Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Die Spammers. I am totally cool with the idea of the ISP cutting a person's internet access until they clean up their infected computer. So if you have zombies, or spyware on your pc you may be quarantined from the rest of the world. My favorite quote is from AOL. '...Now, according to Spam fighting firm MessageLabs.com, nearly two-thirds of all Spam is sent via such computers{zomie pc}. AOL says the number is even higher -- perhaps 9 in 10 spams come from so-called "zombie" machines.' Hum, so is AOL saying that their users are dumber, and are more susceptible to spyware and zombies?

With the price and availability of broadband, people need to realize that they need to be more responsible network administrators. Yes, that means you have to open up your wallet, buy and properly set up an anti-virus, firewall, and anti-spyware programs. If you are lost, go and look in your phone book and find a computer tech to install this stuff. With this amount of speed, power, and access to millions of other computers, people who cannot be responsible, should not be a hindrance on everyone else.

One other idea. If people insist that it is wrong for them to have their internet access revoked, have the ISP route all the Spam that their pc is spewing forth, and put it back in their mail box. May be then they will realize what trouble they are causing other people. Everyone wants to complain about Spam, looks like there is something you yourself can do to combat it.


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