Detection



Researchers from Kaspersky Labs claim to have discovered the most sophisticated piece of malware available on the Web. Detected by their antivirus product as TDSS, the Trojan employs a number of methods to avoid detection, including the use of encryption between the botnet command and control server and its zombies and a powerful rootkit component that conceals the presence other types of malware in a given system.

CNet’s Elinor Mills has the scoop on a Comcast trial of a new automated service that will warn broadband customers of possible virus infections, if the computers are behaving as if they have been compromised by malware.

For instance, a significant overnight spike in traffic being sent from a particular Internet Protocol address could signal that a computer is infected with a virus taking control of the system and using it to send spam as part of a botnet.  Read the full story [CNet]  Also see this call by a Google executive for ISPs to take the lead on botnet cleanup.

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