News, Sports Websites Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks, says Study
Information and sports websites include some of the least expensive levels of security ownership, making them vulnerable to cyber attacks, a new study finds. Researchers appeared at the security protocols employed by the top five-hundred sites in various sectors and online sectors.
They will found that fewer than 10 per cent of stories and sports websites used basic security protocols such as Transport Layer Security (TLS). Even those that do are not always using the “latest or strongest protocols”, experts said.
“It is much like information and sport content providers do not value the security of their content, ” said Professor Joe Woodward, a cyber-security expert at the University of Surrey in the UK. “They are leaving themselves vulnerable to attacks like cross-site scripting, where an attacker can pretend something has come from a site in order to has not,” said Woodward.
The research shows that some industries seem to be much more security-conscious than others, ‘BBC News’ reported. The websites of computer and technology companies and financial organizations demonstrated a much level of 00 ownership than shopping and video gaming sites, for example.
A quarter of the ecommerce sites studied were using TLS, which offers tools including digital certificates, remote security passwords, and a choice of ciphers to encrypt traffic between a site as well as site visitors. The study was released in the Journal of Cyber Security Technology.