Bots: They are not just for Windows anymore

Couple readers noted the use of the "kaiten" bot in some of the recent php exploits. The php vulnerability is used to install kaiten, which like all well behaved bots will connect to an IRC channel and do its master's bidding. We kind of have come used to seeing "bots" as a Windows issue. But to be fair: Kaiten probably pre-dates a lot of the Windows worms and bot. IMHO: its so much easier to write a bot for Linux. You got perl after all. I wouldn't be surprised to find one written in bash. SANS - Internet Storm Center - Cooperative Cyber Threat Monitor And Alert System

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 23rd December 2005 11:50PM