and here are some answers [was: Quarantine your infected users spreading malware]

bmanning at bmanning at
Tue Feb 21 06:02:31 UTC 2006

On Mon, Feb 20, 2006 at 07:49:04PM -0600, 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.
> Thanks,
> Rob.

	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. 


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