Hackers share general public’s love of popular programming language
Python, either the world’s most popular programming language or a closerunner up, turns out to be the most widely used language for hacking tools.
Security biz Imperva came to this conclusion after looking at GitHub and finding that more than 20 per cent of GitHub repositories for attack tools and proof-of-concept exploits are written in Python.
“In virtually every security-related topic in GitHub, the majority of the repositories are written in Python, including tools such as w3af, Sqlmap, and even the infamous AutoSploit tool,” the company explained on Wednesday in a blog post, adding that hackers enjoy Python’s advantages – easy to learn, easy to read, comprehensive libraries – just like everyone else.
Python shows up not just in GitHub repos but in incidents as well. Imperva claims that in its security incident data, the largest group of the web clients it can identify (~25 per cent) are based on Python. ..Read More..