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Windows Web Servers "most hacked"

Posted by Richard Goodwin on 10:35, 10/1/2001 | ,
 
Okay, so we don't usually stoop to MS bashing, but here's some interesting information about web servers pointing to just how bad Windows security is.

attrition.org (website notable for, amongst other things, an archive of websites that have been defaced), have announced that Windows servers account for around two thirds of defacements despite the fact that NT/Win2K only serves between 20-30% of sites.

At the time of writing the most recent site to be hacked that people here in the UK will be interested to note was Boots, although they seem to have replaced the original site within a day and so the mirror is here.

Please note that this is not an invitation to hack this (Unix) server! :)

Source: The Register
 

  Windows Web Servers "most hacked"
  (13:01 10/1/2001)
  Richard Goodwin (13:12 10/1/2001)
    Justin (23:47 11/1/2001)
      Richard Goodwin (11:04 12/1/2001)
        John Duffell (11:34 12/1/2001)
          Justin (18:23 12/1/2001)
            John Duffell (21:43 12/1/2001)
              Rob Kendrick (00:09 13/1/2001)
 
Rob Kendrick Message #88220, posted at 13:01, 10/1/2001
Unregistered user Is this strictly RISC OS news or a RISC OS resource?
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Richard Goodwin Message #88221, posted at 13:12, 10/1/2001, in reply to message #88220
Unregistered user It's of probable interest to our target audience. Have you not read the comp.sys.acorn.* newsgroups before Rob? ;)
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Justin Message #88222, posted at 23:47, 11/1/2001, in reply to message #88221
Unregistered user I'm reasonable sure I've seen the newsgroups once in a while. Reports about other operating systems would fall into the category of advocacy, wouldn't they ?
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Richard Goodwin Message #88223, posted at 11:04, 12/1/2001, in reply to message #88222
Unregistered user Is it advocacy if you're preaching to the converted, and/or there's no-one disagreeing with the content of the "news"? I dunno, advocacy these days seems to be more like a shouting match. Personally I was just trying to fill a slow news week with something interesting :)

It might be worth asking what people think - the next poll could be something like "are you interested in related news items not directly concerned with RISC OS?". After all, Drobe, Cyber Village, riscos.org and .net all have varying degrees of non-RISC OS news, does this mean TIB should or shouldn't do the same? How far should it go? For instance, Napster (Gnutella etc.) news might be of interest to users of Riscster, but if they're into the whole scene do they already get the same news from Slashdot?

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John Duffell Message #88224, posted at 11:34, 12/1/2001, in reply to message #88223
Unregistered user Well to put my vote in, as long as it isn't excessive then it's OK, I like to have something to read, and that particular example was as good as anything. I suppose it depende whether we want each site to be strictly classified, RISC OS only etc. Drobe has different sections, so you don't have tor ead non-RISC OS news if you don't want.
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Justin Message #88225, posted at 18:23, 12/1/2001, in reply to message #88224
Unregistered user My vote would be that if you're doing non-RO related news, then put it elsewhere than on the mainpage and don't stoop to knocking any platform,
because IMO that isn't what 'news' is.

Providing commentary's on an article, as these forums are is quite different, though :-)
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John Duffell Message #88226, posted at 21:43, 12/1/2001, in reply to message #88225
Unregistered user Yes, the drobe format where you can read each news separately is good. I wouldn't say they were particularly knocking windows, although it was reflecting on windows badly. Probably missing it out of the RISC OS news and creating a new section for other stuff of interest, as Justin says, would be best.
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Rob Kendrick Message #88227, posted at 00:09, 13/1/2001, in reply to message #88226
Unregistered user Actually, I havn't read any usenet for a while... I'm not intending on starting again, either.
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