Web application flaws

Behind Facebook ‘Breach’: New Apps, Old Infrastructure

A report of a massive ‘privacy breach’ at Facebook reveals, instead, the rickety underpinnings of the modern Internet straining at the demands of new applications. 

When the Wall Street Journal broke a story on Monday about a “Privacy Breach” at Facebook, all the elements were in place for a tech-driven earthquake: the world’s largest social network, the privacy of what the Journal described as ‘tens of millions’ of users of Facebook applications (or ‘apps’) including mega hits like Zynga’s Farmville.

Web Security Flaws Up 10% in 2009

Almost 80% of more than 3,000 software security flaws publicly reported
so far this year have been in Web technologies such as Web servers,
applications, plugins and Web browsers.
That number is about 10% higher than the number of flaws reported in
the same period last year — and nine out of 10 of the flaws were found
in commercial code. Read the full article. [Computerworld]

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