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Risks of Web 2.0 Applications

There are some specific risks involved with using feature-rich Web 2.0 applications for your website development project.  These do, of course, come along with the added benefits of using Web 2.0 applications – enhanced content, user interactivity, and other such features.  It’s a cost-benefit analysis, when it comes down to it, and the benefits usually far outweigh the risks and costs.  However, it is crucial to remember the risks involved with using Web 2.0 custom web applications.

Once you know the risks, you can preemptively prepare for possible exploitations and vulnerabilities.

When users use Web 2.0 online software, they are pushing code onto their machines.  This is usually not a problem.  However, if some of the code is corrupted, then potentially harmful code will be pushed onto your users’ machines.  This can cause legal and financial troubles for you and your company, since you will be held liable for the damages.

Web 2.0 applications also mix content from multiple sites onto one page and in one application.  This greatly increases the risk that sensitive data might be accidentally leaked in an unauthorized fashion.  This is another risk for companies, as it could lead to legal and financial hardships.

Baytech Web Design is the master to help you avoid the risks.