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Re: How much longer..

  • From: Charles Sprickman
  • Date: Wed Aug 13 16:36:25 2003

On Wed, 13 Aug 2003, Crist Clark wrote:

> Attacks _are_ on Linux machines. There have been Linux worms, Lion attacked
> BIND, Ramen attacked rpc.statd and wu-ftpd, Slapper attached Apache, to
> name a few. Attacks are on Solaris, the sadmin/IIS worm (which also attacked
> IIS, a cross-platform worm, remember that, cool, huh?). Attacks are on FreeBSD,
> Scalper worm attacked Apache.
> How soon people seem to forget these things.

No, I don't think people are forgetting, but what Len was originally
pointing out is that Microsoft, *because* of their vast install base
*needs* to take a more proactive role in producing a secure OS.

And the reason you can call it a "toy" OS is that on one hand you have
*BSD, Linux and friends all with an annual budget of what, maybe $1M?  And
on the other hand you have a multi-billion dollar *software* company.

Which should churn out better software? :)


> To pound it home one more time, worms that attack Microsoft products are a
> bigger deal only because Microsoft has at least an order of magnitude greater
> installbase than the nearest competitor.
> --
> Crist J. Clark                     
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