Nato warns of strike against cyber attackers

Owen DeLong owen at
Wed Jun 9 02:31:43 UTC 2010

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On Jun 8, 2010, at 3:27 PM, "J. Oquendo" <sil at> wrote:

> Jorge Amodio wrote:
>>> None of this needs to be done for free.  There needs to be a "security
>>> fee" charged _all_ customers, which would fund the abuse desk.
>>> With more than 100,000,000 compromised computers out there, it's really
>>> time for us to step up to the plate, and make this happen.
>> Or you should send the bill to the company that created the software
>> that facilitated to get so many computers compromised, some folks in
>> Redmond have a large chunk of money on the bank.
>> My .02
> Seems like it's come full circle again
> ( and I can always recall
> Rob Thomas' take on this (
> "Filtering out bogons removes yet one more potential source of badness.
> Does it remove all badness? Of course not. We win by degrees. Removing
> any tool from the bad persons' toolkit is useful." Not forgetting Mark
> Andrews "Any operator not implemting BCP 38 is potentially aiding and
> abetting some criminal. BCP 38 is over 10 years old. There is no excuse
> for not having equipment in place to handle the processing needs of BCP 38."
> ISP's could actually offset the charges to customers with helpdesks to
> re-coup some equipment costs while maintaining a clean network. As for
> the "blame the software" comment, irrelevant. If bad hosts were
> minimized, there would likely be less compromises irrespective of the
> vendor of the software. Statistically I would think the number of
> compromises would go down but at the same time I believe the criminals
> would get smarter. That's just the nature of the beast.
It's not irrelevant. If it were, apache would be more frequently exploited than IIS. It isn't.

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