This article from MSNBC has really, really, big implications for the industry, Microsoft, and initiatives like OneCare Live.

<snip> FTC asks ISPs to dump spam 'zombies', Home users should be disconnected until machines fixed

The FTC said it would ask 3,000 Internet providers around the globe to make sure that their customers' computers haven't been hijacked by spammers who want to cover their tracks and pass bandwidth costs on to others.

The FTC also said it plans to identify specific zombie computers and notify their Internet providers.

Law enforcers in 25 other countries, from Bulgaria to Peru, are also participating in the campaign, the FTC said.

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You have been warned.