Many businesses are adopting containers as a foundational technology used to manage and run their applications. If you’ve worked much with containers, it’s easy to see why: they enable entirely new levels of portability and scalability. But the adoption of containers, like any other new technology, also means new ways to exploit applications.

Depending on the container’s configuration, an exploited application can eventually lead to the compromise of the host that the container is running on. There are also other implications to consider, such as potential secrets stored as environment variables in the container and what they have access to. If you want to know more about  Docker containers security best practices specifically, GitGuardian proposes a useful cheat sheet.

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