An HTTP is a communication protocol that is used to build connections between web servers on the Internet.
After establishing a connection, HTTP sends HTML pages back to the browser. It plays an important role in web development, no matter the framework or language.
The client generates a request to the server after building the HTTP connection over the Internet and then waits for the response. After a successful response from the server side, the browser page will be rendered on the client’s side.
HTTP clients usually use
The HTTP protocol also has some vulnerabilities, like any other protocol. Major HTTP protocol vulnerabilities include the following:
SQL injection is one of the most common types of web application security vulnerabilities. In this situation, an attacker takes advantage of the application code base and runs malicious code to corrupt the database.
If the attackers succeed in launching the attack, they will have access to the database. This enables them to make modifications such as updating fake information about an unknown person, removing someone’s record, and more.
Broken authentication and session management can cause many security flaws related to managing a user’s identity. The attacker can hijack an active session because of unsafe session identifiers.
Security misconfiguration can be a loophole in web apps. For this reason, it is mandatory to take measures to secure frameworks, database servers, and application servers.
Most programs and APIs recognize erroneous input but simply reject it, allowing the attacker to attack repeatedly. Such attacks are indicative of a malevolent or compromised individual that is probing or exploiting security flaws.
Sensitive data exposure occurs when a web application fails to properly protect sensitive information from being accessible to attackers.
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