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Botnets Demystified and Simplified

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By on Jun 01, 2011

Let’s face it: Most people–even folks in the security industry–have a hard time explaining botnets (robot networks of infected computers) in a way that your Uncle Joe or Aunt Betty can understand. Is it really a big deal? Yes, it is. With the rapid growth in malware and bot infections we’re seeing, it’s important for everyone to get up to speed on this threat vector. So we got colorful and created an “infographic” that, we hope, nails the botnet lifecycle and economics just right–not too technical, not too simple. If you like it, please feel free to repost. It’s issued under a Creative Commons License. You can download the JPG here.

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