Cross-site scripting (XSS): lets attackers inject malicious code into a web page. This can then be executed by the victim’s browser, potentially stealing their cookies or other sensitive information.
Malware injections. These involve the insertion of malicious code into a website to infect the user’s computers with malware. This can lead to data theft, system corruption, and financial losses.
Clickjacking is a technique they will employ to deceive users into clicking hidden buttons or links on websites, resulting in unintended actions such as money transfers or revealing personal information.
Session hijacking: attackers steal a user’s session cookie, which can then be used to impersonate the user, potentially allowing the attacker to access their account or data.
How to Stay Safe
Use a secure development process: This includes following secure coding practices, such as input validation.
Use a content security policy (CSP): A content security policy that can be used to limit the kinds of resources that a web page can load. This can help to prevent XSS attacks.
Implement proper access controls: Requires users to authenticate themselves before accessing sensitive functionality or data. Use a secure authentication mechanism such as username/password, tokens, or OAuth. Once authenticated, implement authorization checks to determine if the user has the necessary permissions to perform specific actions or access certain resources.
Use secure development practices: Organizations should adopt secure development practices, such as code reviews, penetration testing (simulated real-world attacks on a system to identify vulnerabilities and potential security weaknesses.), and unit testing (testing individual components or units of code in isolation to ensure that they behave as expected), to help keep sites and web applications safe.
Use a web application firewall (WAF): A WAF can help to protect web applications from common attacks, such as SQL injection.
How Reflectiz can assist
Reflectiz monitors all third-party scripts and applications on your website in real time, enabling you to identify vulnerabilities very quickly.
Inventory and Dependency Analysis
Reflectiz creates a complete inventory of third-party applications and scripts on your website, analyzing their dependencies to identify potential vulnerabilities.
Reflectiz employs advanced algorithms to analyze the security risks associated with each third-party script and application, allowing you to prioritize your security efforts effectively.
Reflectiz offers incident response capabilities, including automatic alerts, real-time threat intelligence, and access to a team of security experts to help mitigate potential threats.
Reflectiz ensures compliance with industry regulations like GDPR and HIPAA, giving you complete peace of mind about website security and compliance.
Reflectiz gives you visibility into third-party scripts and their behaviors, which is crucial for identifying vulnerabilities and unauthorized access attempts.