As the name implies, web application vulnerabilities refer to security flaws in online applications. Web applications may be prone to security weaknesses because they provide sensitive data and are developed for multiple users across various platforms. Also, even though web apps may require login credentials to access, hackers can typically find the login pages and information about the app on the open internet.
According to a report published in Info Security Magazine, security experts most commonly encounter network vulnerabilities. Simultaneously, they uncover fewer web application vulnerabilities. However, the threats posed by application security weaknesses tend to pose the most significant risks to sensitive data.