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Re: How many backbones here are filtering the makelovenotspam screensaver site?
On Thu, 2 Dec 2004, Steven Champeon wrote: > > on Thu, Dec 02, 2004 at 02:56:29PM -0500, Hannigan, Martin wrote: > > Possibly. What will happen if the Lycos botnet gets hijacked? > > > > The conversations between the clients and the servers don't appear > > to be keyed. If a million clients got owned, it would be the > > equivalent of an electronic Bubonic Plague with no antidote. > > You mean, like the existing botnets we already know exist but are > already under the control of spammers? > > What's the difference? Why is everyone so upset about Lycos and nobody > seems to be doing much of anything about the /existing botnets/, which > conservative estimates already put at anywhere from 1-3K per botnet > to upwards of 1-5M hosts total? perhaps the difference is 'reponsible people' don't go out and recruit botnets... Lycos, as a corporate entity with it's business model dependent upon the health and wellbeing of the Internet would try to be 'responsible', or so I would have thought. arguing that there are murderers and rapists out there and that 'nothing is being done' is hardly reason to become one yourself. -Chris