Indeed, no place in the world is safe, even the digital world. The internet has been a home to millions of hackers and cybercriminals. According to the ITRC Data Breach Reports, there are almost 200 million personal records exposed due to 780 data security breaches every year. These breaches are performed by dozens of digital viruses and malware. Based on the data of Microsoft, 32% of the world’s computers are infected by viruses.
With this, it is safe to say that bloggers are not safe…at all. Your blogging site is one of the targets of hackers. The question is: “How do hackers hack websites?”
The most popular strategy for hackers is the DDoS attack or the Distributed Denial of Service attack. In this attack, the hacker will make the system unavailable to users by disrupting some services. The interruption may be temporary or permanent. Basically, the hacker will flood the website with tons of URL requests to overload the system.
Remote Code Execution Attack
This kind of attack refers to the act of accessing the system or the resource and make some changes regardless of where the device is geographically located. The resources usually involve vulnerable components, including the libraries, remote directories, frameworks, and software modules. If you fail to provide an identity token, hackers can have full access.
Cross-Site Request Forgery
The forgery attack happens during the instance when a user is logged into a session or an account. The hacker will send the user forged HTTP requests to collect cookie information. This is the reason why trusted websites always ask if you want to stay logged in or not.
DNS Cache Poisoning
DNS Cache Poisoning or Spoofing happens when the hacker diverts traffic from real websites to fake websites or servers. They use an old cache data that users think are inexistent in the server, but is actually there and is technically toxic. With this, the server will return an incorrect IP address, diverting the traffic to the hacker.
Also called UI Redress Attack, Clickjacking happens when the hacker users multiple opaque layers to deceive users. When users click the opaque layers, they get diverted to a fake website or server that hosts multiple malware. This is common in web pages with fill-out sheets.
Cross-Site Scripting Attack
More commonly known as XXS attach, this hacking strategy occurs when hackers inject scripts into web pages that allow them to bypass access controls and validation processes. This will deceive users that the affected webpage is legitimate. This year, Symantec found out that 84% of websites carry out cross-site scripting.
Injection attack occurs when there are vulnerabilities in your SQL libraries, database, or even the operating system. Users can access files or folders with hidden injections which allow hackers to gain unauthorized access to private data.
In running a blog, consider the security. You need to triple your effort in keeping your blogsite safe and secure.