Worm Blog: The Future of Bot Worms
Another white paper from Trend Micro, but this one is much shorter.
The current trend in worms seems to go the bot route. Bots—programs that operate as an agent for a user or another program—are most often seen as malware and keep attacking unsuspected users in surprisingly high numbers. This document details the possible new additions and modifications that bot authors might incorporate to their hideous creations in the very near future.
Source: The Future of Bot Worms, Trend Micro, August 18, 2005.
Top three findings in the whitepaper:
* a continued shortening of the time between vuln described, exploit released and a worm launched.
* RSS feed hijacking
* polymorphic shellcode attack vectors worm blog: The Future of Bot Worms
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