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Common security attacks on website

1. Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Common security attacks on website

  • The XSS attack is the most common cyberattack making up approximately 40% of all attacks. Even though it’s the most frequent one, most of these attacks aren’t very sophisticated and are executed by amateur cyber criminals using scripts that others have created.

2. Injection Attacks Common security attacks on website

  • The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) in their latest Top Ten research named injection flaws as the highest risk factor for websites. The SQL injection method is the most popular practice used by cyber criminals in this category.

3. Fuzzing (or Fuzz Testing) Common security attacks on website

  • Developers use fuzz testing to find coding errors and security loopholes in software, operating systems or networks. However, attackers can use the same technique to find vulnerabilities in your site or server.

4. Brute Force Attack Common security attacks on website

  • A brute force attack is a very straightforward method for accessing the login information of a web application. It’s also one of the easiest to mitigate, especially from the user’s side.

It is crucial to the security of your WordPress site that you have an update routine.
You should be logging into your sites at least once a week to perform updates.

 

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