>>Ever occur to the anti-Microsoft zealots that, just _maybe_, more people
>>attempt to hack the IIS rather than, say, Apache.

>Maybe it's that "path of least resistance" theory?
Wanna bet how many people have tried to hack Apache or FreeBSD?
It may very well be that hacking MS is the path of least resistance.
But I think that it would be tough to deny that it's also a case of 
"let's just pile on the easy target".  And why are they the easy target?  
Because the market decided and they won.  Or because Gates is too rich?  
Or because the gov't is after MS?  Regardless of the reason, it's 
David vs. The Goliath, and everyone seems to always pull for David.

What is more likely to raise more eyebrows in the 
general press - hacking MS or FreeBSD or Apache?
MS of course.  Why?  Because their Goliath.



-----Original Message-----
From: Terry.Rhoades@blum.com [mailto:Terry.Rhoades@blum.com]
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2001 11:02 AM
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
Subject: RE: Webservers - IIS, etc.



>Ever occur to the anti-Microsoft zealots that, just _maybe_, more people
>attempt to hack the IIS rather than, say, Apache.

Maybe it's that "path of least resistance" theory?






 

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-----Original Message-----
From: Schenck, Don [mailto:Don.Schenck@pfizer.com]
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2001 8:39 AM
To: 'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
Subject: RE: Webservers - IIS, etc.


Don wrote:
>A more ACCURATE statistic would be this: Successful_Hacks / ATTEMPTED_Hacks
>Ever occur to the anti-Microsoft zealots that, just _maybe_, more people
>attempt to hack the IIS rather than, say, Apache.

Amen!  Well said.




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