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Best practices for (small) botnets

December 3, 2009 by  

Check out my new article at SearchSecurity.com where I outline Best practices for (small) botnets.

Short excerpt:

Recent large-scale botnet events, such as those used to disrupt Twitter and Facebook, have been highly publicized in the news. While these high-profile security events have been hard to miss, it’s the smaller, stealthier botnet attacks that may prove to be a greater threat to enterprises.

To take on evolving enterprise defense mechanisms, attackers look for weak spots, and have begun using smaller, less noticeable botnets to evade enterprise safeguards. In this tip, we’ll discuss why these so-called micro-botnets are proving successful, and how to identify and prevent them from doing damage.

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