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    What are some good links to make your web more secure?

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    Do you mean your web site?

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    Can you be a bit more specific? Like what type of webserver (apache or IIS), scripting languages, database access?

    Unfortunately there isn't a single source for all this information so you need to be a bit more specific so we can point you in the right direction.
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    http://www.owasp.org/guide/ learn it, love it, live it

    Note that this is an overview, and is almost entirely focused on the web application side (as opposed to the infrastructure - the network, OS, web server software). OTOH, it's reasonably compact and complete.

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    what exactly is Apache & ISS? I opened a link once which was an IP address, and it took me to an "Apache Server" and it said that the server successfully installed a couple of plugins...i'm just not sure what they are.
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    Apache is a powerful, flexible, HTTP/1.1 compliant web server
    it uses the latest protocols, including HTTP/1.1 (RFC2616)
    it also provides full source code and comes with an unrestrictive license
    runs on Windows NT/9x, Netware 5.x and above, OS/2, and most versions of Unix, as well as several other operating systems

    I believe ISS stands for Internet security system


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    >>>I believe ISS stands for Internet security system

    IIS stands for Internet Information Services, it too is a web server. It came after PWS died off
    Windows 9x came with PWS -> Personal Web Server.

    I however would recomend Apache over IIS, for security reasons. Apache is spuorted by Win9x and higher.

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    Originally posted here by journy101
    IIS stands for Internet Information Services, it too is a web server. It came after PWS died off
    Windows 9x came with PWS -> Personal Web Server.
    You're right about the abreviation. IIS is the official Microsoft webserver. It comes bundled on all NT based server versions of Windows. PWS is just a stripped down (less options) version of IIS basicly meant for test and development. MS stopped supporting it a while ago.

    The current version of IIS is 6.0 and is build into Windows 2003
    http://www.microsoft.com/iis/
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