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Safe Coding: How Essential is It?

By SiliconIndia   |   Tuesday, 02 October 2012, 23:14 Hrs
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Bangalore: Considering the amount of information that we share over the internet or our mobile devices, we are more at risks nowadays than ever before. The year 2011 proved to be the year of the hack thus, increases the need to practice safe coding.

Many websites today require a user to enter critical information such as their log in ids and passwords or even their personal account information. Testers should ensure that such information provided by a user is transmitted safely. Veracode, providers of the world’s leading Application Risk Management Platform designed an infographic to provide relevant information to developers on what goes into safe coding. The infographic comprises of data from various sources regarding application security.

According to the infographic, when applications were first tested, 8 out of 10 of them failed to pass Open Web Application Security Project and SQL Injections accounts 20 percent of the hack.

Have a look at the infographic below to understand the need to practice safe coding. 




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