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Re: mitigating botnet C&Cs has become useless
On Tue, 8 Aug 2006, Rick Wesson wrote:
Last sunday at DEFCON I explained how one consumer ISP cost American business $29M per month because of the existence of key-logging botnets.
Ok, so the ISPs weren't actually responsible for the cost, you are just choosing ISPs as a convenient mechanism to impose controls on the Internet.
How do you intend to compensate the ISP for providing this valuable service to the American business community? Are American businesses going to get together and pay for it? Or are you expecting ISPs to charge consumers more to connect to the Internet in order to pay for it?
Or would the money be better spent by American businesses improving their
ID checking so the problem of id-theft could be addressed regardless of
the information was obtained by criminals, from computers, trash cans, phishing, online information brokers, etc.