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 From honeypot to bot in minutes

"During the experiment's run, both the PC running XP SP1 and the Mac saw about 340 attacks per hour. However, none of the attacks against the Mac amounted to anything, while the PC was successfully compromised nine times during the two-week experiment. The PC running SBS was hit 61 times per hour, and was ultimately hijacked. The machines with firewalls and the Linspire box saw fewer than four attacks per hour, none of which were successful. There's nothing like going for the low-hanging fruit."

 (Submitted by Noel Thu Dec 2, 2004 )


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