A code review validates the security standards of your web application source code and identifies the underlying security vulnerabilities which may have been ignored in the development phase and ultimately exposing your application weak points. This exposed application will prone to cyber-attacks. A secure code review is a remedial method that involves a series of manual and automated screening of your web application’s source code to find out the security vulnerabilities that may prevail.
Therefore, web applications must be assessed at regular intervals. Web applications are often attacked using the following methods. They are;
This method is imposed by hackers when a user inputs data into a web application in the form of a command or a query. Hacker’s malicious payload makes the web application to execute commands that are not intended and lead to unauthorized data access.
Broken access control can lead to privilege escalation. Due to this, hackers gain access to information that contains administration rights and can access user accounts, view, and modify the sensitive data of their choice.
This method grants access to a hacker to execute scripts in the user’s browser and leading to session hijacking, website redirection to a malicious page. This occurs when a web application receives user input without proper validation of a web page.
Web applications and APIs often do not protect confidential information such as credit card numbers, patient information, or social security numbers of the users. Data leakage in any organization leads to online theft, identity theft, and more.
An application that is vulnerable makes itself prone to a cyber-criminal. This increases the probability of using the application in an attack.
Secure Code Review focuses on the following below:
Authentication & Authorization
Logging & Session Management