Your data security matters – digital signage leicester and loughborough

How did Display Hub hold up against OWASP’s list of the ten most common vulnerabilities?

This is going to be a dry subject for some but data matters and data security is huge at the minute. Safedata Logistics takes this very seriously and as our customer you would expect us too. Now Display Hub is not designed to be storing sensitive information. However, we have taken this into account. All data is encrypted to the highest level. Our concern is more with unauthorised access. This is why we have implemented two-tier authentication. If someone gets access then potentially they can add content to screens. This is why we are taking security so seriously.

Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)

The free and open software security community

OWASP is a non-profit organization with the goal of improving the data security of software and internet. They have products a top 10 list of common vulnerabilities. Vulnerability scanning is essential for any online business interested in their data security, who wants to secure their project. The subject of online or web security is vast but this is a great place to start.

They have put together a list of the ten most common vulnerabilities to spread awareness about web security. In this post, we have gathered all our articles related to OWASP and a Top 10 list from Detectify. If you’d like to learn more about web security, then we can recommend that this is a great place to start!

Below are the top 10 items that I have run on Display hub, our digital signage solution. The great news is we got 10/10! Whoop,  you are safe with us!

Injection flaws, such as SQL, OS, and LDAP injection occur when untrusted data is sent to an interpreter as part of a command or query. The attacker's hostile data can trick the interpreter into executing unintended commands or accessing data without proper authorization.
Broken Authentication
Application functions related to authentication and session management are often not implemented correctly, allowing attackers to compromise passwords, keys, or session tokens, or to exploit other implementation flaws to assume other users' identities.
Sensitive Data Exposure
Many web applications do not properly protect sensitive data, such as credit cards, tax IDs, and authentication credentials. Attackers may steal or modify such weakly protected data to conduct credit card fraud, identity theft, or other crimes. Sensitive data deserves extra protection such as encryption at rest or in transit, as well as special precautions when exchanged with the browser.
XML External Entities (XXE)
Many older or poorly configured XML processors evaluate external entity references within XML documents. External entities can be used to disclose internal files using the file URI handler, internal file shares, internal port scanning, remote code execution, and denial of service attacks.
Broken Access Control
Restrictions on what authenticated users are allowed to do are often not properly enforced. Attackers can exploit these flaws to access unauthorized functionality and/or data, such as access to other users' accounts, view sensitive files, modify other users’ data, change access rights, etc.
Security Misconfiguration
Good security requires having a secure configuration defined and deployed for the application, frameworks, application server, web server, database server, and platform. Secure settings should be defined, implemented, and maintained, as defaults are often insecure. Additionally, software should be kept up to date.
Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
XSS flaws occur whenever an application takes untrusted data and sends it to a web browser without proper validation or escaping. XSS allows attackers to execute scripts in the victim's browser which can hijack user sessions, deface web sites, or redirect the user to malicious sites.
Insecure Deserialization
Insecure deserialization often leads to remote code execution. Even if deserialization flaws do not result in remote code execution, they can be used to perform attacks, including replay attacks, injection attacks, and privilege escalation attacks.
Using Components with Known Vulnerabilities
Components, such as libraries, frameworks, and other software modules, almost always run with full privileges. If a vulnerable component is exploited, such an attack can facilitate serious data loss or server takeover. Applications using components with known vulnerabilities may undermine application defenses and enable a range of possible attacks and impacts.
Insufficient Logging and Monitoring
Insufficient logging and monitoring, coupled with missing or ineffective integration with incident response, allows attackers to further attack systems, maintain persistence, pivot to more systems, and tamper, extract, or destroy data. Most breach studies show time to detect a breach is over 200 days, typically detected by external parties rather than internal processes or monitoring.
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