Application Security

What are WebSockets?

Simply put, a Websocket is a computer communication protocol that creates a continuous connection between the client and the server. WebSockets open up bidirectional communication channels that operate over HTTP through one TCP/IP WebSocket connection. WebSockets essentially allow your client-side web applications to send and receive messages directly with your server-side applications.

Are WebSockets Secure?

Generally speaking, WebSockets are secure. However, they can’t prevent man-in-the-middle attacks. Feroot Security and our customers have seen an increase in client-side cyber attacks where the attacker is taking advantage of WebSocket vulnerabilities to breach networks and collect private information entered on the client-side while it is travelling to the server-side.

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