Security vulnerabilities have existed for as long as we've had software, but what's often surprising is how simply some can be mitigated or eliminated completely.
Despite the number of safeguards that exist, however, many firms still suffer catastrophic data breaches, and end up in the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
V3 now brings you the top 5 security threats today, and how to guard your organsation against them.
5. Cross-Site Scripting
Cross-Site Scripting (also known as XSS) is a vulnerability in which hackers can inject code into a website from the client side. In order for it to happen the website needs to display user input, and have no functionality to automatically disable anything it recognises as code.
As a form of attack it has been around for decades and, despite the relative ease of defending against it, it's still a shockingly common vulnerability, even among the websites of large, well-funded organisations.
The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) lists a number of simple ways to block XSS attacks.
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