I’ve been a Comcast subscriber before and I believe I still am (right @Dewde?); their service has been acceptable (tolerable might be a better word).
In any case, assuming that I am, I can’t wait to get a notice from them that one of my computers is a suspected botnet, a slave zombie distributing trojans and malware to unsuspecting Windows 98 users:
Comcast is announcing today that it will be offering all of its Internet customers a free service that alerts them if it appears that their computer is infected with botnet malware.
The cable giant, which is the largest residential ISP in the U.S., began a trial of the botnet detection service a year ago in Denver. Now, Comcast will be rolling it out to the rest of its more than 16 million Xfinity Internet customers over the next few months.
Something deep inside me laughs except that almost instantaneously I begin to cry on the inside since I feel like I’m trading one trojan for another.
Eventually we may not even know who is being more malicious – the pimply 15 year old who downloaded an old copy of “hackers cookbook” or the mega ISP monsters that grant us access to the wide open web.
Wow, that was a bit end-of-the-world-ish.