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Website Security Tests Protect Against Application Vulnerabilities

Posted by websiteverification on December 12, 2008

clipped from www.zimbio.com
More than four out of every five (85 percent) U.S. businesses have experienced a data breach, according to a recent study by Colchester, Conn.-based law firm Scott + Scott, putting millions of consumers’ Social Security numbers and other sensitive information in the hands of criminals.Website owners are vulnerable to unwanted intrusions by malicious hackers and other harmful codes. If a website’s server and applications are not protected from security vulnerabilities, identities, credit card information, and billions of dollars are at risk.
Many companies rely on a firewall to protect their websites from security breaches. Unfortunately, firewalls do not provide enough protection.Hackers are constantly looking for new ways to compromise systems through unguarded, and sometimes not so obvious, side doors.
A web application scanner should crawl the entire website, analyze in-depth each & every file, and display the entire website structure.
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