QuickStudy: Botnets

Basic facts about the zombie menace

Botnets were originally created to send spam. They were useful for that purpose because they masked the location and identity of the spammer, making it difficult for early spam-blockers to stop their flood of Viagra-selling and stock-swindling e-mail messages. Currently, they’re also used to launch denial of service attacks, manage adware campaigns, monitor user activity by logging keystrokes, or steal anything or any behavior from a computer that looks as if it might have value.

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~ by thoughtcrime2 on April 5, 2007.

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