Premium Content

Access "Insecure software: A never-ending saga"

Published: 19 Oct 2012

Ah, summer. Time to kick back a little and enjoy the long days and warm weather. Uh, well not so much if you're an information security professional. There's never any respite from the seemingly endless stream of new software vulnerabilities and patches to apply. Already in June, we had a bumper crop of patches from Microsoft, which coincided with a flaw in Adobe's Flash Player, Reader, and Acrobat products. Plus, attackers quickly exploited a zero-day vulnerability in the Windows XP Help and Support Center component, which was disclosed by a Google engineer (and unleashed a renewed debate over responsible disclosure, a whole other topic we won't rehash here). Of course, the bad news wasn't limited to commercial software. AT&T made headlines for all the wrong reasons with its poor Web application security that was uncovered by a small security research firm and exposed the email of thousands of iPad 3G users. The industry has preached the need for software security and secure coding for several years now. After all, if software is designed securely from the ... Access >>>

Access TechTarget
Premium Content for Free.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

What's Inside

Features

More Premium Content Accessible For Free

  • Does Windows 8.1 meet the demands of the BYOD age?
    windows_shopping_8-1.png
    E-Handbook

    The variety and sheer number of network endpoints, users and devices in the enterprise today is driving IT's demands for enhanced security features ...

  • Application security policy after Heartbleed
    ISM_0914.png
    E-Zine

    Enterprises leverage open source software for the perceived quality of the code, but the Heartbleed flaw has made many question their use of ...

  • Devising a security strategy for the modern network
    countering_cybercrime.png
    E-Handbook

    The network of today's enterprise is larger and more diverse than ever, which means there's more for hackers to attack. So as enterprises update ...