[ISN] Wanted: Simple home security

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Sat Oct 9 05:09:25 EDT 2004

Forwarded from: Dave Close <dave at compata.com>

InfoSec News wrote:
>By Jon Oltsik
>What's needed is a simple home security service with two dominant 

If such security can be provided by a black box at the consumer end,
then why can't it also be provided by a black box at the ISP end? The
cost should be even lower due to scale, and the reliability should be
higher due to active management.

I think the real problem is that this author hasn't bothered to define
"security". Implicitly, he seems to mean that bandwidth won't be
choked by viruses and spam. Of course, in itself that does nothing to
protect a home network. And so long as bandwidth is not metered, the
home user has no incentive to help. --

       Dave Close, Compata, Costa Mesa CA       +1 714 434 7359
       dave at compata.com              dhclose at alumni.caltech.edu
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