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Bots Won't Stop

Botnets, those little beasts that smuggle themselves into our computers and use our machines to attack others, aren't just a nuisance. They're criminal. Anything that harms property or steals personal information is against the law, and legal eagles have been going against botnet authors using whatever limited resources they can find. But like the corner crack dealer, once you shut down one avenue, they just move to another.

This is why botnets are on the rise, at least according to Symantec, with attacks increasing almost a third last year.

Symantec also argues that botnet authors are getting sneakier and more obnoxious, and their attacks "are much more silent but much more deadly." And we all know how nauseating that can be.

Posted by Doug Barney on 04/17/2009 at 1:16 PM


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