On Mar 16, 2008, at 2:04 PM, Victor Shamanovsky wrote:
> Those numbers show us that LAMP stack is more difficult to work
> with for
> various reasons. It is more costly because of that, and in addition
> numbers indicate that it is getting hacked more.
Sounds more like PHP being insecure and/or hard to secure.
If you want to make this something about .NET and other development
platforms, you may have a point.
However, the OS argument here is irrelevant. Most of these servers
are running PHP, and it's not as if IIS is invincible either.
Sadly enough, I'm developing a PHP app right now, but thankfully I
have a Perl/C background, and can see security holes (fairly) easily.
.NET like any type of managed code (Java, Ruby, Lisp, etc.) is
inherently safer for the server -- but the app can still be cracked
(obviously, nothing is perfect).
This article is a red herring, since they are not drawing a
difference between the OS that the server is running and the apps
that the server is running.
It's really not even worth talking about.