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Re: Antivirus firms discover Bots

  • From: Stephen J. Wilcox
  • Date: Sun May 16 11:46:53 2004

On Sun, 16 May 2004, Joel Jaeggli wrote:

> 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.

no its not providing you state on the packaging what you do.

Steve

> 
> 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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