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Re: botnets: web servers, end-systems and Vint Cerf

  • From: Gadi Evron
  • Date: Fri Feb 16 21:58:03 2007

On Fri, 16 Feb 2007, Roland Dobbins wrote:
> On Feb 16, 2007, at 9:12 AM, <[email protected]> wrote:
> > It is regularly done with servers connected to the Internet.
> > There is no *COMPUTING* problem or technical problem.
> I beg to differ.  Yes, it is possible for tech-savvy users to secure  
> their machines pretty effectively.  But the level of technical  
> knowledge required to do so is completely out of line with, say, the  
> level of automotive knowledge required to safely operate an automobile.

In other words, we know how to secure them, and theoretically it is
possible to secure all of them.

In practice - not so much. As resources-wise and the
time-until-they-will-be-insecure-yet-again don't meet.