerabilities, after which a report to recommend individual fixes will be included.

Ensure you work with your developer to sort out all the issues! Don't give chances for attack.

Tip 4: Use of SSL

The industry standard for encrypted connection is SSL.

When data is sent over the Internet, hackers can uncover and hijack data.

However, if you have an encrypted connection, your data is protected.

A URL usually start with "HTTP"; to know if you are using an SSL connection, you will see at the front of the "HTTP" an "s" thus, the URL starts with "https."

Always use a secure connection "https" If you are processing any form of sensitive information such as customer details or credit card information.

Tip 5: Never reveal your source code!

This is for those that often send their information to multiple developers in a bid to find cheaper service.

Never reveal your source code unless when dealing with a trusted developer! If you are in need of a developer to work on some part of your website, a good developer should be able to work in modules.

Do not send everything to the developer.

Tip 6: Encourage more complex passwords

Build your site to encourage hard guessing passwords.

For example, build your site to reject passwords that are easy to remember such as "abc or 1234."

This will help prevent any potential hackers from guessing account login details.

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