Re: [Asrg] Computer Security Communication Network

Martijn Grooten <> Sun, 16 December 2012 16:03 UTC

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I am a bit unsure about what the problem is you're trying to tackle in your post, and how you intend to tackle it.

But since this discussion started with the problem of bots sending spam, can you explain how it would solve or mitigate the following two cases:

1. I run a small site using WordPress as the CMS. Because of laziness, not being well-informed about the need for security, or because I run a plug-in that isn't compatible with the most recent version of WordPress, I haven't updated in a while. My site has been compromised and is used to spread spam.

2. I have an old computer running Windows XP that's still working well enough to browse the Internet with. I haven't run any updates unless strictly necessary for my browsing experience. Through a drive-by download on a compromised website, my computer has been turned into a spam-sending bot.

In both cases, let's assume I don't live in the US.



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