Brian Fung (stupidly misleading title):

Together, the four Amazon-hosted sites accounted for 6 percent of all malware Solutionary found in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to the report. Amazon (whose chief executive, Jeffrey P. Bezos, owns The Washington Post) is the leading malware host among global hosting providers, followed closely by GoDaddy.

And:

A typical eight-character alphanumeric password might cost as little as $45 to crack.

Pretty wild to think about the fact that for $45 worth of Amazon servers you can crack some passwords. Also pretty wild to think about the fact that GoDaddy itself isn’t considered spam.


Posted by Ben Brooks