Each year the Acunetix Team compiles a report based on data from Acunetix Online. This third Vulnerability Testing Report contains data and analysis of vulnerabilities detected by Acunetix throughout the period of March 2016 to March 2017, illustrating the state of security of web applications and network perimeters.
With Cross-site Scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities found on 50% of sampled targets, this year’s findings continue to reaffirm the widely held understanding that the web application vector is a major, viable and low-barrier-to-entry vector for attackers.
For the purpose of this analysis, a random sample of 11,600 subscribers who have successfully scanned one or more Scan Targets were randomly selected out of a possible 43,200 subscribers.
This dataset focuses predominantly on high and medium-severity vulnerabilities found in web applications as well as perimeter network vulnerability data.
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