[LINK] Infected dsl users lose access
Thu, 27 Sep 2001 17:56:46 +1000
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Source: Edupage, September 24, 2001
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INFECTED DSL USERS LOSE ACCESS
Broadband service providers such as Speakeasy and DSL Inc. have
decreed that customers whose computers have not been patched to
block viruses such as Nimda and Code Red risk losing network
access if they become infected. Such ISPs say that customers have
been supportive of such action. "If people haven't applied the
patches, they are obviously clueless," said London systems
administrator Tony Monty. "Denying them access until they fix
their system is the only thing that will get their attention."
Even those who run computers invulnerable to viruses suffer
from slow connections due to the increased network traffic
that results from infected machines that continuously scan
the Internet for other potential hosts.
(Wired News, 21 September 2001)
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