Australians told ‘secure your PC or lose the net’

Australians would be unable to access the internet without having anti-virus and firewall programs installed and a virus-free machine under a new plan put forward by a year-long parliamentary cyber-crime inquiry.A prominent cyber-security consultant, Alastair MacGibbon, who is a former director of the AFP’s Australian High Tech Crime Centre and eBay’s former security chief, has called for the proposal to be taken a step further by forcing ISPs to monitor the security of users’ machines and block them from connecting if their browsers, security and operating system software are not up to standard.
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/security/secure-your-pc-or-lose-the-net-20100622-yuf5.html
http://www.theage.com.au/technology/security/secure-your-pc-or-lose-the-net-20100622-yuf5.html

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.