US studying Australian Internet security program

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    US studying Australian Internet security program.

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  2. blacknight

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    Welcome, Big Brother. :mad:
     
  3. xxJackxx

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    "The government is reviewing an Australian program that will allow Internet service providers to alert customers if their computers are taken over by hackers and could limit online access if people don't fix the problem."


    Really? If they can do that why don't they just limit the online access of the hackers? Let's blame the victims and let the criminals run free. o_O
     
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    They should not limit them, they should block them. Anyway, I can see many new jobs for ITs installing antimallware aplications and increased income for antimallware soft.
    By the they, victims are people and webpages abused by those PCs. Computer is not just a toy, it is a weapon, which can cause more deaths than just a simple pistol.
     
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  5. katio

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    Entirely depends on the implementation. Look at projects like spamhaus. They don't depend on DPI or other intrusive detection. All that would be needed is that ISP collaborate with such outfits and notify their infected customers. Cutting them off if they can't get their system fixed in time seems only sensible to me.
    My verdict: good idea, but they'll mess it up - as usual.
     
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