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Re: [News] [Rival] Australia May Cut Windows PCs with Malware off the Internet

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____/ William Poaster on Tuesday 15 Sep 2009 23:56 : \____

> On Tue, 15 Sep 2009 22:45:14 +0000, above the shrieking & FUDding of the
> trolls, Wintrolls Lie was heard to say:
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> ISPs asked to cut off malware-infected PCs
>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>> | The Internet Industry Association (IIA) has drafted a new code of
>>> | conduct that suggests Internet Service Providers (ISPs) contact, and
>>> | in some cases disconnect, customers that have malware-infected
>>> | computers. The drafted code, which will not be mandatory, suggested
>>> | ISPs take a four- step approach to protecting customers.
>>> | Identification of compromised computers Contact affected customer
>>> | Provision of information and advice to fix the compromised system; and
>>> | A reporting function for alerting about serious scale threats, such as
>>> | those, that may threaten national security.
>>> `----
>>> http://itnews.com.au/News/155673,isps-asked-to-cut-off-malware-infected-pcs.aspx
>> This is a step in the right direction. Microsoft have had a decade or more
>> to produce secure SW. They clearly are unable to do it. For IPSs to take
>> action will cost money and resources. They should be allowed to charge
>> Microsoft for any costs they incur in this task.
> Back in 2004, Gates, predicted a spam-free world by 2006. Gates went out
> on a limb and professed that, in just two year's time, spam would be a
> solved problem. Sure enough, in 2009 not only is that *not* the case, but
> Gates' forecast was so far off, that it actually managed to describe the
> *complete opposite situation* at the end of 2007.
> As you say, M$ have had ten years or more to fix their crapware, but just
> seem incapable of doing it.

"Spam will be a thing of the past in two yearsâ time."

                                --Bill Gates, 2004

They don't even patch XP anymore, even though they promised.

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