thecoalman - 9:24 am on Oct 11, 2011 (gmt 0)
What I'd ideally like to see happen is for ISPs to be more responsive in shutting down such bots in the first place.
The trouble there is they would have to actively monitor and act on what their clients are doing. Privacy issues creep in as well as false positives where an ISP could potentially fault their customer for something they have not done. I'm sure things have changed considerably and you may see action today but I remember reading an article years ago from Gibson Research about a DOS attack someone launched on their site. They sent the IP addresses of some of the offending machines to the ISP's and they were reluctant to do anything about it.