Top 10 vulnerabilities of OWASP and how to protect Web/App

Latest Update: 09/11/2023

Top 10 vulnerabilities of OWASP and how to protect Web/App

TOP 10 vulnerabilities of OWASP

What are the TOP 10 vulnerabilities of OWASP?

OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) is an international non-profit organization specializing in web application security. This organization has researched and listed the top 10 vulnerabilities of web application security. This project has been very successful and famous, named OWASP top 10 Vulnerabilities by cybersecurity experts. Here are 10 vulnerabilities:

  • Broken Access Control
  • Cryptographic Failure
  • Injection
  • Insecure Design
  • Security Misconfiguration
  • Vulnerable and Outdated Components
  • Identification and Authentication Failures
  • Software and Data Integrity Failures
  • Security Logging and Monitoring Failures
  • Server-Side Request Forgery

The most serious security vulnerabilities

In the top 10 vulnerabilities above, the two most dangerous vulnerabilities include:

Structured Query Language Injection

SQL Injection is a technique that uses application query vulnerabilities to insert dangerous data code into web applications. SQL Injection can make the server be attacked with some issues such as SQL Injection, XPath Injection, XML Injection, LDAP lookups,... If hackers successfully carry out attacks, they can get unauthorized access to business data, edit, delete all of that, or worse, use it for blackmail.

Security Misconfiguration

Misconfiguration indirectly create opportunities for hackers to easily penetrate the web application layer. This is one of the most serious vulnerabilities in the top 10 vulnerabilities that businesses should be aware of. This vulnerability occurs when security configurations are not optimally programmed at the architectural layers of the web application.

This allows hackers to gain unauthorized access to the application layer for many different purposes such as gaining control, revealing or stealing important data.

How to find security vulnerabilities in websites and applications?

Web application security vulnerabilities always pose potential threats to organizations. Using tools to detect vulnerabilities and warn about threats to the application layer is always necessary. Here are some of the best tools of 2023:

Burn Suite

Burp Suite is a tool that integrates many features to test the security of web applications. These features will be used flexibly to support, identify and exploit security vulnerabilities. This helps organizations conduct security checking activities such as testing authentication mechanisms, checking for user version issues or listing and evaluating the web application input parameters.

Metasploit Framework

Metasploit Framework is a tool used to check and identify website application vulnerabilities to alert system administrators about malicious mechanisms. Metasploit is widely used in the security field by senior cybersecurity specialists.

Metasploit is created with Perl, an object-oriented programming language, components of this tool are programmed in C, Assembler and Python. This indirectly allows users to use Metasploit on most operating systems like Linux, Windows and MacOS.

How does VNIS prevent top 10 vulnerabilities attacks?

VNIS (VNETWORK Internet Security) is a comprehensive solution for enterprises when it comes to website and web application security. This is a platform that provides the best security solutions and is combined with numerous features to make the website not only secure but also optimized for transmission speed, which brings the best experience to users.

Cloud WAF - Web Application Firewall

VNIS firewall has a Cloud WAF network over many countries, capable of resisting large-scale attacks up to 2,600 Tbps. Integrating this technology into websites creates a solid security layer and fixes all vulnerabilities, which prevents hackers from penetrating the website.

CDN (Content Delivery Network) server network worldwide

A content delivery network (CDN) system with more than 2,300 PoPs globally gives VNIS the ability to use CDN Power-Ups (the world top CDNs) and create Multi CDN network. This overcomes almost all transmission issues, improves performance, ensures transparency and adaptability of the websites and helps enterprises come up with backup methods for all situations that arise.

Above is information about the top 10 vulnerabilities of OWASP and VNIS - the most optimal solution to overcome issues caused by these vulnerabilities. If your enterprises need the best security service, please contact VNETWORK via hotline (028) 7306 8789 or or email to:

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