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5 Development Mistakes that Can Lead to Security Breaches

Enterprise application development teams should avoid these practices.


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Despite all the attention on the need to write secure code, vulnerabilities continue to show up in applications. How does it happen? InfoWorld put together a list of five coding practices that can compromise security:

  1. Trusting third-party code that can't be trusted.
  2. Hard-coding passwords and backdoor accounts.
  3. Failing to check inputs.
  4. Not securing your data.
  5. Ignoring layer 8 (the human factor).

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