Hundreds of millions of people using everyday platforms could be at risk. One of the most popular server-side web programming languages, Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) was discovered to be at high risk for attacks. Patches for high-severity vulnerabilities have been released. Without a protective system like a smart WAF or a patch in place, those vulnerabilities could open the door for remote attacks that compromise servers through arbitrary code execution.

Online businesses have to be careful. It’s a dangerous world, full of anonymous people and services wearing digital skins. It sounds horrific because it is. On the other side of a transaction, could be anyone. Extra measures have to be made to secure web interfaces and API endpoints that online businesses depend on.