The Difference Between Theory and Practice

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| McAfee's Avert Labs recently provided some very enlightening insight into the
| very real difference between what people believe is going on, and what is
| really happening - specifically with respect to how their systems are
| protected by a current antivirus product.
|
| [...]
|
| With more than 90% of respondents indicating that they were maintaining
| daily / weekly coverage from their antivirus software, it might be somewhat
| of a surprise to see that 49% of respondents were actually not running any
| antivirus software, or antivirus software that was not updating definitions
| on a daily or weekly basis.
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http://www.beskerming.com/commentary...y_and_Practice

Hacker breaks into eBay server, locks users out

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| EBay faces attacks to compromise its systems "every day," Sharpe said. "After
| learning of the recent situation, we quickly reacted to it," she said.
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http://www.linuxworld.com.au/index.p...852913&rid=-50

EBay and the media recently spread some FUD by implying that there are many
Linux zombies out there rather than crackers that use Linux (because it's a
powerful O/S) to control massive armies of Microsoft Windows zombies.

http://toolbar.netcraft.com/site_rep...//www.ebay.com

Hosting HistoryNetblock Owner IP address OS Web Server Last changed
eBay, Inc 2145 Hamilton Ave San Jose CA US 95008 66.135.194.100 Windows 2000
Microsoft-IIS/5.0 2-Sep-2007
eBay, Inc 2145 Hamilton Ave San Jose CA US 95008 66.135.214.176 Windows 2000
Microsoft-IIS/5.0 26-Jul-2007
eBay, Inc 2145 Hamilton Ave San Jose CA US 95008 66.135.194.100 Windows 2000
Microsoft-IIS/5.0 9-Jun-2007
eBay, Inc 2145 Hamilton Ave San Jose CA US 95008 66.135.208.89 Windows 2000
Microsoft-IIS/5.0 3-Jun-2007
eBay, Inc 2145 Hamilton Ave San Jose CA US 95008 66.135.192.123 Windows 2000
Microsoft-IIS/5.0 20-Apr-2007
eBay, Inc 2145 Hamilton Ave San Jose CA US 95008 66.135.192.123 Windows 2000
Microsoft-IIS/5.0 10-Apr-2007
eBay, Inc 2145 Hamilton Ave San Jose CA US 95008 66.135.192.123 Windows 2000
Microsoft-IIS/5.0 2-Mar-2007
eBay, Inc 2145 Hamilton Ave San Jose CA US 95008 66.135.192.123 Windows 2000
Microsoft-IIS/5.0 21-Jan-2007
eBay, Inc 2145 Hamilton Ave San Jose CA US 95008 66.135.192.123 Windows 2000
Microsoft-IIS/5.0 2-Dec-2006
eBay, Inc 2145 Hamilton Ave San Jose CA US 95008 66.135.192.123 Windows 2000
Microsoft-IIS/5.0 21-Oct-2006


Related:

http://toolbar.netcraft.com/site_rep...ankofindia.com

67.15.253.6 Windows Server 2003 Microsoft-IIS/6.0 21-May-2007
64.39.18.73 Windows 2000 Microsoft-IIS/5.0 22-Jan-2005
204.176.140.102 Linux Apache/1.3.27 Unix Red-Hat/Linux PHP/4.1.2
mod_perl/1.24
14-Jan-2003
204.176.140.102 Linux Apache/1.3.22 Unix Red-Hat/Linux PHP/4.0.6
mod_perl/1.24
12-Sep-2002
204.176.140.102 Linux Apache/1.3.22 Unix Red-Hat/Linux PHP/4.0.1pl2
mod_perl/1.24 27-Jun-2002
204.176.140.102 Linux Apache/1.3.12 Unix Red Hat/Linux mod_ssl/2.6.6
OpenSSL/0.9.5a PHP/4.0.1pl2 mod_perl/1.24 28-Jun-2001
204.176.140.102 unknown Apache/1.3.12 Unix Red Hat/Linux mod_ssl/2.6.6
OpenSSL/0.9.5a PHP/4.0.1pl2 mod_perl/1.24 27-Jun-2001
204.176.140.102 Linux Apache/1.3.12 Unix Red Hat/Linux mod_ssl/2.6.6
OpenSSL/0.9.5a PHP/4.0.1pl2 mod_perl/1.24 22-Jan-2001
204.176.140.102 Linux Apache/1.3.6 Unix PHP/3.0.7 17-Nov-2000


Breaking: Bank of India seriously compromised

http://sunbeltblog.blogspot.com/2007...seriously.html


How the Online Trust Model is Broken - The Bank of India.com attack

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| Manually entering the addresses into a browser will load some of them,
| suggesting that those upstream malware sources are active (others have
| already been shut down).
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http://www.beskerming.com/commentary...dia.com_attack


Indian Bank Restores Site After Malware Attack

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| The bank has closed the site on Friday after it found that the site had been
| hacked,
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/2007...pcworld/136716