Research aside: botnets are no joke

I remember back in the day there were viruses.   Sure, they would be annoying: perhaps they would mess up your boot sector, or they would spam your friends that used hotmail /outlook, but not anything major.  Whenever I read an article warning of a rising electro-viral menace, I used to think to myself “man, security companies are all up in arms over nothing”.

Things are different now:  http://www.securecomputing.net.au/News/160867,gumblar-botnet-on-the-march-again.aspx

Botnets collaborating?  Leveraging exploits and holding doors open for each other?  Dang.  Glad I run linux  🙂

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