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Re: botnets: web servers, end-systems and Vint Cerf [LONG, sorry]

  • From: Fergie
  • Date: Wed Feb 21 01:42:55 2007

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- -- Gadi Evron <[email protected]> wrote:

>And this is before we get into the academic off-topic discussion of what a
>bot actually is, which after almost 11 years of dealing with these I find
>difficult to define. Is it an IP address? A computer? Perhaps an instance
>of a bot (and every machine could have even hundreds).
>Welcome to the realm of Internet security operations and the different
>groups and folks involved (and now industry). It is about Internet
>security rather than this or that network security or this and that sample

Interestingly enough, I discovered during my trip to Tokyo this
week that the Japanese government is _mandating_ that the national
ISPs address the botnet problem, specifically.

I'm still gathering details on the framework -- which is still
being defined, if I'm not mistaken -- but I applaud them for
taking the lead in this regard.

If they are even marginally successful, I hope it will be an
example for others around the world to stop making excuses and
begin addressing the problem.

- - ferg

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