Web application technology is now evolving, thus robust security measures must be heightened. Many web applications are still lacking in security and most have file upload functionality that rarely scans incoming files for malware threats.
Security threats to web apps are a reality and happening worldwide. For the past couple of years, file upload services have become really essential to users as they help enhance productivity and user experience for the remote workforce. Reasonably, all businesses that run web apps with file upload features are worried about it being used as an attack vector.
About 8 percent of businesses have implemented industry best practices when it comes to cybersecurity. Conversely, 32 percent don’t scan all file uploads to detect malicious files, and “an overwhelming majority” don’t sanitize their file uploads with Content Disarm and Reconstruction (CDR). Now more than ever, comprehensive security tools are needed.
Here are the 10 most common web application vulnerabilities to be analyzed:
Sensitive Data Exposure
XML External Entities (XXE)
Broken Access Control
Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
Using Components with Known Vulnerabilities
Insufficient Logging and Monitoring
Fortunately, despite all these web apps vulnerabilities, there are helpful security measures and practices that can be operated to protect from these evolving security threats.