OWASP Top Ten 2007 Category A8 - Insecure Cryptographic Storage
A category in the Common Weakness Enumeration published by The MITRE Corporation.
Categories in the Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) group entries based on some common characteristic or attribute.
Weaknesses in this category are related to the A8 category in the OWASP Top Ten 2007.
The software stores or transmits sensitive data using an encryption scheme that is theoretically sound, but is not strong enough for the level of protection required.
The product does not implement a required step in a cryptographic algorithm, resulting in weaker encryption than advertised by the algorithm.
The software does not encrypt sensitive or critical information before storage or transmission.
The use of a hard-coded cryptographic key significantly increases the possibility that encrypted data may be recovered.
Deprecated or Obsolete
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