Google Bashes IIS on Web Security

Susan Hall

After looking at 70,000 domains distributing malware or hosting attack code, Google took a jab at Microsoft IIS Web server software yesterday, saying it's twice as likely to host malicious code.


Google actually found the same number of problems on Apache and IIS Web sites, but with so many more sites on Apache servers (66 percent versus Microsoft's 23 percent), IIS servers host a much larger percentage, PC Advisor reports.


Apache and IIS host 89 percent of Web sites, but are responsible for 98 percent of Web-based malware.


In a blog, Google's Nagendra Modadugu noted many dirty servers were found in areas with rampant software piracy, such as China and South Korea, according to ZDNet.

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