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

  • From: Christopher L. Morrow
  • Date: Mon Feb 20 21:13:29 2006

On Mon, 20 Feb 2006, 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.

it's also not just a 'i got infected over the net' problem... where is
that sean when you need his nifty stats :) Something about no matter what
you filter grandpa-jones will find a way to click on the nekkid jiffs of
Anna Kournikova again :(

anyway, someone mentioned the rafts of posts in the archives, it'd be nice
if this was all just referred there :(