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