Four Tips for a More Secure Website


Security is a hot topic in web development with great reason. Every few months a major website is cracked and millions of user records are leaked. Many times the cause of a breach is from a simple vulnerability that has been overlooked. Here are a few tips to give you a quick overview of standard techniques for making your websites more secure. Note: I do not guarantee a secure website if you follow these suggestions, there are many facets to security that I don’t even touch in this article. This write-up is for increasing awareness about techniques used to correct some common vulnerabilities that appear in web applications.

1. Parameters are good for your health

According to OWASP, the top vulnerability for web applications is SQL injection. What is SQL injection? It is user provided data embedded into a SQL query without any protection.