Virus-infected computers that pose a risk to other PCs should be blocked from the net, a senior researcher at software giant Microsoft suggests. The proposal is based on lessons from public health, said Scott Charney of the firm's trustworthy computing team. It is designed to tackle botnets, which are networks of infected computers under the control of cyber criminals.
Putting machines in temporary quarantine would stop the spread of a virus and allow it to be cleaned. Just as when an individual who is not vaccinated puts others' health at risk, computers that are not protected or have been compromised with a bot put others at risk and pose a greater threat to society.
(From the BBC)
What you think guys?
I know some folks will be raising a eyebrow on this.
Mac users... fire away!