What are they?HTTP Security headers, at their simplest, increase your website or application’s security by:
- Restricting code coming from outside or even within your website that it doesn’t recognize
- Forcing your web browser to communicate only through a secure connection that can’t be bypassed or overridden
- Preventing certain unsecure elements from being loaded on the website
- Preventing attackers from being able to inject dangerous code into your website through your URL
How are they implemented?Security headers can be implemented in any platform or content management system (CMS) your website is on. You can actually find tutorials on the internet for any of these, or ask your web service provider to implement this for you. These headers are only a few lines of code, but they make a big difference!
Is this important?Wherever there are security flaws, developers adapt to fight them. If your website’s security is on your mind, then a security header is definitely important. Ecommerce websites that gather personal information and collect payment are some of the most important cases that benefit from this added security. We are recognized as a top E-Commerce Design & Development Company on DesignRush. —————————————————————
What are they?According to the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), HTTP Security Headers are HTTP response headers that your web application can use to increase the security of your application. They are able to:
- Restrict the resource and scripts that a website uses, whether it be internal or external to the website. Basically whitelisting your scripts, stylings, and any other resources your website uses.
- Force browsers to only communicate over a secure connection (HTTPS), and prevents the client from overriding an SSL certificate warnings (caused by an invalid or fake certificates).
- Prevent iframe elements from being loaded on to the website.