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Root cause of Equifax hack is web app vulnerability

8th September 2017

Once again, the root cause of the Equifax hack is a web app vulnerability. These type of vulnerabilities have been around for over a decade but are still so relevant today. Each developer should be given the tools to avoid introducing these problems in the first place through training and real-time guidance while developing code.

Equifax said it discovered the breach on July 29. "Criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files," the company said.

Matias is the co-founder and CTO of Secure Code Warrior. He has over a decade of hands-on software security experience, holding a Ph.D. in computer engineering from Ghent University.

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