William Poaster wrote:
> It was on Tue, 25 Apr 2006 08:38:35 +0100 when BearItAll posted this:
>> DFS wrote:
>>>> What you neglected to list among your point is the fact that 80%
>>>> of the world's spam is despatched from hijacked Windows computers.
> Funny isn't it. DooFu$ claims 95% of computers in the world run
> Windows, yet denies that 80% of spam comes from hijacked windoze
> Which would (according to his figures) only leave 5% of computers
> running other OSs to dish out 80% of spam.
Those are your ridiculous "figures", which emanate from your shallow, cola
brain: you apparently believe ONLY hijacked Windows systems send spam.
If there's one thing you can count on, it's that a "Linux advocate" will
> He disagrees with the security experts then:
... and usually will lie more than once in a post.
Where's the security expert that supports Roy Schestowitz's claim that 80%
of spam is sent by Windows zombies?
> Experts agree that you
> can reduce your risk by installing a personal firewall and antivirus
> software, and keeping your Windows Updates up to date.
> "Windows machines are popular with bot herders"
> Zombie PCs growing quickly online.
> More at:
> Clean system to zombie in 4 minutes:
> More than a thousand Windows PCs were hijacked recently.....
> ......305,922 attempts to break into six computers connected to the
> Internet via broadband DSL. (our Dell desktop PCs running different
> configurations of the Window XP operating system, an Apple Macintosh
> and a Microtel Linspire, which uses the Linux operating system.)
> Attackers successfully compromised the Dell Windows XP computer using
> Service Pack 1 nine times, and the Dell Windows 2003 Small Business
> server once. No other machines were breached.
> NO mention of linux/BSD/Apple etc machines....or maybe *they* are all
> lying too!