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[TGDaily] Microsoft wants 'sick' PCs banned from the internet

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Microsoft is calling for infected PCs to be quarantined from the internet, with access denied unless they can produce a 'health certificate'.
Oh God I hope this goes through.

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That's a good idea. Influx in computer repair & maintenance related jobs, and a safer overall worldwide network. The base that determines what is 'healthy' and what isn't would have to be rock solid though.
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This. Is. Genius.
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That's a good idea. Influx in computer repair & maintenance related jobs, and a safer overall worldwide network. The base that determines what is 'healthy' and what isn't would have to be rock solid though.
No, this is a terrible idea. I hope it goes through so so bad.
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That's a good idea. Influx in computer repair & maintenance related jobs, and a safer overall worldwide network. The base that determines what is 'healthy' and what isn't would have to be rock solid though.
If this were to be made mandatory, a crack would be made within 2 days which can forge health certificates, and viruses would be made to be undetectable by the software that checks for unhealiness and labels the computer healthy...
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They should have done this YEARS ago. 'course it would spawn a bunch of fake programs generating "health certificates", but antivirus programs could be updated to kill them.
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This. Is. Genius.
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That's a good idea. Influx in computer repair & maintenance related jobs, and a safer overall worldwide network. The base that determines what is 'healthy' and what isn't would have to be rock solid though.
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They should have done this YEARS ago.
This worries me.

The post following mine gets the final word.
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No, just no.
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You know, this actually could help by making the average person care about security, and may make some people more aware of what they do online.
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Just another way for them to take people's money. I guarantee you all of the "sick" computers will be ones with operating systems other than Windows 7.

I will admit, however, that it is quite brilliant on their part.
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