Worms versus Bots

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Tue May 4 20:05:10 UTC 2004

On Mon, 03 May 2004 20:53:50 PDT, Michel Py said:

> In other words: if one is stupid, one gets worm'ed or bot'ed.

However, up to 90% of the users *are* stupid:


Any network security scheme that fails to either (a) lower the stupidity rate
or (b) deliver a system that will protect that 90% from themselves is doomed.

We may be looking at a move back towards the WebTV appliance model (which
would thrill the media conglomerates to no end).

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