Home page logo

nanog logo nanog mailing list archives

Re: How much longer..
From: Charles Sprickman <spork () inch com>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 16:30:21 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 13 Aug 2003, Crist Clark wrote:

Attacks _are_ on Linux machines. There have been Linux worms, Lion attacked
BIND, Ramen attacked rpc.statd and wu-ftpd, Slapper attached Apache, to
name a few. Attacks are on Solaris, the sadmin/IIS worm (which also attacked
IIS, a cross-platform worm, remember that, cool, huh?). Attacks are on FreeBSD,
Scalper worm attacked Apache.

How soon people seem to forget these things.

No, I don't think people are forgetting, but what Len was originally
pointing out is that Microsoft, *because* of their vast install base
*needs* to take a more proactive role in producing a secure OS.

And the reason you can call it a "toy" OS is that on one hand you have
*BSD, Linux and friends all with an annual budget of what, maybe $1M?  And
on the other hand you have a multi-billion dollar *software* company.

Which should churn out better software? :)


To pound it home one more time, worms that attack Microsoft products are a
bigger deal only because Microsoft has at least an order of magnitude greater
installbase than the nearest competitor.
Crist J. Clark                               crist.clark () globalstar com
Globalstar Communications                                (408) 933-4387

The information contained in this e-mail message is confidential,
intended only for the use of the individual or entity named above.
If the reader of this e-mail is not the intended recipient, or the
employee or agent responsible to deliver it to the intended recipient,
you are hereby notified that any review, dissemination, distribution or
copying of this communication is strictly prohibited.  If you have
received this e-mail in error, please contact postmaster () globalstar com

  By Date           By Thread  

Current thread:
[ Nmap | Sec Tools | Mailing Lists | Site News | About/Contact | Advertising | Privacy ]