[LINK] The net according to Cerf (at Davos)
rick at praxis.com.au
Sat Jan 27 11:30:58 AEDT 2007
Jan Whitaker wrote:
> According to Vint Cerf, of the 600 million computers that are connected
> to the internet, up to 150 million are part of botnets, and in most
> cases the owners of these computers have not the slightest idea what
> their little beige friend in the study is up to.
AFAIK, each and every one of those 'puters is running Windows.
Technological solution is simple (bypass legislators!!!!):
Ban all Windows boxes on the Internet.
Since 25% of the (zombie) boxes on the Internet are causing 80%+
of the spam (as reported by ABC-RN interview with Chris Leug a while
back) and these same computers are used to distribute child porn,
phishing scams and launch DDos attacks, the Internet would become
a much safer and user-friendly place sans Windows.
It is really that simple.
Of course, economics and market forces would prevent such a
technological crusade from ever taking hold, now wouldn't they?
Rick Welykochy || Praxis Services
Law-abiding citizens value privacy. Terrorists require invisibility.
The two are not the same, and they should not be confused.
-- Richard Perle
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