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Re: [News] Estimated Number of Windows Zombies: up to 47 Million

  • Subject: Re: [News] Estimated Number of Windows Zombies: up to 47 Million
  • From: "DFS" <nospam@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 10:45:48 -0400
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: BellSouth Internet Group
  • References: <1281916.xpyD1k5g01@schestowitz.com> <1145889998.47839.0@despina.uk.clara.net> <1929632.Vllg1B9IZl@schestowitz.com> <Ot63g.8416$t61.6813@bignews6.bellsouth.net> <1145950715.35806.0@iris.uk.clara.net> <pan.2006.>
  • Xref: news.mcc.ac.uk comp.os.linux.advocacy:1103825
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.
>>> Liar.
>> Dipshit.
> Funny isn't it. DooFu$ claims 95% of computers in the world run
> Windows, yet denies that 80% of spam comes from hijacked windoze
> machines
> 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.
> http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,116841,00.asp
> "Windows machines are popular with bot herders"
> Zombie PCs growing quickly online.
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4685238.stm
> More at:
> Clean system to zombie in 4 minutes:
> http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/11/30/1932245
> More than a thousand Windows PCs were hijacked recently.....
> http://castlecops.com/modules.php?name=News&file=print&sid=3164
> ......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!

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