Invasion of the bots

It sounds like it could be an upcoming movie release maybe a knock off of War of the Worlds. Unfortunately for home computer users and company security administrators alike, this invasion is real and the first wave has already landed.

In its original form, a bot is not malicious software. Bot code was created to automate the maintenance and administration of IRC (Internet Relay Chat) channels. Eventually though, more malicious developers figured out that bot code could also be used to quietly infiltrate unsuspecting computer systems and provide a means of hijacking or controlling those machines to perform other malicious tasks. Invasion of the bots

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 20th July 2006 2:10AM