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Oct 10 2008   7:58PM GMT

Counterfeit Metrics – Type II Reverse Engineering

Troy Tate Profile: Troy Tate

If you are into metrics, you might find this article rather interesting. For Good Measure: Type II Reverse Engineering

A couple of the security metrics I find interesting:

Counterfeit hosts (zombied/botted): 30% (estimated)
Odds that neither end of a P2P session is øwned: 50–50
Bytes required to counterfeit a presidential candidate: 1

Dollar value of counterfeit Cuban
cigars: $100 million
Dollar value of counterfeit whisky: $700 million
Dollar value of counterfeit IT: $100 billion

Information like this really helps you understand why hackers and criminals do the things they do. I’m not endorsing it by any means.

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