September 21, 2001

Shutting down worm-infected broadband users

Author: JT Smith

Slashdot: "Frustrated by Code Red and now Nimda, the DSL provider (a CLEC and reseller of Covad) has shut off 800+ infected customers. They claim
they cannot get in touch with all of their customers, so they're just shutting them all down, and waiting for the customer to call them. When/if the customer does call
they are informed that they are infected with the Nimda virus and must remove it before they will be reactivated. But how are customers supposed to fix the problem
when their internet connection is shut down?"


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