Why application security testing is only half the battle

Protected applications on a mobile device.

With the increase of mobile applications being deployed, the market for application security testing tools is growing rapidly and the need for additional application protection is essential. While it is important to use application security testing tools to catch any code errors, it is not the same as protecting an application. Application protection tools are designed to make it unprofitable for a hacker to attack an application.

Everyone loves public WiFi – particularly hackers!

Why should hackers rely on finding a zero-day or unpatched vulnerability? The most common way they break into accounts or networks is by stealing credentials. What’s more they’re easy to obtain.

How are credentials stolen?
Given our addiction to being ‘always connected’, it’s no surprise that WiFi based attacks are a fertile source of stolen credentials.