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Windows 7: Naming and Shaming ‘Bad’ ISPs.

19 Mar 2010   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
Naming and Shaming ‘Bad’ ISPs.

Roughly two years ago, I began an investigation that sought to chart the baddest places on the Internet, the red light districts of the Web, if you will. What I found in the process was that many security experts, companies and private researchers also were gathering this intelligence, but that few were publishing it. Working with several other researchers, I collected and correlated mounds of data, and published what I could verify in The Washington Post. The subsequent unplugging of malware and spammer-friendly ISPs Atrivo and then McColo in late 2008 showed what can happen when the Internet community collectively highlights centers of badness online.

Fast-forward to today, and we can see that there are a large number of organizations publishing data on the Internet’s top trouble spots. I polled some of the most vigilant sources of this information for their recent data, and put together a rough chart indicating the Top Ten most prevalent ISPs from each of their vantage points. [A few notes about the graphic below: The ISPs or hosts that show up more frequently than others on these lists are color-coded to illustrate consistency of findings. The ISPs at the top of each list are the "worst," or have the most number of outstanding abuse issues. "AS" stands for "autonomous system" and is mainly a numerical way of keeping track of ISPs and hosting providers. Click the image to enlarge it.]
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Naming and Shaming ‘Bad’ ISPs — Krebs on Security
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19 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)

One word, Testra.
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19 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult

For folks who don't have the time/energy to do the research, a browser helper like Web of Trust (WoT) is a lifesaver. ( Safe Browsing Tool | WOT Web of Trust ).

I recommend it, or something like it, to everybody I know.
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19 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

Agreed with TheSchaft. WoT saves me from a lot of websites. Good thing they have it on Chrome as well as Firefox. Hehe.
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