After last week’s near-collapse of the social networks, such as Twitter, due to a Windows-based, botnet DDoS attack, I made a modest proposal: Throw Windows off the Internet. Here’s how we can do it. Or, at the very least, force Windows users to maintain basic security standards.
Is the problem really so bad that ISPs (Internet Service Providers) must start encouraging users to abandon Windows or enforce Windows security? I think so.
Think about it. Besides last week’s attack, in early July many South Korean and American government and business sites were knocked out, In May, it was Google’s turn to be battered. Massive attacks that knock out part of the Internet are becoming commonplace. Since Windows-based botnets, are what’s strangling the Internet, I don’t see that we have any choice but to start, at the least, regulating the use of Windows.