[LINK] Windows is most-hacked Web server
Wed, 10 Jan 2001 09:40:40 +1100
Windows is most-hacked Web server
By: Andrew Orlowski in San Francisco
Posted: 09/01/2001 at 17:35 GMT
Microsoft has consolidated its lead as the Web server platform most
vulnerable to hackers.
Hacker site attrition.org today published its latest stats for
defacements. Combined Windows NT and Windows 2000 defacements for the
most recent full month of December hit more than two thirds of the
total. Combined Linux servers account for 21.4 per cent of confirmed
defacements. NT's defacement share had dipped alarmingly below 40 per
cent last autumn, but made a strong recovery in time for Christmas.
Since August 1999, Windows has accounted for 58 per cent of
defacements, a figure far in excess of Windows market share, which is
around 30 per cent of all Web servers. It's difficult to gauge,
particularly where Netcraft can record a site as running a Windows
httpd, but where Unix servers do the real donkey work. Netcraft's
platform survey gives Microsoft-specific platforms 20 per cent of the
market, although this doesn't include sites running Apache on Windows,
Attrition said it calculated its results using the Netcraft survey and
the nmap auditing tool. Full details, in glorious technicolour, can be
viewed here, and Netcraft's latest stats are here.
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