[Dshield] Is it true that Linux users do not fear Viruses and Trojans (+ some vital questions)

John Draper crunch at shopip.com
Fri Oct 11 01:01:15 GMT 2002


>Firewalls ultimately will fail to stop a determined and knowledgable 
>intruder.   This fact however does not negate their usage.  A 
>well-configured firewall most likely would have stopped this attack. 
> The attack in itself seemed opportunistic and malicious.  It is not 
>unheard of that an attacker would erase all of one's data, but it is 
>increasingly rare.  

Thats the real problem with today's companies.   They are so tight with their IT budget that they never spend any money to either hire someone who knows anything about security,   or not purchase any security related hardware,   but BOY!  when they get hacked,   they then realise how much they can loose.

Evven a medium size company should budget at least $50,000 into Securing their network,  by either hiring an expert,   or going out and getting an Intrusion Prevention System.

John





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