[LINK] Storm Worm Botnet More Powerful Than Top Supercomputers
adrian at creative.net.au
Tue Sep 11 16:32:30 EST 2007
On Tue, Sep 11, 2007, Craig Sanders wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 11, 2007 at 11:03:59AM +0800, Adrian Chadd wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 11, 2007, Howard Lowndes wrote:
> > > >M$ allows people to communicate and get work done. Imagine what
> > > >would happen to the economy if the government outlawed M$ software
> > > >tomorrow.
> > >
> > > No spam - reduced traffic costs - bring it on.
> > Ah, the view of an ISP. :)
> and the view of most people who have to deal with the deluge of spam and
> viruses - sysadmins, support techs, IT managers, etc.
Weird. I thought the "solution" in the real world these days was to
"buy an Ironport." Or are they becoming ineffective?
> > I'm sure the next phase of spammers would then be owned VMs and colo servers
> > running phpbb. God knows how many of those are out there.
> that would actually be a good thing.
> since there are far less of them they'd all end up in a blacklist in less than
> a month.
There's already blacklists of virus/spam spewing owned machines, dialup/ADSL/cable
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