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Securing Apache: Keeping patches current

Posted on September 8, 2005 in Articles | by

Security articles in the mainstream technical media often focus on the importance of keeping Web servers patched to the most recent security release. Unfortunately, these articles are often Microsoft-centric and focus on the use of tools like the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer and the Windows Update service to keep systems current. While this is great advice, it’s important to remember that there are a large number of Web servers out there running Apache on Linux for cost efficiency and stability purposes. Over the past few years, the Web community has embraced Apache to an unprecedented degree. The August 2005 Netcraft Web Server Survey estimated Apache’s overall market share at just under 70%. That’s an incredible statistic!Read the full article: Securing Apache: Keeping patches current

Published in SearchSecurity on 09/08/05

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