In the past, tech geeks were the only ones with the ability to successfully hack a business website. But those days are long behind us! Nowadays, it’s fairly simple for almost anyone to hack a business website without much difficulty or effort. In fact, a computer hacker can use a search engine to find all the tools necessary to bring your website down and potentially ruin your corporate reputation.
Are You Familiar With The Steps Commonly Used to Execute a Successful Hacking Effort? Your Website WILL Be a Hacker’s Target at Some Point in the Near Future!
Your website can and probably will become a hacker’s target at some point in the near future. If you’re not familiar with the steps commonly used to execute a successful hacking effort, there’s a good chance you won’t be able to realize when the attack is happening.
Here are three easy steps hackers take to execute a successful hacking effort:
- Identify as a target: A hacker will identify your website as a potential target for an attack. If your website qualifies, they’ll try various tools, including Google Dork or Google Hacking, to execute a vulnerability check against your website.
- Spot the vulnerabilities: Acunetix, a windows-based application, allows a hacker to test your website. While Acunetix was created for website developers to test their websites, hackers have cracked the free trial of the software to target websites.
- Execute the attack: Hackers will use various types of attacks, from SQL injection, which allows hackers to steal information from your website’s database, to a denial of service attack, which allows the hacker to flood your website with requests that overload the server and cause the website to crash.
If your website is successfully attacked, your reputation is at risk – a down website sends the wrong signal to prospects and clients.
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