HostMonster Web Hosting Help

Application Scanning

What is it?

Application scanning will verify the applications you have installed on your website against known vulnerabilities. Applications that are outdated or no longer receiving updates pose a security risk. Hackers will find ways to exploit obsolete applications. However, publishers will update their applications with newer versions, which you should upgrade to in order to stay safe. We verify your version against catalogs of vulnerabilities to ensure you are running safe software on your site.

What is the impact?

The impacts of this type of attack are wide-ranging, as it depends a great deal on the type of application. For most web applications, the vulnerabilities are likely to be Cross-Site Scripting or SQL injection.

How does SiteLock protect me?

SiteLock's scanners identify applications you have installed and which version you have. We compare that to industry and proprietary lists to determine the security of your installation. If we discover a vulnerability in our testing, we report it to you immediately and can help you upgrade your and secure your site.

What can I do about it?

Make sure any applications you use are kept up-to-date and limit the use of third-party plug-in's where possible as they can be a source of many issues and may be updated less frequently or created by unscrupulous publishers. Use a website scanning service that includes Application vulnerability scans, such as SiteLock.

Knowledgebase Article 6,819 views bookmark tags: sitelock (updated 896 days ago)


Was this resource helpful?

Did this resolve your issue?


Please add any other comments or suggestions about this content:





Recommended Help Content

This article will explain the benefits of SiteLock in regards to virus scanning. (updated 71 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 2,670 views tags: sitelock

This article will explain the benefits of SiteLock for small businesses. (updated 897 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 15,942 views tags: sitelock

This article will explain the benefits of SiteLock in regards to SQL injections. (updated 69 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 8,581 views tags: sitelock

Related Help Content

This article will explain the benefits of SiteLock in regards to reputation monitoring. (updated 897 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 2,543 views tags: sitelock

This article will explain the benefits of SiteLock in regards to network security vulnerabilities. (updated 896 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 2,336 views tags: sitelock

This article will explain the benefits of SiteLock in regards to cross-site scripting (XSS). (updated 897 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 12,834 views tags: sitelock

This article will explain how and when to contact SiteLock for support. (updated 759 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 15,646 views tags: security sitelock

This article will explain how to get special pricing on SiteLock. (updated 224 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 13,768 views tags: sitelock

This article will explain what to do when SiteLock finds a vulnerability. (updated 410 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 6,808 views tags: sitelock

This article will explain how to install the SiteLock Trust Seal. (updated 896 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 45,484 views tags: sitelock

This article will explain how to order SiteLock (updated 226 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 13,729 views tags: security sitelock