What we protect you from?
What is SQL injection?
SQL (structured query language) injection is a technique which is used to exploit bugs that are caused by processing invalid data. In this basically, SQL programs or codes are typed into an entry field for its activation.
Upon a successful attack, it will result in the attacker to gain access to the private details of the visitor, delete website data or worse, get full administrative authority and on the other hand, a lot of websites forums have no security structure in place to restrict input other than username and passwords. Until and unless security precautions are taken to prevent such happenings. An attacker will have the complete freedom to utilize the unprotected input boxes to send their own pieces of code or program into the database which will let the user assume full control over the website.
Nowadays the threat of SQL injection exploits is on the rise because of automated tools. Before that, the attacker had no other option than typing it by them manually. The attacker literally had to type the whole code into the text box but since the introduction of automated tools, it has become quite convenient for attackers to gain access to the website's database and that has heightened the threat of exploitation enormously.
So with such impactful, existential threat, you will need just as an impactful defence too and that is exactly what our website security program is all about.Additional Protection Modules:
- XSS Protection - cross-site scripting is a type of injection technique in which dangerous codes and problematic codes are put into websites. Cross-site scripting usually works when:
- Data is put into a website through a web request.
- Data is added into the changeable content which is sent to a web user without being checked for suspicious content. An attacker can send suspiciously or even an extremely viral code or a program to an unsuspecting user and on top of that, the user's browser has no way of knowing that the code is trustworthy and the virus will be executed. Now since the browser thinks that the code came from a trustworthy source, it allows the code access to the data and sensitive information collected by the browser.
Types of XSS attacks - these attacks can be usually be listed in 2 categories i.e.
- 1. Stored XSS attacks
- 2. Reflected XSS attacks
Stored attack –
Stored attacks are the ones which are permanently present on the website server or the memory database.
for example: if you are running an e-commerce website and the attacker stumbles upon a vulnerability in the website, the attacker will write a script or code in the search bar or comment section or even in a review field.Reflected attack –
Reflected cross-site scripting attacks usually occur when a malicious script is reflected or directed off a webpage to the victim's browser. The script is then activated when you click on a link which then sends a request to the website with a vulnerability which in turn activates the attacker's script.
Since this is not a stored XSS attack the perpetrator has to find other ways to infect other people's website. So the attacker typically attaches to an e-mail or even a third party website, like in its search bar or comment section of a social media website.
Clickjacking is basically tricking a user into clicking a button or a link on a website which will, in turn, lead them to another website. Clickjacking basically uses buttons which seem more realistic and trustworthy to the users but instead, these buttons have a hidden link behind them.
For example, some attackers use concealed iFrames in the website and when the user clicks on the button he/she sees, they are actually clicking on the link hidden behind the button redirecting to the attacker's site. This can happen anywhere, like a comment section, a review box or even a simple like button.
May we like it or not but there are always the automated bots pinging your website with never ending HTTP "post" Requests. We can't really make those bots to stop sending post requests but what we can do is prevent them from entering our website and protecting ourselves.
The problem is that on a usual server there are no restrictions on sending posts requests so the attackers can send their bots which runs the scripts that make endless post requests to unaware sites all day and every day. So this will lead your site to slow down or even worse, overload with a complete shutdown.
What our protection system does is that it identifies these bots which are sending constant post requests and ban them from our website to prevent them from further action.
Spam protection module
I think we can all agree that we all hate spam collectively but it is a sad reality that we can't get rid of it. when you create a website and give people a way to communicate with you soon after a while you start getting spammed but the good news is that our software has inbuilt tools to help you deal with spam on your website.
What spam bots do is attack your website and push for fake signups or spam your comment section with suspicious links or even send spam mail to your newsletter subscribers. So in order to stop them, our software program filters all the spam bolts attacking you and bans them from your website and keeps you protected.
Proxy protection module
Proxies and VPN are nowadays common ways to surf the internet. To the surfers it is very convenient and provides them with benefits like anonymity. This anonymity is very popular between spammers and hackers and other people who want to do harm to your website and what our security program does is that it will give you the option to block users surfing on your website through a proxy server and if you allow surfers on your website through a proxy protection module.
The bad bots protection module
A bad bot has now become a common term and it has now become a growing problem too. These bad bots steal from sites without the owner's permission. The more notorious ones perform a more criminal activity. Every website is targeted for a different reason by different kinds of bots. Our software program will detect all the bad bots, fake bots, and anonymous bots too and directly block their access to your website and keep you protected.
Ad-blocker detection protection module
Ad blocking is a software ability used by users to remove or block ads online on a web browser or mobile apps. There are a lot of ways to practice ad blocking but the most popular way is by using browser extensions. So our software program will not allow users with ad blockers enabled on your website.
Our software also keeps a log system active by default all day every day. It keeps a log of the following –
- 1. Spam log
- 2. Proxy logs
- 3. Mass requests
- 4. SQLi logs
And keep the above things in mind, our software logs details like
- 1. IP address
- 2. Date
- 3. Browser used
- 4. OS used
- 5. Country
- 6. Type
- 7. Actions taken
Now other logs, our software also keeps track of the banned personnel with the following details
- 1. IP address
- 2. Banned on
- 3. Redirect
- 4. Auto banned
- 5. Actions taken
What this software does is scan your website for viruses and malware and report back to you so that you can take the necessary action. You can either run a quick scan to save your time or a deep scan for thorough cleaning.
This part of the software helps you protect the content you show on your website. It helps you protect yourself from the following
- 1. Prevent the right menu from popping up
- 2. Prevent downloading of website images
- 3. Prevent cutting content from your website
- 4. Prevent copying content from your website
And a lot of other things.
Our analytic section will give you all the details about who visits your website by dividing it into 2 sections
I.Live Traffic –
This feature will give you the details of a user in real time.
For example: if person A is surfing your website then you can see his/her
- 1. IP address
- 2. Country of origin
- 3. Browser being used
- 4. Os – what Os the person is operating on.
- 5. Device type – whether the person is using a PC, laptop or a mobile phone.
- 6. Page – you can know exactly on what page the person is on.
- 7. Date and time – the exact date and time the person visited your website.
- 8. Actions – if that person’s activity on your website seems suspicious then you can block their access to your website in real time, that too manually.
II. Visit analytics
This feature will give you details about all the visits to your website from daily visits from daily visits to yearly visits in an organised graphical manner. Not only human users but it will also show you visiting done by bots.
It will also show you what device a user is visiting from and what operating system and even what browser the user is visiting from.