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You must be at least this Secure to ride on the Internet

Oct 08, 2010, 10:34 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"My friend Richi Jennings is fond of the idea that users with malware-infected PCs should be cut off from the Internet. To this, I say not just "Yes," but "Hell yes." And, as he pointed out, other people are getting behind this idea of helping to clean up the litter of spam, malware, and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that junks up the Internet highway.

"Comcast, as Jennings pointed out, will be letting imalware-nfected users know that they've got garbage on their hard disk, but not keeping them off the net. Darn it.

"Microsoft's Corporate VP of Trustworthy Computing, Scott Charney, has just suggested, that "Just as when an individual who is not vaccinated puts others' health at risk, computers that are not protected or have been compromised with a bot put others at risk and pose a greater threat to society. In the physical world, international, national, and local health organizations identify, track and control the spread of disease"

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