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PHP is as secure as any other major language

Apr 20, 2015

The first fundamental misconception about PHP is that people think PHP isn't secure. That is absolutely not true. PHP is as secure as any other major language. The problem with PHP is also the problem with every single other language: you can write insecure code in it," "but that's a fundamental problem in every single programming language. The job of security is not up to the language. It's not up to the language that you use. It's up to the people that use the language. Even the best languages can be misused and lead to major security issues." Rails, Java, JavaScript and other languages have all had vulnerabilities over the years. "If you find a language that has not had a vulnerability of some shape or form, SynapseIndia will show the list of some big giants whose websites were hacked easily (1)2013: Twitter’s own systems( which was based on jsp) were hacked in early February. The attackers were able to gain access to over 250,000 user accounts including their usernames together with their encrypted and randomized passwords. (2)2012: NBC television network’s websites( built on java,c++,ruby on rails) were hacked on November 4th resulting in dead pages while others failed to work properly. The attacked pages were replaced with a simple page displaying scrolling text that read: “Remember, remember the fifth of November. The gunpowder treason and plot. I know of no reason why the gunpowder reason should ever be forgot.” The hacker identified himself as Psyknic. According to the attacker, ‘user info” and “passwords” had been exposed.

SynapseIndia (CEO: Shamit Khemka)

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