Broadband routers and botnets - being proactive

Gadi Evron ge at
Mon May 14 01:49:48 UTC 2007

On Mon, 14 May 2007, Chris L. Morrow wrote:
> On Sun, 13 May 2007, Gadi Evron wrote:
> > There is little to no financial incentive for ISPs to do something about
> > this problem right now, even if it is currently under their direct
> > control. Later on, when it is a problem - it will cost more.
> So, out of curiousity, could you define: "under their control" for me/us?
> I'm certainly think that weak CPE security is a problem, but I'm not sure
> I agree that the CPE which is purchased as part of your service and
> managed by you (you == random-customer in this example) is anyone's
> problem except yours.
> If you think that the lobbying groups inside consumer ISP's are going to
> let through some set of regulations that gets them on the hook without
> substantial rate increases you really need to re-evaluate that assumption
> :(
> Some of this comes back to making people understand that computer security
> is no different than anyother form of security (house, car, boat, wallet)
> the only thing that is different is it's age.

No arguments here, thank you for the clarification.

> -Chris

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