On Mon, Feb 20, 2006 at 07:49:04PM -0600, Rob Thomas wrote:
] 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.
true enough. but "auntie jane" doesn't have linux/unix web server(s)
or router(s) (other than the one provided by her ISP and managed by them)
and has zero clue about overly permissive <service> machines.
me thinks it is a -much- larger pool that gets taken advantage of
wiht a much higher threshold of ignorance about problems.