Top 10 Common Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities that You Should be Aware of

Top 10 Common Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities that You Should be Aware of

Security threats are quite common these days and every business tries hard to stay away from the same.

Security threats are quite common these days and every business tries hard to stay away from the same. However, to get to the point, no business is safe from a security attack. This guide would talk about the top 10 common cybersecurity vulnerabilities that you should be aware of.

Malware

No wonder, this is the most common threat businesses fear. There are many kinds of malware (worms, ransomware, trojans, etc.,) each affecting the target systems in different ways. However, the goal remains the same – accessing sensitive data.

Hidden backdoor programs

Now, this is an intentionally-created computer security vulnerability. This is the case where a program is installed in a manner that the computer/system can be remotely accessed, hence the name is a hidden backdoor program. This is a vulnerability as someone with backdoor knowledge can access all of your information.

Automated scripts running without virus check

Yet another common computer cybersecurity vulnerability that attackers have mastered is to use certain tendencies to automatically run "trusted" or "safe" scripts. In doing so, the cybercriminals stand the ability to get the browser software to run malware without the knowledge of the user.

Insecure direct object references

In simple terms, an insecure direct object reference would mean that the cybercriminal can provide a reference and, if authorization is either not enforced (or is broken), the attacker can access or do things that they should be precluded from.

Unpatched security vulnerabilities

In the midst of countless malware that is troubling businesses, one of the biggest mistakes that they usually do is to not patch those vulnerabilities once they're discovered. Taking this into account, businesses can save a lot of money and time in the future.

Unknown security bugs

There are numerous programs that run in the background. And when programs interfere with each other, complexity increases. The risk of complexity keeps on increasing as and when the programs keep on interfering. This results in unknown security bugs that become quite a tedious task to get rid of.

Accessing account privileges

Failing to control user account access privileges has made it easier for cybercriminals to enjoy administrator-level access. The fact that certain computer security configurations are flawed enough to allow unprivileged users to create admin-level user accounts has made matters worse. User access reviews are essential for companies' cybersecurity so that they can mitigate the inherent risks introduced when a user has access to a system, program, app, or network that they shouldn't have access to.

Data breach within the office

This is also one of the most common cybersecurity threats and finds itself in the list of the top 10 common cybersecurity vulnerabilities that you should be aware of. Clicking on the wrong link, downloading the wrong files, etc. form a part of this. Educating the employees on the cybersecurity practices to be followed is probably one of the best solutions for this.

Phishing attacks

These attacks are quite common nowadays. One of the most common cybersecurity vulnerabilities in this domain comes as an email mimicking the identity of one of your company's vendors or someone who has a lot of authority in the company.

Missing function level access control

This implies that when a function is called on the server, proper authorization was not performed. Now, this might look simple, but it isn't. The reason is – a cybercriminal can always forge requests to the "hidden" functionality and these will not be deterred.

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