Sunday, September 26, 2004

The Bot Army

How weird will it sound to you if you were told that your computer is a part of a global 'army' working in unison with its fellow soldiers infiltrating the global networks and spreading spam at will?

This is exactly what your computer may be doing! A harmless seeming email attachment or a trojan horse downlaoded onto your machine may have made your computer a part of a bot network that could do anything ranging from conducting distributed denial-of-service attacks to advertising spam, or do anything that could be done with the computing power of such large number of 'voluntary' soldiers at disposal.

Read : When Bot Nets Attack

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