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FCC Chair Calls On ISPs To Adopt New Security Measures 110

alphadogg writes "U.S. Internet service providers should take new steps to protect subscribers against cyber attacks, including notifying customers when their computers are compromised, the chairman of the FCC said Wednesday. Julius Genachowski called on ISPs to notify subscribers whose computers are infected with malware and tied to a botnet and to develop a code of conduct to combat botnets. Genachowski also called on ISPs to adopt secure routing standards to protect against Internet Protocol hijacking and to implement DNSSEC, a suite of security tools for the Internet's Domain Name System."
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FCC Chair Calls On ISPs To Adopt New Security Measures

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  • Re:Torrents (Score:5, Informative)

    by DigiShaman ( 671371 ) on Wednesday February 22, 2012 @11:55PM (#39133183) Homepage

    Time Warner has been disabling user for malware for about 6 years now. Actually, they get redirected to a web page telling them to call the abuse department to review why the account has been temporarily disabled, agreeing to clean up the pc, and then the account gets renabled.

    The web page they direct customers to is []

    Actually, everyone should review it. It's nicely layed out for ISP standards.

  • by wanzeo ( 1800058 ) on Thursday February 23, 2012 @02:37AM (#39133919)

    My brother's windows 7 box started running slow two weeks ago, but other than that there was no sign of a problem. He attributed it to ageing hardware and kept it on. Within 24 hours the ISP called him and told him he had a serious malware infection. They sent him an exe (apparantly they knew exactly what was wrong), and it fixed it perfectly.

    This shocked me, because usually I love to hate the local ISP, but you have to admit, that is some good service. So I guess I would draw the line at being able to identify a specific problem. If it is just suspicious traffic patterns, innocent until proven guilty.

... though his invention worked superbly -- his theory was a crock of sewage from beginning to end. -- Vernor Vinge, "The Peace War"