Multimedia Messaging Service
. Research and classify common weaknesses and attacks associated with e-commerce and social networking applications.
2. Research one of the following topics and use proper citations. Do not repeat another classmate’s posted topic. I am choosing Multimedia Messaging Service.
1 source for each is ok.
Common weaknesses and attacks associated with e-commerce and social networking applications:
SQL injection: This is a type of attack where an attacker injects malicious SQL code into a web application in order to steal sensitive data stored in the database.
Cross-Site Scripting (XSS): This type of attack allows an attacker to inject malicious scripts into web pages viewed by other users. The attacker can steal sensitive information or execute actions on behalf of the user.
Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF): This type of attack tricks the user’s browser into sending a request to a website on behalf of the attacker. This can be used to perform actions such as making purchases or posting comments without the user’s knowledge.
Broken Authentication and Session Management: This refers to vulnerabilities in the way that a web application manages user authentication and session management. Attackers can exploit these vulnerabilities to gain unauthorized access to sensitive information or perform actions on behalf of the user.
Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS):
Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) is a mobile messaging service that allows users to send and receive multimedia messages such as photos, videos, and audio clips.
“What is MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service)? – Definition from WhatIs.com.” WhatIs.com, www.whatis.com/definition/mms-multimedia-messaging-service.
“Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) | Verizon Wireless.” Verizon Wireless, www.verizonwireless.com/support/multimedia-messaging-service-mms/.
E-commerce is the process of buying and selling of services over the internet while Social network application involves the expansion of businesses or contacts by making connections through social media. They both face some weakness and threat such as leakage of confidential information. In social media, one can leak information through a post posted while spamming can be used to leak customer’s information. The working site may be compromised by the use of malware by an attacker, this will affect the security of those visiting this site and make them vulnerable to hackers and other attacks. The use of fake accounts is also major issue these can be used to connect to a number of people, also one’s videos, photos, and products can be copied and used by others to violet their property (Nerney, 2011).
Multimedia messaging service involves the sending of messages that contain multimedia contents like pictures over capable phones. It was first demonstrated in 1992. It’s an extension of the short message service. Unlike SMS, MMS sending capabilities are unlimited, they extend to more than 160 characters which are standard for most SMS. It also allows one to send video and pictures that may be effective in conveying the message that could move the consumer’s hearts. With the diversity of contents in the MMS, it enables easy sharing of information, this increases the number of contents sharable in social media compared to SMS. The MMS message is easily understandable and does not require efforts since they grab the consumer’s attention. It’s a great tool for marketing since promotion videos can easily be shared using this means. Challenges like delay in the sending or receiving message may be experienced. This can be solved by checking the handset connections or phone software issues. The MMS has a ready-target audience since one can also send pictures to email recipients. It has also proved to be an easy method of sending and receiving photos (Skvaria, 2003).
Nerney, C. (2011, May 31). 5 top social media security threats. Retrieved from https://www.networkworld.com/article/2177520/5-top-social-media-security-threats.html
Skvaria, C. (2003, November 24). Multimedia Messaging Service: Perspective. Retrieved from https://www.bus.umich.edu/kresgepublic/journals/gartner/research/118600/118619/118619.html