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Botnets must die

Aug 25, 2009, 17:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"Think about that. Every major Western social network was brought to its knees because a small group of people were ticked off at one guy.

"We can't let this continue. Catching the botnet masters has proved to be close to impossible. So we're going to have to try another approach.

"The only way I can see of doing it is to choke off the botnets. Since all -- I repeat all -- botnets run on poorly secured Windows systems, I think Internet service providers have to either block compromised PCs from getting to the Internet in the first place or force-feed security upgrades into them."

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