PHP security under scrutiny

Tuesday, 19 December 2006, 12:00 AM EST

A search of the database, maintained by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), found that Web applications written in PHP likely account for 43 percent of the security issues found so far in 2006, up from 29 percent in 2005. While flaws in the language itself account for a very small percentage the total, the problems with PHP underscore the difficulty that developers--many of them amateurs--have in locking down applications written in the language, said Peter Mell, senior computer scientist for the NIST and the program manager for the National Vulnerability Database.

At SecurityFocus.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Black hole routing: Not a silver bullet for DDoS protection

As ISPs, hosting providers and online enterprises around the world continue suffering the effects of DDoS attacks, often the discussions that follow are, “What is the best way to defend our networks and our customers against an attack?”


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Mon, Mar 2nd
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //