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Re: botnets: web servers, end-systems and Vint Cerf [LONG, sorry]
On Mon, 19 Feb 2007, Rich Kulawiec wrote:
Pop quiz, bonus round: how much does it cost Comcast to defend its mail servers from Verizon's spam, and vice versa? Heck, how much does it cost Comcast to defend its mail servers from its own spam?
How much do they spend on abuse/customer security? Is it more or less
than they spend on their mail servers? Even if they shifted all the money they spent on the mail departments (opex and capex) to their abuse/customer security departments would it make a significant difference?
Getting money usually isn't that much of a problem, within reason. Figuring out what to spend it on that actually makes a difference is the problem.