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Re: rr style scanning of non-customers

  • From: Randy Bush
  • Date: Sun Jun 15 01:01:41 2003

> According to a study by America Online, 89% of the computers with
> broadband connections are not safely configured.  91% of the computers had
> what AOL categorized as spyware installed.  In reality, the connection
> method isn't the determining factor.
> 
> http://www.staysafeonline.info/press/060403.pdf
> 
> Although firewalls and anti-virus helps, it doesn't prevent a determined
> user from infecting his own system.  Honeypots and passive detection
> systems aren't picking up the whole story.  The user is an important
> part of evaluating the security equation.

so where is the authoritative web site 

   <http://make-your-stinkin-windoze-system-safe.clue>

to which we can point all our friends (and use to lock down
our kids' machines/sites)?

randy





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