Sophisticated HTTP Attacks
Sophisticated HTTP attacks are among the most popular hacking techniques. Hackers chiefly target HTTP requests and manipulate or modify the requests to cause the requisite damage. The attacks are usually performed using HTTP port 80 or other HTTP communications. To carry out effective and hassle-free web communication, HTTP is the most widespread protocol utilized today. Thus, web attacks related to HTTP are the most common and problematic issues faced by the online sector.
A web server must control port 80 to transfer HTTP requests for web pages in order to operate the websites. Since the requests are processed through HTTP, attackers manipulate or change these HTTP requests to gain entry into web servers. Teamed with the legitimate entry, they get the ‘green signal’ to bypass firewalls and other security standards. Easy access to the web server assists them in various kinds of attack. Applications that contain defects in coding are more susceptible to these attacks. Sophisticated HTTP attacks bear no classification, per se. However, HTTP attacks are possibly categorized into ‘buffer overflow’, ‘SQL Injection’, and ‘HTTP request smuggling attacks’.
What are the consequences of these attacks?
Sophisticated HTTP attacks result in easy access into the web server for the hacker, allowing him/her to cause immense damage. Hackers can delete information, steal data, or add info. They can cause endless harm to a website or even go to the extent of closing it down. If a website gets affected, it can result in serious damage to its online business, tarnish the website’s image, or cause the business sizable financial loss. Thus, to prevent such mishaps, an enterprise must conduct thorough checks of the user input data prior to transferring the data to other processes. Moreover, constant examination for vulnerability must be conducted during the development cycle to expose the existing weak points.
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