Weak encryption algorithm (DES) detected.

Description

A weak encryption library can lead to data breaches and greater security risk.

Remediations

According to OWASP, DES (Data Encryption Standard) is considered a weak encryption algorithm and therefore shouldn't be used.

✅ Use stronger encryption algorithms when storing data.

  Cipher c = Cipher.getInstance("AES/CBC/PKCS5Padding");

Resources

Associated CWE

OWASP Top 10

Configuration

To skip this rule during a scan, use the following flag

bearer scan /path/to/your-project/ --skip-rule=java_lang_weak_encryption_des

To run only this rule during a scan, use the following flag

bearer scan /path/to/your-project/ --only-rule=java_lang_weak_encryption_des

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