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Half Of Retail, Healthcare Sites 'Always Vulnerable'

Half Of Retail, Healthcare Sites 'Always Vulnerable' Finding vulnerabilities in custom web applications isn't the major problem; fixing them in a timely fashion is, a new report from WhiteHat Security finds.

When it comes to fixing vulnerabilities in websites and custom web applications, the security industry has a long way to go, according to research released today by WhiteHat Security. Because of slow remediation rates, half of healthcare and retail sites were considered "always vulnerable" throughout the year. While regular static code analysis, clear accountability, and a risk-driven approach could improve the situation, researchers say there's still big room for big innovation.

According to WhiteHat's Website Security Statistics Report, the second- and third-most likely vulnerabilities to be found in applications were information leakage (56 percent) and cross-site scripting (47 percent) -- still prevalent after all these years, largely because legacy code is still...(continued)

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