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

From: <Valdis.Kletnieks_at_nospam>
Date: Fri May 11 2007 - 03:12:47 GMT
To: "J. Oquendo" <sil@infiltrated.net>

On Thu, 10 May 2007 15:12:01 EDT, "J. Oquendo" said:

> be security conscious" then you are the fool here. Of the
> couple of thousand of brute force bots I see, none are on
> Windows.

Meanwhile, Vint Cerf was estimating 140 *million* compromised hosts, and they're sure as hell not all Linux boxes.

Those several thousand ssh-pounders are insignificant compared to the overall problem. In fact, if you estimate that Linux has even a 1% market share, if Linux was equally heavily exploited, you'd expect to see 1.4 million pwned Linux boxes, rather than just a "couple of thousand".

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