Sunday, January 16, 2005

Honeypot Trend Analysis

Last month the Honeynet Project published a <a href="http://seclists.org/lists/honeypots/2004/Oct-
Dec/0141.html">paper that will surely fan the flames of just about
any which-is-better argument. In short, the project claims that, for
unpatched systems, the life expectancy for MS-based systems continues to
decrease while the same for Linux-based systems has greatly increased
(MS lost a few minutes, Linux gained a couple months).

I don't know
that I agree with the possible reasons that they listed. They
completely ignored statistics on malicious code. It'll make for a good
loud-conversation-starter at the next Internet Professionals meeting though.