Interview: Bot Buster Merrick Furst

Botnets or bot armies are large networks of thousands of machines under the control of an attacker who could potentially use the computers for criminal activities including stealing financial information and proprietary data stored on a computer.

One of the biggest bot-busters is Dr. Merrick Furst, distinguished professor and associate dean at the College of Computing at Georgia Tech. Dr. Furst has been tracking botnets for the last two years, researching how they are created, how they speak to each other, and how big the problem is. In an interview with Red Herring, he said botnets are being generated at an astounding rate and traditional methods to fight them are proving ineffective. RED HERRING | Q&A: Bot-Buster Merrick Furst

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