Turrent in an Alley
A new WhiteHat Security report takes a deeper look into the security of a number of the most popular programming languages including .Net, Java, ColdFusion, ASP and more.
"Deciding which programming language to use is often based on considerations such as what the development team is most familiar with, what will generate code the fastest, or simply what will get the job done," said Jeremiah Grossman, founder and iCEO of WhiteHat Security. "How secure the language might be is simply an afterthought, which is usually too late."
Interesting research paper. It has to be taken with a healthy dose of salt, especially as it is only looking at websites.
Still, I have to admit that I am surprised that overall php turned out to be not worse then java or .net for example. As somebody who had a look at the code of php itself, I always claimed that with a tool like Java or .net you at least can make a secure service, if you don’t mess up. While with php it is a case that even the best programmer in the world is still victim to the flaws in the language.
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Last Life, interesting concept for a noir cyberpunk game.
For anybody who read the audit and is concerned about the things they did find, well, here is another audit of the same company looking at cryptocat.