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RE: WANTED: ISPs with DDoS defense solutions

  • From: Stephen J. Wilcox
  • Date: Thu Jul 31 18:08:10 2003

> I did a test about 6 months ago. almost a honeypot, but not quite.
> put a standard windows ME system on a RW IP
> put a $60 cable router in front of a similiar system.
> the ME was compromised and made into a Bot in 3 hours.
> The $60 router protected one was not compromised in the
> 2 weeks it was used.
> 
> Both had AV and were updated daily via automation.

Ok I've not done this but I wasnt aware vanilla installs that are patched had 
such glaring holes? My first thought is surely a default install has no open 
ports other than netbios and I assume all file sharing is disabled? No?

Steve