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Mar 27
2013

What is a Botnet?

Posted by Robert Siciliano in botnet

Robert Siciliano

The word botnet or bot is short for robot network.  A botnet is a group of Internet-connected personal computers that have been infected by a malicious applica­tion (malware) that allows a hacker to control the infected computers or mobile devices without the knowledge of the device owners. When malware is launched on your computer or mobile device, it “recruits” your infected device into a botnet, and the hacker is now able to remotely control your device and access all the data on your device.

Jun 21
2012

17 Percent of PCs Are Exposed

Posted by Robert Siciliano in botnet

Robert Siciliano

Exposed as in streaking through life naked without a stitch of security. There are things I do and things I don’t do, and no security isn’t on my “do” list. Come on, people!


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