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

From: J. Oquendo <sil_at_nospam>
Date: Thu May 10 2007 - 19:12:01 GMT
To: KJKHyperion <hackbunny@s0ftpj.org>, full-disclosure <full-disclosure@lists.grok.org.uk>

KJKHyperion wrote:
> why, Windows machines of course, I'm an attacker, not a fool! If you
> were a terrorist, what would you rather do?
> Crash the Twin Towers
> Crash the dollar
> There is no such thing as an "attacker". All actions, even such an
> individual's, are driven by economical considerations.
With this said, if I were an attacker with economics in mind why would I want to target a machine which has X amount of vendors sifting through the much of malware and viruses when I could spawn off an semi undetectable program and KEEP IT THERE without having to wait for the next best thing.

I don't know about your logics on economics, but if I were the attacker and I was looking for a constant steady stream of revenue, I would go the Linux route. And if you think for a second that "Boohoo Linux users are more inclined to be security conscious" then you are the fool here. Of the couple of thousand of brute force bots I see, none are on Windows.

Whatever though, to each their own mechanisms of thought. If you truly believe its all fine and dandy and things won't get progressively worse by giving Linux to inexperienced users, you are in for a rude awakening. If you haven't stopped to read the facts that malware, *ware creators are getting more savvy, then you seem to be stuck somewhere in a world of fantasy. -- ==================================================== J. Oquendo http://pgp.mit.edu:11371/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0x1383A743 echo infiltrated.net|sed 's/^/sil@/g' "Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something." -- Plato

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