Application security vulnerability is a flaw or weakness in a software application that lets a hacker to hack the application and exploit it further.

In this blog, we have listed the top 5 vulnerabilities that you should be aware of, while developing your software application.

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Top 5 Application Security Vulnerabilities:

Let’s take a look at the top 5 security vulnerability list below:

1. Injection flaws:

This flaw is noticed when there is a failure to filter inputs which are untrusted.

When this happens, an attacker can then inject commands which can result in clients’ browsers being hijacked and a loss of important data.

2. Credentials management:

This threat can take place when the attacker tries to breach the usernames and passwords, and can therefore take control of the users’ accounts.

3. Failure to restrict URL access:

When applications do not perform access control checks before rendering protected links and buttons, the attacker can gain access to unauthorized URLS.

This can take place even without logging into the application.

4. Format string:

This attack can take place when the application in question interprets data as a command. This then provides the attacker easy access to the code base that underlies this.

5. Transport protection layer:

As a result of the use of invalid certificates, weak algorithms, not using SSL and even the use of certificates that have expired, communication can be made available to untrusted users.

As a general rule, you should also pay close attention to the latest OWASP list.

The OWASP top 10 vulnerabilities 2018 list contains coding vulnerabilities, amongst several others that you need to pay close attention to – this can help you keep these web application security vulnerabilities away.

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