I know, but the article was geared towards IIS and not email viruses, so the
desktop user base is a bit irrelevant.  How much of the Windows user base is
actually NT?  And then how many actually have IIS running?

Server insecurity being blamed on the number of users making it a juicier
target is a cop out.  Not a justified excuse.

Adam Lang
Systems Engineer
Rutgers Casualty Insurance Company
http://www.rutgersinsurance.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Franz" <franz400@triad.rr.com>
To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
Sent: Monday, December 31, 2001 12:57 PM
Subject: Re: Is IIS worth the risk?


> I think the article's description of "gigantic install base" refers to the
> desktops,
> not the servers. Email virus generally attack desktop Outlook & Outlook
> Express
> (because it's easy and causes great "panic"). Behind the 26% IIS servers
on
> the
> net are an incredible amount of desktops. Someone could theoretically
> interfere
> with the 5250 data stream, but who would notice?
> imho
> jim franz
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Adam Lang" <aalang@rutgersinsurance.com>
> To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
> Sent: Monday, December 31, 2001 11:31 AM
> Subject: Re: Is IIS worth the risk?
>
>
> > Quote from article:
> >
> > "Worms, site defacements, and DDoS (distributed denial of service)
attacks
> > strike non-Microsoft servers daily. Microsoft simply makes a juicier
> target,
> > mostly by virtue of its gigantic installed base, than any of its
> > competitors."
> >
> > Which is a load of crap.  This justifies email viruses.  Apache owns 60%
> of
> > the webserver market.  IIS about 20 to 25%.
> >
> > Adam Lang
> > Systems Engineer
> > Rutgers Casualty Insurance Company
> > http://www.rutgersinsurance.com
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: <jpcarr@tredegar.com>
> > To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
> > Sent: Monday, December 31, 2001 11:09 AM
> > Subject: Is IIS worth the risk?
> >
> >
> > >
> > > Neat article.
> > >
> > > http://www.infoworld.com/articles/tc/xml/01/12/24/011224tcpcp.xml
> > >
> > > Maybe should write to the writers and name some server that may not
have
> > > had any publicity about being the target of viruses.
> > >
> > > John
>
>
>
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