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  • Dale Gulledge thinks this is interesting:

The real problem is the hundreds of thousands, possibly millions, of nescient computer users who are vulnerable to attack. They're using DSL or cable modems, they're always on the Internet with static IP addresses, and they can be taken over and used as launching pads for these (and other) attacks. The media is focusing on the mega e-corporations that are under attack, but the real story is the individual systems.

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Cover of Secrets and Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World, 15th Anniversary Edition

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This is the answer to users who don't think they'll be targeted. Their bandwidth is a valuable intermediate target in attacks against others.