Open Source Components, Code Volume Drag Down Web App Security

If there’s something of a déjà vu-like quality to vendor and analyst reports summing up the state of Web application security these days its because they all inevitably arrive at the same conclusion: Web apps are becoming more insecure, not less.

The latest reminder of that trend is a report from Imperva released Wednesday showing a 212% percent increase in the number of new Web application vulnerabilities disclosed in 2017 compared to the year before. Using data gathered from multiple sources including vulnerability databases, forums, newsletters, and social media, Imperva tallied a total of 14,082 new vulnerabilities in Web applications last year compared to 6,615 in 2016.

Read more about the Imperva report on Web application vulnerabilities on DarkReading.

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