Saturday, 18 September 2010

IPv6 in any given day

This is a previous result of some research that I am doing in IPv6 usage.

From the access in IPv6 received by (just www) this is the distribution of OSs and browsers in a random day that I selected on September:

{'Googlebot': 170, 'Windows': 2878, 'Unknown': 772, 'Linux': 3933, 'Macintosh': 2214}
{'Konqueror': 99, 'Firefox': 5732, 'Microsoft Internet Explorer': 1174, 'Chrome': 844, 'Opera': 383, 'Safari': 729}

Errata: It's not a day, it's a week

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Need a botnet, only $9.00 the hour

Adding a bit of salt to the problem of botnets and the topic about "Attack as a Service (AaaS)" (not sure if the term really exists) this note is intersting:

Study finds the average price for renting a botnet
"Based on an experiment conducted by researchers from VeriSign’s iDefense Intelligence Operations Team, involving 25 different "rent a botnet" underground marketplace propositions, they were able to conclude that the average price for renting a botnet is $67 for 24 hours, and $9 for hourly access."

Some other articles about bontnets:
The attack of the opt-in botnets

The biggest cloud on the planet is owned by ... the crooks