Monday, February 27, 2012

FCC urges Internet service providers (ISP’s) to protect web

The head of the Federal Communications Commission Julius Genachowski said to Internet Service providers to work hard to prevent data theft, website hack from scammers. He told that 8.4 million credit card numbers are stolen through internet. Policymakers are ready to prevent security and if consumers lose trust in the Internet, the online transaction and communication will affect. He argued the network owners to prevent the hijacking of computer and it prevents 2010 incident where 15 percent of Internet traffic was diverted via china servers for 18 minutes.

He told to the Internet providers to prevent a system called DNSSEC to ensure that if a user, for instance the address of the bank correctly redirects in to their original site or fraudulent site designed for stealing passwords. The Internet security experts pleased to the Internet service providers for clean up user’s machines informing when they get affected by bonnets’.  The Dmitri Alperovitch, president of Asymmetric Cyber Operations told that he was ready to clear botnets, but FCC should stop major threats called state-supported cyber espionage, blamed on china.

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