Botnetters unleash mini-swarms

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| It is an open question as to what security pressure is causing this change.
| Both companies sell software that blocks or detects the attacks through which
| botnets strike at desktops, by monitoring traffic to and from the network
| gateway and PC. It is unlikely that smaller botnets would make any difference
| to this detection method.


France kicks off nationwide spam fight

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| France is ranked as the 10th worst country for generating spam, according to
| The Spamhaus Project, which publishes a list that can be used in e-mail
| servers to block known spamming IP addresses. The U.S. is the worst, followed
| by China, Russia and the U.K. *


Botnet 'pandemic' threatens to strangle the net

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| Cerf estimated that between 100 million and 150 million of the
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| 600 million PCs on the internet are under the control of hackers,
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| the BBC reports.

Gathering 'Storm' Superworm Poses Grave Threat to PC Nets

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| Although it's most commonly called a worm, Storm is really more: a worm, a
| Trojan horse and a bot all rolled into one. It's also the most successful
| example we have of a new breed of worm, and I've seen estimates that between
| 1 million and 50 million computers have been infected worldwide. *

Night of the Living Vista

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| Today, I think of Vista as the zombie operating system. It stumbles around,
| and from a distance you might think it's alive, but close up it's the walking
| dead.

IE6: The zombie browser

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| Paul Graham's much-dissected essay Microsoft is Dead offers some witty and
| perceptive analysis, but it sidesteps the fact that Microsoft's rotten corpse
| will take decades to decompose.