Nato warns of strike against cyber attackers

Joe Greco jgreco at
Wed Jun 9 23:04:43 UTC 2010

> On 6/9/2010 14:37, Karl Auer wrote:
> [good stuff]
> > Try thinking about what *could* happen rather than what *can't* happen.
> Even better:  Think "here is what I can do".  And then do it.

Some of us already do:

Implement BCP38
Implement spam scanning for e-mail
Have a responsive abuse desk
Reload - not repair - any compromised systems
Sponsor resources to combat spam
many more etc.

Some of us have been doing what you suggest for so long that we've 
become a bit skeptical and cynical about it all, especially when we 
see that in the last decade, BCP38 filtering still isn't prevalent, 
abuse desks are commonly considered to be black holes, and people
still talk about disinfecting a virus-laden computer.

There is only so much you can do, short of getting out a Clue by Four
and going around hitting people with it.

... JG
Joe Greco - Network Services - Milwaukee, WI -
"We call it the 'one bite at the apple' rule. Give me one chance [and] then I
won't contact you again." - Direct Marketing Ass'n position on e-mail spam(CNN)
With 24 million small businesses in the US alone, that's way too many apples.

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