Web Application Security Testing Benefits

Benefit

Web Security testing is a continuous improvement process to get benefited in terms of increasing ROI (Returns On Investment). Benefits of a pen-test are short term as well as long term. Our VAPT services help companies meet their compliance requirements faster. The variety of security flaws we find in your web application are far more than any standard tools or primitive ways of pentesting. We are one of the best web security testing companies in India, with customer all over the world. Our report gives you a detailed picture of what need to be improved in your web application inside out, from cyber security standpoint.

Website Penetration Testing (VAPT) Benefits

Secure website from hackers

Prevent information stealing

Prevent monetory loss

Prevent reputational loss

Induce confidence in customer

Higher long term profits

Increased ROI

Penetration Testing Services

CREDENTIAL REUSE

Users today have so many logins and passwords to remember that it?s tempting to reuse credentials here or there to make life a little easier. Even though security best practices universally recommend that you have unique passwords for all your applications and websites, many people still reuse their passwords which is a problem.

As a best pen testing company, we witness that once attackers have a collection of usernames and passwords from a breached website or service (easily acquired on any number of black market websites on the internet), they know that if they use these same credentials on other websites there's a chance they'll be able to log in. No matter how tempting it may be to reuse credentials for your email, bank account, and your favorite sports forum, it's possible that one day the forum will get hacked, giving an attacker easy access to your email and bank account. When it comes to credentials, variety is essential. Password managers are available and can be helpful when it comes to managing the various credentials you use.

SOURCE CODE REVELATION

Taking example of a PHP application - PHP is server side language so you can't just do a view source to see a script's code. But if something happens to Apache and all of a sudden your scripts are served as plain text, people see source code they were never meant to see. Some of that code might list accessible configuration files or have sensitive information like database credentials.

The solution centers around how you set up the directory structure for your application. That is, it isn't so much a problem that bad people can see some code, it's what code they can see if sensitive files are kept in a public directory. Keep important files out of the publicly-accessible directory to avoid the consequences of this blunder.

RFI ATTACK

Remote file inclusion is when remote files get included in your application. This is because the remote file is untrusted. It could have been maliciously modified to contain code you don't want running in your application. Suppose you have a situation where your site at www.myplace.com includes the library www.goodpeople.com/script.php. One night, www.goodpeople.com is compromised and the contents of the file is replaced with evil code that will trash your application.

Remote file inclusion (RFI) is an attack targeting vulnerabilities in web applications that dynamically reference external scripts. The perpetrator's goal is to exploit the referencing function in an application to upload malware (e.g., backdoor shells) from a remote URL located within a different domain. The consequences of a successful RFI attack include information theft, compromised servers and a site takeover that allows for content modification.

LFI ATTACK

Local file inclusion (LFI) is a vector that involves uploading malicious files to servers via web browsers. The two vectors are often referenced together in the context of file inclusion attacks. In both cases, a successful attack results in malware being uploaded to the targeted server. However, unlike RFI, LFI assaults aim to exploit insecure local file upload functions that fail to validate user-supplied/controlled input. As a result, malicious character uploads and directory/path traversal attacks are allowed for. Perpetrators can then directly upload malware to a compromised system, as opposed to retrieving it using a tempered external referencing function from a remote location.

DIRECTORY TRAVERSAL





Properly controlling access to web content is crucial for running a secure web server. Directory traversal is an HTTP exploit which allows attackers to access restricted directories and execute commands outside of the web server's root directory. Web servers provide two main levels of security mechanisms Access Control Lists (ACLs) and Root directory.

An Access Control List is used in the authorization process. It is a list which the web server's administrator uses to indicate which users or groups are able to access, modify or execute particular files on the server, as well as other access rights. With a system vulnerable to directory traversal, an attacker can make use of this vulnerability to step out of the root directory and access other parts of the file system.


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