advice for avoiding botnets

Zeus Targeting Online Payment Services

The Zeus Botnet continues to evolve and shift in focus from
its traditional targets, banks and their customers, to other money-handling
institutions like electronic money and online payment systems, according to a new

The shift has been going on for months and likely follows
policy moves by banks to protect themselves and their customers from the
malicious theft of personal and financial information.

Tips for Diminishing Botnet Attacks

the biggest battle these days is against botnets: networks of infected
computers which hackers can use — unbeknownst to the machine’s owner
— for online crimes including sending out spam or launching a denial
of service attack. The black-hat techniques
employed to snare users into a botnet web have evolved to a level that
makes them often undetectable by even the most sophisticated security
products. Combine that with a lack of user knowledge, and the threat of
infection becomes very high. Read the full article. []

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