Vulnerable Encoded URL

By Ajay Yadav

This paper especially pinpoints the poor practice of cryptography in URL, which is typically implemented to encrypt sensitive data residing in the website URL in the form of a query string that is transmitted across a variety of networks. Websites can be compromised and such subtle information (query string) can be disclosed by exploiting this vulnerability. This article demonstrates a real-time scenario in which developers commit mistakes by practicing weak cryptographic methods inadvertently. Finally, this article addresses the various disadvantages of applying weak cryptography algorithm and suggests a variety of alternative methods to secure URL data properly.

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