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From: nick at virus-l.demon.co.uk (Nick FitzGerald)
Subject: Backdoor not recognized by Kaspersky

"Sean Crawford" <sean01@...net.com.au> wrote:

> ISP's make money from Bandwidth usage, 

Nope -- ISPs make money from lack of bandwidth usage...

> ... it's therefore in there interest to
> let traffic go un-checked as in the end legitimate account holders will have
> to pay for it...

If that were true, I doubt the following article would have been 
written:

   http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/56/35963.html

   Attack of the Profit-Killer Worms

   Internet worms are costing Broadband ISPs a fortune - as much as
   $370m worldwide in 2004. Customers foot some of the bill through
   higher subscription charges, but most is soaked up by their ...

Backbone and other "bulk" connectivity suppliers make money from 
bandwidth, but in general not ISPs.

However, you being from Oz may, like me in NZ, potentially face 
"bandwidth overuse" charges if on a DSL service. Further, some NZ (and 
some other) universities have had a history of bandwidth usage-based 
charging, as did several of the early ISPs here.


Regards,

Nick FitzGerald


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