Web Tech Report 2011: Technologies In Use By The Worlds Leading Web Sites
A handful of technologies power the worlds leading websites. These technologies are the bridge between end users and information. They are also the bridge between attackers and the data. This paper aims to provide a snap shot of technology that is currently used by the worlds leading websites, based on the Alexa 1 million top sites. Weak technology decisions, poorly managed patching and systems management deficiencies allow attackers easy access to back-end databases and systems.