Exposure To Known Vulnerabilities:
Sometimes an attacker may exploit the website to known vulnerabilities with the malicious intention of breaking down into the main access system. The sources of such vulnerabilities can be softwares, hardware, web servers or the firewalls. With exploiting the websites, a hacker can even change the contents of the web pages and so on.
- Disable or uninstall the unused applications on the servers or on the firewalls.
- Keep updating the software and patches.
- Purchase software from the trusted vendors who keep the updated versions of the software.
- To detect the bugs in the website that can be vulnerable to security breach like protocol flaws or bug in the coding, scan your website regularly.