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Botnets The Killer Web Applications Hacking Free Book
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How does this make a botnet a “killer Web app? ”The software that creates and manages a botnet makes this threat much more than the previous generation of malicious code. It is not just a virus; it is a virus of viruses. The botnet is modular—one module exploits the vulnerabilities it ﬁnds to gain control over its target. It then downloads another module that protects the new bot by stopping antivirus software and ﬁrewalls; the third module may begin scanning for other vulnerable systems.