The New Threats Are on the Server

The really innovative cracking is happening on Web servers these days, and defensive research is moving in that direction too.

When I think of the prototypical botnet, I think of cable modem users with teenagers downloading programs that they assume to be other things. There are many other typical scenarios, and while they're perfectly accurate, it's probably true that most bots are hijacked broadband PCs.

But there is another type of dangerous botnet out there where you might not expect it: in Web servers and hosting farms, typically Linux boxes. The Web server software on these servers typically runs PHP, the wildly popular Web scripting language. The New Threats Are on the Server

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 19th January 2007 1:25AM