Websites Harbor Fewer Flaws, But Most Have At Least One Serious Vulnerability
A posting from Dark Reading: Websites now contain fewer numbers of serious security vulnerabilities, but the majority of websites still have at least one serious flaw that can lead to a major compromise.
Some 86 percent of websites have at least one serious bug that could be used in an attack, while the total number of serious bugs per website dropped from 79 in 2011 to 56 in 2012, according to new data released today by WhiteHat Security on the state of website security.
WhiteHat’s report, based on data from tens of thousands of websites from some 650 of its customer organizations, also correlated software development life cycle data from 76 customers surveyed by the vendor.
All in all, the report demonstrates how cleaning up websites — the top attack vector these days — doesn’t happen overnight.
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