More on botnets

According to one source, the problem of botnets is far greater than most security experts realize. One researcher tracked an estimated 13.1 million distinct bots in a 13 month time period ending this past January!

More from Brian Krebs on botnets. According to one source, the problem of botnets is far greater than most security experts realize. Krebs interviewed David Dragon, a Ph.D. candidate at Georgia Tech, and researcher with the Honeybee Alliance, an  international volunteer group doing extensive studies on botnets.  Dragon tracked an estimated 13.1 million distinct bots in a 13 month time period ending this past January!  Go read Krebs' write up for the details.  

Folks, the way to keep your Windows machine from being owned by a botmaster is to keep it updated!!  Use a router and firewall and run an updated antivirus at all times. 

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