Sunday, October 07, 2007

Linux: The Phisher's Best Friend

Here's an interesting thought. Linux is the platform of choice for hosting phishing sites and botnet command centers, according to Dave Cullinane, eBay CISO, speaking at a Microsoft-sponsored conference.

Now, I know what you're thinking. What else is he going to say at a Microsoft backed event? But this isn't the first time this point has come up. Apache has some vulnerabilities, making it exploited for half of all web attacks, and Linux has a share of that.

But, on the other hand, Linux is only used for hosting bot controllers, not the zombies themselves, which remain strictly Windows-based.

I guess it's six of one, half a dozen of the other.

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