ppc_newbie - 6:38 am on Mar 5, 2010 (gmt 0)
The Aussies are already considering it, but would you really trust a government to run their programs on your computer.
And of course Joe Public that just plugs in a computer & surfs away will never become technically savy enough to even know something is wrong.
Computers with viruses could lose their internet access
A new industry code that has been designed to control and prevent the spread of PC contamination throughout Australia could see any computer infected with a virus being refused access to the internet.
It has been reported that an operate-or-legislate ultimatum to identify computer systems that have become “zombie” computers and are being used for cyber-crime has been issued to the internet industry by the Federal Government.
The ISPs are already complaining about costs & killing network speeds with the current proposal for an internet filter which looks to be expanded to millions of blocked sites. Adding more load on the ISP networks will only make things even worse.