in reply to How to answer "Perl is not secure" objections?
'Perl has bindings into OS calls that bypass OS security'.
The only way I can read that is as "our OS is insecure".
Either there are legitimate bindings in the OS to bypass normal security for good reasons, and those hooks have the usual protection (i.e. you need to be root / of a specific group to call them), or there are hooks in the OS that just break security and it doesn't matter what language you're using - you could probably break them using a shell script.