[Dshield] Blackworm liability with ISPs?

J Lake jlake at knoxcounty.midcoast.com
Thu Feb 2 17:35:20 GMT 2006


On Thursday 02 February 2006 12:13 pm, Jon R. Kibler wrote:
> Perhaps, a better approach is to 'license' computers. For a computer to
> connect to the Internet, the computer must be able to demonstrate that: 1)
> It is fully patched
>    2) It is running AV software w/ current sigs
>    3) It has a properly configured firewall
>
> Commercial tools already exist to perform such checks. Why not require it?


This sounds like a really good idea - "This computer is Internet Certified" 
That way the user doesn't get directly involved. You know how people can react 
when they are told they are not "good enough" or "smart enough" This way -
it's not personal - it's the computer, not the end-user.

There is a savvy marketing scheme in here somewhere. Hopefully
someone will give you full credit!

*resumes lurking*



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