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Re: and here are some answers [was: Quarantine your infected users spreading malware]
From: "Christopher L. Morrow" <christopher.morrow () verizonbusiness com>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2006 02:12:07 +0000 (GMT)


On Mon, 20 Feb 2006, Rob Thomas wrote:


Hey, Bill.

]     wht is the mean-time-to-infection for a stock windows XP system
]     when plugged intot he net?... 2-5minutes?  you can't get patches
]     down that fast.

The same case can be made for Linux and Unix-based web servers with
vulnerable PHP-based tools.  There's also a large number of poorly
configured devices such as routers with easily guessed passwords,
overly permissive DNS name servers, etc.

It's not simply a Windows problem.

it's also not just a 'i got infected over the net' problem... where is
that sean when you need his nifty stats :) Something about no matter what
you filter grandpa-jones will find a way to click on the nekkid jiffs of
Anna Kournikova again :(

anyway, someone mentioned the rafts of posts in the archives, it'd be nice
if this was all just referred there :(


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