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2 Web Application Vulnerability Scanner To Secure Your Website

2 Web Application Vulnerability Scanner To Secure Your Website

Every single website in this world are never safe. The bad guy are always there waiting for right time, right place to hacked your website. Always take extra precaution step even you know its still not enough but its better do something than nothing.

Common website vulnerability are always:

SQL Injection : its a type of web application security vulnerability in which an attacker attempts to use application code to access or corrupt database content. By far, this will give so much damage not only to your website but also private data.

Cross Site Scripting : XSS vulnerabilities target scripts embedded in a page that are executed on the client side i.e. user browser rather then at the server side. These flaws can occur when the application takes untrusted data and send it to the web browser without proper validation. Attackers can use XSS to execute malicious scripts on the users in this case victim browsers. 

Security Misconfiguration : A secure configuration must be defined and deployed for the application, frameworks, application server, web server, database server and platform. Security misconfiguration gives hackers access to private data or features and can result in a complete system compromise

And some more….

So, what are some step we can take to prevent this from happen? As a web developer, i’m strongly advice you to choose a good and reliable web hosting. At least, some of the problem are handled by them.

And, at our side, frequently scan your website with web application vulnerability scanner wheter its free, paid or open source. Some of free vulnerability online scanner you can read here : 5 Best Online Vulnerability Scanner.

And also, you can try an open source web application  vulnerability scanner. Open source tools are those which offer source codes to developers so that developers can modify the tool or help in further development.

web application vulnerability scanner

Here’s 2 ( i don’t have much time to test and use all others) open source web application testing tool :

Grabber : a web application scanner which that detect many security vulnerabilities in web applications. After doing its scan,  it can tells where the vulnerability exists. It can detect the following vulnerabilities: Cross site scripting, SQL injection, Ajax testing, File inclusion, JS source code analyzer, Backup file check.

This is a slow scanner maybe because off deep scan or whatever it is but still the best. You can use it on small web applications.

This tool was developed in Python. And an executable version is also available if you want. Source code is available, so you can modify it according your needs. The main script is grabber.py, which once executed calls other modules like sql.py, xss.py or others.

Vega : The Vega scanner is an automated security testing tool that crawls a website, analyzing page content to find links and form parameters. Vega finds injection points, referred to as path state nodes, and runs modules written in Javascript to analyze them. Vega also runs Javascript modules on all responses sent back from the server during the scan.

While working with the tool, it lets you set a few preferences like total number of path descendants, number of child paths of a node, depth and maximum number of request per second. You can use Vega Scanner, Vega Proxy, Proxy Scanner and also Scanner with credentials.

Conclusions

If you are a developer, you can also join the developers community of these tools and help these tools to grow. By helping these tools, you will also increase your knowledge and expertise.

Disclaimer : I’m not responsible for what gonna happen to your website after using this 2 applications.

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