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Web Vulnerabilities, Threats and Risks – Important Things YOu Should Know

This is a repost. Original article can be read at WebSiteDefender.com .

They say the Web is a dangerous place. We hear the news stories and read the headlines about web security breaches on a seemingly daily basis. The most commonly-used words to describe what’s happening are web vulnerabilities, threats and risks. But what exactly do these words mean?

Even though the words web vulnerability, web threat  and web risk are often used interchangeably, technically, they are different. Regardless of what you hear and read about web security, here’s what you need to know to keep things straight:

Web Threat – this is an indication of intent to cause disruption, damage or loss. Threats can be people such as hackers, can be malware such as website viruses or worms, or can even be environmental such as tornadoes or flooding.

Web Vulnerability – this is a weakness that can be exploited by a threat. Web vulnerabilities consist of things like cross-site scripting , weak web passwords , server misconfigurations and so on.

Web Risk – this is the likelihood that disruption, damage, or loss would occur if a threat exploits a web vulnerability. Risks can be very high or minimal depending on the specific situation. The important thing to note is that there’s always going to be some risk so you can’t let it keep you from doing what you need to do online. Know the facts and take calculated risks instead.

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1 comment
  1. says:

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