"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
"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"