Securing your Drupal Website
Since Drupal is an open source platform, there are numerous security plugins developed to protect your site against brute force attacks. Some of the
factors that ensure the website is safe.
If your communication with your customers isn’t encrypted, anyone can listen and/or tamper data. Encrypt your traffic
Cross-site scripting (XSS) protection
A cross-site scripting attack — or XSS — happens when an attacker injects malicious code into the victim's browser. Even
though XSS is a technique that’s been around a while, it remains a major threat vector. Among many other things, triggering XSS vulnerabilities can lead
to account takeover, cookie theft, phishing, and keylogging.
SQL/NoSQL injection protection
A SQL or NoSQL injection is the art of modifying the structure of a database query in a way that was not intended by the
developers. The most important leaks can be caused by SQL injections since they could allow for full database access.
For more than 15 years SQL injections have been one of the biggest threats to web applications. But if you think SQL
injections are part of the past, check out this SQL injection hall of fame list for the most famous ones.
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks is meant to shut down your application and make it unavailable to your
customers. Denial of service is typically accomplished by flooding the targeted application with requests in an attempt to overload systems and prevent
some or all legitimate requests from being fulfilled.
Clickjacking happens when an attacker fools a user into clicking a link that was not intended to be. This might reveal
confidential information or allow the attacker to take control of the victim's computer.
Protection against MIME confusion attacks
MIME sniffing allows browsers to interpret the contents of an app even if it wasn’t properly set by the web server. This
improves users’ experience, but also creates a vehicle of attack called MIME confusion attacks.
MIME confusion attacks allow attackers to craft and upload malicious files that will be rendered by the browser.
Account Takeover protection
An account takeover happens when an attacker obtains a user’s login credentials to take over their online accounts.
Account takeovers are very lucrative for hackers. They can be used to perform financial fraud, spamming, phishing,
virtual currency or cryptocurrency fraud, etc.
Targeted account takeover attacks against privileged users like clients or admins also present a big risk. The attack
surface being more important this is usually a good place for a motivated attacker to look for vulnerabilities.