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Worst Software Originates from US Government

Worst Software Originates from US Government

Added: Monday, March 19th, 2012
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Industries Of Records, Gaming, Software, Movies
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According to experts’ opinion, the US government holds the reputation of the writer of the worst software code ever.

According to the famous insecurity researcher, the American software developers are responsible for considerably more hackable security flaws in their code. That’s what the chief technology officer of bug-hunting company Veracode is going to tell delegates at the Black Hat Europe security conference in the Netherlands this week.

He has been looking at almost 10,000 pieces of software over the second half of 2010 and 2011. The software was scanned for errors which the hackers could use to hit either a website or a user’s computer.

80% of the applications failed to fully live up to the security criteria. However, breaking down the results between American government and private sector, the software developed by government team appeared to rank as garbage. When the security specialists tried to measure the collection of applications against the Open Web Application Security Project standard, it turned out that 16% of American government Internet software was secure, while the finance industry could boast a result of 24%, and commercial software was more than ¼ secure – 28%.

Then the SANS standard was used to measure offline software. The results were following: only 18% of the US government applications passed the check, while the finance industry managed to secure 28% of its applications. Unsurprisingly, 34% of commercial software was good.

Although the private sector coding was also awful, it appeared to be a lot better than anything the government could suggest. Internet software was especially bad. For example, over 40% of government web applications were vulnerable to SQL injections. When the researchers checked cross-site scripting, which lets the hackers to inject their own code into a site, they found out that 3/4 of government-written software was vulnerable, while only 2/3 in the finance industry and 1/2 of commercial software were that bad.

The reason for the difference is expected to be the private contractor system in the United States, which actually rewards bad coding. Indeed, in reality, the private sector software writers, who create insecure code for the government, later get additional pay in contract add-ons for fixing the problem.

March 19th,2012

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Date:  Monday, March 19th, 2012

Comments (7) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2012-03-19 15:39:14)
CaptCosmo avatarGovernment:
If you think the problems we create are bad,
just wait until you see our solutions.

If you're not a part of the solution,
there's good money to be made in prolonging the problem.

Borrowed from DESPAIR.COM

posted by (2012-03-19 15:51:13)
sweet_anarchy avatarworst software is from us government not to much a surprise really maybe you find these security flaws because they leave them so that they can exploit them to spy on people..and corporations..dun dun real source of government intel exposed?! is what i think might be happening here

posted by (2012-03-19 18:08:30)
DEMONLORD avatarno surprise either

posted by (2012-03-20 08:12:23)
No avatarLOL! I did`nt know our government wrote computer code, I thought that they just sat around making dumb laws and getting rich, so what does the software companies do again?

posted by (2012-03-20 20:56:37)
No avatarin somewhat of a bizarre twist of logic, maybe they NEED to code crap software.....to fit in with the seriously flawed platforms microsoft etc put on their machines that runs it!

posted by ET loverKitty (2012-03-21 04:29:08)
greymongel avatarso when u say goverment im guessing thats the US military as well All branches , cia fbi as well.....hmmm u would think if thats the case ut would be better than worse....thnx for the read

posted by (2012-03-22 15:00:57)
No avatarNO! the worst software does not originate from the US government cause they have another country write it for them. cause its cheaper to do it that way.

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