App Misconfiguration, Mobile Apps With Poor Encryption Pose Risks, Hp

Looking beyond just mobile apps, HP found that 80 percent of applications, in general, are misconfigured, which leads to insecure deployments. “Even if developers build their code perfectly, and even if the initial configuration that comes out of development is secure, then there is still the opportunity for an operations person to alter the configuration and introduce insecurity that wasn’t present during the development and testing period,” West said. West sees the application misconfiguration issue as a significant concern. More communication between developers and operations people is needed to mitigate the risk, he said. The operations people need to be more aware of the way applications are built and need to be properly configured, and developers need to make sure that operations people don’t get the opportunity to introduce risks that aren’t necessary, he advised. http://www.eweek.com/security/app-misconfiguration-mobile-apps-with-poor-encryption-pose-risks-hp.html

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