Backdoor and Debug Options
Developers often work on code and write their coding with a backdoor. Before making the website live, programmers may also leave certain debug options running in order to re-examine the website. At times, these backdoors or debug options contain entry points which can allow a hacker easy access to sensitive information. Therefore, special attention must be given to backdoor and debug options that enable hackers to gain privileged access and trespass into applications.
What are the risks?
As discussed, many applications contain backdoors or debug options open, to provide programmers or developers unrestricted easy access. However, when the website goes live and left open, these entry points offer easy access to hackers, who can compromise all your sensitive data and lead to serious damage. Surprisingly, some backdoors are so significant they allow visitors to log into applications without using a password. This type of backdoor access grants users many other privileges. For instance, banking websites offer their customers a wide range of facilities and online financial services; these allow customers such functions as checking their balances and implementing online money transfers. While developing the money transfer application, the programmer might have left few debugging options and the website went live with them. In the event that a money transfer application contains a flaw unknown to the bank officials, a disastrous situation can ensue as hackers can use an unaddressed flaw to break into the bank’s website and manipulate various features. In this type of scenario, hackers can do a lot. Backdoor and debug options have the potential of allowing hackers to extract any amount of money from any given account. They can also steal crucial information and cause immeasurable damages to the bank. Our knowledgeable have extensive experience with IT security services in financial services as well as in the general IT security services market.
What we can offer
We are extremely knowledgeable in understanding how these attacks take place and offer both IT security assessment services and managed IT security. We offer a comprehensive web application security assessment package. Our services effectively detect existing loopholes in web applications, as well as locating and identifying undetected debug options inadvertently left within applications.
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