Nato warns of strike against cyber attackers

JC Dill jcdill.lists at
Wed Jun 9 04:06:13 UTC 2010

Dave Rand wrote:
> I'm fond of getting the issues addressed by getting the ISPs to be involved
> with the problem.   If that means users get charged "clean up" fees instead
> of a "security" fee, that's fine.

"I urge all my competitors to do that."

The problem isn't that this is a bad idea, the problem is that it's a 
bad idea to be the first to do it.  You want to be the last to do it.  
You want all other companies to do it first - to charge their customers 
more (while you don't charge more and take away some of their business) 
to pay for this cost.

It only works if everyone has to charge their customers, and the change 
(from no surcharge to mandatory charge) will have to happen universally 
and at the same time - which will never happen.  Welcome to the anarchy.


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