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What do you want your ISP to block today?
From: Sean Donelan <sean () donelan com>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 20:54:16 -0400 (EDT)
Which Microsoft protocols should ISP's break today? Microsoft Exchange?
Microsoft file sharing? Microsoft Plug & Play? Microsoft SQL/MSDE?
It would be so much easier if worm writers followed the RFC's and set
the Evil Bit.
China has firewalled the entire country, and they have more infected
computers than the US.
Although companies may have the infrastructure to deal with the current
band of worms, Trojans and viruses, there is currently a line of defence
that is not in place. "The problem isn't Microsoft's products or the
knowledge of the consumer. The problem lies in the ISPs' unwillingness
to make this issue disappear or at least reduce it dramatically," said
He added that ISPs have the view and ability to prevent en-masse
attacks. "All these attacks traverse their networks before they reach
you and me. If they would simply stop attack traffic that has been
identified and accepted as such, we'd all sleep better," Cooper said.