Why 80% of Websites Were in Danger This Week

The hack could have been devastating, but it was handled near-perfectly.

Every so often, you hear about one of these huge, internet-breaking hacks that reveals just how fragile our networking infrastructure is.

This week it almost happened again.

Close to 80% of websites use the programming language PHP in some form. Like many languages, it’s open source, meaning the code behind the language is publicly available — and editable.