Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Threat Intelligence

9/10/2019
05:30 PM
50%
50%

Third-Party Features Leave Websites More Vulnerable to Attack

A new report points out the dangers to customer data of website reliance on multiple third parties.

In an effort to make websites attractive and easy to use for their customers, companies have also made them attractive targets for criminals. That's one of the broad conclusions in a new report that points out where the companies with the largest Web presence have introduced vulnerabilities to go along with their ease of use.

One of the major threats described in Tala's "2019 State of the Web Report" is credential theft via attacks like Magecart. The report, based on surveys of American companies in the Alexa 1000 list of firms with the largest Web presences, shows that more than 60% of the websites use dynamic JavaScript loaded by static JavaScript — a significant potential attack surface. And the websites analyzed used an average of 31 third-party features, apps, or services.

The data collected by the websites is exposed to an average of 15.7 third-party domains, which the report points out are 15.7 opportunities for an attacker to attempt to steal data. According to the report, the threat prompted the PCI Security Standards Council and the Retail & Hospitality ISAC to issue a joint bulletin in August warning of the danger.

For more, read here.

Check out The Edge, Dark Reading's new section for features, threat data, and in-depth perspectives. Today's top story: "Phishers' Latest Tricks for Reeling in New Victims."

Dark Reading's Quick Hits delivers a brief synopsis and summary of the significance of breaking news events. For more information from the original source of the news item, please follow the link provided in this article. View Full Bio
 

Recommended Reading:

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
JacksonSanderson
50%
50%
JacksonSanderson,
User Rank: Apprentice
9/14/2019 | 6:42:30 PM
Re: Better methods of using code
wow, this is really amazing content you have shared in post.thanks for the nice sharing
COVID-19: Latest Security News & Commentary
Dark Reading Staff 8/3/2020
Pen Testers Who Got Arrested Doing Their Jobs Tell All
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  8/5/2020
New 'Nanodegree' Program Provides Hands-On Cybersecurity Training
Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Writer,  8/3/2020
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Current Issue
Special Report: Computing's New Normal, a Dark Reading Perspective
This special report examines how IT security organizations have adapted to the "new normal" of computing and what the long-term effects will be. Read it and get a unique set of perspectives on issues ranging from new threats & vulnerabilities as a result of remote working to how enterprise security strategy will be affected long term.
Flash Poll
The Changing Face of Threat Intelligence
The Changing Face of Threat Intelligence
This special report takes a look at how enterprises are using threat intelligence, as well as emerging best practices for integrating threat intel into security operations and incident response. Download it today!
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2020-17452
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-09
flatCore before 1.5.7 allows upload and execution of a .php file by an admin.
CVE-2020-17451
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-09
flatCore before 1.5.7 allows XSS by an admin via the acp/acp.php?tn=pages&sub=edit&editpage=1 page_linkname, page_title, page_content, or page_extracontent parameter, or the acp/acp.php?tn=system&sub=sys_pref prefs_pagename, prefs_pagetitle, or prefs_pagesubtitle parameter.
CVE-2020-17447
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-09
MyBB before 1.8.24 allows XSS because the visual editor mishandles [align], [size], [quote], and [font] in MyCode.
CVE-2020-16248
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-09
** DISPUTED ** Prometheus Blackbox Exporter through 0.17.0 allows /probe?target= SSRF. NOTE: follow-on discussion suggests that this might plausibly be interpreted as both intended functionality and also a vulnerability.
CVE-2020-15820
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-08
In JetBrains YouTrack before 2020.2.6881, the markdown parser could disclose hidden file existence.