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Organizations Only Slightly Improved Security Posture: Report

Organizations made some improvements to their security posture last year, but only marginally, as the average time-to-fix is still too high and remediation rates are too low, according to the 12th annual application security statistics report from WhiteHat Security.

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Web App Vulnerabilities Decline 25% in 12 Months

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.

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A Primer on Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)

Cross-site scripting (XSS), which occurs when cybercriminals insert malicious code into webpages to steal data or facilitate phishing scams, has been around almost since the dawn of the web itself.

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Congressional acts aim to help small businesses improve cybersecurity

Lack of resources is the biggest barrier for small businesses’ cybersecurity. So it’s not surprising that the U.S. Congress wants to help by making resources available. New legislation intends to help small businesses strengthen their security. But industry practitioners are skeptical about its impact.

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NotPetya outbreak: What we know so far

NotPetya, as this new threat was dubbed, is definitely made to look like Petya, and uses some of its code, but has its own specific characteristics.

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Petya cyberattack spreads, hitting U.S. and European businesses

A virulent new strain of ransomware named Petya wreaked havoc on some of the most-established companies in Europe and North America on Tuesday, capitalizing on the same vulnerabilities that froze hundreds of thousands of computers a month ago.