A global network of interconnected computers enables people to share information in multiple ways. After becoming introduced to the public, the internet’s way of living began to take over how many people interact with each other and has become a part of everyday life. What people do not know is that, internet security is not as secure as believed; personal information on the internet is permanent and can leave people vulnerable to technology scams and predators. “Internet privacy” an online article, Wikipedia gives an example “posting things on the internet can be harmful to individuals. The information posted on the internet is Permanent.
These emails are sent with the intent to obtain usernames, passwords and possibly even credit card details when the individuals click the website link. Issues with cyber security are becoming more and more common as individuals who Works Cited Malware. (n.d.). Retrieved April 21, 2014, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malware#Infectious_malware:_viruses_and_worms Spam (electronic). (n.d.).
Internet Cookies Most Experienced Web visitors and even new ones know about cookies these days. Cookies are small data files that are being put on your hard drive by Web sites when you visit them. They do this for many different reasons. One of them is to identify you as a distinctive visitor by identifying your Web browser software. When your return to the Web site that has stored a cookie, it will search your computer for those cookies, and they will know what you were doing in the past.
It may not seem like it, but it is completely possible to build a personal profile on someone just by tracking them in cyberspace. Every action a person does while logged onto the Internet is recorded somewhere (Boyan, Codel, and Parekh 3). An individual's personal security is the major issue surrounding the Internet. If a person cannot be secure and have privacy on the Internet, the whole system will fail. According to the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT), any web site can find out whose server and the location of the server a person used to get on the Internet, whether his computer is Windows or DOS based, and also the Internet browser that was used.
SQL Injection is an attack where the hacker uses code such as Structured Query Language. Basically, this sort of code injection the Hackers uses is a common exploit code in order to be executed on another computer. But, first the attackers makes sure that the Website he/she intents to attack in vulnerable to SQL Injection, then the attacker initiates the injection of SQL Query commands through an input form field such as the login of an account. In consequence, this allows the attacker to handle the database and even allowing him to execute and SQL command he/she wishes. One of technologies that is vulnerable against this type of attack are dynamic scrip languages such as ASP.NET 3.5 which is a very popular framework to create Website and the one we are currently using.
A virus is a piece of code that spreads through some user interaction(going to a shady website or downloading a file), usually written with evil intentions. A virus infects files that already exist on systems. They are not their standalone programs. It is designed to wreak havoc on a computer and spread itself from one file to another, then from computer to computer. (“What Are Viruses, Worms, and Trojan
Typically, Iframes are used by developers to embed third party content into a website. Let us consider a webpage (parent) belonging to the origin “http://A.com” embedding a page (child) belonging to another origin “http://B.com”. Since the origin of both the pages are different, Jav... ... middle of paper ... ... on social networking sites like Facebook. These spams are found to be used for stealing sensitive information of the users. Hence from this we have learnt how attackers establish the clickjacking attacks.
Adware is software integrated into or bundled with a program. It is any software package which automatically plays, displays, or downloads advertising material to a computer after the software is installed on it or while the application is being used. There are concerns about adware because it often takes the form of spyware,another internet tracking device. Spyware is like a cookie, in which information about the user's activity is tracked, reported, and often re-sold, often without the knowledge or consent of the user. Of even greater concern is malware, which may interfere with the function of other software applications, in order to force users to visit a particular web site.
1. Introduction Numerous web applications are vulnerable to attack because of unsecure code. Common attacks are SQL injection and XSS. The aim of this project is to identify vulnerabilities in source code, then attack the vulnerabilities, and finally, fix the errors to make the code secure. The input fields in the register and login pages of a basic web application will be used to demonstrate the attacks used.