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The Essential Guidelines for Securing Platform Web Application

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In this discussion, we will discuss about how to a make secure web application. As we know, there are two categories into which web vulnerabilities, the platform of web server and web application itself. The first category contain vulnerabilities within the platform of web server such Linux, MS Windows, Apache, IIS, MySQL, MS SQL, Oracle and others. The other category is web application itself such programming errors, enable malicious code and an attacker to execute arbitrary database query and others type of the web application vulnerabilities.


Every system created and managed by humans is inherently insecure to some degree. So, it’s been said that there is no such thing as a 100% secure web application. The best practice to make web application more secure is analyzing risk and make sure security controls work properly. There are special tricks to make sure web application is more secure, we use checklist and this is some tricks as the essential guidelines for securing the web application security.


The first step, identify the web server’s role, what is it function and work properly ? We have to document all the role and policy and finally we make sure that role and policy work properly.


The second step, determine the operating system and application patch level. We must ensure operating system and application vendor’s website for the latest patch information.


The three step, we must ensure with perform a TCP and UDP port scan application server ports. Make sure that only the services ports that it’s open and only the authorized people who is can access them.


The fourth step, we must research known vulnerabilities from good resources to get the latest vulnerability information.


See next article and discussion, how to improve security of the web application level in detail.



Mohamad Widodo

Mohamad Widodo

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