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CXM_Splicer
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Re: Individual networks owners are...

said by tshirt:

...or poor management of an open/unprotected WLAN, each user MUST take all reasonable precautions to help protect the rest of the community.

Certainly, then, you would agree that the ISP should dispatch techs for free to assist clueless customers in setting up wireless security? After all, there are millions of routers they installed before wireless security was on the minds of all decent and lawful citizens.


tshirt
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We could always hope, as the ISP level SHOULD be the first line of detection beyond the user.
Unfortunately ISP often choose to ignore the problem rather than tell a paying customer "We're sorry, but we have a problem" and dealing with it as promptly and directly as they should.
Individuals ARE probably interested in fixing it, IF they had notice and careful instruction.

yes there are millions of infected devices now, but if we wait for a 'miracle' or a perfect solution there will be billions tomorrow.

CXM_Splicer
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said by tshirt:

yes there are millions of infected devices now, but if we wait for a 'miracle' or a perfect solution there will be billions tomorrow.

I would hardly call the responsible ISP or router manufacturer stepping up to correct their mistake a 'miracle'. Imposing liability on the billed customer as a means of fixing the problem is a backwards and ridiculous step.


tshirt
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Well, I'm trying to find a method that engages all the parties involved, it's less about extracting money and more about incentive to fix the problem, sort of like ComCast notification and then walled garden if you fail to act.
Obviousley the modem/router owner would be responsible for any costs.