BOTNET reference involving oscilloscope

Leigh Porter leigh.porter at
Fri Nov 23 16:06:18 UTC 2007

We have a load of test kit here running Windows, it frightens me as it
gets moved from lab to lab office to office and nobody runs anything on
it to keep in check.

It's a sad sad world when you need anti virus software on your lab test kit!

I mean really, how screwed up is it to run Windows on a spectrum
analyser and then leave everything open, on SP1 with no firewall and no
patches and then go plugging it into peoples networks.


Howard C. Berkowitz wrote:
> Happy after-Thanksgiving to the USAians still digesting turkey. Indeed, I
> can give thanks to the NANOG community for existing; I've gained a great
> deal from it and want to keep giving back.
> I'm writing a Wikipedia article on the overall topic of swarming, which, of
> course, included DDoS. Unfortunately, I can't remember the title or author
> of a presentation that either was at NANOG or a Cisco security event.
> Precise, huh? :-<
> Anyway, I'm hoping someone will remember it and can give a URL. It was from
> a network security group at a European physics lab, had very good economic
> analysis, and one of its more powerful example is that an oscilloscope
> running Windows -- which no one thought of in applying security patches --
> was the place the malware hid while the security admins were scrubbing every
> obvious computer.
> Anyone happen to know where I can find it?

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