Germany Plans Internet Virus Phone-Call Alerts

Germany’s federal computer security agency (BSI) and the German Internet business federation ECO said that Internet providers already had the technology to know which of their customers were infected. The German officials estimated that one quarter of the computers in the country had been taken over by harmful software.German officials are planning to step up the fight against online viruses by phoning Internet users to warn them their computers are infected, an industry summit was told Tuesday.Germany’s federal computer security agency (BSI) and the German Internet business federation ECO said Internet providers already had the technology to know which of their customers were infected.
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