With all of the potential ways the bad guys can exploit websites (literally thousands), many people want to know what the best way is to actually uncover these flaws. Well, there’s no magic bullet answer, however, generally speaking Web flaws can be discovered in one of two ways:
- Poking and prodding the website using manual hacking techniques.
- Using an automated tool that knows which flaws to look for and has a way to monitor for Web-related weaknesses and anomalies.
Unless you consider yourself to be a computer wizard who happens to know a lot about security and you have a lot time on your hands, one of the quickest and easiest ways to uncover the Web flaws that count is to use a specialized tool that’s being run and maintained by Web security specialists such as Acunetix.
Never forget the fact that there’s no reasonable way to find every possible vulnerability and protect against every possible Web threat. There are too many variables and complexities involved. That’s why it’s so important to be proactive and ensure your Web systems are kept in check periodically and consistently over time.