Botnets turning into spyware enemy No. 1


The security industry has had a hard time defining spyware, much less eliminating it. But according to many, there's one type of spyware that's among the most dangerous: the botnet. The Anti-Spyware Coalition , the industry group striving to come up with types and risk models for spyware, defines a botnet as remote-control software covertly installed on computers that can be exploited to turn the machines into mass mailers or become part of a denial-of-service attack. Botnets turning into spyware enemy No. 1

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 31st October 2005 10:19PM