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Web Apps Are Becoming Less Secure

New research by Positive Technologies shows that security vulnerabilities in Web applications are becoming increasingly common. In 2018, the company found three times more critical flaws in Web apps than it did in 2017, with the average application containing 33 flaws, including six critical vulnerabilities. In 2017, the average app contained only 2 high-severity flaws.

While just over half of applications (52%) contained critical flaws in 2017, this was true for 2 out of 3 apps (67%) last year, a significant increase. According to Leigh-Anne Galloway of  Positive Technologies, the report underscores that “during development, not enough attention is paid to safety.”

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