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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Is your computer working for Botnet?

The US Department of Justice and the FBI have released a statement that they have identified over one million computers who have become part of a "botnet" and have been taken over by malicious software for the purpose of sending out spam and attacking other computers.

In January, Vint Cerf estimated that 1/4 of all computers could be part of a botnet. Google researchers recently said that they looked at 4.5 million web pages and round that over 10% of them contained malware or code that attempted to install malware on a user's system.

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