This refers to a blog entry I posted early in January. My good friend, Bryan Fite, has posted a comment and I didn’t want to let it pass un-noticed because I think he makes an important – and eloquently put – point. Bryan says:
Are the rats contained to the sewer/cellar? I contend they are in your pantry caressing your breakfast. They are on your AD Admin’s desktop. How would you know? The botnots of the past were used to DoS or deploy SPAM. The new breed of rootkit is dedicated to harvesting access credentials and establishing a base of operations. OPCR (Other People’s Computing Resources) are an incredible motivator for criminals. How can you protect the castle when the family jewels are in the fields?
It would be interesting to get some other thoughts on this topic – feel free to post comments!