Monday, February 05, 2007

A Plague of Botnets

Father of the internet Vint Cerf warned attendees at the World Economic Forum in Davos that the internet is at serious risk from botnets.

Vast networks of compromised PCs, used by criminals for sending spam and spyware and for launching denial of service attacks are reported to be growing at an alarming rate in terms of their potential and Cerf, now an employee of Google, warned they could undermine the future of the internet — likening their spread to a pandemic. Snippet from ZDNet
Later this week, industry security experts gather in San Francisco at the RSA Conference 2007, on the heels of the European Safer Internet Day on Tuesday.

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