As a website owner, it’s crucial to take steps to protect your site from potential security threats. While keeping WordPress and plugins up to date is an important first step, it’s not enough on its own to ensure the security of your website. That’s where application security software like Fortify on Demand comes in.
One of the key benefits of using an Application Security tool like Fortify on Demand is that it can help identify potential vulnerabilities in your website or application. In a recent test on a typical WordPress installation, our team found several potential threats, including:
- CSRF vulnerability in Creating DRAFT
- Session fixation
- The ability for attackers to access the site using the browser’s back button after logging out
- Information disclosure via X-Powered By
- CSP not enabled
- Vulnerable Jquery UI
- Session not expiring
Why does Application Security matter?
Each of these vulnerabilities could be exploited by attackers to gain access to your website. They could potentially steal sensitive information or cause other harm. By using Fortify on Demand, you can identify and fix these vulnerabilities before they can be exploited.
In addition to identifying potential vulnerabilities, Fortify on Demand also offers a range of application security tools and features to help secure your website. This includes features like web application firewalls and intrusion detection and prevention systems. These can help protect your site from a wide range of threats.
Overall, using application security software like Fortify on Demand is a crucial step in protecting your website. While keeping WordPress and plugins up to date is important, it’s not enough on its own to ensure the security of your site. By using a tool like Fortify on demand, you can identify and fix potential vulnerabilities and take other steps to secure your website and protect it from potential threats.
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