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DNSbot Servers

Not long ago, it was fairly simple to decommission even largely distributed botnets serving up web content (e.g. online-pharmacies, cheap software) by reporting the abuse to the DNS provider. In an effort to build more robust botnets, the botmasters have responded by adding DNS servers to their armies. Browse to your EmailSecurity junkbox and have […]

Search engines the new security vendors?

NewScientist has a good article on the evolution of Botnet infestations, reinforcing the need for Web Application Firewalls to protect against injection attacks. Seeing a publication like NewScientist providing coverage to this topic suggests an expanded set of minds offering consideration to this problem. The research paper cited in the article was produced by Google […]