Botnets exploit Linux owners' ignorance
May 08, 2010, 20:02 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Phil Muncaster)
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"A lack of knowledge and awareness about how to use Linux mail
servers could be contributing to the disproportionately large
number of Linux machines being exploited to send spam, according to
new Symantec Hosted Services research.
"The firm's latest monthly MessageLabs Intelligence Report found
that Linux-based computers are five times more likely to send spam
than Windows PCs.
"Mat Nisbet, a malware data analyst at Symantec Hosted Services,
explained in a blog post yesterday that he decided to dig deeper
into the potential causes."
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