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About Three-fourth of Web Applications Available, Today Have Some Susceptibility.

Statistics show that approximately seventy-five percent of web applications available in the market come with some form of susceptibility contained in them. 

Global enterprises continue to fight against the ever-increasing incidents of web application attacks. Last year, the tech world had to face a similar scenario. A report prepared by the NTT Application Security shows that fifty percent of all sites showed some form of susceptibility in 2021. So, compared to last year, 2022 has witnessed a significant increase in application security incidents.

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The events of 2021 brought application security to the top of all discussions. Unfortunately, despite the comprehensive efforts to remediate crucial vulnerabilities in both private and public sector applications, the overall efforts have turned less effective, or the measures have yet to be able to derive the requisite results. 

Today’s software industry faces numerous challenges. Web applications are the favorite attack vector of cyber criminals is one among them. The other challenges include faster development cycles and issues with information security, and ease of using web applications.

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The U.S Government has an NVD List (National Vulnerability Database List). The CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exploitation List) feeds the list. There are so far 176,000 entries. There are different types of vulnerabilities with various possible consequences that vary in their impact and nature.

The vulnerabilities are classified as high, medium, and low based on the potential risk. The high-risk ones are to be treated with immediate measures. 

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