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#1 OFFLINE   LilBambi

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 11:20 AM

Net pioneer predicts overwhelming botnet surge

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Internet pioneer Vint Cerf has warned high-powered attendees at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, that the Internet is at serious risk from botnets.

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According to Mark Sunner, chief security analyst at MessageLabs, Cerf's words of warning are far from scaremongering and the picture is at least as serious as Cerf paints it.
More in the article and the links provided in the article. The warning signs have been here all through 2006 and it seems the benefit to botmasters is beginning to really pay off.  :thumbsup: This is major and something all computer users, particularly those using Windows computers (90+% of users) need to be aware of.
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Posted 30 January 2007 - 02:15 PM

:thumbsup: Here's some more :http://www.avertlabs.../research/blog/Scroll down a bit to 'How many bot infected machines are on the Internet ?' :rolleyes:
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Posted 30 January 2007 - 04:41 PM

Thanks striker! :thumbsup:Also there have been many others, including these:Spam made up 94 percent of all email in December:

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The Postini report says the rise of botnets and image spam is causing e-mail systems at some companies to melt down.
Sophisticated spam set to expand - MessageLabs:

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Spam levels look set to escalate, and the seasonal spike over the Christmas period could mark the start of something bigger, according to MessageLabs' monthly report for January.

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 08:52 PM

ah, vint cerf! ip, who's your daddy! :thumbsdown:  he's one of my internet heroes.  read up on him...
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