Cause of virii
Posted Oct 24, 2006 7:19 UTC (Tue) by khim
In reply to: Cause of virii
Parent article: Critical Linux security API is still a kludge (Inquirer)
As far as I can tell it all comes down to the fact that there are fewer Linux machines out there
That's not 100% true. If you count number of systems (including unattached systems) - then it's of course true, but if you count available bandwidth... How many ADSL Windows PC will you need to match just one 1GBit-connected Linux server ? If you'll cound available bandwidth (and that's what spam relay's are need, right?) then Linux is already more attractive target. And we do see attacks from that angle (sendmail worms few years back, PHP-worms today, etc). I fail to see how Dazuko will help anything there: it's way too easy to write PHP worm if you know the bug in it... You need to fix PHP to stop PHP worms!
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