RealTime IT News Turned Into a Watering Hole - Should You Be Afraid?

On Oct. 24, Google began to flag as being a site hosting malware, i.e., potentially a watering hole. is the community home for the open-source PHP programming language that powers hundreds of millions of Websites around the world (including this one). Initially, administrators claimed that Google was wrong and that it was some kind of false-positive scan for malware.

Within hours, administrators realized that in fact multiple PHP servers and domains were compromised. Among the compromised sites are,, and

Read the full story at eWeek:
Is PHP Secure?

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.