What is web application scanning?

According to studies, more than 70% of all websites contain vulnerabilities that can lead to data breaches. Today we see that the possibilities of hackers continue to increase, hackers can now scan the entire internet in a short time. Organizations are often unaware of the leaks in their websites, or rely entirely on incomplete solutions such as Web Application Firewalls (WAF).

How a hacker works

A hacker uses vulnerabilities to break in. He can try to discover these for himself, but many vulnerabilities are already known. These days, hackers often work the other way around: they don’t look for vulnerabilities on your website, but they look for websites that contain a particular vulnerability. There are search engines for hackers that can show all websites with a certain vulnerability. For example, a hacker only has to select which website he wants to break into.

Testing common technology

CyberAnt is able to investigate common frameworks and content management systems including the associated plugins for known leaks. But also web applications, such as management pages of printers, or internal company pages can be examined. Almost all known software leaks can be traced with the help of our services.

An audit on your website

Often companies look no further than the green lock on their website. While you think your website is safe, it can happen that your website is not properly configured. Misconfiguration can result in hackers still being able to decrypt your website traffic, thereby decrypting sensitive data and passwords.

Scan for the OWASP top 10

The OWASP top 10 is a list of the most common vulnerabilities that can occur in websites. CyberAnt is able to discover all these vulnerabilities. More information about the OWASP top 10 can be found in our knowledge base article: OWASP top 10.

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