Web Attacks Increase
Akamai said it saw an increase in attacks targeting websites, Web applications and other Web clients. Much of the traffic is driven through automated attack toolkits. It is a way into corporate networks because Port 80 and Port 443 open and secure Web traffic are the most commonly allowed protocols through network firewalls, say security experts, who primarily advocate better secure coding practices to combat the issue. SSL traffic is also targeted with easily obtainable open source tools and hacking techniques.