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From Christopher Schultz <ch...@christopherschultz.net>
Subject Re: Tomcat access log reveals hack attempt: "HEAD /manager/html HTTP/1.0" 404
Date Wed, 17 Apr 2013 17:48:33 GMT
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Mark,

On 4/17/13 8:49 AM, Mark H. Wood wrote:
> Yes.  But someone *does* own the botted computers, and their own 
> operations are slightly affected.  I have wondered if there is
> some way to make a bot so intrusive that many more owners will ask 
> themselves, "why is my computer so slow/weird/whatever?  I'd
> better get it looked at.  Maybe I should install a virus scanner."

People *do* do this (notice their computer sucking) but mostly (at
least Americans) will just go out and buy another one, assuming that
their computer just isn't fast enough to "work well" after owning it
for a few years.

<soapbox>It's sad that most of us have more computing resources
beneath our fingertips than spacecraft do, yet we upgrade every few
years because MS Office has gotten fatter. </soapbox>

- -chris
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