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- Cross Site Scripting (XSS) Software Attack
- What is a Cross-Site Scripting Attack (XSS)?
- Disadvantages of Cross-Site Scripting Attack?
- Types of Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
- Measures to avoid Cross-Site Scripting Attack
- Actions to be Taken after Identification of Cross-Site Attack
Cross Site Scripting (XSS) Software Attack
Hacking a website is one of the disastrous nightmares for people running their websites. It disturbs the individual’s settings and is also an easy gateway to access the personal information of the website owner. Malicious content and inappropriate advertisements injected by a hacker can immediately lower the reputation and goodwill of the website owner. Hence it is always advised to keep a check on the website codes and keep on changing the passwords in a month or two. This helps to improvise the security levels and keep one safe.
What is a Cross-Site Scripting Attack (XSS)?
Disadvantages of Cross-Site Scripting Attack?
Let us have a glance at some of the harmful damages caused due to XSS attack:
- Easy access to the hacker of the personal and confidential information
- Easy access for the hacker to run inappropriate and image ruining commercials or data
- The exploited vulnerability of the authenticated user
- Targeted users by the hacker to gain popularity to sell their ads
Types of Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
- Stored Cross-Site Scripting
- Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
- Self-Cross Site Scripting
- Blind Cross-Site Scripting
- DOM-based Cross-site Scripting
Measures to avoid Cross-Site Scripting Attack
Restrict HTML Usage
Though HTML helps to make a site look attractive and visitor-friendly, on the other hand, it is also an opportunity for hackers to detect vulnerabilities of the website. Therefore, it is advised to make a site user-friendly and easy to access with the help of external options rather than internal ones.
Do not click on Random Cookies
Use WAF to Prevent Cross-Site attacks
Actions to be Taken after Identification of Cross-Site Attack
- Identify the Malicious Codes – Identifying and removing malicious codes help one to get back online to the business immediately. It also helps to avoid further damage.
- Remove Backdoors – Backdoor is another way to damage a website. Therefore, such issues should be removed immediately and keep all other files safe and secure.
- Patch Vulnerabilities – Patch the vulnerabilities once they are identified. This prevents further damage and keeps other files safe.
- Update Passwords – Update passwords and other important credentials after cleaning the website. This helps to prevent re-hacking of the website and avoiding damage by the back-doors.