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How Dangerous File Uploads Disrupt Critical Business Web & Mobile Apps

Digital transformation, accelerated by COVID-19, is fueling expansion in rich new functionality for web and mobile applications. New digital processes rely on the creation, transfer, and sharing of rich content as files or binary objects that embody all the components needed to deliver the right experience to the recipient. A massive new problem is that applications now need to support thousands of different file formats that define the specific structures necessary to render that experience, even when they are simply classified as documents, archives, images or multimedia. Unfortunately these same files can be leveraged by attackers who insert malware into these objects, which often goes undetected by traditional security.