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From David kerber <>
Subject Re: Tomcat access log reveals hack attempt: "HEAD /manager/html HTTP/1.0" 404
Date Tue, 16 Apr 2013 18:53:24 GMT
On 4/16/2013 2:26 PM, André Warnier wrote:


> The trick is to make the vaccine cheap enough and easy enough to
> administer, so that there will be a significant enough proportion of
> "vaccinated servers" to make the virus statistically ineffective.
> Maybe if we find a simple patch to Tomcat to introduce this 404-delay,
> we could hire a botnet to distribute the patch ?
> Mmmm, maybe there is another idea there : how about an anti-botnet botnet ?

Microsoft already works with the DOJ and DHS occasionally doing 
something like this.  It has been a while, but I have seen articles 
referring to it.

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