As it is known, the majority of human activities nowadays happen in the cyberspace. Robbing a bank is easier than ever. Not with using any guns but in a completely sophisticated manner –simply by doing some remote hacking. As a crucial question here, we would see which application could be better – the computer or the web. Throughout history, security has been all about controlling society. In the past, the defense would deal mostly with the physical aspect of human activities but today it seems that our civilization is moving into the cyberspace.

The Web Access Control – How does it Work?

Many web applications are accessed through a login page and so often they become the target of skillfully prepared and coordinated hacker attacks. With as many research sources as possible, the cyber industry is currently working hard to make an international standard out of the best controlled access capabilities of some web environments. Some solutions would rely on an SMS controlled verification code which would guarantee a certain level of security but not the ultimate one. Practically, there is no absolute security and the current solutions are usually suitable for the time being.

The Backdoors – The Easy Way to Your Web space

The best way to make an unauthorized access to someone’s web application -or simply their website- is to use the backdoors access. This requires a skillful approach and once you make the changes inside the domain, you could cause lots of spectacular effects on the Internet. We all remember the operation “Aurora” when Google crashed – it was such a creative action, requiring some of those elegant hacking skills. The backdoors techniques could normally be suitable for making some changes within the administrator’s environment of the website. Some web applications demand lots of programming efforts but they are still sensitive to hacker activities by simply using the backdoors shortcuts.

The Website – The Convenient Way to Commit a Cybercrime

Today’s web environment provides a lot of specialized websites with more or less qualitative content. For instance, imagine a link of some financial blog that could be sent through a professionally prepared e-mail campaign to a number of banks and other financial institutions. Many people would click the link and probably get convinced that the specific web content belongs to some experts on the field. They may enjoy their reading, while the skillful hacker would catch their IP addresses through the CMS surrounding and continue to carefully prepare the cyber-attacks which would easily cause these financial organizations to lose their funds.

How to Handle All These Challenges?

The best advice in order to handle these challenges is to schedule periodical checks of your cyber environment. The forensics’ investigation tools would let you know if any breach occurred and the cyber professionals would know how to respond to such an incident.

Feel encouraged reviewing your internal cyber security measures as you read? Yes, there are no short-cuts, no stagnant solutions. Constant attention has to be paid to your protective walls. You may choose to go online and start googling the latest penetration-testing techniques and forensic methods. We have an alternative for you:

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