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9 In 10 Web Apps Have Serious Flaws




9 In 10 Web Apps Have Serious Flaws
9 In 10 Web Apps Have Serious Flaws



http://www.informationweek.com/news/security/vulnerabilities/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=221600880 

By Thomas Claburn
InformationWeek
November 9, 2009 

The number of software vulnerabilities detected has risen to the point 
that almost 9 out of 10 Web applications have flaws that could lead to 
the exposure of sensitive information.

Cenzic's "Web Application Security Trends Report Q1-Q2, 2009" report, 
released on Monday, says that more than 3,100 vulnerabilities were 
identified in the first half of the year, 10% more than the number 
identified in the second half of 2008.

Of the vulnerability total, 78% were Web application vulnerabilities, 
lower than in the second half of 2008 but higher than in the first half 
of last year.

The SANS Institute's Top Cyber Security Risks report, released in 
September, found that over 60% of attack attempts on the Internet target 
Web applications.

Ninety percent of the Web application vulnerabilities were in commercial 
Web apps and 8% were the browsers that run Web apps, Cenzic's report 
says.

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