Information sent using unencrypted channels

Sensitive data should be protected. It should only be transmitted only through a securely channeled network. This web application transmits sensitive information through an unencrypted channels.This causes attacker to access sensitive information. These information include basic authentication credentials in plain-text over HTTP.

Impact

The issues include:-

  • Data corruption
  • Data breach
  • Complete shutdown of the server

Mitigation / Precaution

This vulnerability can be fixed by:-

  • Using secure channels for transmission of data.

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