Protect your website with HTTP response headers
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Clickjacking is an increasingly common type of cybercrime attack. Cybercriminals use this attack to trick website visitors into clicking a malicious link or button that they would not have otherwise clicked. They do this by overlaying a malicious link or button over a legitimate one. When a user clicks the legitimate link, the malicious link is the one that actually gets clicked. Hackers use this technique to gain control of online accounts, steal sensitive information, or infect systems with malware.
Do you want to protect your website visitors and prevent hackers from adding malicious scripts to your website? In this article, we discuss four types of HTTP response headers that can help protect your website against clickjacking attacks. We recommend installing all four headers in order to benefit from maximum security. For each header, we have linked to resources that will help you add this header to your website. We recommend sharing this article with your development team.
X-Frame-Options is an HTTP response header that allows a web server to indicate whether or not a web page can be embedded into an iframe or frame. If the header is set to deny, it means that the page cannot be embedded into an iframe or frame. Any attempts to do so will be blocked. This header therefore helps prevent malicious actors from using clickjacking techniques on your website.
X-Content-Type-Options is an HTTP response header that is particularly important for websites that allow users to upload files. This header can be used to indicate whether or not a web page should be interpreted as a valid HTML document or as an executable file type. Using this header helps prevent attackers from injecting malicious code into the page.
Content-Security-Policy is an HTTP response header that allows a web server to specify which resources a web page can load, and where they can be loaded from. This header also allows a web server to specify which types of plugins are allowed to run on a web page. This helps prevent malicious plugins from running on your page.
Referrer-Policy is an HTTP response header that is used to control how a website sends referrer information when a user clicks a link. This header can be used to control which referrers a website sends and which ones it does not. Using this header helps prevent malicious actors from gaining access to sensitive information, such as IP addresses and login credentials, by using referrers to track a user’s activity.
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