Third-Party Features Leave Websites More Vulnerable to AttackA 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.
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.
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