According to Gartner, by 2020, the vulnerability of IoT would be the prime reason behind 25% of the enterprise data attack. And, 40% of the IT enterprises adhering to DevOps culture for software delivery will resort to self-testing, self-diagnosing and self-protection technologies to secure their apps. In the wake of the situation, individuals and businesses either involved in AngularJS web development or going for the web development service must know what are the key cyber threats.
Take a note of 5 cyber threats trending in 2016. Some emerged in the past, but experts warn of their intense comeback.
Retail Data Intruder
This type of malicious software target the retail websites and apps and their potential victims are no other than the innocent shoppers. The attackers trick them to reveal or submit their personal or financial details including credit, debit card information, TAN numbers, etc. through rogue software applications offered by them. This sneaky practice is also called phishing. AngularJS web developers building retail web applications need to do a serious brainstorming on the issue in order to evolve their practices and deliver robust products that can stay immune to such illicit malware.
With the desktop and laptop going the Dodo way and the smartphone becoming the dominant medium of digital consumption, hackers are also shifting their attention to the new platform. They are trying to inject the vulnerabilities into the mobile websites and apps in order to steal personal and sensitive information from consumers. Their special breed of threats can track keystrokes and capture screen. Hence, while building the shopping, messaging, healthcare or other apps that require storing the personal information of users, developers should make use of the latest security patches or updates available with the AngularJS library.
Social Media Attacks
Considering that consumers spend a significant amount of time (approx. 1.72 hours per day) on social networks, internet perpetrators have shifted their focus to social websites and apps. They are implementing sophisticated techniques to steal sensitive information such as passwords and social security numbers from users. Hence, while building social messaging websites or apps, AngularJS developers should make use of the advanced tools available with its library. Proper sandboxing should be done so that the client-side users don’t have access to the server-side template.
Healthcare Data Hacks
We agree that digitization of healthcare systems has benefitted the administrators, professionals, and patients, but the development has also made the healthcare data vulnerable to e-Threats. According to a security report, medical records are sold at a 10 times higher price than other data in the black market. Cryptowall ransomware, Dyre, and Dropper are a few malware that wrecked havoc on the healthcare sector in the past.
Hence, AngularJS developers, while building websites or apps for a healthcare client, should pay extra attention to curb such attacks. They should build web and mobile apps matching the standards of health regulators like HIPAA (US), NHS (UK), Health Canada, and others as deputed by the government of the territory where the client operates.
Attacks on Banks
Remember ‘Carbanak’ attack? In 2015, some unknown hackers succeeded in siphoning off over 500 million dollars from bank accounts of Russians, Americans, Germans and other nationals. Developers must harness the latest security features and capabilities of AngularJS and build robust apps and websites to restrict such attacks and secure the interest of stakeholders involved with their client’s business. Perhaps, this would make them earn the best accolade, i.e. client-satisfaction.