Infected computers should be quarantined

Microsoft’s corporate vice president, Scott Charney of Trustworthy Computing, suggested In his keynote at the RSA security conference that Infected PCs should be quarantined to prevent them from being used to send spam and conduct denial-of-service attacks.

The Internet has created incredible opportunities for our society such as e-commerce, new social interactions, and more efficient government. But it has also attracted the attention of criminals due to the Internet’s global connectivity, anonymity, lack of traceability and rich targets of valuable information.

Charney elaborated on his vision for reducing the damage from botnets and explains how infected computers should be kept off the Internet just like doctors quarantine sick people and smokers are restricted as to where they can light up in public.

Will we see government regulation for accessing the internet soon?

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