Security Slideshow: 9 Ways Web Apps Woo Hackers

By Ericka Chickowski  |  Posted 03-05-2010
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Cross-Site Request Forgery

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Frequency of Detection Within Scanned Applications: 14% Ratio of Occurrence Among Found Web App Vulnerabilities: 1%

Web security research gurus with the Santa Clara, Calif.-based Web application security firm Cenzic uncovered their findings at RSA from data collected during the second half of 2009. Though CIOs are constantly struggling to get their development teams spinning up new business-enabling Web applications as quickly as possible, leaders would do well to take a lesson from the disconcerting trends laid out in Cenzic's most recent report.

The vast majority of proprietary web applications developed in house contain some sort of vulnerability or another, as seen by scans of customer applications conducted through the company's managed services. The following nine types of vulnerabilities are the most common found through Cenzic's scans of customer Web apps.



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