Is It Really Too Late to Beat Bots?
The experts are disconsolate over the battle against botnets, but I think the longer term is promising. To my mind it's been obvious for many, many years, since before we even spoke of "botnets": The only way to stop them is to get ISPs on board, to have them look for malicious behavior and stamp it out, even from paying customers.
Recently a large ISP took such a step: BT (that used to stand for "British Telecom" the way "AT&T" and "IBM" used to stand for something) announced that it will be implementing outbound spam detection with products and services from StreamShield Networks. BT is a dominant DSL player in the United Kingdom. Is It Really Too Late to Beat Bots?
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