Popular sites highly vulnerable to attack

Eight out of ten websites contain flaws that can allow attackers to steal customer data, create phishing exploits, or craft a variety of other attacks, a security company said.

WhiteHat Security regularly scans hundreds of "very popular, very high traffic sites" for its online business customers, said Jeremiah Grossman, the company's founder. "More than likely, you have shopped there, or bank there," he said. Thirty percent of scanned sites contain an urgent vulnerability, such as one that allows direct access to a company database with customer information, he said. Techworld.com - Popular sites highly vulnerable to attack

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 26th April 2007 2:10AM