Botnets: Dawn of the undead
Are you harbouring zombies? There's a fair chance you could be, if Paul Judge, the CTO of e-mail security firm CipherTrust, is right - he says that his company's statistics, gathered from its customers and a network of honeytrap PCs, show that a quarter of a million new zombie PCs come online every day.
That's a staggering number, but if you take a look at the log of a firewall connected to almost any ISP's network, it gets a whole lot more believable - all day long, that firewall will be hit by port scans and pings, some harmless, but most representing an infected PC elsewhere on the network trying to propagate its infection. Techworld.com - Dawn of the undead
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