An insecure mess: How flawed JavaScript is turning web into a hacker's playground | ZDNet | MyThinkPond

Researchers say tens of thousands of sites are using JavaScript libraries that are years old and contain publicly known vulnerabilities.

An analysis of over 133,000 websites has found that 37 percent of them have at least one JavaScript library with a known vulnerability. There are no reliable vulnerability databases, no security mailing lists maintained by library vendors, few or no details on security issues in release notes, and often, it is difficult to determine which versions of a library are affected by a specific reported vulnerability.

Source: An insecure mess: How flawed JavaScript is turning web into a hacker’s playground | ZDNet

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Enterprise Software Architect currently working at DataDirect Networks developing a highly scalable monitoring solution called DDN Insight. My passions include all things Open Source including Linux (CentOS, Red Hat, Gentoo, Open Stack, Docker & Ubuntu), embedded ARM processors and microcontrollers (Arduino, UDOO, Cubieboard, BeagleBoard, OnionIO, TI's Zigbee). Coming from an Electrical and Computer Engineering background, working in developing and designing enterprise - distributed, highly scalable software requires a unique set of software skills with a good understanding of the hardware. This makes his work challenging and interesting. In his free time, he spends his time with his family and two children. He also enjoys researching on topics including - world ancient history and yoga. Visit the 'About' section for more details.
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