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Re: mitigating botnet C&Cs has become useless

  • From: Arjan Hulsebos
  • Date: Wed Aug 09 13:06:57 2006
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On Wed, 09 Aug 2006 10:10:21 -0600, Michael Loftis wrote:
Yup this is a social problem.  Just like there's nothing actually stopping
any of us from beating up a guy on the street, we don't do it because it
isn't legal, doesn't make sense, etc.  Some muggers do, the people in
control of the SPAM problem are the muggers....the people with infected
systems are just the ones who've been mugged.

The ones who've been mugged don't start mugging other people, infected PCs will infect other PCs. That's the difference, and that's why an ISP should do something about that. Although it may be out of fashion, I'd like to see good netizenship.


Arjan H