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Government should control 'Net, Kaspersky says at CeBIT

Governments of the world have to take control of the Internet to save it from buckling under the increasing pressure of worms, viruses and other cyberattacks, Eugene Kaspersky, head of antivirus research at Kaspersky Labs Ltd. of Moscow said. Governments should control the Internet in the same way other public networks, such as electricity and traffic information networks, are controlled, Kaspersky said in a meeting with journalists at the CeBIT trade show in Hanover, Germany, on Thursday. Rules for usage of the network should be enforced by Internet police with users licensed to use the ‘Net, he said. “If we want to have a big public network like the Internet in the future, there must be very strict usage rules. If we don’t have those, the Internet will just die,” Kaspersky said. “The Internet today is like a road without policemen and driving licenses.” Kaspersky warned of a “new era” of global Internet attacks in which antivirus companies won’t be able to protect users. The advent of fast-spreading Internet worms has decreased the time vendors have to provide protection to a day or two, according to Kaspersky. Smarter worms will propagate even faster. Full Story

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