[Dshield] OS Comparisions
peteoutside at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 16 17:29:55 GMT 2005
Mrcorp <mrcorp at yahoo.com> wrote: I did do a study on default installs of OS out of the bocx and after patching.
Its older, but if there were interest, I could do it again.
We also need data on attacks seen in the wild and the "market share" of the various operating systems out there.
Say Redhat makes up 5% of all installs worldwide. Then you would expect 5% of all attacks worldwide to target Redhat, plus or minus a certain range. If you find that this is not the case, then you start searching for reasons why: (example: "Is it harder to crack a default install?")
The end goal is to ask and answer the questions, If you switch operating systems, will it affect your security? Why?
These investigations are great support, but I think we really need those other data to perform the analysis.
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