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Re: and here are some answers [was: Quarantine your infected usersspreading malware]

  • From: Rob Thomas
  • Date: Mon Feb 20 20:51:10 2006

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.

Rob Thomas
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