[Dshield] Interesting Zombie Data Graphs

Chris Ramsden chris at ramsden.org.uk
Tue Nov 8 19:17:48 GMT 2005


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Fergie wrote:
> Here's a better idea (and one which a lot of the larger ISP's
> are already employing):
> 
> Offer free AntiVirus, Spyware, etc. software bundle to customers.
> 
> Several larger consumer ISP's (Earthelink, AOL/Time Warner/Roadrunner,
> SBC, et. al.) are already doing this.
> 
> 
But any Internet user can already get useful free versions of these
(e.g. ZoneAlarm, AVG, Spybot S&D, etc). The difficulty comes in making
users understand why they need these tools, and then teaching the users
how to use the tools. You may have a point in that if such a package has
an ISP's seal of approval, then it may be more attractive to those who
are not security savvy (i.e. the vast majority who don't read security
message boards, forums and websites).

I think ISPs need to provide some incentive to encourage their end users
to address these issues and thereby assume responsibility for their
machines.
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