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Monday, June 18, 2007

The Bots are coming!

With the arrest of the "King of Spam," the recent security outbreaks like the Storm Worm, and this week’s FBI investigations into more than 1 million botnet crime victims, there is mounting evidence supporting the growing bot pandemic.

In fact, just last year more than six million computers (an increase of 29 percent from 2006) were taken over by botnets, according to Symantec’s latest Internet Security Threat Report. These victimized computers are used at the will of the "bot-master" to perform a variety of activities, from stealing identities and confidential information to sending out massive amounts of spam – usually completely in secret.

I'll talk with a rep from Symantec on Tuesday's show about botnets. Tune in so you know what potential dangers are out there.



  • You should write a botnet that would force everyone's infected web browser to automatically log onto KPRC's page and stream your show.

    By Blogger mikemcguff, at 12:40 AM  

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