Spam Stikes Back: Botnets Return

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croc

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In Estonia???? Don't know Estonian law, but it may very likely be legal. Like in the US after the so-called 'can-spam' act was passed...
 

tipoo

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[citation][nom]jaragon13[/nom]"Spam Stikes Back: Botnets Return"Shouldn't it be "strikes" instead of "stikes"?[/citation]


of course not, that would be silly ;)
 

jalek

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Maybe the author's machine is one of the bots and the "r" key sets it off.

I've cleaned up a couple of these machines. Blame corporations and agencies that don't monitor their networks. When in action, these machines were reported as "slow" while their network traffic was maxed.

Now our routers just disable the ports of anyone sending in huge quantities so they can be checked out.
 

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I don't know the tech behind these or if it would have been possible. But wouldn't it have been better to take control of the host and use that to identify the infected networks so they might have been able to do something about those as well?
 
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