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Websites built by freelance developers are plagued with security failures

June 9, 2017

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Websites developed by “budget” developers, without portfolios or references, tend to be plagued with critical security failures, research has shown.

For this project, the Tripwire Vulnerability and Exposure Research Team (VERT) took on a non-technical persona and hired nearly 20 developers to create a website, with bids going up to $250. Each developer’s sole job would be to provide source code for a website with specific required functions, utilizing a particular technology stack, in nine days.

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