Measurement of Unsupported Applications used in Indonesia Popular Websites

Alfadian Nugroho, Pascal and Steven, Hizkia (2021) Measurement of Unsupported Applications used in Indonesia Popular Websites. Jurnal Ilmiah Teknik Elektro Komputer dan Informatika, 7 (1). pp. 18-29.

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A security vulnerability exists in unsupported systems, and using applications supported by their maintainer help to reduce attacks based on such vulnerabilities. However, website administrators may ignore this exercise due to various reasons. This research measures the top 1,500 websites in Indonesia on how much of them are using supported applications to prevent such attacks, based on the application version number. The measurement is performed automatically using the Wappalyzer tool. From such measurement, we found that most of the applications detected do not contain version information (70%) or invalid version number (11%). We also found that more than half of the websites measured contain at least one unsupported application. In terms of the applications used, we found that many Nginx users worryingly do not keep their server version updated, while Apache and WordPress did a good job in keeping their users using the most recent version. This study highlights the need for website administrators to have their applications up to date to the supported versions, as well as for application developers to promote application updates to their users.

Item Type: Artikel Umum
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisi / Prodi: Faculty of Industrial Technology (Fakultas Teknologi Industri) > S1-Electrical Engineering (S1-Teknik Elektro)
Depositing User: M.Eng. Alfian Ma'arif
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2021 03:54
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2021 03:54

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