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+ - Australian ISPs to disconnect botnet "zombies"-> 4

Submitted by jibjibjib
jibjibjib (889679) writes "Some of Australia's largest ISPs are preparing an industry code of conduct to identify and respond to users with botnet-infected computers. The Internet Industry Association, made up of over 200 ISPs and technology companies, is preparing the code in response to an ultimatum from the federal government.

ISPs will try to contact the user, slow down their connection, and ultimately terminate the connection if the user refuses to fix the problem. It is hoped that this will reduce the growth of botnets in Australia, which had the world's third-highest rate of new "zombies" (behind the US and China)"

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Australian ISPs to disconnect botnet "zombies"

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  • Finally! Hopefully this will help increase the awareness of the problem among "mere mortals". As I see it this could benefit the average level of knowledge among non-techies to hopefully largely decrease the amount of security problems we suffer these days because people don't know any better. Here's hoping!
  • We can use it to stop those pesky pirates before they get through our firewall defenses!!

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