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Re: and here are some answers [was: Quarantine your infected usersspreading malware]
You described it best, and home users are indeed the problem discussed.On Mon, Feb 20, 2006 at 07:49:04PM -0600, 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. Thanks, Rob.
However, the amount of insecure routers out there is scary by itself. Rob has a lot more data on that than me and I don't doubt what he said.
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