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

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____/ William Poaster on Wednesday 16 Sep 2009 11:01 : \____

> On Wed, 16 Sep 2009 10:32:26 +0100, above the shrieking & FUDding of the
> trolls, Roy Schestowitz was heard to say:
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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.
> Don't they? So in effect they're trying to push people into using Vista,
> or 7 when it's released..

Few machines can run the damn thing (Vista and the Vista "7" SP).
They know it'll backfire and Linux will gain.

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