[LINK] Infected dsl users lose access
Fri, 28 Sep 2001 07:58:00 +1000
At 05:56 PM 27/09/01 +1000, Tony Barry wrote:
>"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.
OK, if they take them off the net, and the DSL connection is the only
access the person has, how do they get the patches?
Clueless is a bit harsh. As I've said before, MOST computer users,
especially 'moms and pops' don't know about the procedures needed. They
are defenceless, I'd say. But where the responsibility lies, I have no
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