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Many businesses have moved online and as a result web application security is now more crucial than ever. The global nature of the internet exposes applications and websites to external attacks by hackers. Securing web application has become more important.
Web application security is a series of protocols and tools that work together to ensure thatall mobile, cloud app, website and desktop applicationsare secure against malicious threats or accidental breaches and failures. It is the process of finding, fixing and eliminating vulnerabilities that leave apps open to attacks by hackers.
A Web application attack is any attempt by a malicious actor to compromise the security of a Web-based application. Web application attacks may target either the application itself to gain access to sensitive data, or they may use the application as a staging post to launch attacks against users of the application.
The most common forms of attack include
Other attack vectors come from insufficient authorization/authentication and flaws in the business logic of web applications that allow their integrity to be compromised.
Web application security testing is the process of testing, analysing and reporting on the security of a web application.
It commonly falls into two main categories