Re: latest on botnets
On Sat, 18 Feb 2006 16:28:28 -0600
Hugo Vanwoerkom <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> has some unbelievable numbers: the average botnet (network of
> compromised PC's) has 36,8000 members!
> None of these can be Debian boxes running chkroot regularly, right?
> They are all M$ boxes.
> Is that a believable number?
No, the comma is positioned incorrectly. Is it 36,800 or 368,000?
Since the article uses the same bogus number I assume by the paragraph
following that number that the author meant 36,800, not an unbelievable
number at all if one considers the average internet-connected
lifetime-before-invasion of an unpatched XP machine is only 12 minutes.
Cybe R. Wizard
When Windows are opened the bugs come in.