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

From: kefka <kefka_at_nospam>
Date: Fri May 11 2007 - 06:13:33 GMT
To: full-disclosure <full-disclosure@lists.grok.org.uk>


Exactly, isn't a 10k-strong botnet, kind of the average?

And tons of those children are using old-old-*OLD* worm/bots/whatever you want to call them.

Anyway, since you're probably just talking about a large imaginary number, I'd say linux hosts for raw processing power (since, if it's an AMD box or anything even slightly obscure, it can actually use the processor correctly). Otherwise, in terms of ability to clog a network with garbage, I wouldn't care if they were linux or windows, I'd care about the speed of their connection.

I think the point is moot, being that we're talking about infecting a lot of hosts, your target is Windows...unless you're actually smart, then it's Cisco IOS.

Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu wrote:
> 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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