Thursday, October 7, 2010

Microsoft Security: Infected PCs Should be Banned

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Viruses get their name because, like human diseases, they can spread and multiply quickly. Now, Microsoft believes some of the tactics used to protect public health should be applied to the world of technology.

He likens one solution to the way schools and workplaces either encourage sick people to stay at home, or even ban them from coming in for fear that they might infect others. In turn, he argues that there's a need to "evaluate the health of consumer devices before granting them unfettered access to the Internet or other critical resources."

While the idea makes sense, Charney acknowledges that there are some major


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