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Web App Vulnerabilities Decline 25% in 12 Months

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2017
Web App Vulnerabilities Decline 25% in 12 Months

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WhiteHat Security’s annual Web app report shows the average number of vulns in a Web app is down from four to three.

Despite the number of vulnerabilities found in a single Web application falling by 25% in 2016 over the previous year, the number of exploitable flaws remains too high, according to WhiteHat Security’s 12th Annual Application Security Statistics Report released today.

The average number of vulnerabilities found in a Web application fell to three from four, says Ryan O’Leary, vice president of WhiteHat Security’s Threat Research Center and Technical Support. Ideally that figure should be zero, however, he says.

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