February 13, 2013

Software Security Vulnerabilities Climb 26%

A new report from security vendor NSS Labs finds that the number of software vulnerabilities tracked in the National Vulnerability Database increased by 26 percent year-over-year in 2012. That reversed the previous trend; the number of vulnerabilities had been decreasing for the past five years. Still, the 5,225 vulnerabilities reported

AQuA Releases Mobile Development Best Practices

The App Quality Alliance (AQuA), a non-profit group that promotes the mobile industry, has updated its Best Practices Guidelines for mobile development. In addition, it has also published the AQuA Testing Criteria for Android apps. According to the group, the new guidelines cover “user interface, performance, functionality, security, privacy, media,