Should ISPs Cut Off Bot-Infected Users?

Tagged: ISP, Spam, Virus, Technology
Source: blogs.computerworld.com/ - Read the full article
Posted: 4 years 2 weeks ago

"The idea is that ISPs could detect signs -- say, by intercepting outbound spam, or botnet command-and-control traffic -- and cut the infected customer off from the internet. The user would be placed in a walled garden, where a web browser would only be able to see certain pages, which give instructions on how to fix the problem. Contractually, the ISP would be reasonably justified in cutting off a user from the internet, as bot infection would be contrary to the terms of the ISP's acceptable-use policy." | more

 

Comments

Anonymous

I think this is a good idea, but there is a lot of people out there that can't follow simple instructions. I imagine a lot of people getting frustrated with this idea. But I think its ok.