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Sick PCs should be banned from the net says Microsoft

Oct 07, 2010, 12:33 (17 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to James Ferguson for this link. ]

"Virus-infected computers that pose a risk to other PCs should be blocked from the net, a senior researcher at software giant Microsoft suggests.

"The proposal is based on lessons from public health, said Scott Charney of the firm's Trustworthy Computing team.

"It is designed to tackle botnets - networks of infected computers under the control of cybercriminals.

"Putting machines in temporary quarantine would stop the spread of a virus and allow it to be cleaned."

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