Every developer should know each aspect of Web security Fundamentals
Variety of challenges occurs in the modern web development that every developer needs to consider first, for instance, responsive design, accessibility, and security level. Sometimes, these things go outright ignored or overlooked especially when we talk about security.
Shopify application security engineer, Kristina Balaam talks regarding some basic aspects of fundamental securities that every developer need to know before launching the new website.
Security breaches don’t break large corporation and banking sector. Furthermore, Kristina says, I heard from may web developers that they don’t need to worry anymore regarding security aspects. If you want to ensure that your application is quite safe or secure then considers the following aspects:
Aspect 1: Cross-site scripting (XSS):
It occurs when the code is injected with legitimate sites that would be trusted. Also, it can save from attackers and execute unsuspecting users and malicious code. However, this type of attack occurs when the user input is not validated anymore.
Aspect 2: Manipulation of Client state:
Generally, it happens when a server provides information to the browser, which is then passed back from the HTTP request, as they are the part of passed bask system that is requested from clients.
Aspect 3: Cross-site request forgery (CSRF):
It referred when the attacker uses the request of HTTP, for getting access to another site that is authenticated. State changing request is also gathering when the data is theft.
Aspect 4: SQL injection:
It’s a technique used to attack with the code injection of the database. Many queries are inserted through input the client’s application. The successful attackers get the result by the following types:
- Data disclosure
- Existing data tampering
- Voiding transaction
- Spoofing identified
- Destroying data
- Make unavailable data
Vulnerability impact has limited imagination of attacker’s skills; it means a server needs potential severe to get proper information of attacker.