I have to say this topic has been quite a bit unnerving. I'm a web developer like many of you are out there, I imagine. I am responsible for designing and programming small to medium size web applications for my company. I can use M$ products if I want, or I can use open source products. It's my call, but also my ass on the line.
I am a good programmer, but I am *not* a security expert, nor do I have the time to learn how to be one on top of my other responsibilities. I don't want to use M$ products like IIS and ASP, but I know that if I do - and if a bug or security hole is found - it will pretty much be written off as M$' fault, and not mine, although I will probably have to go back and fix the damage
However, I choose open source software, and we get hacked, my company will *definitely* view it as my fault. Now, I'm not one to play it safe, and I've got Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP/Perl running all over the place, but still.....this topic makes me worry.
Does anyone else have any thoughts on this? Feel the same way as me?