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Zombie PCs: 'Time to Infection is Less Than Five Minutes'

Oct 23, 2008, 16:31 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Nusca)

"According to the article, Microsoft investigators "were amazed recently to find a botnet that turned on the Microsoft Windows Update feature after taking over a computer, to defend its host from an invasion of competing infections."

"Good lord. What's more, botnets have evolved quickly to make detection more difficult, recently using "fast-flux," a technique that generates a rapidly changing set of Internet addresses to make the botnet more difficult to locate and disrupt."

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