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Re: [Full-disclosure] Linux big bang theory....

From: <Valdis.Kletnieks_at_nospam>
Date: Thu May 10 2007 - 19:04:07 GMT
To: "J. Oquendo" <sil@infiltrated.net>


On Thu, 10 May 2007 13:24:24 EDT, "J. Oquendo" said:

> If you were an attacker what would you rather have?
>
> 10k Linux machines
> 10k Windows machines

Depends on the goals. A Linux box is probably easier to use remotely. However, your presence on the Windows box is far less likely to be noticed.

And if I was doing a targeted attack on an organization, I'd probably trade 10K of *any* machine out on the open Internet for that old VMS machine in the target's DMZ....



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