The Caffeinated Penguin

musings of a crackpot hacker

Windows boxen = 80% of spam

Posted By on June 8, 2004

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In a nutshell, virus/worm/trojan infected Windows machines are being used to spam people.

As I've said before – Windows represents a clear an present danger to the stability of the internet.

Oh, and I love this bit:

“As a complement to existing mail server and client based tools, service providers need to arm themselves with network-based anti-spam defences and combat this growing form of malicious traffic.”

  • Marc Morin, Sandvine (the guys who posted these numbers), quoted here.

Not anything akin to “we need to stop Windows Losers from getting their machines compromised” or anything like that.

Come on folks – these boxes are getting rooted and no one cares. It's like MS is completely off the hook here. WTF?


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