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Re: Antivirus firms discover Bots

  • From: Joel Jaeggli
  • Date: Sun May 16 11:39:28 2004

On Sun, 16 May 2004, Stephen J. Wilcox wrote:

> 
> Hmm, so if the AV discovers an active bot is it possible to take this a step 
> further and locate the C&C and forward that info to relevant network operators?

at the point the av software itself is spyware.

joelja
 
> Steve
> 
> 
> 
> On Sat, 15 May 2004, Sean Donelan wrote:
> 
> > 
> > I'm glad that anti-virus firms are noticing the growth of Bots.
> > Unfortunately, their guestimating ability is still woefully inadequate.
> > 
> > Even frequent updates to anti-virus software won't help.  Many
> > bots disable automatic updates and block access to the antivirus
> > sites.  By the time anti-virus software detects somethings wrong,
> > its already too late.  The solution is to make certain your computer is
> > not compromised, instead of relying on anti-virus to clean it up later.
> > 
> > Antivirus firms warn of growing 'Bot' Networks
> > http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=20300880
> > 
> 

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