Site Hacking Prevention
Many people think that their websites are secure and won’t be hacked. Many people live under the assumption that their businesses are too small to be hacked. It is time to get rid of such assumptions and find ways to fix their website.
The internet does not always target specific websites. Bots are responsible for most attacks on the internet. They don’t care about who you are, what your website does, or even where you live. The first step to protect yourself against malware, such as trojans and worms, is scanning your website.
How can I protect my server from bots?
Imperva, a web security company, points out that half of all website visitors are bots and that almost 29% have malicious intent in attacking your website. Further, this finding revealed that a website with less traffic is more likely to be attacked. Bad bots can attack any website, regardless of its purpose. They don’t care if it is popular or not. Bots are not humans. They are robots that are unbiased to websites with the primary purpose of infringing their security and increasing the number of control sites.
Example of a Bot Hack
Honeynet, a non-profit security research organization, recently set up a honeypot to track security attacks on a cloud server. This was run on an Amazon Web Services (AWS), barebones instance. It didn’t have a domain or was running any services that could be used by others. They began to capture network packets within a 24-hour period using Wireshark. This is the most powerful network traffic analysis tool available. The packet capture file was then examined with Wireshark. p0f is a passive TCP/IP fingerprinting program. Computer Incident Response Center’s Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), ranking API.
This unnamed, almost invisible web server was attacked more than 25 million times in 24 hours. This is why you should immediately lock down your website.
These attacks were mainly carried out via Secure Shell (SSH). Researchers then opened a honeypot to collect attack data. A honeypot is a server that looks exactly like a website. To keep the project viable, researchers opened up the Web’s Hypertext Transport Protocol (HTTP), SSH, and the Telecommunications Network protocol (Telnet), to allow attacks.
PHPMyadmin is a well-known remote management system for MySQL and MariaDB. Most HTTP attacks were committed using PHPMyadmin. These databases are used by many web content management systems. Vulnerable WordPress plugins were often also attacked. This was on a system that had not sent any packets to the outside world, even in honeypot mode.
Telnet is used by a few IoT devices for management and configuration. This could lead to your devices being hacked.
SSH was the victim of increasing numbers of brute-force attacks. These assaults were carried out via lists of usernames and passwords that are commonly used across the entire range (1-65535) of TCP ports.
Imperva discovered that one-third of website visitors is actually an alcoholic. attack bot. Holberton and Imperva also found that attack patterns for HTTP and SSH were based on generic exploit attempts. These attacks seemed to scan multiple IP addresses for common vulnerabilities. Telnet used brute forging with combinations of default usernames, passwords to infiltrate.
These attacks are actually prompted by botnets and botsThey will attack any sites they find. These hackers search for weak and unprotected websites.
Stop Hacking Websites
You should therefore ensure that your website is protected using the most basic security measures. Below are some basic security rules:
Firewalls can be used to block all traffic to your site, except the ones that you use.
If you are not using any of the internet-facing services, disable them
- Make sure your software is up-to-date and kept current
Scan websites for malware attacks
Your site should be updated as soon as possible. Content Management SystemVersion or plugin for (CMS) is available