Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Jul 2007 14:35 UTC, submitted by E. Stride
Internet & Networking From Netcraft's latest web survey: "Microsoft adds 2.4 million sites this month, pushing the total number of sites running on Windows servers past 40 million, and helping Microsoft improve its market share by 1.01% to 32.8%. The open source Apache server has an increase of 556k, and slips back 1.11% to 52.65%. Google gains 592k sites this month, and now has 4.35% share. In active sites, Apache is now at 49.98% share, less than 14.5% ahead of Microsoft. While that's still a considerable lead, Apache had a 33.4% advantage at this time last July, meaning MS has cut its deficit in half in the past 12 months."
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RE[4]: Too bad
by CapEnt on Tue 17th Jul 2007 17:55 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Too bad"
CapEnt
Member since:
2005-12-18

No security advisory in entire 2007 so far and all critical holes as patched.

The ones unpached for such lenght period of time are clearly dismissed by apache dev team, and even secunia agree then to being non critical.

And secunia only lists vendor supplied or publicly listed vulnerabilities, MS stopped making that information available and now silently patches vulnerabilities they detect in-house.

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RE[5]: Too bad
by tomcat on Wed 18th Jul 2007 00:35 in reply to "RE[4]: Too bad"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

And secunia only lists vendor supplied or publicly listed vulnerabilities, MS stopped making that information available and now silently patches vulnerabilities they detect in-house.

That makes zero sense. It isn't necessary for MS to provide reports of vulnerabilities because THE FLAWS WILL BE FOUND AND REPORTED BY THIRD PARTIES, ANYWAY. Security through obscurity isn't effective at containing vulnerabilities. This has been proven time and time again. So, really, you're completely speculating when you suggest that MS is hiding vulnerabilities in IIS6, when Apache compares so poorly.

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RE[6]: Too bad
by Lettherebemorelight on Wed 18th Jul 2007 10:40 in reply to "RE[5]: Too bad"
Lettherebemorelight Member since:
2005-07-11

That makes zero sense. It isn't necessary for MS to provide reports of vulnerabilities because THE FLAWS WILL BE FOUND AND REPORTED BY THIRD PARTIES, ANYWAY.

In a perfect world maybe, but in reality not everyone who finds a flaw will report it. Case in point, someone else already provided a link to symantec's website which describes a professional kit called MPack which is sold by a Russia gang. They would obviously have no interest in reporting vulnerabilities they find.

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