Dealing against SQL Injections

SQL Injection (SQLI) is a code injection technique. Here, the attacker adds Structured Query Language code to a web input box. SQl is the universal language of databases and the injected SQL commands, which alter SQL statements, can compromise the security of a web application. SQLI is considered as one among the major web application vulnerabilities. It is one of the common mechanisms used by hackers to steal organizational data.

Mostly technologies built in dynamic script languages are more vulnerable like ASP.NET, PHP, JSP, ASP etc. Wide knowledge on SQL queries is what is required to make SQLI possible. This simplicity of SQL injection has accelerated its popularity. The attacker gains access to databases mainly because of vulnerability in the code used and the displayed results of sent SQL queries. Attackers can also be detained by implementing high security to the database.

SQL injection types that can be executed within a web server are:

Poorly Filtered Strings, Incorrect Type Handling, Signature Evasion, Filter Bypassing, Blind SQL Injection etc.

Considering the technicalities, you are under the risk of SQL injection if you have any applications which have not been routinely updated and patched and also if your code is not properly written. Most important precautions to be taken are data sanitization and validation. In sanitization, it has to be ensured that any submitted data should be filtered for any dangerous or unwanted characters. In validation, dangerous characters are blacklisted and only the characters allowed in the circumstances are whitelisted.

Some of the steps to mitigate SQL injection attacks are:

  •  Database Precautions: Use parameterised queries; restrict the web user with access only to the particular table.
  • Regular updates and patches: Routine updates and application of security patches can help identify vulnerabilities.
  • Firewall: Install a Web Application Firewall to help filter malicious data.
  • Perform basic security measures: Change the passwords of database accounts on a regular basis.
  • Coding: Always ensure your code’s functionality. Make the code writers responsible for checking the code and fix the security flaws within.

Hope this clears you how to deal with sql  🙂

 

How to change WHOIS (name, address, etc.) details of a domain name?

The most important thing to get started online required a Domain name from a reputed and reliable hosting services to host the resources. The most important thing starts after purchasing a domain for a website. A domain name can be purchased for a year or more and that is totally depends upon the needs of a user. Once the domain name and hosting packages gets final the only required thing is to use FTP to upload all your resources online on the Domain name. Once you registered all your resources the domain gets listed in to WHOIS and by searching a domain name in WHOIS it will display the name of the User under whom the domain has been registered. But its also easy to update Domain information by following few steps,

Because the personal information name, address and many more for any domain name owner is displayed by WHOIS services.

If your domain is registered With WebhostingWorld then you can update and edit your WHOIS domain information from:
Client area – Domain names – “Manage”

If you purchase a reseller hosting package and, you can update and edit your WHOIS domain information from:
Reseller area – Domain names

If your domain is NOT registered at WebhostingWorld services then you will need to contact your current Domain registrar and request to change in your domain name WHOIS information.

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Selecting Right Domains

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Selecting the right domain for your business website is no minor task.  Getting it right can have an amazing positive impact, getting it wrong can relegate your business to some sparsely populated corner of the digital world.  It’s critical your domain makes it easy to be found on the web.  Making the “right” domain choice is about much more than just a catchy URL, there are a number of factors to consider:

Know yourself

Understand what your brand is about.  At a macro level knowing if your business voice is playful or serious, descriptive or abstract provides a filter for evaluating options.  This can be somewhat subjective, but helpful as you evaluate different domain options.

Consider keywords

Do keyword analysis in your category to understand what terms are being searched and the relative volume around those terms.  Keyword analysis shouldn’t be the primary driver for your domain selection, but understanding terms and volume in your category can be useful information to inform your decision process.

Beware of universal terms

A caution related to keywords, don’t get lost in big search categories.  One of the objectives of a good domain is making it easy for people to find you.  If you select a domain that includes a widely searched term you are likely dooming yourself to becoming lost in a massive set of search results.

Easy is essential

Long, keyword-friendly domains may work well with search engines, but they don’t work so well with humans.  For example, orangutanhammocksandotherjunglemonkeysleepgear.com might describe your business and do well in organic search, but good luck getting anyone to type that out.

Be memorable

Combine easy with memorable and you’ve got something powerful.  Of course memorable is subjective, but spending a little extra time finding something likely to be remembered can have a very tangible business impact.  The less a customer or potential customer has to think or remember the better.

What’s your geo?

Consider what your target geography really is.  If you’re a restaurant you might benefit from including the name of your city or community in your domain to improve your chances of capturing local traffic.  If you are a national or global company you’ll want your domain to be more universal.

Do your homework

Be sure to research around names and terms you’re considering to assure you’re not running into trade names, competitors or other potential issues that could land you in legal or competitive troubles.  A little extra legwork on this can save you an enormous amount of headache down the road.

Right extension

There are now hundreds of top level domain extensions, TLDs to choose from.  A complete list can be viewed here.  This is also subjective, .com is still the de facto standard, but there things are opening up considerably in terms of other relevant, interesting domain extensions.

More than one right answer

The goal should be to land on one domain that becomes the primary for your website and email.  Explore and consider other domains that may be common misspellings of your primary domain or others that might be likely to align with your business.  No need to go crazy with this, but registering a couple additional domains is inexpensive and can be an easy way for a few additional customers to find you.

There’s a lot to consider, but selecting the right domain is one of the most important decisions you’ll make for your business. Webhostingworld.net is here to make the whole process easy, no matter which domain you select.

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How to Keep Your Domain Information Private

 

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In today’s day and age, terms like “identity theft”, “hack”, and “spam” can get thrown around in routine conversation about your website. There’s an increased sense of the need for better security, and overall, more privacy. Well we agree! Privacy is something that we take seriously, and in particular Domain Privacy.

What’s a WHOIS?

WHOIS, to put it simply, is a type of query that supplies the user with specific information about a domain name. Now, here’s how this may apply to you. When a new domain name is purchased, the “registrant” of the domain is required to provide correct contact information to their registrar. That information is associated with the domain name and a WHOIS record is created. That same record can then be accessed via a WHOIS search by anyone online.

Suffice it to say that if you’ve purchased a domain name your contact information is probably available to the public. Go run a WHOIS search for your domain right now and see what’s out there.

What are my choices?

For some of us, we may want that contact information available when it’s actually beneficial. For example, some businesses may prefer that their WHOIS information is available to anyone, as it provides them with another point of contact for their customers. For the rest of us we just don’t want anyone to have access to that kind of information and would prefer that it remains private. That’s where Domain Privacy comes in.

What is Domain Privacy?

Domain Privacy is an add-on service we provide for our clients who decide they don’t want that information accessible.