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Glossary definition: Web Security Threats

Protecting Against Web Security Threats

Web Security Threats are malicious attacks, exploits, or incidents that target or compromise the security of websites, web applications, networks, or computer systems. These threats can come in a variety of forms, including malware, phishing, SQL injection, cross-site scripting, and denial of service attacks. Malware is malicious software designed to infiltrate a computer system and gain access to sensitive information. Phishing is the practice of sending emails or other messages that appear to come from a legitimate source in order to gain access to confidential information. SQL injection is an attack that inserts malicious code into a web application in order to gain access to a database. Cross-site scripting is an attack that injects malicious code into a web page in order to gain access to a user’s browser. Denial of service attacks are attempts to make a website or computer system unavailable to users by flooding it with requests. Web Security Threats can have serious consequences and can lead to data loss, identity theft, and financial losses.